Swooner of the Quarter for Q2

Introducing our Q2 Sales Star, Beth, Director of Business Development, Manufacturing, and Engineering! Curious about how Swooner of the

Employer Branding: A Strategic Path to Elevating Candidate Experience and Attracting Top Talent

In this article, we explore how companies can harness the power of employer branding to elevate the candidate experience and win over top talent.

Unleashing the Power of AI: 9 Ways to Improve Your Hiring Processes with Artificial Intelligence

The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has sparked a revolutionary shift in the way companies approach recruitment. By harnessing the power of AI, organizations can streamline their hiring processes, improve candidate selection, and ultimately secure the best fit for their teams.

Boosting Workplace Productivity: Strategies for a Thriving Workplace

In this article, we will explore practical strategies that organizations can implement to increase profitability in the workplace.

Unlocking Success: The Hidden Benefits of Utilizing a Talent Agency to Hire Contractors

This article delves into the hidden advantages of partnering with a talent agency to hire contract employees and how it can propel your organization to new heights.

Top 5 Strategies for Retaining Your Top Talent in 2023

Retaining your top talent has always been a challenge for organizations. In this article, we will discuss strategies for retaining your top talent in 2023.

Creating a Positive Candidate Hiring Experience to Attract Top Talent

Attracting top talent is a key priority for any organization striving for success. Here are several ways you can achieve a positive candidate experience:

Swooner of the Quarter

We are pleased to introduce our Swooner of the Quarter for Q1, Kayla! How does it work? Swooners have

Strategies Employers Can Implement to Support Employee Career Development and Advancement

Here are some strategies that employers can use to support their team’s career development and advancement:

Creating a More Inclusive Workplace: Strategies for Companies to Follow

This article will explore strategies companies can follow to create a more inclusive work environment.

The Vital Importance of DE&I in the Workplace: Fostering Creativity, Innovation, and Productivity

In this article, we explore the critical importance of DE&I in the workplace and why organizations need to prioritize it.

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent in 2023

In today’s competitive job market, candidates have more power than ever to choose their employer. They are increasingly seeking companies that align with their values and offer a strong overall compensation package, benefits, growth opportunities, and work-life balance.

Celebrating Women with Initiative: Empower, Encourage, and Educate – Part 2

Join Leslie Burkes, Carly Bell, and Kevonne Holloway as they discuss women in leadership, work-life balance, and DE&I in the workplace.

Celebrating Women with Initiative: Empower, Encourage, and Educate – Part 1

Join Lori Miller, Carmen Jackson, and Kelly Bengtson as they discuss empowering women in leadership, leveling the playing field when it comes to promotions, and mental health in the workplace.

Creating a Healthy and Productive Workforce

Mental health is a critical issue that continues to gain recognition and attention in the workplace. The pandemic has

Managing Bias and Making Room for Women to Thrive

Gender bias has been pervasive in the workforce for decades, hindering women’s ability to progress to leadership positions. The

Swooner of the Quarter – Q4

Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team members for going above and beyond for the quarter. Swooners

Announcing Our New SVP and Head of Swoon Staffing, Sara Riggs

We’re honored to announce that Sara Riggs has been promoted from Vice President of Recruiting to Senior Vice President

Announcing Swoon’s New President, Lori Miller (Kalbfleisch)

With the new year comes exciting changes and a new chapter for Swoon! We are excited to announce that

Swooner of the Quarter – Q3

Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team members for going above and beyond for the quarter. Swooners

Intertwining Sustainability and DE&I in the Workplace

According to a Deloitte study, “almost 9 in 10 millennials believe that a company’s success should be measured in

Swooner of the Quarter – Q2

Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team members for going above and beyond for the quarter. Swooners

Why We Can’t Move Forward Without Diversity in AI

Join Angle and Quyen as they have a candid discussion surrounding the importance of diversity in AI, how to attract and retain diverse talent, and much more!

