Category: Industry Expertise

Five Strategies to go Agile with Your Business—and Succeed

Five Strategies to go Agile with Your Business—and Succeed We’ve heard it time and time again: My company needs to be more “fill in the blank” [get better R.O.I.s, get to market faster, produce more]—the list goes on and on. But the struggle is an obvious one: How do you get there? Hiring an outside firm to help with an Agile transformation can be... Read more »

How to be Strategic in Today’s Talent Market

How to be Strategic in Today’s Talent Market We’re all familiar with talent competitions like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. But when it comes to staffing your company, there’s a different kind of talent competition afoot—and it doesn’t involve singing or dancing. In a post-pandemic world, there’s a hiring race for competitive advantage, and if you don’t have a deep understanding... Read more »

Purple Squirrels: What They Are and Where to Find Them

Purple Squirrels: What They Are and Where to Find Them Purple squirrels are changing the game in IT and digital innovation—but what are they, and how do you find one? Purple squirrels: A term used by Curate Partners to describe a person with just the right mix of experience, training, skills, and passion to succeed in today's dynamic environment. They stand out from the sea... Read more »

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Contractors

5 Things to Consider When Hiring Contractors Your company is expanding. Business is good, and you need more people on staff to help with the demand. That’s great news! So, you’re looking to hire new employees—and during the Great Resignation, no less. But are full-time hires the way to go? According to the Wall Street Journal, people are quitting full-time jobs. While... Read more »

Hiring at Scale, Amid the Great Resignation

Hiring At Scale, Curate Partners Insights

A year ago this month, Anthony Klotz, a psychologist and professor of business administration at Texas A&M University, coined a now-famous phrase: He said “the great resignation is coming,” and that was that—or so we thought. A lot has happened in a year. According to CNN, 47.4 million jobs were left voluntarily last year—an admittedly… Read more »

How to make the Great Resignation your Hiring Opportunity

Group of people sitting on couch pointing at laptop screen The Great Resignation of 2021 is happening, and companies are paying attention: 1 in 4 tech employees are likely to quit between August and December of 2021. While tech and knowledge workers are accustomed to the ebbs and flows of the job market, they’re also in an environment deeply changed by COVID-19. And perhaps feelings... Read more »

Why your Hires “Ghost” and How to Stop it.

Man sitting in coffee shop with laptop We’ve all experienced it: you’re talking with someone, there’s a connection… and then they disappear. Ghosting is when someone abruptly stops engaging in dialogue, especially during an important process. While the term originates from online dating, it’s also become a hiring problem. Employers used to be more guilty of ghosting when they’d fail to follow... Read more »

How we’re developing the next generation through education

Young people in classroom setting How can organizations and communities develop happy, productive employees? By starting with the next generation and empowering young people to learn essential skills, mindsets, and behaviors they’ll need to become successful adults. At Curate Partners, we believe in granting the opportunity for students to learn these types of skills early. We believe that businesses play... Read more »

What inclusivity means for us—and for you

Diverse group of people in conference room Many organizations today talk about the concept of inclusivity as part of their diversity initiatives. But what does inclusivity actually mean at work? And why is it important to the staffing industry? When we talk about inclusivity at Curate Partners, we’re talking about creating an environment where everyone feels supported to do their best work... Read more »