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Verigent Employee Spotlight: Ed Haug

Posted by: - December 1, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Ed Haug

Ed Haug and his wife, Lisa, have traveled all over the country doing telecom work for Verigent. Let's get to know Ed and find out why the traveling life is such a good fit for him!

Verigent is Looking for a Payroll/Billing Administrative Assistant in Huntersville!

Posted by: - November 6, 2017

Verigent is hiring!

Payroll/Billing Administrative Assistant

Verigent, a nationwide Telecom and IT staffing firm, has an opening for a part-time Payroll/Billing Administrative Assistant.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Josh Tate

Posted by: - November 1, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Josh Tate

Josh Tate refers to himself as “Verigent’s Swiss Army Knife.” Find out why in this month's employee spotlight!

Verigent Named to 2017 Mid-Market Fast 40 List for the 4th Year in a Row!

Posted by: - October 18, 2017

Verigent Named to 2017 Mid-Market Fast 40 List for the 4th Year in a Row!

We're so excited to share the news!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Ella Rucker

Posted by: - September 29, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Ella Rucker

Ella Rucker is a woman who wears many hats.
Find out how she ended up working with Verigent and why we're such a great fit for each other.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Holly Richardson

Posted by: - August 29, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Holly Richardson

Holly Richardson has been with Verigent since right after college. Find out what she loves best about working here and where she sees herself in the next few years!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Kevin Joyner

Posted by: - August 3, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Kevin Joyner

Kevin Joyner has worked in telecom all over the world. Let's take some time to meet one of Verigent's highly-skilled direct hires and find out more about what led him into this exciting industry.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Randy Cloninger

Posted by: - July 17, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Randy Cloninger

Randy Cloninger is one of Verigent's longest-serving employees. He's been with the company from its infancy and has been an integral part of Verigent's growth. Let's meet him!

Summer Jobs: Not Just for Teens Anymore

Posted by: - June 28, 2017

Summer jobs aren't just for teens!

Here are a few reasons summer is the perfect season to consider looking for a contract job.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Valdemar Petersen

Posted by: - June 6, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Valdemar Petersen

Valdemar Petersen is an integral part of the Verigent family. Find out how he ended up in the U.S. telecom field after a childhood in the Virgin Islands...and what Disney World has to do with it!

Verigent Named "Top Search Firm" by Forbes/Statista

Posted by: - May 31, 2017


Verigent is honored by Forbes as one of the best staffing firms in the country.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Samantha Russell

Posted by: - April 27, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Samantha Russell

Samantha Russell is a recent college graduate who found her way to Verigent's payroll team nearly a year ago. She loves Charlotte, hiking, and, of course, working at Verigent! Here's what you need to know...

We're Looking for TWO New Recruiters in Charlotte!

Posted by: - April 21, 2017

Verigent is hiring!

We're looking to hire TWO recruiters to our team starting this summer to work out of our Huntersville, NC office.
Come join the Verigent team!

Verigent Participating in Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge 2017

Posted by: - April 11, 2017

Verigent Participating in Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge 2017

Here at Verigent, we're big on teamwork. Not only do we care a great deal about our own team, our clients, and our employees, we jump at any opportunity to help those in need, particularly in our own community.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Charles Hill

Posted by: - April 4, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Charles Hill

Charles Hill has been in telecom for decades and working with Verigent for over 6 years. What does this self-proclaimed lifelong jock have to say about the changes in the industry? We have a chat during this month's employee spotlight!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Val Labuguen

Posted by: - March 3, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Val Labuguen

Val Labuguen is a valuable team member at Verigent's Rockville, Maryland office. Find out why his 2017 started with a BIG surprise, and what he's doing for Verigent...

Three New Job Openings at Verigent!

Posted by: - February 26, 2017

Verigent is hiring!

Our lightning-fast growth means we're looking qualified individuals to fill some important in-house roles! Check out the job descriptions after the jump to see if you're a good fit and to find out where to send your resume!

Verigent Named "Best of Staffing" for the THIRD Year in a Row!

Posted by: - February 21, 2017

Verigent has been honored by Inavero, Inc. for being one of the "Best in Staffing" for both talent AND clients in 2017! It's the third year in a row we've received this amazing award, given to less than 2% of all staffing agencies.

Read more details here:

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Jermaine Galloway

Posted by: - February 2, 2017

Jermaine Galloway is one of Verigent's most experienced contractors, working out of the D.C. area. What does he love about working for Verigent, and what does he do for fun?

Let's meet Jermaine in this month's Verigent Employee Spotlight!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Damian Harrell

Posted by: - January 2, 2017

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Damian Harrell

Damian Harrell is so much more than one of the first employees on the ground at Verigent's new Dallas-area office. He's a Senior Recruiter, a dog-lover, and he's got big goals! Let's meet Damian in our first employee spotlight of 2017.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Billy Lyons

Posted by: - November 30, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Billy Lyons

Billy Lyons is a Verigent contractor based out of the Charlotte area, but he spent most of his life in NYC. Find out more about this fire captain-turned-telecom contractor in this month's employee spotlight!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Lydia Trexler

Posted by: - October 31, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Lydia Trexler

Lydia Trexler is a mission-minded go-getter. She's a natural fit at Verigent, and we're excited to share her story with you!

Learn more about this month's employee spotlight: Lydia Trexler.

Job Opening at Verigent's Dallas Office!

Posted by: - October 17, 2016

Job Opening at Verigent!
Delivery Team Lead at our Dallas, TX, office

Are you hard-working and ready for a challenge? Then we're ready for you.

Click through for more info on the position!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Gary Frank

Posted by: - October 4, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Gary Frank

Gary Frank is learning something new every day at Verigent. He loves being out from behind a desk and working with his hands on one of our low-voltage cabling teams. Let's find out more!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Kirk Johnson

Posted by: - September 2, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Kirk Johnson

Kirk Johnson's career has grown alongside with Verigent, and he's excited for strategic partnerships to change his role even more. Let's find out more about Verigent's Director of National Sales!

Verigent is Hiring a Regional Account Manager in Rockville, Maryland!

Posted by: - August 8, 2016

Verigent is hiring a Regional Account Manager in Rockville, Maryland!

We are currently looking for experienced salespeople with recent experience selling IT or network infrastructure temporary staffing services. Knowledge of IT or Telecom is preferred but candidates with other staffing industry are encouraged to apply as well. We are looking for experienced hunters that will be responsible for identifying, targeting and breaking new accounts. Great culture, great team - excellent opportunity for career growth.

The Many Benefits of Contract Work

Posted by: - August 5, 2016

The Many Benefits of Contract Work

Did you know that over 40% of the American workforce is considered “contingent?” Contract work is the new way of life among skilled employees, and many (as in, 3,000,000) rely on staffing companies to help place them and make strategic introductions.

Why is contract work so popular and is this growing trend right for you? We take a look.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Tim Wilson

Posted by: - July 29, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson is a combat veteran with years of experience in the cabling industry. He's worked all over the U.S. but keeps coming home to the greater Washington, DC area for family, friends, and contract work with Verigent. Let's find out more!

Verigent is Hosting a Job Fair on July 28th!

Posted by: - July 12, 2016

We're hosting a summer job fair on July 28th at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte.