Minority Health and Why It’s Important to Prioritize Well-Being

There is a growing awareness around the unique challenges men, especially men of color, face regarding their mental health. However, toxic masculinity, various stigmas, and distrust of the healthcare system still run rampant, leaving many to suffer alone. Sit down with our panel to discuss minority health and well-being.

Taking Risks and Futureproofing with a Nonlinear Career Path Part 2

Join Bianca and Quyen in the second part of this discussion as they discuss integrating their passion for data in their nonlinear career path.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q1

Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team members for going above and beyond for the quarter. Swooners

Taking Risks and Futureproofing with a Nonlinear Career Path Part 1

Join Bianca and Quyen as they have a candid discussion surrounding futureproofing yourself and holding on to your mentor relationships in a virtual world.

A Win for Swoon: Celebrating Influential Women in Business Part 2

Join our panel as they discuss their career journeys, how to make room for continued learning, risks, and advice for women in leadership.

A Win for Swoon: Celebrating Influential Women in Business Part 1

Join our panel as we work through ways we can end gender biases and break through glass ceilings as women in leadership.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q4

Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team members for going above and beyond for the quarter. Swooners

Leading Teams as a Badass Working Parent

There will never truly be an equal balance, but join us as our guests share their advice on being a working mom + finding a sense of balance.

Being a Working Parent at Swoon

Finding a balance between work-life and personal life can seem unrealistic. But. having leaders that support you is essential to your success.

Swoon Expands their Capabilities with the Acquisition of Grapevine

The secret is out! We are excited to announce that we have acquired Grapevine Talent Acquisition. This announcement brings together two incredible recruiting firms with the goal of furthering our service offering to both our clients and Grapevine’s clients.

Building a Culture Remotely

Throughout this Leading with Purpose segment, we discuss how to foster culture in a remote environment, ways to increase employee engagement, specific initiatives that Nutrabolt has implemented within their company, and unique ways to recognize your employees.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q3

This quarter’s winner was Kayla Moore. As a Lead Technical Recruiter, Kayla joined Swoon toward the end of Q2 and has absolutely crushed it this quarter.

Leading in a Hybrid Workplace

COVID-19 has caused organizations, across the board, to shift the landscape in how they operate. As many companies continue to head into uncharted waters, still navigating best practices, the future of work remains a major topic of discussion.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q2

Introducing our Swooner of the Quarter for Q2 – Ryan Grozinski! Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our

Fostering Gender Equality and Diversity in Big Data

Morgan Templar, Advisory Board Member at Swoon Consulting, discusses hiring based on potential, putting hiring managers through unconscious bias training, increasing flexible working options, and the need for mentorship.

Making an Impact, Advice From Diverse Female Leaders

When McKinsey conducted their annual study on women in the workplace for 2020, they found that for every 100 men promoted

Swoon Named One of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

We are excited to announce that Swoon has been named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work

Swoon announced as one of SIA’s 2021 Diversity-Owned Staffing Firms

We are proud to be included in the 89 reported organizations on the Diversity-Owned Staffing Firms list that are a certified women-owned business!

Swooner of the Quarter – Q1

Introducing our first Swooner of the Quarter for 2021 – Kaylie Mora | Lead Recruiter, West Coast Major Accounts

Swoon Announced as an Allegis Global Solutions 2021 Strategic Partner

We have done it again! We’re honored to be recognized by Allegis Global Solutions as a 2021 Strategic Partner for the 3rd year in a row!

How to Prepare for the Future of Cybersecurity: Challenges and changes that may arise

Recently, we sat down with Adam Geisser, CISSP to discuss how he believes the cybersecurity industry is going to evolve, especially with everyone working from home in 2021 and beyond.

The SolarWinds Hack, Data Breaches & The Reputational Impact

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Adam Geisser, CISSP, to discuss the SolarWinds hack.

