Uncategorized

U.S. workforce includes 59 million freelancers

Fans of the science-fiction TV series “X-Files” certainly remember the show’s iconic line, “The truth is out there.” Agent Scully might be surprised to discover how many freelancers are out there, too. According to labor statistics, 59 million people did [...] Read More

Welcome to the team!

We are excited to introduce you to the two newest members of our team! Angela Smith Ford is a native of the Chicagoland area and we are thrilled to be expanding our team outside of Minnesota. Angela is a talented [...] Read More

From your friends at True Talent, we hope everyone had a fantastic Pride Month!

From your friends at True Talent, we hope everyone had a fantastic Pride Month! <3 Read More

Know your core competencies

We’re so excited to see our team in person again. Great clients, amazing benefits, and the personal care we give are just a few reasons people love working for us! Are you ready? Let’s connect today! Info@truetalentgroup.com Read More

Half time meeting

Our employee half-time meeting is coming up on Monday the 27th! We are prepping for it now and it’s gonna be big! We’ll see you there! Read More

The search stops here

This is the craziest talent market we have ever seen. We’re comparing it to the real estate market. Highest, best and quickest offers are being accepted. Are you ready? We’ll help you get the right talent for your business. A [...] Read More

Cathy Jordan Anniversary

Let’s have a hooray because yesterday was Cathy Jordan’s one-year anniversary! And while we may be a day late, with Cathy Jordan, we’re NEVER a dollar short. Her wealth of experience and kind-hearted nature has truly enriched everyone here at [...] Read More

People Are Our Greatest Asset

Is your team united, healthy and motivated? Avoiding burnout can be hard, especially in a remote work environment, but keeping your team happy can boost retention and productivity. Check-ins will help foster communication and let you know what your team [...] Read More

Thoughts on How to Succeed

When you are applying to jobs or applying for promotions, getting rejections can be disheartening. It can feel like you are behind — not connected enough, not educated enough, not good enough at writing CVs. But ultimately, you can only [...] Read More

Your Dream Job is a Click Away

True Talent Group’s job is to make your job-hunt easier. Get our newsletter with the latest tips, trends and updates. Check out our website to find exciting and diverse job opportunities. Connect with an agent to share your interests, goals [...] Read More

Disney Dreaming Contest Post 2

Have you ever been to the most magical place on earth? Now might be your chance! We’re giving away 2-day park hopper tickets for a family of FOUR to either Disneyland or Disney World. You pick the park! First, drop [...] Read More

How well does your business handle employee onboarding?

Is your company's employee onboarding process organized and effective? Here's why it's such a vital aspect of retaining great employees. Read More

Connect with Company Culture

Company culture is critical to attracting and retaining talent. According to Gallup, when company culture is defined and the work is aligned with the culture, then companies see growth, retention, increased productivity and increased profit. Take time to work with [...] Read More

Disney Dreaming Contest Introduction 2022 - B

Been dreaming of a Disney vacation? We are so excited to announce that we’re giving away 2-day park hopper tickets for a family of FOUR to either Disneyland or Disney World. You pick the resort! First, drop us a comment [...] Read More

We find the talent you need

Today’s job market means it can be tough to find the best talent. Thankfully, we’re here to help you find the right people for the job. No more scouring over hundreds of applications, resumes and emails. Visit our website to [...] Read More

Work is changing

The nature of work and how we think about it is changing. Employee happiness is down 6% since 2020. Burnout is up 17%. Check out this article on how to find and embrace work you love: Read More

Always wake up with a smile

What do you want to accomplish? Don’t let your fears hold you back. Decide what your future looks like and go for it! Read More

Join us in welcoming Angela Smith Ford to True Talent Group! She is a native of the Chicagoland area and we are thrilled to be expanding our team outside of Minnesota. Angela is a talented and experienced meeting planner who [...] Read More

We can help you land the job of your dreams

Ready for a new challenge? Sunday night unsettles? The best is yet to be! Let us help you find a job you love! Contact us today! link to info@truetalentgroup.com Read More

Are you a curious leader? Here's how to know.

Curiosity is one of the major keys to leadership. Here's why. Read More

Grateful today (and everyday) for veterans and active service members who bravely serve in our armed forces. We honor those who gave their lives while defending our country. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day! Read More

Interview strategically

Asking questions of value during an interview is essential. This is how you get a clear "yes" or "no" about a candidate by the time you wrap up! Read More

Work with a recruiter

A great way to access jobs in “the hidden market” is to work with a staffing agency, like True Talent Group. We meet with our clients to understand their challenges and provide the best talent to meet their needs. Connect [...] Read More

Tips for being a great leader

The best leaders are positive, empowering and inspiring. This can help you attract and retain the best employees. Learn how to take your leadership to the next level in this article: Read More

Isn't it time to love work?