Our recruiters will be on-site to discuss your experience, training, career track and our job opportunities. Click through to find out more about the specific positions available.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Joe Stansberry

Posted by: - June 28, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Joe Stansberry

From Denver to Charlotte and everywhere in between, Joe's worn a lot of hats. He's now thriving as a senior recruiter at Verigent's corporate headquarters in NC - what else is there to know about Joe?

We're Looking for a Regional Account Manager in Charlotte!

Posted by: - June 22, 2016

Verigent is growing!

Currently, we have an opening for an Regional Account Manager in our greater Charlotte office.

We are currently looking for experienced salespeople with recent experience selling IT or network infrastructure temporary staffing services. Click through for more information on our open positions!

A Letter from Kevin on the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge

Posted by: - June 7, 2016

"Hi Everyone,

I wanted to let you know how we did this past weekend at the 2016 Trailblaze Challenge for Make-A-Wish."

An update from Verigent's CEO Kevin Kiernan on the life-changing events of last weekend.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Thomas Harrell

Posted by: - May 26, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Thomas Harrell

A veteran of the Marine Corps and active Army Reservist, Verigent is proud to have Thomas Harrell on our team. Find out why he loves contract work and what he likes to do for fun!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Michelle Titus

Posted by: - May 2, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Michelle Titus

From marketing manager to mom, Michelle Titus has worn a lot of hats. Let's get to know the office manager of Verigent's corporate headquarters in North Carolina and find out which part of her job she's most excited about!

Let's meet Michelle...

Verigent Named One of the "Best Companies to Work For in NC!"

Posted by: - April 11, 2016

Verigent makes yet another list!

This time it's the "Best Companies to Work for in North Carolina" and we couldn't feel prouder. Click through to read about the awesome perks these NC companies offer and why Verigent made the list.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Shane Bennett

Posted by: - March 26, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Shane Bennett

Shane Bennett has over 25 years of experience in the ever-changing telecom industry. We chatted with this avid fisherman to find out why he loves the flexibility of contract work and what he's looking forward to learning more about as his field continues to evolve.

Let's meet Shane...

Verigent Receives "Best of Staffing" Awards for Second Year in a Row!

Posted by: - March 22, 2016

We’re so excited to have received Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing® Awards for providing exceptional service to our clients and talent!

Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies earn this award - Verigent was recognized for excellence in both talent and client satisfaction. Click through to read the full press release.

Trailblazers from Verigent Taking on 28 Mile Hike

Posted by: - March 16, 2016

Here at Verigent, we're big on teamwork. Not only do we care a great deal about our own team, our clients, and our employees, we jump at any opportunity to help those in need, particularly in our own community.

We couldn't be prouder to announce that 4 Verigent team members are undertaking the Make-a-Wish Trailblazer's Challenge this summer!

Verigent Named One of SmartCEO's List of 2016 Future 50 Award Winners in Charlotte

Posted by: - March 8, 2016

Verigent has been named among SmartCEO's list of Future 50 Award Winners for the greater Charlotte area! We're so honored, and can't wait to share the news with you!

Click through to see a complete list of winners and find out more about SmartCEO.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Ethan Hendricks

Posted by: - February 29, 2016

It's almost spring! That means it's time for March's Verigent Employee Spotlight, and this month we're hilighting recruiter Ethan Hendricks. When he's not exploring Charlotte's craft beer scene and enjoying being a newlywed, what does Ethan do? He helps Verigent find qualified, reliable staff for clients nationwide!

Let's find out more.

What are the Fastest-Growing Sectors in Tech?

Posted by: - February 17, 2016

"Technology" is a nebulous term.

Much of the job growth in the U.S. in the last decade has been concentrated among technical fields, but "technology" jobs aren't all app development and Silicon Valley startups. There's a big, broad world out there of technology-based industries that are growing and changing every year. Jobs that might be the most in-demand in 2020, for example, might not even exist yet. Here's a quick look at some of the fastest growing technology industries to date.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Bill Spence

Posted by: - February 1, 2016

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Bill Spence

We're excited to introduce the first employee spotlight of 2016! This month we're featuring Bill Spence, a world-traveler and telecom expert.
Let's see what Bill's all about...

Verigent Holding Weekly Interviews in Mooresville, NC

Posted by: - January 7, 2016

Verigent, a premier provider of technical staffing services to the telecom and IT Industries, is holding weekly interviews from 2-3pm MON-FRI in our corporate office located in Mooresville, NC. Walk-ins welcomed!

Click through for more information.

How to Power Through the Post-Holiday Slump

Posted by: - January 5, 2016

January is a weird time of year at work.

Everyone's back in the office, to-do lists are expanding, and the year's a blank slate...sometimes too blank. The post-holiday workload can feel overwhelming, particularly if your office likes to push things off during December to be "picked back up next year." It's inevitable that getting back into the grind will be tough after an extended period of time off whether it was a week or just a long weekend. Here's what to do about it.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Cindy Dodge

Posted by: - December 16, 2015

Time for the last Verigent Employee Spotlight of 2015! This month we spoke to Cindy Dodge, Verigent corporate's 'jack of all trades.' What does the Minnesota native have to say about living in North Carolina, motorcycle riding, and what it feels like to be the office's first phone contact? Let's find out!

So, let's find out more about Cindy Dodge...

Why the Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Hire Contract Workers

Posted by: - December 1, 2015

Whether you've got a fledgling startup or a multinational corporation, there comes a time in most businesses' life cycles when considering contract workers just makes sense.

For many businesses, that's the holiday season.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Richie Carriger

Posted by: - November 17, 2015

Time once again for one of our favorite monthly features...the Verigent Employee Spotlight! This month we're talking with contractor Richie Carriger, a Vikings fan with a passion for photography, his family, and learning more about his industry. Where does Richie's drive come from and what, exactly, is he most excited about in the telecom industry?

Let's get to know Richie...

Verigent Named One of the Fastest-Growing Staffing Firms

Posted by: - November 11, 2015

Mooresville, NC - November 12, 2015 – Verigent, an industry leader in telecom and IT staffing has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest-growing U.S. Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms list. Verigent's impressive 32.4% percent compound growth between 2010 and 2014 put the firm at number 32 out of 102 on the list. The median CAGR for the top ten firms on the list was 61.0% and for the full list was 24.2%.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Manny Asam

Posted by: - October 27, 2015

In October's Verigent Employee Spotlight we speak with Manny Asam, a New Jersey native who's a Californian at heart. What does he do for Verigent and how does he like to spend his weekends?

Find out here!

Are You a Good Boss? Some Stats to Consider

Posted by: - September 29, 2015

It's hard to quantify the difference in a "good" boss and a "bad" boss, but you know it when you see it.

Studies show that the best bosses are skilled at interpersonal relationship building, constructively criticizing, and leading buy example. We've all (hopefully) had the pleasure of working under a great boss - someone who effectively manages a team without ever feeling like, well, the boss. But what about the rest? Middling managers are unfortunately more of the norm than we'd all like to admit, but they generally keep everything running smoothly. But the bad bosses? They do more harm than good.

Verigent Lands on Inc. 5000 List for 5th Time

Posted by: - August 27, 2015

When we say Verigent's growing fast, we mean it!

Every year, Inc. Magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. We're incredibly proud to be featured on the 2015 list as the 2,706th fastest-growing private company in America!

