Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting

Wendy Sun is a 20 year veteran of the staffing industry. She has extensive knowledge about a wide range of subjects including recruiting trends, on-site staffing programs, and VMS implementation.

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Managing IT Worker Burnout

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Job burnout. It happens. You notice that former star employees are now struggling just to get the bare minimum of work done. Your team doesn’t seem to be getting along, people are snapping at each other. Or they seem to just be going through the motions without their usual enthusiasm. Sick days are up, productivity is down. Burnout is a frustrating situation for employers and employees alike. If it’s not addressed, someone usually quits, and losing a good worker is something no team can afford to do!

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Unconscious Bias in Hiring – Ways to Avoid It

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 02:18 PM

Unconscious bias is a fact of human existence. That doesn’t mean we should accept it, far from it. In all areas of life, we should work to recognize and combat it.

Unconscious bias in hiring means overlooking a candidate because of something like race or age. It means elevating or dismissing someone because of something irrelevant to job performance. It makes hiring a diverse workforce harder, which hurts innovation and profitability since studies show a diverse workforce is a more profitable workforce. Simply put, in the hiring process, bias means that companies lose out on great workers and suffer for it. It’s so important then for companies to recognize where in the process it occurs and take steps to avoid it.

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Three New Tools That Make The Interview Process Better

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 09:28 AM

Interviewing – a process that no one looks forward to.

Whether you’re trying to get hired or looking for a great employee, the interview process has problems; the worst may be that it just doesn’t work that well. Studies have shown that up to 50% of new hires don’t work out. That’s a big number. But what’s a good number? Employee turnover is estimated to cost anywhere from $5-10,000 to 2x the annual compensation per lost employee. At those rates, even half that number is costly.

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Be a Problem Solver in the Workplace

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 06:58 AM

Encountering problems is an everyday occurrence when it comes to the workplace. In every industry and every company out there inevitably has a business problem that needs solving. Some problems are big and involve the company’s product while others may be of the more mundane, day-to-day variety, but they both affect productivity and business success. Often times, it is much more effective for an organization to take a solutions-based approach to solving work problems instead of focusing on the problems that need to be worked on. This is why it is important for employees in the workforce to focus on coming up with solutions to problems rather than focus on all of the problems the organization is currently facing.

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Illegal Interview Questions and How to Address Them

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 07:05 AM

Questions. Questions. Questions. When you are applying for jobs, you will most likely participate in many different interviews to determine whether you are the right fit for the role. These will feature lots of questions. As a job seeker, it is important for you to understand the difference between an illegal and a legal question. What may seem like an innocent question asked by the hiring manager could end up fitting the criteria for an illegal or discriminatory question or subject. In this post, we want to help you recognize an illegal question, and understand how to respond in the event that you are asked one.

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How to Format Your Resume for Today's Recruiting Technology

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Oct 18, 2016 @ 07:05 AM

The days of emailing your resume directly to a person at a company you are interested in working for are long gone. As with many business functions, technology has been inserted into the resume intake and review process in an attempt to streamline the hiring process.

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Addressing This One Issue Helps You Hire The Best Talent

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Oct 04, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

If you’re trying to hire an IT professional, you probably know already that great talent is harder than ever to find, and many in demand professionals field multiple offers. In a competitive marketplace, any delay in making an offer to a candidate can result in losing that candidate. Efficiency is always a good goal but it’s especially critical in your hiring process, and grows in importance as the labor market tightens and competition for talent increases. This is true whether you are hiring to fill a permanent or contingent position.

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The Statistical Advantage of Looking for a Job in the Summer

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

In baseball, both pitchers and batters look for any advantage they can. Crowding the plate, an extra inch in the strike zone, a mile or two more on your fastball – small things up the odds of a hit or a strike. A simple thing can sometimes make the difference, and that difference at the right time can be huge.

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The Most Effective Temporary Employees Follow These Tips When it Comes to Office Politics

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Mon, May 23, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

We all know that it takes more than just skills to be an asset to your company – you need to be a good coworker, someone who gets along with others and doesn’t cause drama. Look to the sports world for proof. No matter how talented someone is, if they are a poisonous presence on the team, they almost always end up being traded. Being a positive presence, in a locker room or a more traditional workplace, is just as valuable to your employer as the specific skills you bring. There are many things you can do to be a good temporary worker and this post focuses on one of them - don’t get involved in office politics. Just. Don’t.

 

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The Job Interview - Everything You Need to Know About Body Language

By Wendy Sun, Vice President of Recruiting |   Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Our body language can significantly influence the impression that we make. How we stand, or cross our arms, or where we look when speaking all sends subtle (or not so subtle) messages. In fact, studies show that perhaps as much as 55% of communication is visual (body language, eye contact) and about 40% is vocal (tone of voice, speed and volume), while content, what you are actually saying, is a mere 5%.

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