Matthew Tawzer Joins Swoon

Matt Tawzer is joining Swoon as a Division Director leading our Infrastructure and Security Solutions team.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q4

Introducing our Q4 – Swooner of the Quarter, Maggie Becker! What is Swooner of the Quarter? Swooner of the

Swoon Awarded ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client Satisfaction Diamond Award

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded with ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Diamond award for the

How to create a successful and optimized employee onboarding process

When it comes to the onboarding process, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Do you think of

Swooner of the Quarter – Q3

Introducing our Q3 – Swooner of the Quarter, Danielle Schmidt! Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team

Your Post-COVID Company Culture and Why It Can’t Be One-Size Fits All

When it comes to your company culture post-COVID, it’s important to consider how your workforce will operate and collaborate

Swoon Named 2020 Best and Brightest Company to Work for in the Nation

We are excited to announce that we have been named a 2020 Best and Brightest Company to Work for

Direct Hire vs. Contract Employees – Which one is going to be best for you and your company?

Written in conjunction with Joe Matalone – Executive Vice President, Chris Thrall – Director of Talent Solutions and Colin

A Powerful Partnership

Our client, the largest customer-owned health insurer in the nation, leverages analytics to drive business performance and create new

Swoon made Inc. 5000’s annual list of fastest growing, privately owned companies!

Swoon has done it again! We’re very excited to announce our placement on the Inc. 5000 list for Fastest

Sharam Khosravipour Joins Swoon!

Sharam Khosravipour is joining Swoon as a Division Director leading our Digital, Marketing and Creative staffing solutions. He will

Swooner of the Quarter – Q2

Our Swooner of the Quarter winner for Q2

How to Start & Grow Your Employer Brand

With employer and consumer brands being more connected than ever before, now is the time to hone in on your employer brand and see which areas need improvement. Job seekers will remember how a company handled the pandemic, their stance on equality and if they took into account their employees’ well being during these times.

Swoon Named One of the 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Chicago

Swoon named one of the 2020 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago!

Hybrid Teams and How To Lead Them

We all know that some of our team members are just dying to get into the office, while others might be skeptical. Having a hybrid team allows your employees to choose what’s best for them. However, it means that you will need to adopt a new type of leadership.

Future of Work

As the pandemic has shifted work trends, businesses must continue to be agile, set employees up for success, establish

How to Write a Compelling IT Job Description

Wondering how to write a compelling IT job description? From job titles to the EEO statement we’ll help clear things up in this article.

Swooner of the Quarter – Q1

Introducing our Q1 – Swooner of the Quarter, Miranda Sullivan! Swooner of the Quarter recognizes one of our team

Are Technical Recruiters Necessary for IT Hiring?

Wondering if you really need a technical recruiter? Follow along and learn why technical recruiters are so in demand in our modern workforce.

2020 Tech Hiring Trends to Watch

Recruiting for tech and IT companies is a fast-paced game. Are you keeping up? Follow along on this list of top tech hiring trends of 2020 to find out.

IT Job Titles: What Position Should You Hire

Tired of wading through confusing job titles? Follow along as we go through IT job titles and what positions you should be hiring for.

Building a Billion-Dollar Banking App

One of the largest investment banking enterprises in the world was looking for a strategic partner to re-architect their

Building a Team from Coast to Coast

A Fortune 500 online travel shopping company needed a quick solution to a big problem—assemble a brand-new team across

Retaining Top Talent

One of the largest U.S. public universities was facing high turnover due to lackluster employee performances. The talent struggles

How to Recruit in the IT Industry

IT professionals are the most sought after employee in the 21st century! Learn about why this is, and how to recruit them, including quick tips, facts, and more!

Onboarding New Remote Hires

Are you a company that’s still hiring, but faced with the new challenge of how to onboard your new remote employees? Here are some tips for you!

Best Advice for Job Seekers in Today’s Market

Times are tough, but so are you! Don’t let your fear of the unknown cause you to decrease your efforts in finding a job. There are still companies hiring and lots of them. You need to refocus your efforts, and eventually, you will land an opportunity!

A Guide to Managing Your Newly Remote Teams

Many companies in recent weeks have transitioned to working 100% remote with very little preparation. Take a look through our guide for tips to make this transition easier!