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Garrett Godwin

Posted by: - August 11, 2015

New feature: The Verigent Employee Spotlight!

At Verigent, our people are the only thing that really matters at the end of the day so we'd like to take some time to introduce you to a valued Verigent team member. Today we're talking to Garrett Godwin - he's a five-year veteran at Verigent's corporate headquarters near Charlotte, NC. Black labs, people skills, and...juggling?

Let's get to know Garrett!

How to Get More Motivated at Work

Posted by: - August 5, 2015

Every employee goes through a "motivational slump" from time to time.

There are two types of motivational deficiency: short term and long term. Fortunately, there's a fix for both! If you find yourself lacking motivation to lead, to learn, or even just to get your work done, here are a few tips for getting your drive back on track. It's easier than you think and believe us, your employer will notice the difference.

Verigent Employee Spotlight: Joe Dobbs

Posted by: - July 16, 2015

Today we're launching a fun new feature on the Verigent Blog called the "Verigent Employee Spotlight."

At Verigent, our people are the only thing that really matters at the end of the day so we'd like to take some time to introduce you to a valued Verigent team member. Today we'd like you to meet Joe Dobbs. Joe's a long-time Verigent employee with a passion for the Lions, concerts,! Based in Michigan, Joe is a talented telecom technician and an essential member of the Verigent team.

Let's get to know him!

16 Things Never to Say in a Job Interview

Posted by: - June 25, 2015

Job interviews are stressful.

No matter how prepared you are, nerves are high all around which can make for some awkward moments as well as some foot-in-mouth moments. If you've got a job interview coming up or even if you just doubt your skills as an interviewee, here are 16 things to avoid saying to a hiring manager at all costs.

1. "That's on my resume already."

Not only is this a rude thing to say, the interviewer probably wants to hear more about this particular topic in your own words, not from a piece of paper.
6 Reasons to Hire Temp Workers This Summer

Posted by: - May 26, 2015

 Do you own a business? Maybe you’re in charge of HR or hiring for a medium- or large-sized firm? If it’s not your first year at the helm you know the importance of anticipating your company’s human capital needs before you’re in a bind.

Summer is the perfect time to bulk up your staff. When you need help finding temporary workers for a job, contact a recruiting firm or staffing agency that specializes in your area of need. You’ll save yourself time, hassle, and money by accessing an existing database of contract workers rather than having to conjure one up yourself.

Here are six great reasons to consider hiring seasonal workers this summer.
What is Company Culture and Why is it Important?

Posted by: - May 5, 2015

“Company culture” is one of those nebulous terms that seems to get thrown around an awful lot these days. Candidates hear it in interviews, they discuss it with their friends, and your office’s HR department probably spends a lot of time thinking about how to improve it.

But what is company culture?

Join Us for the Lace Up Son Family 5K!

Posted by: - April 22, 2015

Verigent loves giving back to worthy causes!

This year we're a proud sponsor of the "Lace Up Son Family 5K" through the Steve Smith Family Foundation. The race will take place on Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day!) and will go right through downtown Matthews. Not only will we have a few runners of our own participating, we encourage you and your family to come out and support a great local philanthropy.

Infographic: Job Search Stats Your Business Needs to Know

Posted by: - April 17, 2015


Our latest and greatest infographic shows off 2015 job search stats your business needs to know.

How to Go Above and Beyond at Work

Posted by: - March 27, 2015

Everyone wants to be noticed at work.

Whether you're working your way towards a promotion or trying to get hired on for a full-time position, putting forth the extra effort is the best thing you can do to secure your place. But what can you actually do to show your boss you're worth it? Plenty of things, as it turns out!

Here are some suggestions for going the extra mile at work to show you're eager to move up in a competitive environment.

How to Turn a Part-Time Job into a Full-Time Position

Posted by: - March 10, 2015

Statistics show there are about 6,600,000 Americans currently working part time who’d rather be working full time. Whether your hours were cut by budget constraints, you’re taking on contract positions to gain more experience, or can’t find an opening for a full time gig, wanting to work full time and not being able to is frustrating.

If you’re lucky enough to have a part time position at a company you’d like to stay on with, you’re halfway there! Employment numbers are improving every day and more and more companies are using part time employees to vet future full timers, and that can work to your benefit. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want to know how to turn a part-time job into a full-time position.

Verigent Wins Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Award!

Posted by: - February 26, 2015

We’re excited to announce we won Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Award for providing exceptional service to our clients and talent!

Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies earn this award! Verigent was recognized for excellence in both talent and client satisfaction.

Advantages of Using a National Staffing Firm

Posted by: - February 16, 2015

There are plenty of reasons for your business to use a staffing firm. Maybe you’ve got a short-term project you need extra help on or maybe you’ve been awarded a contract you’re too understaffed to fill. Whatever your motive, a qualified staffing company can help you fill in the gaps and even find great hires for long term, salaried positions.

But how do you decide what kind of staffing firm to work with? One of the biggest questions comes when differentiating between national and local staffing firms. Both have their benefits but overall, nationally-capable staffing companies just give you more options. Here’s why.

Verigent CFO Featured by CEOCFO Magazine!

Posted by: - February 5, 2015

Our very own CFO, Rebecca Hardin, was recently featured by CEOCFO Magazine!

We’re so proud of Rebecca (she had a banner 2014 and was named CFO of the year by the Charlotte Business Journal!) and think she did a great job on her interview with CEOCFO. They asked some great questions about what it’s like to work for Verigent – read the entire interview here:

21 Benefits of Working With a Recruiter

Posted by: - January 29, 2015

Job searching can be tough but more and more people are turning to recruiters to help them find a permanent position, contract work, or a specialized gig. There are plenty of reason to work with a recruiter to find your next job…here are just a few.

1. Recruiters are usually specialists which mean they’ve got connections and the inside track in a particular industry you’re interested in like IT or sales.

2. Once selected by a recruiter for review by the hiring company you’ll be part of a much smaller pool of applicants giving you a leg up in a highly-competitive job market.

3. Your recruiter will usually give you helpful advice for your job search such as resume tips, interview practice, and suggestions on how to position yourself in the market.

What Your Boss Wants You to Know (But Won’t Tell You)

Posted by: - January 15, 2015

There are millions of great bosses out there and just as many great employees. In too many cases office politics and boundaries keep your boss from giving you that one nugget of advice that could launch (or save) your career! Believe it or not, most bosses want you to succeed, not only because they care about you but because it reflects positively on them too.

We’ve talked to thousands of bosses about what makes an employee great and what they wish their employees knew. Some responses could have been resolved with simple communication and some truly were up to the employees to figure out on their own. Here are the most common things your boss wants you to know, but won’t tell you.

The Top 5 Cities for Telecom Jobs in the U.S.

Posted by: - January 6, 2015

Telcommunications is one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.

Between backend technical careers and actual cable installers the job opportunities in telecom are numerous. Many of these positions filter through recruiting firms specializing in telecom. While some telecom positions don't require a lot of skilled training, others require bachelor's degrees, computer engineering skills, and even engineering experience. The exact requirements depend on the project at hand.

Certain parts of the country are experiencing a surge in telecommunications opportunities thanks to new engineering projects, tax breaks, and corporate investments. As we see it, these are the best cities for telecom jobs in the U.S. in 2015.

4 Things to Think About During Your Interview

Posted by: - December 3, 2014

Job interviews can be stressful.

