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Is your business ready for Windows 7 End of Life? According to Four hundred and fifty million, the answer is no.

Posted on January 8, 2020 by Nick Squires

  Perhaps you have heard that Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will reach End of Life (EOL) on January 14, 2020.   This End of Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches, or new functionality, making any user – personal or enterprise – signif …

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Conducting a Successful Employee Evaluation

Posted on December 9, 2019 by Bryce

Employee evaluations can be stressful for everyone involved. Employees often wait months — if not an entire year— between formal sessions. The longer that stretch of time, the higher the stress, anxiety and stakes surrounding that one-on-one meeting.  …

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Benefits Of IT Staffing Agencies

Posted on August 8, 2019 by Bryce

With a tight labor market and a shrinking pool of available talent, it has become more difficult and more expensive to find new employees. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) it costs $4129 to hire a new employee and takes 42 …

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The Importance of Big Data Staffing

Posted on April 11, 2019 by Nick Squires

    You probably use big data in almost every aspect of your business, from identifying your target consumer and the best way to market to them to testing the effectiveness of your logistics and managing your website. You do this with good re …

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Do You Need A Bodyguard? A Deeper Look at Finding the Right Hire.

Posted on December 13, 2018 by Nick Squires

Finding a bodyguard can be a difficult and time-consuming process. You want to find someone who is easy to work with and whose characteristics match your personality since the consequences of hiring the wrong candidate could be significant. Just like h …

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The Office: A Look at the Cost of Wasted Time

Posted on August 13, 2018 by Nick Squires

“I am running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good.” – Michael Scott Whether intentionally or unintentionally, employees in all levels of an organization waste time at work sometimes. Though the impact of the occasional coffee break is smal …

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Smugglers and Scoundrels

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Nick Squires

Hiring new talent isn’t always easy. Finding the right person to fit what your company needs can be tough. Fortunately, The Computer Merchant is here to help. We work to provide IT staffing services to the technology industry across the United States. …

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How To Conduct A Successful Job Interview

Posted on July 27, 2017 by Nick Squires

There is evidence that most job interviews are ineffective because hiring managers do not properly prepare for the hiring process. Knowing how to conduct a job interview is the most important part of the hiring manager’s job and nothing can replace suc …

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Keep Your Employee’s Happy: Perks You Should Consider

Posted on June 29, 2017 by Nick Squires

Abraham Maslow is an American psychologist who is most famous for his theory known as the hierarchy of needs. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs suggests that there is an order to human needs and we can’t seek out certain needs until others are fulfilled. For …

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Changing Careers In Your 30s

Posted on May 25, 2017 by Nick Squires

  What happens when you reach your 30th birthday and feel like changing careers? It can be daunting knowing that you’re contemplating changing careers in your 30s but it doesn’t have to be that way. Changing careers is like making an investment. I …

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