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TJ Markwas

TJ Markwas is an expert recruiter with over 5 years of experience between both corporate and agency staffing environments. He is well versed in recruiting processes, including sourcing, interviewing, and hiring personnel at all levels. As Recruiting Services Director at Tallann Resources, TJ leads our Recruiting Process Outsourcing and Direct Hire service offerings. He focuses in sourcing and screening for staffing firms internal positions, including recruiters, sales reps, account managers, on-site managers, and branch managers. TJ graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, then decided to continue his education by studying Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Xavier University. After leaving Xavier, TJ interned as a HR Specialist, leading the creation and delivery of the recruiting process and Applicant Tracking System for a Manufacturing Services company in Mason, OH. He continued refining his recruiting abilities and moved to Robert Half Technology, followed by almost 3 years at Manifest Solutions.
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Stop Asking Candidates For Current Salary

Posted by TJ Markwas on Mar 5, 2018 11:00:00 AM

One of the most pressing topics being discussed in current recruiting circles is the big concern around the legislation barring employers (and yes, recruiters) from asking candidates about their salary history or benefits. From industry conference presentations to Facebook group discussions, this legislation has staffing and recruiting professionals highly concerned about the impact it will have on our ability to do our jobs. Should recruiters and managers be concerned about this legislation?

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Topics: Recruiting, Compensation

3 Best Practices for Recruiting Millennials

Posted by TJ Markwas on Jul 8, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Millennials. So much research has been conducted at this point about this generation that it almost seems ridiculous. They’re lazy... they’re technically savvy... they need instant gratification faster, etc. Some feedback has been good, while the majority has been focused on the negative aspects of this generation. In recruiting, however, it’s a known fact that this generation is handled differently than previous generations. Here are three best practices to appeal to our current day Millennials (from a Millennial perspective) while recruiting them:

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Topics: Culture, Recruiting

Don't forget these 4 recruiting essentials...ever!

Posted by TJ Markwas on Feb 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Every new year, industry content will come out with multiple articles of the ‘New’ and ‘Game-changing’ insight and suggestions on how to become more successful in your business. This is no different for the staffing industry, with articles touting various ways to improve on recruiting. As an industry, we have started to move away from some of the most critical yet basic recruiting methods. Here are just a few of my suggestions on how to keep yourself on top of the game:

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Topics: Networking, Recruiting, Recruiter Activity

3 Overlooked Functions using LinkedIn Recruiter

Posted by TJ Markwas on Nov 9, 2015 2:55:59 PM

Using LinkedIn Recruiter on a daily basis, I tend to overlook some of the best features of the tool when I get into the grind. Looking at the bigger picture, here are a few of the best functions I’ve had success using:

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Topics: Time Management

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