Virtual Happy Hour

Grab your drink of choice, cuddle up next to your pet and get ready for some tips for your next happy hour!

Swooner of the Quarter – Kaylie Mora

We are so excited to introduce our most recent Swooner of the Quarter, Kaylie Mora! Swooner of the Quarter

May Contractor of The Month – Jordan Chan

May’s Contractor of the Month is Jordan Chan, a Quality Control Monitoring Specialist for Swoon’s mobile payment client in

April Contractor of the Month- Adam Jennings

April’s Contractor of Month is Adam Jennings, a Digital Asset/Rights Manager at Swoon’s business and employment-oriented service client in

Infographic: What Job Seekers Today Expect During the Hiring Process

The national unemployment rate remained at 3.8% through March 2019, meaning job seekers still hold the advantage in the

Swoon’s 5th Annual Silent Auction Event Was The Best Yet!

On Friday, March 22nd, Swoon hosted our fifth annual fundraising event to raise money for Almost Home Kids (AHK),

March Contractor of the Month- Mike Vaia

March’s Contractor of the Month is Mike Vaia, a Project Manager at Swoon’s client, a Fortune 500 manufacturing company

Three Resume Tips from Our Expert Recruiters

Here at Swoon, our recruiters see hundreds of resumes a day and are aware of what makes a resume

February Contractor of the Month – Stacey Hou

February’s Contractor of the Month is Stacey Hou, a Financial Analyst turned Data Analyst at one of Swoon’s clients,

How to Stay Connected as a Remote Employee

Getting hired as a remote employee is both exciting and scary. There is the opportunity to be flexible with

What do Work Ethic and Mindset Have to do with Success Anyway?

Work ethic is interesting. It has so much to do with culture and results; however unlike results, it is

January Contractor of the Month-John Santaguida

January’s Contractor of the Month is John Santaguida, a Business Analyst at one of Swoon’s social media and mobile

Robotics Process Automation’s Impact on The Job Market

The “new year” is officially here, and businesses are now implementing new budgets, goals, and workflow processes. For many

The Human Element: Why Do People Ghost?

And why is it more accepted, even normal, today? Recently, there have been many publications on “ghosting” which, according

December Contractor of the Month- Brent Danis

Congratulations to December’s Contractor of the Month, Brent Danis! Brent is a Senior Technical Product Manager at one of

Maximize Productivity and Crush Year-End Goals

December is here and that means most people are anxiously awaiting the holidays (I know I am). With after

November Contractor of the Month – Peggy Martz

Swoon’s November Contractor of the Month is Peggy Martz, a Recruiting Agent for a large manufacturing client in Peoria,

October Contractor of the Month – Nirmit Rungta

Swoon’s October Contractor of the Month is Nirmit Rungta, a Business Analyst for a large healthcare client in Richmond,

The Advantages of Using a Staffing Firm for Your Company’s Hiring Needs

Some companies think that using their own recruiters will be enough to find the best talent needed to help

September Contractor of the Month – Alan Robinson

Our September Contractor of the Month is Alan Robinson, Technical Support Specialist at one of Swoon’s largest pharmaceutical clients

Wellness Wednesdays- Chapter 2: Healthcare and Benefits

There is a common saying that goes, “to best know how to use something that belongs to you, you

Swoon Tunes- Swoon Rioters

In honor of Riot Fest in Chicago this weekend, Swooners are sharing some of their favorite jams from the

What’s Your Biggest Weakness?

You have taken all the right steps to prepare for your interview and you are ready to give it

SwoonGen Homecoming Swoon Tunes

Happy First Friday! We are hosting a Swoon and NextGen homecoming tonight and wanted to make sure our Swoon

National Lazy Day – Swoon Tunes

To celebrate #nationallazyday, we put together our favorite songs that feature being “lazy.” So kick back, relax and listen.