We’re always saying life is too short around here. We can help you land the dream job that makes you feel truly valued and appreciated. Visit our website to learn more about finding your dream job: Read More

The art of finding work-life balance and avoiding burnout

Finding the right equilibrium between our professional and personal lives is a constant battle, and there’s no one-size-fits-all answer out there (trust us, we’ve looked). But here are a couple of tips that might help you. Read More

2022 LLS Man and Woman of the Year

Beating cancer is in our blood and a true cause. Our True Talent Group team had an amazing night at the 2022 Man and Woman of the Year Gala benefitting Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of MN, SD, ND, WI. We [...] Read More

Dress for Success Twin Cities | Power of You Annual Fundraiser Event

We had the honor of attending and sponsoring this fantastic fundraising event put on by Dress for Success Twin Cities. Not only did DFSTC put on a spectacular 1920’s-themed happy hour fundraiser, they raised over $62,000!  It was a truly touching [...] Read More

Retaining Your Team – 3 Steps to Success

March 4th, 2022 was Employee Appreciation Day. In a tight talent market where everyone is getting recruited on the daily, how do you keep the great team you have? There are lots of key factors that contribute to overall happiness [...] Read More

Finding the Job You Love!

Romance Yourself Into a New Role. Ready to pursue a job you’ll love? Here at True Talent Group, we’ve noticed that finding the right job has a lot in common with finding the right relationship. Whether you’re dating or looking [...] Read More

2022: Year of the Employee

New year, new changes in the talent market! There’s been a clear shift in power—and talent has the advantage. In a recent poll surveying more than 900 workers, fifty percent reported plans to look for new jobs this year. Top [...] Read More

2021 Highlights and Why We're Optimistic

2021 was another challenging and change-filled year. As I’m writing this, I recall what I thought would change this year but hasn’t. We continue to struggle with uncertainty, anxiety and fear.   What has changed is that many have reflected on [...] Read More

Return-to-Work: Making Smart Decisions that Retain and Attract Top Talent

The Return-to-Work question is on everyone’s mind right now. New timeframes, re-imagined office configurations and safety precautions are all factors in the new normal. But when half of workers surveyed reported they will quit their current position if expected to [...] Read More

Interviewing Mistakes You Should Avoid

Talking about your past job experiences can be challenging, especially if they weren’t all roses and unicorns.  If you’re not careful, it can be easy to answer questions the wrong way and make an unfavorable impression. To keep this from [...] Read More

Job Offer Negotiation: How to Land Your Dream Job

Job offers are exciting! But with all good things, taking your time to consider what’s at stake is critical. Job offer negotiations represent a crucial jump-off point for employees and help establish common ground and clear expectations. Feeling unsure how [...] Read More

The Employee Appreciation Mindset

Let’s be honest—if there’s one thing these difficult times have taught us, it’s that life is too short to stay in places where our work goes unappreciated. Without a doubt, your employees have taken this lesson to heart, too. The [...] Read More

Three Tips for Avoiding Team Burnout

UPDATED OCTOBER 2021 Like it or not, the pandemic has us all used to a new kind of work structure. Whether you’re managing a team or working on your own, the possibility of employee burnout remains real. Remote work from [...] Read More

Not Feeling the Love?

Real Talk About Why You Didn’t Get the Job Job Interviews: we’ve all experienced them. Some went well; others, not so much. Sure, there can be factors beyond your control—an internal candidate already identified, company puts the position on hold—but [...] Read More

Are You an Oak or a Willow?

Friends, To begin 2021, I have an important question for you:  Are you more like an Oak? Or a Willow? Don’t worry, I’m not becoming delirious due to pandemic isolation. It’s a real question! You might first identify with a [...] Read More

Why We're Thankful

We couldn’t have done it without you. For many reasons, 2020 will be a year we’ll never forget. When I reflect on it, I find many reasons to be thankful.  First and foremost, our team and clients are healthy. This means [...] Read More

Job Hunt Mistakes to Avoid

Situation: you’re looking for work. Whether that’s full-time work or getting another client or contract, there’s a strategic approach to take to find a good fit. If you’re spending time looking and applying for positions, stay positive and always know [...] Read More

