Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Remote Design in 5 Years

As I gaze into my crystal ball, conjuring up a future based on my 27 years of recruiting and industry experience, I can see big changes ahead for our industry and Remote Designers. Come with me and let’s see what my crystal ball shows…. The Year is 2021: As the mist in my...

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March 2019
Issue #11236
Page 74
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Career Moves

Before remote design was “the new thing,” designers would relocate to advance. Not just a promotion, but for better pay, better benefits, and stability for the long term. While remote offers flexibility in everything from scheduling to attire, it lacks one thing—proven...

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February 2019
Issue #11235
Page 78
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone: Another Customer Survey?

How do you measure customer satisfaction? Do you rely on your P&L, sales perception of your performance, the lost deal, the next order, the no-bid deal, your Google or Yelp score, or all of the above? Maybe the number of followers on your Facebook page? Do you wait for someone to complain or...

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January 2019
Issue #11234
Page 66
Thom McAnally

The Silence is Deafening

If you are a Boomer, Next Gen, Gen Z, Millennial, or Green Martian, you have been effected by the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act added the employer shared responsibility provisions under section 4980H of the Internal Revenue Code. (IRS) When the affordable...

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December 2018
Issue #10233
Page 66
Thom McAnally

Recruiting 101: Prior Contact Exclusions

How to handle prior contact is a subject that comes up a lot at The JobLine. What is it? How do you manage it? Why would some employers rather miss a great candidate than deal with prior contact and recruiters? Prior to JobLine presenting an application, we ask the candidate if he/she has had...

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November 2018
Issue #10232
Page 62
Thom McAnally

The Hiring Zone—A New Approach to Employment Searches

It’s in my nature to always keep working to build a better mousetrap, and that’s what I was doing when I started the JobLine back in 1992. I had used recruiters as a candidate and as a General Manager, and I saw how the typical recruiting process could be improved. JobLine...

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October 2018
Issue #10231
Page 74
Todd Drummond

Labor Shortage in the Construction Industry is Partially a Self-Inflicted Wound

Todd Drummond

Our industry has been ignoring and not understanding 51% of the population’s needs—specifically, those of women therefore limiting the qualified candidates to fill vital openings

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August 2018
Issue #10229
Page 36
Thom McAnally

Relocation Roadblock

There are many things to consider when relocating a candidate. Making sure they are a fit for your organization and the position you are trying to fill accounts for about one-third of the equation. But it’s the other two-thirds where you’ll usually find the...

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August 2018
Issue #10229
Page 72
Thom McAnally

Want to Be a Remote Designer? Consider This First

Remote Design positions have become mainstream, but that doesn’t negate the need and desire to have in-office Designers. When it comes to Remote Designers, the kind that are not just an hour from the office, most employers look at them as a commodity. It doesn’t matter if you are...

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July 2018
Issue #10228
Page 72
Thom McAnally

Where are the Designers Who Will Relocate?

Not too long ago, before remote design was an option, relocation was one of the best ways in our industry to advance. Candidates, who were ready to take the next step in their career but were stuck in their job for many reasons, would look for better opportunities by changing companies,...

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June 2018
Issue #10227
Page 68

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