Not only are you worried about whether you're qualified you're probably also concerned about the impression you're giving off, whether you're right for the job, or even if the position will pay what you need. We get it! Interviews are a necessary part of finding just the right candidate for each job and we'll let you in on a little industry secret: Almost no one gives a perfect interview.

Like anything else, how well your interview goes greatly depends on your vibe with the interviewer, their understanding of yourresume, and even the weather. You can't impact every part of the exchange! That's why it's so crucial you do make an effort to affect the areas of a job interview you do have control over...and there are more than you think.

Here are four things to think about before, during, and after your interview to ensure you've covered your bases well.

Should Your Business Hire Seasonal Workers?

Posted by: - November 20, 2014

The 2014 holiday season is set to be a big one for business.

Retailers are gearing up for a heavy shopping season and producers, logistics companies, and even tech services are working hard to meet these increased demands. One of the most time-honored solutions to the wave of winter business is the hiring of temporary seasonal workers. Should your business consider hiring seasonal employees this year?

Over a quarter of all companies say they plan to hire at least one temporary worker this season. The upside of this hiring swing for temp workers is that nearly half of all seasonal hiring managers say they hope to bring some or all of the new workers on full time once their contract's over.

Retail is, of course, the most prolific seasonal hiring industry. In 2014, Target hopes to fill nearly 19,000 seasonal roles while Toys R' Us is bringing on over 8,000 temporary employees. Other industries such as IT, marketing, and fulfillment will also be bulking up their rosters by as much as 10% just to meet the needs of increased demand.

A Bad Hire is More Expensive Than You Think

Posted by: - November 12, 2014

Did you know that bad hiring decisions are responsible for as much as 80% of employee turnover?

In a vast majority of poor hiring cases the mistake is realized within about six months…but that doesn’t mean replacing the wrong employee is cheap. In fact, recruiters estimate it can cost anywhere from one-and-a-half to two times the employee’s annual salary to find a replacement. Those are staggering numbers!

So, where do these numbers come from? Why is a bad hire so expensive?

We're Hiring Sales Professionals in the Charlotte Area!

Posted by: - October 31, 2014

Ever wanted to work for one of the fastest-growing private companies in Charlotte?

Verigent, a leader in telecom and IT staffing, is hiring for several positions to be based out of our Mooresville, NC headquarters. We offer highly-competitive benefits, great salary structures, and the opportunity to work and grow alongside some of the brightest minds in our industry.

Below are the positions we are currently interviewing qualified candidates for:

Skills IT Applicants Need for 2015

Posted by: - October 24, 2014

2015 is set to be a banner year for the IT industry.

Tech industry hiring is up and IT salaries are rising to match. Even Forbes says the "information services" sector will have the biggest growth in new-grad hires in 2015, up 51% over last year. So what skills do IT job applicants need to stand out in a field that's become the go-to for smart, driven professionals?

Here are some IT skills to think about, cultivate, and even become certified in if necessary. They're in demand.

Cloud Computing

It wasn't so long ago businesses were nervous to put any sensitive information "in the cloud." Those days are over. Cloud computing skills among IT workers are some of the most in-demand in the industry, especially for those that can be billed as in-house cloud 'experts.' Knowing the ins and outs of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and other IaaS offerings can set you apart in a tight employee search.

6 Things Recruiters Wish You'd Always Do

Posted by: - October 15, 2014

Recruiters are only as good as their talent pool.

The relationship between recruiter and candidate can be a wildly-successful, mutually-beneficial one...that is, if both parties live up to certain expectations. Quality recruiters are always working hard to find you a satisfying, good paying position at a company that will appreciate your talents, but it's important to remember that you've got responsibilities too.

Living up to your end of the bargain when it comes to being a recruitable candidate isn't difficult but it does require consistency. Here are six things every recruiter wishes you as a member of the talent pool would always, always do.

Ramping Up for Staffing World 2014

Posted by: - October 7, 2014

The 2014 Staffing World Conference is almost here!

Presented by the American Staffing Association, the 2014 Staffing World Expo and Conference will be held in Washington D.C. from October 13th-15th. It's the largest event of its kind and will bring together some of the best and brightest in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industries. It truly is one of our favorite professional events to attend.

Verigent NYC Career Fair | Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Posted by: - September 29, 2014

Verigent, a premier provider of technical staffing services to the telecom and IT Industries, is holding a career fair in New York City!

When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Where: 112 West 34th Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10120
(Close to Avenue of the Americas and Herald Square)

Time: Interview times available between 9:00AM – 6:30PM

14 Things to Delete from Your Resume

Posted by: - September 11, 2014

Recruiters get inundated with dozens, sometimes hundreds of resumes a day. That means they don’t have hours to pour over every word which makes it all the more important that they don’t come across things and phrases they don’t want to see!

These 14 things don’t deserve precious space on your resume if you want to get noticed by employers, staffing firms, and recruiters alike.

1. "Self-Motivated"
In theory, “self-motivated” is a perfect resume word. It shows initiative, drive, and…actually, it’s little more than a humblebrag and it doesn’t mean much because it’s so overused. Instead, focus on specific instances where you proved you were motivated. Provide numbers, examples, and more descriptive language.
What Do Employers Really Want in an Employee?

Posted by: - September 5, 2014

Every employer looks for different things when filling a position or searching for a qualified candidate. We hear all kinds of specialized requests, from specific course training to georgraphic locale. But time and again, a few characteristics come up over and over because as it turns out, there are a few things nearly every employer wants in an employee.

Whether you're a contractor, part-time worker, or a full-time employee, keep in mind the characteristics an overwhelming majority of employers say they need. Job searching or not, developing these qualities goes a long way.

Job Hunting While Still Employed

Posted by: - August 26, 2014

Though it may seem counterintuitive, it's usually best to look for a new job while you've still got your old one. There are plenty of dos and don'ts regarding job searching while employed but it's worth the extra effort. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you're considering looking for a new position at the same time you're employed somewhere else.

Let Your Network Do the Heavy Lifting
If you’re currently employed, your professional network is working for you behind the scenes whether you realize it or not.

5 Things You're Doing on Facebook that are Keeping You From Getting the Job

Posted by: - August 14, 2014

Social media is the best and worst thing that’s happened to job searchers in decades. It makes it easier than ever to connect with recruiters, old colleagues, and potential places of employment but it’s also a breeding ground for job hunting disaster.

Facebook, in particular, is becoming a more and more popular way to find a job. Facebook traffic is highest on weekdays between 1-3 p.m. and the average Facebook user spends over 20 minutes on the site per day. You can bet that with over 802 million people logging into Facebook every single day, the medium can help you find a job. It can also keep you from getting one.

Here are 5 things you’re doing on Facebook that may just be keeping you from getting that job.

When Should Your Business Use a Recruiter?

Posted by: - July 31, 2014

When Should Your Business Use a Recruiter?

Thousands of U.S. companies rely on the services of professional recruiting firms to fill employment needs. Some companies choose not to work with recruiters for various reasons – in house HR, specificity, budgeting concerns – but there are plenty more good reasons to bring in a professional recruiting team to help with staffing needs.

