5 Keys to Attract and Retain Blue-Collar Workers

As we’ve pointed out before, blue-collar jobs are becoming the hardest positions to fill. Much of the current workforce for these positions is reaching retirement age, and the next generation doesn’t have the necessary skills and often opts for “new collar” tech jobs instead. Now more than ever, retaining employees takes center stage. So what […]

10 Top Paid Graduates of 2017

The Class of 2017 graduates have a lot to look forward to: CareerBuilder recently found that 74% of companies are hiring new grads, starting salaries are getting a boost, and, most importantly: No more finals! So, what lessons can be learned to attract these soon-to-be graduates? For starters, it’s worth noting which majors are banking […]

QUIZ: Temp, Temp-to-Hire, or Direct Hire: Which placement is right for you?

Our staffing team has three types of placements: temp, temp-to-hire, and direct hire. But which one is best suited for you? Take our quiz to uncover your job-seeking priorities and find the assignment type that fits your lifestyle. Note: This quiz is meant to give a general idea rather than a definitive answer. Submit your […]

The HT Group Ranked By Forbes As A Top Recruiting Firm in America

The HT Group Ranked By Forbes As A Top Recruiting Firm in America The HT Group was one of only two local recruiting firms on the list of professional firms. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Austin, TX) The HT Group, an integrity-first human capital solutions firm, was ranked in Forbes’ 2017 list of America’s Best Professional Firms. […]

What Is Your Company’s Recruitment IQ?

How do you rank when it comes to recruiting top talent in 2017? Are you at the top of your game? We put together a quiz using industry resources and forecasts like LinkedIn’s Global Recruiting Trends 2017 to help determine how you and your organization’s priorities and understanding of recruiting stack up against the competition.

4 Immigration Bills That Could Affect Local Tech Companies

Immigration reform is a hot topic these days but when it comes to the tech industry, it’s a critical issue. With U.S. tech companies only able to fill a fraction of their highly skilled jobs with American workers, hiring foreign visa holders is often necessary. Four separate bills introduced by Congress could change the game.

Hate Your New Job? 4 Important Moves to Consider

You painstakingly navigated the job search process and accepted a great offer. Congratulations! But, almost immediately after starting your new job, you spot red flags. Perhaps the job description doesn’t match what you’re being asked to do or you feel you’re being thrown to the wolves without proper training. Maybe your new manager isn’t as […]

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The State of the Performance Review

Does anyone love performance reviews? Certainly not the 34 percent of Millennials who say they have been driven to tears during at least one. Nearly 20 percent of women and 25 percent of men of all ages have cried because of a performance review (you read that right: even more men than women). Performance reviews […]

Recruiters Sound Off: 6 Ways to Be the Worst Recruiting Client Ever

Did you know you may sabotaging your recruiter’s efforts around every corner and not even know it? We asked our recruiters to share their biggest frustrations when it comes to working with staffing and recruiting clients. The information they offered can serve as an invaluable resource when it comes to optimizing your recruiting efforts to the max.

4 Recruiting Lessons Learned By Eating Girl Scout Cookies

Congratulations! You made it through another Girl Scout Cookie season. Whether you realized it at the time or not, you were exposed to some “sweet” lessons about recruiting while you binged. Scout’s honor!

The Salary Question: How to Field It, When to Ask It

Salary. It’s often the elephant in the room when it comes to job interviews. Too often, employers fall into one of these scenarios: Either they bring it up early, with the dreaded, “What was your salary at your last job?” or “What will you expect to get paid?” Others may stay completely silent and dance […]

#Winning March Madness at Work

About 51 million office workers join office pools and contests during March Madness (including those of us at The HT Group). Between time spent filling out brackets and watching tournament games live, the total loss of productivity during this time is estimated at $4 billion. But, wait! Is that really true? A different survey found […]

The HT Group Welcomes a New Managing Director for Its Professional Services Division

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20-Year Veteran Executive Recruiter Craig Patterson assumes the leadership position at one of Austin’s fastest growing human capital firms Austin, TX (March 1, 2017) – The HT Group, a total-solution human capital firm, announces the addition of executive recruiting veteran Craig Patterson as Managing Director, Professional Services Division. As Managing Director, Patterson will […]

3 Top HR Lessons from the Wells Fargo Camp

Wells Fargo has been in plenty of hot water lately when it comes to employee treatment and misconduct. While it’s easy to dismiss their troubles as problems only a large financial corporation could have, there are important lessons all HR managers should heed.