3 Quick Interview Tips

Essentially all interviews are now virtual – and it means everyone’s approaching the interview process as job seekers in an entirely new way. What do we wear? How do we deal with a delay in headphones or speakers? Follow these [...] Read More

Hiring Talent Through Virtual Interviews

We’re experiencing an entirely new way of interviewing, hiring and onboarding. But as hiring managers there are still those key things we look for with candidates. Are they a good culture fit? Are they qualified? Do they align with our [...] Read More

Hot Tips for Revamping Your Resume in 2020

Many of you are in the same boat – you’re looking for work, new clients or even new careers. This means you’re working hard at developing your personal brand and your resumes. What if you haven’t updated your resume in [...] Read More

5 Tips for Crafting Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn

Get Your Voice Heard, Make Your Skills Shine We’re living in a new time and a new territory – and ultimately that means a new way of positioning ourselves as digital marketing creative experts. As you look for new careers [...] Read More

Digital Marketing. Why it’s so Important. Right Now!

Focus on digital and focus on results The last six months have been uncharted territory when it comes to everything from launching a business – to keeping established operations running smoothly. In times where marketing seems like it won’t be [...] Read More

Back to school - and a new routine!

Tips for optimal work schedules while staying positive and productive. The weather is cooling down and we’re starting to see colors span across the trees as everything starts to fade from bright green to earthy tones. School is starting and [...] Read More

Q3 2020 Update from our CEO

We’re still experiencing a lot of firsts as we continue to navigate new and unknown situations – and that’s OK! See what’s new at True Talent Group (like our office going virtual), what we’ve done so far in 2020 (like [...] Read More

2020 True Star Winners!

Congratulations to this year’s True Star Award winners! As usual, we had a flurry of outstanding nominees. We can’t wait to celebrate with our winners, clients, employees and supporters on August 13th! Among all of our talented, motivated and professional [...] Read More

Make COVID your moment to market – Part 2

Why investing in marketing right now will set you up for future success: Part 2 of 2 Everyone’s questioning how to market their business right now – and the reality is this question comes after everyone’s well-being is addressed. There’s [...] Read More

A quick reference guide to interacting with marketing, digital and creative contractors

Resource needs can change quickly – and as a hiring manager, it can be beneficial to work with contractors to help with both immediate and long-term needs. Likewise, as a contractor, it can be beneficial to receive continuous project-based work. [...] Read More

Hiring just changed entirely

Here’s how to adjust your process for a fully digital workforce Hiring marketing, digital and creative employees has an entirely new meaning and process behind it. As we face unknown times, we’re left with the task of amending our processes [...] Read More

Make COVID your moment to market

Why investing in marketing right now will set you up for future success: Part 1 of 2 Every business takes its ups and downs when it comes to marketing – but we’re truly facing something new with COVID-19. While some [...] Read More

True Terms Glossary: Your Go-To Guide to Working with a Marketing, Digital and Creative Recruiting Agency

Becoming familiar with terms in the recruiting industry can be much simpler if you have a tool helping you navigate the landscape. So, at True Talent Group we’ve created one! Use this glossary to help learn terms so you can [...] Read More

We’re making a difference and fighting for a cancer cure!

THANK YOU to our friends, family and community for joining together and raising money to help a great cause! Since February, we’ve been working to raise money to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). It’s been a journey and definitely [...] Read More

New to working with a recruiter? Check out these 7 tips for making the process simpler, effective and fulfilling.

Are you new to working with a recruiter? Has it been a while since you’ve job hunted? No matter what your past experience is with recruiters, it’s good to know what to expect when interacting with your recruiter – especially [...] Read More

Quick tips for interviewing – even if it’s virtual

Prepping for a job interview can be one of your most powerful tools when it comes to getting a new job. Although interviewing can seem a little overwhelming, it’s a process we all go through when embarking on a new [...] Read More

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Our founder and CEO is committed to giving back to her community. She’s currently participating in a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research. Her team, the “Altrueists”, actively raised funds in honor of two local children – both of [...] Read More

Recognized as one of the Best Places to Work – and it’s all thanks to our true star talent!

When you enjoy your team at work, your boss and your work environment – it’s something you talk about. Today, we’re ELATED to announce that we’ve been recognized as one of 2020’s best places to work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul [...] Read More

An Inspiring Message from our President

Here is an important, positive message for all our valued clients, talent, supporters and friends! Read More

Our newest True Cause – the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)!

LLS is a global leader in the fight against cancer – lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. This amazing organization funds life-saving blood cancer research around the world, and provides free information and support services to children, adults and families living [...] Read More

Dress for Success Twin Cities...The Power of YOU!

