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  • Here’s How To Create A Mental Health-Friendly Work Environment

    May 24, 2022

    It’s May, and it’s Mental Health Awareness Month again. Companies of all sizes, human resources professionals, executives, and hiring professionals are committed to becoming more conscious of mental health issues in the workplace. The whole team at Patel wanted to give a shout-out to mental health professionals and to our clients who have made great […]

  • 5 Crossover IT Skills to Seek Out for IT Direct-Hire Candidates

    May 17, 2022

    We hear a lot about hard skills vs. soft skills in the world of information technology employees. But which side of the skill set equation is more important?  Candidly, both sides are essential. At Patel Consultants, we frequently talk about crossover skills that bridge the gap between hard and soft skills. The folks at CompTIA […]

  • HR Professionals Demand Strategies To Improve Employee Retention

    April 26, 2022

    How important is employee retention? We decided to see what the experts at Entrepreneur had to say in a recent article: Employees add a considerable amount of value to your business processes and help you attain your organizational goals. While it is crucial to hire fresh talent regularly, it is equally important to retain the […]

  • Tactics Companies Can Use To Ensure Diversity, Eliminate Hiring Bias

    March 29, 2022

    Diverse teams tend to be more productive, motivated, and demonstrate excellent employee retention rates. What company doesn’t want that? So if diverse, inclusive workforces are more motivated and productive, how do human resources professionals and hiring managers get there?     Let’s take a look at diversity and inclusion by the numbers. From the global financial experts […]

  • Ace Your Interview – Top 10 Tips for Mastering Phone Interviews

    March 2, 2022

    Ace Your Interview – Top 10 Tips for Mastering Phone Interviews Before we share our Top 10 Tips to sharpen your phone interviewing prowess, let’s clarify 3 things: For YOU the purpose of the phone interview is to continue to move the interview process forward. Whether that means scheduling the next phone call, online interview, […]

  • Is This Company Culture Right for You? Ask Yourself These Questions

    February 22, 2022

    How important should corporate culture be to a job seeker?  We’re going to provide some answers to that question. But first, let’s look at a great definition of corporate culture. From the experts at Investopedia: What Is Corporate Culture? Corporate culture refers to the beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management […]

  • How to Vet IT Candidates for Remote Jobs

    February 8, 2022

    Sometimes we can be our own worst enemies. As recruiting staffing and hiring professionals, we have to be mindful of “not seeing the forest for the trees” sometimes. Elon Musk, famous for hiring the best-of-the-best engineering talent, once quipped, “If Nikola Tesla applied to Tesla, would we even give him an interview?” So what can […]