Verigent has placed over 12,000 personnel in jobs around the country. We specialize in IT and telecom staffing but recruiters have various niches: some focus on accounting, some on JAVA developers, some on construction, and so on. Here are a few instances your business should consider using a recruiter to help meet its hiring needs…

Things You Should Always Tell Your Recruiter

Posted by: - July 24, 2014

Your recruiter can be your greatest ally in your search for a new job.

Whether you're looking for part time work, a temp gig, or even something more permanent your recruiter wants to help you find the kind of work that compliments your skills and benefits your employer, too. No one has your back like they do but it's crcial that you're honest with them from day one so they're working with all the facts.

Are you planning on talking to a recruiter? For better placement and to find the right job, here are a few things you should always be upfront about whether they ask you or not.

Congratulations to Rebecca Hardin!

Posted by: - July 17, 2014

Congrats to our very own Rebecca Hardin
who has been nominated by the
Charlotte Business Journal as CFO of the Year!

11 Cities You Wouldn't Expect for Tech

Posted by: - July 1, 2014

Everyone knows America's "tech cities."

There's Silicon Valley, of course, and neighboring San Francisco. There's Seattle, there's New York, and even Miami's got a vibrant tech scene. But there are a number of cities flying just below the tech jobs-radar, expanding their industry footprint one startup at a time, many of which might surprise you. Whether you're looking for IT temp work, want to launch a career in programming, or even have the engineering bug, these eleven cities are worth a second look.

1. Milwaukee
Milwaukee, surprisingly, has a third of all Wisconsin's tech business and there are few cities outpacing them in high-tech innovation. When the city's manufacturing sector took a huge hit in the last few decades, industry leaders did a great job marrying technological innovation with old-school manufacturing techniques.
Surprising Statistics About Business Staffing

Posted by: - June 17, 2014

Staffing is no longer a fringe segment of business.

Employers are more and more finding that specialized staffing firms like Verigent can alleviate risk, help the bottom line, and shore up big jobs they may not have the infrastructure for otherwise. Still, staffing, temp workers, and recruiting are concepts too many businesses don't know enough about - and it's easy to understand the skepticism surrounding the industry given such a long loyalty to permanent, tenured employees.

The good news is, "staffing" doesn't have to mean temporary and it's so much more than just a few warm bodies to meet an arbitrary quota. Increasingly, super-specialized industries such as telecom and IT are turning to staffing firms to fullfill short-term and long term need, particularly when the need requires an employee with a highly-specific set of skills.

Here are a few statistics about the staffing industry you probably didn't know. Isn't it time your business looked into working with a recruiter?

Summer Safety in the Workplace

Posted by: - June 5, 2014

We love summer! Who doesn't?

The weather warms up, vacations get planned, things slow down to a manageable pace for once... But with all the benefits summer offers it also brings dangers that are unique to this time of year. Particularly in the workplace, summer dangers can be deadly if not taken seriously so it's critical to avoid letting your guard down just because the mercury's rising.

Whether you manage employees, own your own business, or even work in a particularly risky occupation, these summer occupational safety tips are good to keep in mind.
We love summer! Who doesn't?

6 (Really Good) Reasons to Work With a Recruiter

Posted by: - May 21, 2014

There are a lot of misunderstandings about the recruiting industry out there.

Recruiters can help you find a job, give you insight about why you're search has stalled, and even open the doors to opportunities you didn't know existed. What's not to love about that?
It seems everyone's had experience with recruiters in some form or another, some good and some not so good. But remember: all recruiting firms are not created equal! Perhaps you haven't found the right recruiter for your needs just yet...keep looking and taking those calls!

Here are six really good reasons to work with a recruiter whether you're looking for a new job or not.

Are You Doing Enough to Brand Yourself Online?

Posted by: - May 12, 2014

The internet has completely and totally changed the way we job search.

Not only has it made communication easier, connections simpler, and engagement necessary, the complete and total transparency required by today's job market is a direct result of our lives on the web. In today's market, job searchers can't just be smart or qualified or affable. They've got to be actively branding themselves long before the interview to ensure hiring mangers see them the way they'd like to be seen. Your resume's important but it's only part of a puzzle that now includes everything from social media profiles to creative marketing collateral.

Are you doing enough to brand yourself? Do you even know what branding yourself means?

How to Know When it’s Time to Look for a New Job

Posted by: - April 30, 2014

A distressing new survey came out last week revealing that nearly 70% of all IT industry workers are considering leaving their jobs due to stress. That’s an incredibly high number!

You may be surprised to know that around 2,000,000 people quit their jobs each and every month in the U.S., some without any warning at all. Obviously, quitting without a plan (not to mention leaving your current employer in the lurch) is a terrible way to go about it, but it’s totally valid to wonder if it’s time to cut ties with your current job.

So, whether you’re in IT, database administration, or even customer service, how do you know when it’s time to call it quits? Here are a ways to know if it's time to leave your job in a logical, professional manner.

What’s In Store for the IT Industry?

Posted by: - April 18, 2014

In the face of the recession, the IT industry is bouncing back in a big way. Whether you’re right out of college, a seasoned IT professional, or looking to break into the field there are more opportunities in the IT sector right now than there have been in a long time. That’s great news!

Recent data gathered by Gartner speculates the IT industry as a whole will grow by over 3.2% in 2014. Technology, in fact, is one of the top projected growth sectors for this year in the S&P average, outpacing everything from healthcare to the financial industry.

8 Reasons Millennials are the Future of Business

Posted by: - April 8, 2014

Millennials get a bad rap. This group of young, innovative professionals has a lot offer the business world and they’re sometimes unfairly painted as entitled, unfocused, and too independent.

Millennials are the future of business, literally and figuratively, particularly among IT and telecom companies. Here are eight reasons you should consider paying more attention to your millennial employees or even add more to the team.

As We Approach 2013...

Posted by: - December 28, 2012

During the last few days of 2012, take some time to reflect your year. Think of all of the positive events and accomplishments, while also remembering the negative. How did you deal with the difficult times? How could you have handled tough situations better? Now try looking from the other perspective. What did you accomplish? What new, great, or exciting things happened to you?

Verigent Participates in Toys for Tots

Posted by: - December 3, 2012

We are excited to announce this holiday season that we are participating in collecting unwrapped gifts for Toys for Tots. This organization was set up by the U.S. Marine Corps to help provide need families with holiday gifts to give their children. Over 700 local communities come together to collect toys for families in the area seeking help. Many local businesses, such as Verigent, act as a "drop off" location for people to send toys and then a representative from Toys for Tots gathers all that has been collected.

Verigent - Thanksgiving Food Drive Success

Posted by: - November 19, 2012

We are proud to announce that as a team, we collected over two large barrels of non-perishable foods for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, as well as collected over $100 in donations.

What's So Fab About the Y Generation?

Posted by: - November 15, 2012

In the past, hiring younger folks wasn't the ideal thought. Why? Let's think about it...the lack of experience, employees being unsure of their professionalism, and thinking of them as naive to the world. Fortunately, these aren't the thoughts of many hiring managers today. Why is this? Companies find the "y generation" more appealing these days for several reasons. What do you think? 

Signs That You're a Quality Leader

Posted by: - November 8, 2012

We all have different personality types. Some of us have strong personalities, maybe very vocal, while others are more laid back and don't speak up as often as they'd like. Regardless of either extreme, each personality type can be natural leaders. Are you? Here are a few characteristics that determine quality leadership skills.

