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Economic Forecast Summary for 2017

by Kim Raynor Happy New Year! As we welcome 2017, many of us will take the time to reflect on our past year so that we can make organizational strategic plans for the future. At Accuro, we know how valuable it is to have current...

Accuro Named to Top Privately-held Companies in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC—Accuro, a strategic talent acquisition solutions provider to the world's best companies, was recently named to the “Top 50 Privately-held Companies in North Carolina” by Diversity Business magazine.  The company was also named to the Top 50 Diversity-owned Companies and the Top 50 Women-owned...

Accuro Named a Top Technical Staffing Company by Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh, NC—Accuro, a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, was recently named as a “Top Technical Staffing Company” by the Triangle Business Journal in the journal's April 22nd edition.  The company has received perennial recognition from the Triangle Business Journal...

Give Recognition to Get Positive Results

Studies have shown that appreciation for your work is the number one factor in employee job satisfaction. Therefore, it’s no surprise that high job satisfaction has a direct impact on the success of your business. Here are a few surprising facts about employee recognition: Approximately 41% of...

Earning Respect in the Workplace

Maybe you have heard the expression, “respect is not given – it is earned.” It is no different in the workplace. How do we earn respect in today’s workplace? Here are four tips to earn more respect among your colleagues: Become a subject matter expert. People respect knowledge. When you...

Humility in the workplace, not just for leaders.

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” - C.S. Lewis We often hear how great leaders are humble.  This is an important attribute to have in team members as well. One of the biggest challenges in talking about humility is that we...

The Truth about what’s Holding You Back in Your Career

When it comes to advancing in your career having a mentor, a strategic growth plan, and certifications are all aspects that will help ensure your success. However, career advancement involves more than just credentials and networking. Presentation and communication skills are invaluable traits for professionals who...

How to Advance in Your Career

“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” – Calvin Coolidge Whether you are seeking a new career opportunity or career advancement, professional development is the key to reaching your goals. Here are three tips to help...

Do You Have a Strategic Growth Plan?

Have you ever thought about why so many successful companies spend the extra time and money every year to develop a Strategic Plan? If creating a strategy for growth is so crucial to an organization’s success, then why do so few individuals take the time...

Stuck in Your Career? This Could Be Your Breakthrough

As talent acquisition experts, it’s our job to identify top talent for our clients. There are literally over a hundred attributes we consider when assessing candidates. One attribute in particular separates the good candidates and employees from the best – being coachable. What is Coaching? Coaching is...

The Secret to a Successful Candidate/Recruiter Relationship

Honest and open communication plays a critical role in identifying, developing, and sustaining long-term relationships between recruiters and candidates. The recruitment process can be challenging, but setting expectations regarding communication at the beginning of the candidate/recruiter relationship will help ensure a positive outcome. To build and maintain...

Why It Pays To Communicate

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw Effective communication between clients and vendors is vital to an organization’s success. However, what often starts out as a strong partnership can begin to dwindle over time; projects...

Why We Love Our Jobs

In celebration of Valentine’s Day this week we asked our team members what they loved about working at Accuro. Below is what Accuro employees had to say! Diane: “Because we help make good things happen for people - our candidates and our clients. It's one of...

One Behavior That Is Destroying Your Manager-Employee Relationship

The best places to work are built on healthy manager-employee relationships, and yet there is one behavior that may be limiting your ability to retain your organization’s top talent: Blame No one is perfect. We all make poor decisions and mistakes. I daresay anyone wakes up in...

How to Lose Your Candidate in 10 Minutes

In recent blogs we’ve shared mistakes candidates make that cost them their job offers.  However, filling a position requires  a 50/50 partnership, which is why we also wanted to share some of the classic mistakes companies make that cause them to miss out on top-notch...

How to Lose Your Job Offer in 10 Minutes: Part II

Last week we shared mistakes candidates make that can cost them their job offer; this week we wanted to continue to ensure your success by sharing with you slipups to avoid during the interview. Mistake #1:  Not asking the right questions Before an interview it is crucial...

How to Lose Your Job Offer in 10 Minutes

As a talent acquisition firm our team has reviewed thousands of resumes and cover letters over the years. Throughout that time there have definitely been candidates who have stood out from the crowd, but not necessarily in the way you may think… As a new year...

Forget about Resolutions – Focus on a Word

New Years is known for being a time of reflection and resolutions; we think about what we accomplished and what we lacked and resolve to be happier and more successful in the coming year. But what if there was a better way? What if you took...