Contractor of the Month (August) – Chris Arceneaux

August’s Contractor of the Month is Chris Arceneaux – a Customer Success Manager and Implementation Consultant at Swoon’s client


The work we do requires E-N-E-R-G-Y and we recently realized that physically, there could be adverse negative effects on


With the emergence of new-aged artificially intelligent technology, professionals have noticed a decline in the need for primary, non-degree

Swoon Tunes- Lolla Clique ’18

This playlist is dedicated to our annual company Lollapalooza trip. These are some of our favorite artists performing Friday

Swoon Tunes: California Dreamin’

  These tunes are inspired by California and our San Diego office! Have a great weekend and keep California

What to Do Vs. What Not to Do In an Interview

Honesty vs. Lying It goes without saying that indeed, honesty is the best policy, and with interviewing, that fact

Contractor of the Month – Derrick Deberry

Swoon’s client is a financial services and mobile payment company based in San Francisco, California and Derrick Deberry, a Customer

Swoon Tunes- Friday 5 at 5- America!

  Happy pre-Independence Day weekend! We hope you listen to these songs while chillin’ by the pool, grilling out

How Your Social Media Accounts May Be Holding You Back From Getting the Job

Are you one of those people that had a spectacular spring break trip to Miami and provided full-coverage of

Swoon Tunes – Mamby Shoutout

Festival season is here in the Windy City of Chicago! This playlist is an ode to the Mamby on

Diversity In the Workplace: A Never-Ending Momentum

As technology continues to advance and the need for niche skillsets in the workplace continues to grow, the importance

Swoon Tunes: Pride Month!

Pride Month! Thes are a few of our favorite tracks heard on the daily up and down Boystown here

90’s Summer Throwbacks – Friday 5 at 5

This week’s Swoon Tunes are influenced by the heat in Chicago as we skipped spring and hopped right into

Friday 5 at 5 – O Canada!

This week’s Swoon Tunes are dedicated to Canada! I’ve picked 5 of my favorite Canadian artists because we just

Swoon Tunes – Coachella Style

This week’s Swoon Tunes are dedicated to the best acts I saw in the desert during weekend 1 of

Sofar So Good!

Have you ever attended a musical performance that felt like it was put on just for you and a

Swoon’s Fourth Annual Fundraising Event Benefiting Almost Home Kids

Last Friday, March 23rd, Swoon and NextGen Global hosted our third annual fundraising event to raise money for the

Swoon Tunes – Friday 5 at 5 – Green, Gold and Luck!

Did you know that Chicago, IL is the #1 destination in the country for St. Patrick’s Day? Did you

Friday 5 at 5 – Togetherness Edition

This week’s Swoon Tunes are dedicated to our ever so growing and loving squad here at Swoon. Our bowling

Swoon Tunes – Friday 5 at 5

It’s Holi, the festival of color! Here are some colorful songs to welcome you to the weekend. Cheers! The

Swoon Tunes – Year of the Dog

This week’s Swoon Tunes are dedicated to the Year of the Dog. Happy Chinese New Year!! Here at Swoon,

Swoon Tunes Snow Day

Major snowfall here in Chicago brought on a snow day and most likely a snowed-in weekend for us Swooners.

Putting On Our Poker Faces For A Cause

On Thursday, January 25th, fifteen Swooners volunteered to work at the 5th Annual Mercy Home for Boys and Girls Poker

Swoon Tunes-Friday 5 at 5

This week’s Swoon Tunes are dedicated to January which started the year off strong but is now coming to

Job Search Tips To Help You Achieve Your 2018 Career Goals

With the end of each year comes a list of goals and resolutions for the coming year. Everywhere you

How to Prevent Burnout Employees

Burnout employees are spread thin, overworked, and typically fly under the radar which results in a lack of feedback

The Importance of Keeping Your Employees Engaged

Engaged employees are the ones who see the end goal, work towards more than completing a daily checklist and

Inavero Best of Staffing Award 2017

We are honored to be awarded with Inavero’s Best of Staffing 2017 Award! Our clients have kindly recognized our

How to Answer Dreaded Interview Questions

When you’re in the hot seat, you’re bound to be asked a question that you can’t answer without some

Music Monday – February 13, 2017

’tis the season for love, but Valentine’s Day just isn’t for everyone. So, this week, we’re busting out those

Music Monday – February 6, 2017

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow meaning 6 more weeks of Winter. Ugh. It’s enough to make us want to

Selling Yourself in an Interview

Finding a job that you do well and enjoy can be a tall task. It may seem like your

Taking a New Approach in Your Job Search

There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling you’ve exhausted all of your options in a job search. You’re sure that

Better Hiring Practices: Should You Hire Skills or Personalities?