How a Happy Workplace Can Positively Influence Your Employees

Posted by: - November 6, 2012

People who work in laid back, fun, and happy work environments tend to be the happiest and most successful. Some companies beg to differ because they feel the more serious an employee the more focus. That's not necessarily true. Why?

Keeping Up With Social Media

Posted by: - October 31, 2012

With so many social media platforms out there, constantly changing, how is it possible to keep up with them all? It seems pretty simple for the generation Y crowd to understand these ever-changing mediums, but can be more difficult for those who didn’t grow up using social media. Read these tips on how to keep up and why social media is important.

Are You Ready for Contract Work

Posted by: - October 24, 2012

Many folks are often turned off by contract work because they prefer to have longevity in their careers. Although contract work isn't permanent, there are many benefits to offer people who choose to go this route. What are they and are you ready to make the change?

Should You Upgrade Your Linked In Account?

Posted by: - October 23, 2012

Linked In is a great social media tool used by many professionals to network over the Internet. With the job market the way it is, many people are relying on connecting with people they know to help them get settled in a career. Linked In offers basic accounts for free, while there are also options to upgrade from the basic profile, but it will cost you. Should you upgrade or is it a waste? What are the benefits of a premium profile?

Lend a Hand...Verigent's Thanksgiving Food Drive

Posted by: - October 19, 2012

Monday, Verigent will begin collecting non-perishable foods for The Second Harvest Food Bank’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in Charlotte, NC. We are excited to participate this year and hoping we can contribute more than expected to feed hungry families!

Confessions of a Recruit-a-Holic

Posted by: - October 17, 2012

So let’s face it. There are things that we don’t know about recruiters that we might be curious about. Are they really out for your best interest or theirs? What is it that they do day in and day out? After working around many here at Verigent, all with different personality types, it seems as if they have the same agenda and that is to find the right match for our clients and our employees. How do they do this?

Post Interview: Follow Up Without Being Too Desperate

Posted by: - October 10, 2012

Interviewing can be nerve-racking, but you have to remind yourself that at least you landed the interview in the first place. After the interview can be even more distracting because you don't know the status right away...well at least not typically. Every company handles their hiring processes differently, so when following up, you don't want to come across too aggressive, but it is important to show genuine interest. How can you do this?

Resume Formatting Tips

Posted by: Mike Schiano - October 8, 2012

When writing up your resume, it is important to keep it simple, highlighting your biggest attributes. Use these tips & suggestions as a guide to creating or improving your resume.

Inc. 5000 - Verigent

Posted by: - October 1, 2012

Verigent an IT and Telecom Staffing Firm, headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a proud to announce that we placed 2694 out of 5000 for Inc. 500′s Top Growing Businesses in the nation. The winners are factored by their location, their revenue, and industry.

Meet Verigent At Elon University!

Posted by: - September 25, 2012

This upcoming Thursday, September 27, Verigent will be attending Elon University's annual Fall Job Fair. We are very excited to meet students looking for career opportunities. We are currently seeking Entry Level Recruiters in our Charlotte, NC and Rockville, MD offices to start this December or next May. Josh Tate is a former Elon University student and is excited to get back on campus and meet the fresh talent!

Improve Your Linked In Profile...Make It Complete

Posted by: - September 24, 2012

What is the purpose of having a Linked In profile? Do people really use it? Linked In is a form of social media, which is designed to help professionals network with each other via the Internet. Think of it as an online resume that highlights your attributes and background experiences. It allows companies, hiring managers, and job seekers to connect with each other seeing what people knowledge and skills others have to offer.

What makes a profile complete?

Verigent's Internship Program

Posted by: - September 21, 2012

Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Verigent, an IT and Telecom Staffing Firm that was established back in 2010 has dramatically grown in size and hasn’t shown any sign of stopping! This is great news for all that are currently employed here, but even better for people who are seeking future opportunities.

Recently, Verigent hired two interns in our Charlotte, NC office to help cover some of the companies needs. Not only was this worth while for us from a company’s standpoint, but it gave these students an opportunity to obtain basic office skills. It was such a big success that ready to do it again! We are currently seeking to hire interns in our Charlotte, NC office and our Rockville, MD office.

Working Overtime...Are You Really More Productive?

Posted by: - September 20, 2012

For most people, the typical work week (Monday-Friday) consists of 40 hours, including taking a lunch break each day. Others who tend to work above 40 hours are often called workaholics. Where do you see yourself? Is it really worth it to work more hours than necessary? In this blog, I will share my opinion of the pros and cons of working overtime. The main objective of working more is to stay productive and get more accomplish. Are people really doing that though or are they spinning their wheels?

How to Avoid Negative Thinking at Work

Posted by: - September 19, 2012

Negative thoughts are often portrayed from actions, words, or impressions from the outside world. Depending on the type of person you are, you may have a tremendous amount of negativity, or you may be someone who possesses a very little amount. Regardless, any negative thoughts can begin to bring you down, as well as the people around you, so why not avoid them? If you begin to dwell on all that is bad these thoughts will start to turn into actions. Who really wants to be known as a negative person anyway? I know I don’t! So…how can we avoid thinking this way, especially at work?

What's Your Work Personality?

Posted by: - September 19, 2012

Let’s face it. We’re all different by nature and have our own ways of doing things, sometimes known as our quirks. Each characteristic trait we possess brings something to the table, whether positive or negative. These various personality dynamics can help a company run smoothly if balanced properly. In reality, if we all operated and functioned in the same manner, things would be accomplished at a very one-sided pace. Wouldn’t the workplace be quite boring [or even unsuccessful] if new ideas were never presented, different processes weren’t created, and two sides of a situation were never seen? I think so!
The real question here though is what is your personality type? Below I have listed the common types of personalities seen in professional atmospheres and their stereotypical traits. Where do you fall? Does your company have a good mix? Can people with different viewpoints work together well? Let’s find out!

Don't Spread Yourself Too Thin

Posted by: - September 4, 2012

Do you often feel exhausted or stressed out because of work or just life in general? If you do, you are probably not alone. Today it seems that everyone is always on the go and often that our hectic lifestyles are taking us over.

How can you avoid running yourself thin
? Are you doing too much or too little to make things run smoothly?

How to Negotiate Your Earnings

Posted by: - August 23, 2012

Let’s face it. When it comes to finances, we all want to earn as much as possible as quickly as possible. Is that logical? For some professions, perhaps, but for most professions, there are a number of factors that come into play. The location of your job, the type of industry you’re in, your educational background, and experience will all determine how much you should generally make.

Do you feel like you are worth more than you make? How can you present that to your boss professionally?

Know the Business You're In - The Truths About Contract Work

Posted by: - August 21, 2012

When working with a staffing firm, most of the time you will be doing temporary work or contract work. Occasionally permanent placements will be available (depending on the client), but that isn’t always the case. Whether or not you are familiar with temp work or not, we wanted to share some truths of it for all of you newbies.

The Importance of References

Posted by: - August 17, 2012

What are references and why are they important? References are people whom the job seeker chooses to be called upon if the hiring manager wants to learn more information about the selected candidate. It is important for people to choose quality references that will be honest and express the job seeker in a professional manner.