Post Interview Best Practices for 2015 and Beyond

When working with candidates, we are frequently asked about proper etiquette after the interview. Below are some of the best practices we’ve seen from top notch candidates: Closing the interview Every good sales person knows to do their best to close the deal before they leave the...

5 Interviewing Tips for Hiring Mangers

Many hiring managers tend to be anxious regarding the interview process; no one wants to make a wrong decision and be left to deal with a hiring mistake! To increase the efficiency of your hiring process and to ensure that you are selecting the right candidates...

5 Tips for Mastering Any Interview

Ask any candidate applying for a job what they fear the most and they will most likely tell you the interview. It is common to get nervous, second-guess yourself, or even feel under-qualified during the interview process. If you were strategic in your job search and...

What We Are Thankful For

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday we asked each of the Accuro team members what they are thankful for this year. Below is what our team had to say: Jodi: “There are so many things that I am thankful for this year, but one of...

How Important Is Gratitude in the Workplace?

Nobody likes an ungrateful person.  Sometimes we watch a person display a lack of appreciation and wonder why the person is acting that way.  At other times, we are the ones that are guilty.  What we all need to realize is that gratitude does not...

100 Days of Happiness Challenge

With the celebration of Veterans Day this week and the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching gratitude is a topic that has been on everyone’s mind. When leading a hectic lifestyle that is filled with packed schedules and competing responsibilities it can be easy to miss out...

Playing to Your Strengths

When working in a team environment it is important to acknowledge the role that each employee plays in contributing to the overall success of a company. Making people aware of their strengths and the strengths of their coworkers is a great strategy for ensuring team...

Emotional Intelligence: A Factor in Predicting Employee Performance

When interviewing and selecting candidates hiring managers are looking for top talent; this means candidates who are educated, have experience and possess the skills that will make them successful in their new job. However, hiring a top performer is more than just a match in background...

Upcoming Runs/Walks in the Triangle

Create an opportunity for your employees to have fun and get fit all at the same time! There are numerous runs/walks going on in the Raleigh area this fall and winter. Whether it’s to raise money for a worthy cause or an excuse to break out...

The Secret to Guiding Employees through Workplace Change

Major transitions in the workplace such as a company layoff or merger can certainly have a negative impact on employee performance if handled incorrectly.  As a manager you will want to see your employees through these changes as smoothly as possible. The first step to navigating...

3 Steps to Creating a Strong Culture in Your Workplace

Creating and maintaining a strong workplace culture is one of the most important aspects for ensuring the growth of a company. Studies have shown that companies that possess a strong workplace culture not only beat out their competitors in the categories of employee engagement and...

How to Keep Your Competition from Stealing Your Top Talent

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so we started talking about how we could join in the fun and give ye a few tips to keep ye in the fair winds. Well, blow me down, and didn’t we come to a fine realization...

Our Own Melting Pot – Diversity in the Triangle

The Triangle Business Journal recently announced that Wake County is projected to pass 1 million residents within the next month and that people are continuing to move here at a rate of 62 people per day. In fact people are moving here not only from all...

The Advantages of a Diverse Workforce

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012 women accounted for 57% of employees working in professional occupations and additional statistics showed that 61.5% of African Americans, 63.9% of Asians, and 66.4% of Latinos were active in the workforce. With the number...

Why A Leader’s Community Engagement is Important

In today’s dynamic business landscape, leaders are challenged with balancing an abundance of activities and critical success factors. Whether leading a team of employees, managing the company’s financial health or overseeing the organization’s branding or marketing activities, leadership requires the ability for one to keep...

How to Graduate WITH a Job Offer

As a recent college graduate who works at a professional staffing company it is an eye-opening experience to reflect over the last year and see the difference between the actions my peers took who received job offers and the actions of those who are still...

Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen

“It was one of the best days of my life, a day during which I lived my life and didn't think about my life at all.” – Jonathan Safran Foer Recently a few coworkers and I had the privilege of volunteering at Shepherd’s Table Soup Kitchen...

How Volunteering Can Help Your Business

Not only is volunteering a great way to give back to your community it can also be a huge advantage in the business world. Here are a few benefits that volunteering can create for you and your company. Broaden your skill set and experiences It’s easy to...

The market for talent is heating up. Don’t be left in the cold.

For the past several years, the hiring market has been chilly with the exception of a few sectors that remain hot no matter what. Our recruiters are seeing multiple offers for candidates as they have more choices than they have in the past few years. Candidates...

Meet the Accuro team’s new Talent Acquisition Partner!