Every time you have an open position in your company, the struggle begins. You want to hire someone who

Three Essential Resume Types That Get Results in a Job Search

Okay, you’ve made great contacts at industry meet-ups, overhauled your Twitter and Facebook accounts to present a more professional

How Startups Can Attract Top Talent

It’s not easy to pull talent away from big established companies. It’s easy to lose the battles of money

Some Brown Nose, We at Swoon Prefer Red

From the moment I stepped out of Walgreens with 60 Red Noses to pass out to Swooners and NextGeners

Six Things You’re Doing Wrong in Your Job Search

Most of the mistakes people make when job hunting stem from a lack of self-awareness and rigid thinking. The

How Much Losing an Employee Costs Your Business

Pegging actual figures to what the loss of an employee means is fraught, but the rule of thumb usually

Stats that Steer a Hiring Strategy

LinkedIn recently pulled together data from its surveys to paint a picture that may or may not surprise you

Small Things that Can Win You the Job

Hiring managers can be swayed by the small things. Obviously you have to check the big boxes, but we

Swoon Recognized as One of the Fastest Growing Female Led/Owned Companies

The Women’s President Organization and American Express recently recognized Swoon as being in the top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led/Owned

Hiring Better in Five Steps

Good hiring practices aren’t all that difficult but they do require a lot of follow-through. Using your instincts or

Swoon’s Silent Auction for Almost Home Kids a Big Success

Earlier this month, Swooners got together to host a silent auction to benefit a really great cause. We raised

We Enjoyed Being a Part of these in 2015

Maybe you’re looking for some charitable organizations you can help out this year. We learned a lot, had a

Swoon Helps Out at the Ronald McDonald House

What could be better this time of year than baking cookies and decorating Christmas trees? Answer: baking cookies and

Mercy Home Outreach

Swoon loves the work Mercy Home does. Most of us come from a loving, stable home, but this isn’t

Seven Tips for a Networking Event

First of all congratulations. Deciding to go to what could be a lame or awkward event is likely going

HFS Scholars Casino Night: Bettin’ for a Bright Future

At Swoon we are dedicated to identifying and connecting great talent with great work. We know that talent resides

Culture Check: How Can I Tell if They’ll be a Good Fit?

It’s really difficult when a skilled and smart person simply doesn’t fit in at your office. It’s something that’s

Open Heart Magic

There’s always some magic happening around the Swoonscape, so it made sense to share our space with some truly

Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

What do you call people willing to race in the rain and cold when it’d be just as easy

Swoon and i.c. Stars Team Up to Advance Talent from Underserved Communities

With the recent public release of demographic numbers for many of the leading tech firms in North America, something

Account Executives: Are you ready to be Swoon’d?

We are growing in 2015 and we’re looking for exceptional Account Executives to join us. The team is seeking

Hearts beating. Legs pounding. Teeth chattering. All for a good cause: The 2015 Shamrock Shuffle!

The cold didn’t douse the dedication of the runners or those ready to lend moral support. Swooners and NextGeners

At Ronald McDonald We Served Breakfast for Dinner. Say What?

At Swoon, we are always thinking of ways we can give back to our community. Last month, the Professional

How to Find the Best Talent

You want to staff your company with the best employees. The high flyers, hotshots and true leaders. The ones

Ready to be swoon'd?

It’s time to put the best and brightest to work, helping your business grow… (Swoon can help you check that off your to-do list.)