True Talent Group is excited to support Dress for Success Twin Cities at their largest fundraiser of the year on Thursday, March 5th – The Power of You!  The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve [...] Read More

Learn How to Keep and Motivate Your Team

In a tight talent market, how do you keep the team you have? Money isn’t everything. Download our new ebook and read through it for three easy tips to follow today! TTG Motivating Your Team Ebook Read More

Authenticity in the Workplace

Our fearless leader, Stacey Stratton, recently sat down with Megan Effertz , founder of the The Business Gist, to talk about jobs, the workforce and being authentic! https://bit.ly/2thxBdT Read More

Top 5 Ways to Be Happy at Work

  With all of the competing priorities in life, this crazy Minnesota weather and a shift in the way we work today, being happy isn’t always a piece of cake. The life we live here is so short and every [...] Read More

Join us at the Women in Digital October Meetup

The October Meetup for Twin Cities Women in Digital will be one for the books. Ever heard of Imposter Syndrome? You may not have known it, but our guess is that you have experienced it at one point in your [...] Read More

Talent is Getting Frustrated on the Job Hunt

For those of you out there on the hunt for a new job, you may have noticed a major slow down in the hiring process as of late. Don’t worry, we’ve noticed too. Here’s what we’re seeing… We’re Seeing Client’s [...] Read More

True Talent Group Celebrates 10 Years

Unique. Personal. Pathfinder. Helpful. Supportive. Exceptional. Our employees were recently asked what one word describes True Talent Group. The words above were most often used. Seeing those words means everything as we embark on an exciting milestone. Ten years ago [...] Read More

We Have the Scoop on Trends in the Talent Industry

Our President Stacey Stratton recently wrote an article for Minnesota Business on the trends in the talent market today. Want to know how to get the best talent for your team today? Read on!   http://www.minnesotabusiness.com/   Read More

Minnesota's Got Talent

True Talent Group CEO/ President Stacey Stratton teams up with Minnesota Business Magazine and local talent experts to think outside the box when it comes to hiring. Read more here! http://www.minnesotabusiness.com/minnesotas-got-talent Read More

True Talent Group is one of 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2018

We are very excited to be recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine as one of 100 Best Companies to Work For in the Twin Cities! Maybe it’s the amazing benefits, maybe it’s our core values, maybe it’s our culture! We think [...] Read More

The Human Connection in a Digital World

True Talent Group’s annual summit focused on how companies can achieve human connection in an ever-changing digital world Read More   Read More

True Talent Group Adds Consulting to its Placement Offerings Suite

As a part of their 10-Year anniversary, this year True Talent Group is adding Consulting to the list of talent placement offering types. President and Owner, Stacey Stratton shared this about the agency’s long-standing success and need to grow the [...] Read More

What Makes a Company a Best Place to Work?

You now know that engaged employees are key to the success of an organization.  We have given you the tools to drive up that engagement, now let’s look at a few simple things you can do today to make your [...] Read More

Increasing Employee Engagement!

Strong employee engagement directly ties to a company’s productivity and profitability. Studies have found that organizations with strong employee engagement generate revenue growth at a rate 2.5 times higher than other companies! But recent surveys show that only about 34% [...] Read More

Attracting and Retaining Millennials

  Today many companies are still struggling to find the best ways to not only hire millennials, but also retain them.  This generation is vital to the growth of your company and our overall economy. Here are 6 ways you [...] Read More

Keys to Effective Leadership in the 21st Century

Dr. McCloskey gave an inspiring keynote at the March 2nd Marketing & Creative Leaders Summit.  His views on leadership in the 21st century are changing how we manage and lead our organizations.  This is a must-read article! The research is [...] Read More

Marketing & Creative Leaders Summit-A Visual Recap!

Thank you again for attending the Marketing & Creative Leaders Summit!  What an amazing afternoon of connecting and learning! True Talent Group has helped hundreds of people find the best jobs in the Twin Cities!  We have added to our amazing [...] Read More

The How To's of Hiring

  THE HOW TO’S OF HIRING The number of days-to-hire has doubled in the past five years, and this increase doesn’t serve the employee or the employer well.  How can you make sure that every part of the process is [...] Read More

Answering Tough Interview Questions: What is the first thing you would do if hired?