Talent Acquisition Partner Jodi Bloom: Q & A Q: Where are you from originally? A: “I grew up in Williamsport, a small town in Pennsylvania. I was the middle child with two brothers and a younger sister.” Q: How did you come to live in the Raleigh area? A:...

4 Steps to a Better Work-Life Balance

In a world of iPhones, laptops and numerous other portable devices it can be a challenge to establish boundaries between your work life and your personal life. Many people struggle with competing responsibilities and engagements but there are actions you can take to improve your...

LinkedIn: The Do’s and Don’ts

With over 300 million members LinkedIn is the largest and most well-known professional networking site in the world. However, like with most social sites, there is a certain approach to mastering LinkedIn. Here are a few tips to help you along the way! DO: Have a professional...

Fourth of July Fun Facts!

In honor of Independence Day here are a few fun facts you may not have known about the U.S. According to TIME Magazine Americans consume an estimated 155 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July holiday Benjamin Franklin wanted the U.S. national bird to be a...

Resume Quick Tips!

In a passive application process, one where you submit your resume through a company’s website, your resume must first pass an initial screening by a company employee. This employee’s sole task will be to make sure that your resume reflects all of the essential requirements of...

How to be every recruiter’s dream candidate

I have worked with thousands of candidates over the years, literally – thousands. And there are just some candidates that you love working with. If you want to be one of those candidates that recruiters love to work with – which easily translates to getting...

What Our Fathers Taught Us

In honor of Father’s Day the team at Accuro wanted to dedicate this week’s blog to the lessons we have learned from our own fathers over the years. Specifically, we wanted to focus on what our fathers have taught us about relationships. Here is what...

3 Ways to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Manager

There is no doubt that starting a new job can be just as stressful as it is exciting. All at once you are learning a new role, getting to know coworkers and figuring out how to navigate your way in a new company. However, one of...

u.s. veterans top places to work

Businessnewsdaily.com recently published the article “Best Companies for Veterans to Work”which stated that companies in the technology industry provide some of the happiest work environments for US veterans. Dell ranked number one on the list while companies Sprint, 3M, Microsoft and Verizon followed. Other organizations also...

advice for veterans seeking employment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticshas reported that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty any time after September 2001, also known as Gulf War-era II veterans, was at 9% in 2013. With an increasing number of veterans coming home and transitioning back...

the benefits of hiring veterans

According to the article “Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran”on foxbusiness.com a recent study by the Center for a New American Security found that there are numerous benefits to hiring veterans. Researchers surveyed 800 hiring managers from a total of 69 different companies including Bank...

Accuro Wins 2014 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce has announced that Accuro will receive the Steady Growth and Profitability Award during the annual Pinnacle Business Awards event on Wednesday, May 28. The luncheon and awards ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the...

military spouse day

Every year in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have fought so valiantly to protect and serve our nation. But what about the men, women and children who serve as the support systems for these heroes; what about...

the wisdom of middle school students

A nightmare for almost any adult would be going back to middle school, but we were up for the challenge! As members of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) Students@Work Program, leaders from Accuro and Allscripts spent a few hours this month with students...

practicing well & mastering your craft

I remember a childhood music teacher reciting the well-known saying, “Practice Makes Perfect.”  This worked well for music lessons, but how can we practice our skills in our career? At Accuro, we have the pleasure of meeting all types of people:  those who make advancing their...

aristotle – a great philosopher and leader

“The whole is greater than more than the sum of its parts.” How many of us have heard this, or variations of it and wondered who thought of it and when? While Aristotle may have been the first to understand and so eloquently state that the...

Accuro to Participate in 2014 Students@Work Program

Accuro has partnered with Allscripts this year to participate in Students@Work, a program of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE). The program focuses on teaching students the importance of making first impressions in the professional world. On April 7th, Accuro president Jennifer Dunleavy along...

do you know your strengths?

At Accuro our team gathers on a weekly basis to brainstorm work ideas and to talk about current frustrations or obstacles we may be facing. Creating a forum in the workplace where coworkers can come together and share their ideas is an incredibly reenergizing experience...

women in business

Forbes magazine recently named “The 21 Most Powerful Businesswomen in the World.” These women ranged from Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, to Safra Catz, CFO at Oracle. Every woman mentioned has made such an impact on both men and women and their contributions reach both...

10-10-10: suzy welch’s approach to making the right decision

Suzy Welch dashed into the Raleigh Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference last week … smart, fun, full of energy, and surprisingly relatable. Although she has had an illustrious career and is married to a former CEO of GE, Jack Welch, she’s had her struggles as well...