Signs of a Quality Recruiter

Posted by: - August 9, 2012

If you are seeking job opportunities, chances are that you have worked with a recruiter or at least spoken to one. Recruiters and staffing firms sometimes have a negative reputation, however, they can be quite helpful when it comes to job hunting. If you choose to wok with a staffing firm, it is vital that you understand whether or not you are working with a quality recruiter and a legitimate company. How can you tell?

Read these tips below to help you better identify the type of recruiter you’re dealing with. You want to know that they have your best interest.

What's the Better Form of Communication...Phone or Email?

Posted by: - August 6, 2012

In today’s world, there are multiple varieties of communication. There is the old-fashioned, “face to face” communication, talking on the phone, but not typically a phone at home…more like a mobile phone. There is text messaging, video conferencing, instant messaging, all types of social media platforms, and emailing. I’m sure there are others that I’m leaving out, but these seem to be the most popular forms. I would have to argue though that in the workplace, emailing and talking on the phone seem to be the most popular when handling business.

How to Avoid Procrastination?

Posted by: - August 3, 2012

Let’s face it. We have all procrastinated from time to time. Why do people procrastinate? The answer to that question can vary from person to person. In general it is because the person might lack motivation or they may not be in the right mindset to accomplish tasks at hand. It could even be because they are overwhelmed with their “to do list”. Regardless, it is necessary to avoid in order to remain productive.

How can you avoid procrastination?

Most Outrageous Resume Mistakes That Worked

Posted by: - July 31, 2012

Want to see resume mistakes that people actually got away with?  How did it work for them and why?  Brought to us by Ceridian, Verigent's payroll company.

How to Prove You're Talented

Posted by: - July 30, 2012

Does your resume express your true talents? By reading it, will others feel as if they understand all of your unique qualities? Probably not. Your resume is often highlighting your past successes, but does not go into major detail about who you are, your work ethic, or your full capabilities.

How can you prove you’re a talent human being in the workplace?

Verigent - Honoree for the Top 300 Small Businesses in the South

Posted by: - July 27, 2012

Verigent was honored to be in the Top 300 Small Businesses in the South for 2012.  We were awarded during the ceremony for our financial growth over the past year.  Not only did we place for our local community, but we placed for the southern region as well.  It was great to meet so many people from the Charlotte community who attend this event as well.  

Become Great Networking

Posted by: - July 24, 2012

Does networking really benefit professionals? The answer to that question can vary from person to person. People who attend these events and don’t put themselves out there will find that it was a waste of their time. Others who anxiously attend, speaking to a variety of people, and seem passionate about their career seem to enjoy the benefits of networking.

How can you make the most of your networking?

Motivate Employees to Keep Them Devoted to Their Job

Posted by: - July 20, 2012

It is human nature that people are motivated by money, recognition, and more responsibility. The first two may be obvious, leaving you questioning why some might be motivated with more work. The reason people are eager to take on more important duties is because it makes them feel needed, it makes them feel devoted, and it makes them feel accomplished.

How can you keep your employees inspired?

Benefits of Working With a Staffing Firm

Posted by: Brittany Keenan - July 16, 2012

Looking for work can often feel like a full-time job itself. With the economy the way it is, employers get flooded with resumes, so unless you know someone you can often be just another resume. How can you avoid this? Networking is a useful activity that you can participate in, but many have started working with staffing firms.

Verigent's Upcoming Events - Join Us!!

Posted by: - June 20, 2012

Members of the Verigent team will be traveling and might be in your area! We will be attending various job fairs, resume workshops, and events! Check out the dates and locations below to see if we will be near YOU!

For more detailed information about these events you can email me, Brittany Keenan, at or give me a call at 704-658-9101.

The Art of Communicating in the Workplace

Posted by: - June 12, 2012

They say that communication is the key ingredient to living a successful life. Do you agree? Why is it so important anyway? Having effective communicating skills keeps everyone organized and on the same page.  This is vital in the workplace.  Having poor communication can often lead to an uncomfortable work atmosphere.

IT/Technology Workers...Are they Really Happy with Their Job?!

Posted by: Dennis McCafferty - May 23, 2012

I came across an article today, by Dennis McCafferty on, about the happiness of IT/Technology employees and their happiness. According to this article, it appears that the majority of IT employees are willing to move on if it isn’t the right fit.

Is this a sign that the economy is improving?! What do you think?

4 Reasons Why Your Network Sucks

Posted by: Mark Gibbs - May 22, 2012

Do you understand what’s going on when your network isn’t working properly? Do you tend to get frustrated? I know I do…I’m not as technically savvy as I’d like to think I am.

I stumbled across this article by Mark Gibbs on and thought some of you might find it interesting and helpful!

Verigent - Tech Expo 2012 - Tyson's Corner, VA

Posted by: Brittany Keenan - May 18, 2012

Verigent attends the Tech Expo in Tyson's Corner, VA!  We are excited to meet cleared professionals seeking jobs in hope that we can get them hired!  

13 Things You Never Knew You Could Do on Linked In

Posted by: Steve Kovach - April 25, 2012

Great tips for keeping your Linked In account fresh and up to date!

BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition 2012 Highlights

Posted by: - April 24, 2012

Did you miss the BICSI Winter Conference this year?  Watch these highlights to see what you missed.  We'll be there next year, so join us in Tampa, FL in January 2013!

Relax...Stop Stressing!

Posted by: Geoffrey James - April 16, 2012

This morning I shared an article on our social media pages, 6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress, which provided some helpful hints on how to avoid stress and negativity. In today’s society, it is easy to understand why people feel negative strains because of the economy, the pressure people put on themselves, and the fast paced live style that we live. When you let personal factors affect your entire mood, you are causing yourself extra stress in the workplace, which can cause you to be less productive.

Are References Really Important?

Posted by: Winter, Wyman - April 12, 2012

If you follow Verigent’s social media networks, you probably saw the article yesterday, “8 Ways to Handle Your Job References”. I stumbled across this article and decided to share with you all because references are another important piece of the puzzle when job hunting.

The Importance of New Hire Paperwork at Verigent

Posted by: - March 22, 2012

When starting a new job, most Human Resources Departments will distribute documents that will need to be filled out and returned to begin a new employee file. These forms typically contain your personal contact information, tax information, I9 forms, payroll information, etc.

Although filling these forms out can be redundant, it a vital process in starting a new job and is important for the company to have this information on file.

Setting Goals for Personal Success

Posted by: Brittany Keenan - March 21, 2012

Do you ever feel that all of your hard work isn’t paying off or that maybe you aren’t as successful as others? If you are thinking that way, today is the day to change your mind-set. It is important to set aside some time to really focus on yourself and what you want to improve about your life, whether it deals with your financial spending, your personal health, or your career.

CCCC Job Fair in Sanford, NC

Posted by: - March 15, 2012

Yesterday Garrett and I attended the Central Carolina Community College’s Job Fair that was held in their Civic Center in Sanford, NC. After a long, two-hour drive, on two lane roads in the fog, we were happy to arrive and set up our table. As students filtered in to the room, we greeted them and gave them some insight about Verigent. Many seemed eager to learn about what our company did and even more eager to enjoy the goodies we provided for them.

What Does Your Facebook Say About You?

Posted by: - March 7, 2012

I wanted to spend some time today focusing on Facebook and how it reveals many layers of a person. I came across an interesting article this morning called “What Employers Are Thinking When They Look At Your Facebook Page”, by Kashmir Hill, from Forbes and it mentioned that employers will often check out your Facebook profile page to learn more about the dynamics of one’s background information, personality traits, and overall values.