  Answering Tough Interview Questions: What is the first thing you would do if hired? By Tom Halligan You are interviewing for your dream job.  You got this.  And then they ask this loaded question: “Describe the first three things [...] Read More

Stacey Stratton at the Enterprising Women Conference

  Stacey Stratton, President & CEO True Talent Group (right) with Monica Smiley, 2017 Enterprising Women Award Winner Susan Thayer and Marsha Firestone Stacey Stratton at the Enterprising Women Conference Earlier this week, our very own Stacey Stratton, President and [...] Read More

The 2017 Talent Forecast is Here!  What You Need to Know About Hiring and Job Searching

  Each year, we had the opportunity to produce the Talent Forecast – which we just released!  The process of writing this allows us to reflect on the past and chart the future. In developing the Talent Forecast, we get [...] Read More

Reputation Management

  Reputation Management The great thing about social media is that it is everywhere. Everyone is using it.  Pictures of kids and pets, vacations and even struggles help us feel connected with family and friends. But the problem about social [...] Read More

What Leadership Looks Like in 2017

  What Leadership Looks Like in 2017 A new year brings new opportunities!  2017 is the year to focus on transforming your leadership style so you can attract and retain highly adaptable, highly skilled team members.  Here are 4 leadership [...] Read More

How Will You Continue to Grow Professionally

  The key to your future can be found in an ongoing commitment to learning. By getting better at what you do and expanding your knowledge, you become more valuable and more marketable. You might wonder where to start!  Here [...] Read More

How Will You Continue to Grow Professionally?

  The key to your future can be found in an ongoing commitment to learning. By getting better at what you do and expanding your knowledge, you become more valuable and more marketable. You might wonder where to start!  Here [...] Read More

Resume Revamp for 2017

  It’s a new year and you are ready to make the leap and find a new job. Here are 5 simple things you can do right now to have a resume that is sure to get you your dream [...] Read More

Understanding the New Overtime Rules

Whether you are an employer or an employee, this is a MUST read! Did you know, according to the Center for Progress findings last year 60 percent of salaried workers were guaranteed overtime pay in 1975. Today, only 8 percent are. [...] Read More

Welcome Jill to our Team!

Please join us in welcoming Jill Langevin to our team as Senior Recruiter! Jill is highly energetic and passionate Recruiting professional with a passion for matching exceptional candidates with outstanding clients. Bringing extensive recruiting experience to the TTG team,  she [...] Read More

True Talent Group Expands Support of Art Buddies

True Talent Group is proud to have designated Art Buddies as one of our True Causes.  This year, we are showing our support by donating $5000 to this incredible organization! Art Buddies uses the power of creativity and one-on-one attention [...] Read More

Our Day of Service at Dress for Success

On Oct 28th we served a community of people that are making an impact in the Twin Cities. Dress for Success is a mission-driven organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence. Our employees, clients and friends, gathered to help [...] Read More

How Long is Your Tour of Duty?

With low unemployment, employers are struggling to fill jobs with qualified candidates. This has shifted the power from employers to highly skilled employees who, are in a stronger position to dictate the terms of their employment. In response, employers are [...] Read More

Our Day at Dress for Success!

It’s always, always, always about relationships! From the beginning, we’ve always said that it’s about relationships. Without relationships, True Talent Group couldn’t do what it does best: match true talent with true opportunities. We believe that successful relationships are built [...] Read More

Successful Change Management

  In today’s world, change is something you can count on. We all know change is necessary, but it can stop us in our tracks! Having a plan and clear expectations is crucial. Learn how to inspire your team to [...] Read More

Creating an Amazing Interview Experience

The job market is hot right now!  Finding top notch talent is harder than ever before.  Candidates have more options for their next move and are often weighing more than one offer.   That said, it has never been more [...] Read More

Good News, Bad News

Let’s start with the good news!  The total unemployment rate for May declined to 4.7%—a far cry from the 10.2% we saw in October 2009. And the U.S. economy has been consistently adding jobs across most sectors. According to the [...] Read More

True Talent Group Named 2016 Best Places to Work Honoree

True Talent Group is honored to be named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal!  This honor is awarded to companies for creating and maintaining an enviable culture and engaged workforce. The honor was [...] Read More

The 2016 In-House Creative Services Industry Report is Here!

The 2016 In-House Creative Services Industry Report, as presented by the BOSS Group, InSource and Cella was just released.  This annual survey provides valuable insights and direction for in-house creative leaders across the country.  One of True Talent Group’s core [...] Read More

2016 In-House Creative Services Industry Report!

The 2016 In-House Creative Services Industry Report, as presented by the BOSS Group, InSource and Cella was just released.  This annual survey provides valuable insights and direction for in-house creative leaders across the country.  One of True Talent Group’s core [...] Read More