2014 raleigh chamber women’s leadership conference

On March 6, the women of Accuro attended the Raleigh Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference in Raleigh, NC. The event started out with a bang as four successful women executives discussed values – what they are and how they have shaped their personal and professional decisions. Accuro’s...

international women’s day – march 8, 2014

Every year on March 8th people around the world celebrate the triumphs of women, past and present, in a celebration known as International Women’s Day. As a woman-owned business, Accuro is proud to rejoice in the continual growth and progress of women as business leaders,...

what great hiring managers and olympic coaches have in common

We marvel at the power and grace of their athleticism. We admire their single-minded commitment to focus their all to the endless & repetitive training and time for that one moment, when it's all put on the line. Yet behind, or more appropriately, shoulder-to-shoulder alongside every...

3 ways to lead like an olympian

Olympic athletes train all their lives to harness a specific set of skills and talents that will be put to the test throughout the two weeks of the Olympic Games. Being an Olympic athlete requires an extraordinary amount of will power, dedication and work ethic...

going for the gold: how passion drives one’s success

Business leaders know that being passionate about your job is one of the biggest factors in determining long-term success. Passion and dedication are irreplaceable qualities that will allow you to overcome career setbacks and burn out; they are the intrinsic motivators that keep you working...

how pursuing a hobby can help your career

Whether it’s going to the gym, following sports, or doing more laid-back activities such as reading or cooking, hobbies are something that we all have.  What many people don’t realize is that hobbies are not just vital to your personal life, they can improve your...

matching talent and opportunity

As companies gear up to support sustained growth, one of the questions we hear most often is "How can we find the right employees?"  There are a number of effective sources for recruiting top employees. Most of our clients employ a variety of recruitment strategies...

word of year – your own north star

Navigators and explorers use the North Star to guide their path, especially when they get lost or the skies are cloudy since the North Star doesn’t move – all the other stars move around it. The same concept can be used when you choose a...

what to expect in 2014

Happy New Year! As we all are energizing and gearing up our teams for a strong 2014, we know how valuable it is to have current data and forecasts on the economy so that we can move our organizations forward. At Accuro, we are regularly evaluating...

survey: more us employers to hire temporary & contract workers in 2014

More U.S. employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2014, according to the 2014 Jobs Forecast report recently released by CareerBuilder.  "The forecast’s survey found that 42 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014, up from 40 percent...

survey shows ceos more optimistic about hiring

More good news about the economy and expanded hiring activity:  A survey of CEOs at the largest U.S. companies shows growing optimism about the economy and expectations to boost hiring. The Business Roundtable released its index measuring CEO outlook on Wednesday.  CEO confidence rose to 84.5...

u.s. job openings and overall hiring reach 5-year highs

Job postings rose 69,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 million, the Labor Department was reported as saying in an article in the N&O on Friday. This is the highest it has been since March of 2008, just after the beginning of the recession. In addition, the...

messages of thanks and gratitude

November is a favorite month for many — it is a time for gathering together, enjoying fellowship and good food, and giving thanks. While these images often recall personal memories, some circles are calling business leaders and managers to explore the need for expressing gratitude...

Accuro Named to Top Executive Recruiters, Top Employment Services Companies Lists

Raleigh, NC—Accuro, a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, was recently named as a “Top Executive Recruiting Firm” and "Top Employment Services Company" by the Triangle Business Journal.  Accuro ranked tenth (#10) on the list of the Triangle's top executive...

building a culture of gratitude

Demonstrating basic compassion and kindness by saying "thank you" is often overlooked as a tool of personal development in the workplace. It is, however, a way to show others that you care about them, and to let them know their contribution is important. Gratitude and the...

gratitude in the workplace

For the month of November, we are shifting our focus from overcoming the inevitable career setbacks, to thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation in the workplace. Specifically, being that this is Accuro’s ten-year anniversary, expressing our gratitude for the relationships and partnerships spanning the past decade. You can stay...

overcoming negative feedback

We’ve all been there, sitting on the other side of a desk or phone, receiving critical feedback. Maybe it is the last straw, so to speak, and this will mean you are parting ways with your current employer. Alternatively, maybe it simply means you need...

overcoming career setbacks

Almost every successful professional has experienced some form of failure or career setback. Through acknowledging (and accepting) our setbacks, we can learn the toughest lessons and accept failure as a roadblock along the road to success and not as a crippling defeat. It can be easy...

Accuro Named to List of Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms in US

Staffing Industry Analysts, a global research and advisory firm to the staffing and recruitment industries, recently released its annual list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms. The annual list includes staffing firms that posted at least $1 million in revenue in 2008 and have a compounded...

preparing for feedback – the difficult kind

The thought of giving difficult feedback to an employee who is struggling or needs to improve can send even the most experienced managers running in the other direction. However, the art of giving feedback, especially the tough kind, is important for building high-performing teams. Before the...

moving through career setbacks

Almost every successful professional has experienced some form of failure or career setback. In the first week of October, as fall makes it's debut, we are shifting our focus from employee engagement, to overcoming professional setbacks in your career.  Check out this month's topics: accepting failure as...

4 strategies for employee engagement

At a recent Triangle Society for Human Resources Management (TSHRM) meeting, author and motivational speaker, Kevin Snyder, provided beneficial tips to increasing employee engagement among employees. Implementing his four strategies will result in a more engaged workplace. Encouraging your employees to “think outside the box” is...

Kim Raynor Joins Accuro as Director of Business Development

Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro, a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global clients, has announced that Kim Raynor has joined the firm as Director of Business Development. In her role, Raynor will serve as a member of the...

u.s. veterans top places to work

Businessnewsdaily.com recently published the article “Best Companies for Veterans to Work”which stated that companies in the technology industry provide some of the happiest work environments for US veterans. Dell ranked number one on the list while companies Sprint, 3M, Microsoft and Verizon followed. Other organizations also...

Accuro Named a Top Technical Staffing Company by Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh, NC—Accuro, a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, was recently named as a “Top Technical Staffing Company” by the Triangle Business Journal.  Accuro ranked tenth (#10) on the list of the Triangle's top technical staffing companies published on in...

the power of full engagment

In preparation for our series on employee engagement this month, I read the Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. The book focuses not on time management, but on energy management as the key to successfully staying “engaged” in all areas of...

3 key ingredients for your employee engagement strategy

Tuesday, I attended the Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting with special quest speaker, Daniel Pink, the author of several provocative, best-selling books including his latest, “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others."  Pink has spent years studying what motivates people at work. Last night he shared a...

Accuro Sponsors Light the Night Walk Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Raleigh, N.C. — Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com/), a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced the firm will be a bronze sponsor of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk. More than just a walk, the...

engaging your millennial talent

Employee engagement is a term we are all aware of, but probably do not fully embrace or understand it well enough to make it the effective business tool it is intended to be. Instead of being a tool to motivate or train an employee to...

what is employee engagement?

A quick Google search will provide you with the Wikipedia definition of an “engaged employee” as one who is “fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization's interests.” Seminars and forums, books, articles, blogs...

delegation: passing the torch

As a manager, you might face the issue of wanting both to delegate responsibilities, but also wanting to retain ownership of tasks yourself. Some reasons a manager might resist delegation is fear of losing control over the end product, or lack of trust in...

the importance of delegation

You can’t be everywhere at once. Whether you are an owner of a company or a manager, you have several tasks to get done a day’s time. Staff to manage, inventory, payroll, and business planning are among countless others. In a small company, it may seem...

Accuro Recognized as One of Triangle’s Largest Women-owned Companies

Raleigh, NC—Accuro, a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, was recently named as one of the region's "Largest Women-owned Businesses" by the Triangle Business Journal.  Accuro ranked #12 on the list of the Triangle's top women-owned firms published in the...

your vacation can’t wait!

Vacation is a must these days as it seems we are all working more and more and we are all in need of some rest and relaxation. It can be easy to be consumed in our work and think that we can’t disconnect from work...

the unplugged vacation

Believe it or not, Carson Tate, managing partner of Working Simply says taking time off is one of the best ways to increase productivity. And she means real time off. She says implementing BLISS—or behavioral learning and integration support systems­­­—can help “improve corporate agility, employee engagement,...

Accuro CEO Receives 2013 Women In Business Award from Triangle Business Journal

RALEIGH, N.C.— Accuro (http://accurogroup.com), a strategic staffing and recruitment company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Jennifer Dunleavy, president & CEO of the company, has received the 2013 Women in Business award from the Triangle Business Journal. Dunleavy was recognized in the...

being coachable for success

The only way to grow and to learn is by being receptive to feedback (sometimes in the form of criticism), open to improvement and to being coachable. It means you must listen with the intent to learn rather than to show what you know. Keeping your own...

leadership during organizational change

Yesterday, Apple announced a dramatic redesign to its iOS software which runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod. For some people, a sleeker, more showy design is exciting, and they look forward to seeing and testing all the innovative changes. For others, they are not...