Unemployment Insurance Claims for Week Ending 02/25/12

Posted by: - March 6, 2012

We came across this interesting article from and thought it might be useful for you.

As reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, initial unemployment insurance claims under all state programs for the week ending February 25 numbered 331,906, which is a decline of 14,717 claims over the prior week and about 21,500 claims lessfrom the comparable week in 2011.

How Important are Cover Letters?

Posted by: - March 5, 2012

I never really understood the true significance of a cover letter, but after doing much research they have come to make sense to me. When someone writes a cover letter, they are expressing their communication skills through their writing. Depending on how well the cover letter is written will determine whether or not an employer will proceed to reading your resume.

Resume Must Haves

Posted by: - February 29, 2012

While job hunting may seem exhausting to you, it can often be overwhelming to the hiring managers who are receiving them too. Some companies review resumes themselves, but most rely on machines to scan keywords found in the resume to decide whether or not that person’s resume is worth reading.

With these tips, avoid having your resume fall in the unread pile and get your resume in the eyes of the hiring manager.

Verigent Heads South for the BICSI Winter Conference

Posted by: - February 8, 2012

Mark your calendars and join us at the 2011 BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, FL from February 12-15. This conference and exhibition brings its members educational training programs, exhibits, and excellent networking opportunities. Attendees will get to met the best of the best in the Telecom/IT field.

Verigent will be attending the 2011 BICSI Winter Conference in Orlando, FL.

Job Hunting Tips

Posted by: - January 30, 2012

Many who are out of work often feel frustrated with the job hunting process. Although it is more difficult to find a job than it used to be, there are still available positions out there with companies who are eager to hire. Let us share some job hunting tips that might help you with your job search.

BICSI Training Classes in Charlotte, NC - Read All About It!

Posted by: BICSI - January 19, 2012

IN250: BICSI ITS Installer 2, Optical Fiber Training

I Am On Top of Innovations and Trends in Optical Fiber Installation IN250 is a 5-day course setting the groundwork for optical fiber-based structured cabling system installation. The course will open with an overview of fiber transmission principles, professionalism, life safety and industry best practices, as related to fiber.

A significant amount of course time will then be spent on installation, splicing, termination, testing and retrofitting of optical fiber cable. Additional topics covered will include pathways and spaces, firestopping and an introduction to field coordination.

The Importance of Goal Setting

Posted by: - January 16, 2012

Goal setting is a good habit to get in if you are looking to grow individually and professionally. By goal setting, you are preparing yourself for what the bigger picture might bring, while allowing yourself to focus on how to get there. Think of the most successful person you know.

Do you think they had a plan and goals set for themselves, or do you think success just fell in their lap?

Some might be so lucky to have fallen in to it naturally, but most people have some type of plan in mind and have to work hard to get to their place of success.

Employment Statistics from December 2011

Posted by: Rebecca Hardin - January 6, 2012

Today, our Controller came across an interesting article from the Damian Services Corporation that we wanted to share with you all.


Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 200,000 in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade,
manufacturing, health care, and mining.

Verigent Expands to the Lone Star State

Posted by: - January 3, 2012

We are excited to announce the grand opening of our newest branch in the Dallas, Texas area, located specifically in Irving, Texas.  With several new key clients acquired, the Dallas office plans to help Verigent grow significantly in 2012.

How to Self-Promote Without Being Sleazy

Posted by: Tara Hunt - December 29, 2011

As we get ready to ring in the New Year, we are constantly thinking of ways we can improve ourselves. Below is an interesting article by Tara Hunt called “How to Promote Yourself Without Being Sleazy”, that we came across from

Tips for Making the Job Search Easier for You

Posted by: - December 19, 2011

Does it ever seem that looking for a job can be a full-time job in itself? If you are feeling frustrated, don’t give up hope. There are tons of helpful resources out there at your fingertips, so be sure you search through all avenues. The Internet is the biggest resource out there, so make sure you are keeping up with the trends! Below, we’ll offer our advice on how to make your job search a smoother process.

The Art of Being a Good Listener

Posted by: - December 14, 2011

To maintain healthy relationships and to overall be a likeable person, it is recommended that you become a good listener if you aren’t already. This is vital in personal settings, but even more important in the workforce. Although sometimes it can be exhausting to be the “listener”, it can actually be beneficial overall. Take a minute to reflect on yourself and your social situations. Are you considered “the talker” who dominates most conversations or do you hardly get a word in because you’re too busy listening?

How to Be a Positive Influence In the Workplace

Posted by: - December 5, 2011

Many people strive for excellence in the workplace to not only benefit their company, but to see personal growth for their self. This type of person usually qualifies as a hard worker, has a positive outlook, and is happy to help others if needed. These personal attributes are important because the success of a company relies heavily on team effort.

Take a few minutes to think about yourself and the role that you play at your job. What do you bring to your team? Are you a positive influence or are you known for griping and complaining? Are you helpful to others when they have questions or do you ignore them? Are you pleasant to be around or do co-workers avoid you? Take a few minutes to examine how you perceive yourself at work and how others might.

Verigent - Mover & Shaker's Award

Posted by: - November 20, 2011

Verigent is proud to win the Movers & Shakers award for Charlotte in honor of the Business Leader.  We were happy to meet other local and regional businesses who were apart of this award ceremony. 

Reduce Your Inner Stress With Our Time Management Tips

Posted by: - November 17, 2011

Do you ever feel like you’re spinning your wheels and can’t seem to find the time to get everything accomplished in the day? If you answered yes, you’re probably not alone. It can be very frustrating to feel like you didn’t tackle that to do list, but when you do seem to, it can be such a rewarding feeling. Time management skills are essential in the everyday life, whether it relates to your personal time at home or your professional time at work. We want to offer a few tips that have helped many feel they are finally in control of their time.

IBM vs. Microsoft

Posted by: David Goldman - November 14, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — From 2001 through the beginning of 2009, Microsoft and IBM shared the same story: Once great technology growth stocks, their shares had flat-lined since the dot-com bust.

Microsoft has remained in a funk. Yet IBM has been able to shake it off — it is now one of the hottest stocks on the market, up 28% this year.

IBM is so attractive that Warren Buffett surprised the investment world when he announced Monday morning that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA, Fortune 500) had bought $10.7 billion in IBM (IBM, Fortune 500) shares over the past eight months. Berkshire now owns 5% of IBM’s shares.

But Microsoft, like IBM, is performing well right now. Both have achieved record sales and profits in recent quarters. So why are investors not as excited about Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) — and is there something Microsoft can learn from IBM?
Analysts said it’s all about what lies ahead. A bet on Microsoft is a bet on the viability of the personal computer: More than 60% of the company’s revenue comes from PC software like Windows and Office.

But PC sales are slowing. Cloud-based services like Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) Apps and tablet computers like Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune 500) iPad are coming on strong.

Multitasking...Is It Really Working For You?

Posted by: Brittany Keenan - November 10, 2011

Below there is an interesting article about the usage of smartphone users in the U.S., written by Zoe Fox of, that analyzes how people multitask and if it is really working for them…

It’s been said that multitasking makes you less productive, yet that hasn’t stopped the majority of U.S. smartphone users from juggling multiple devices. As many as 80% of people multitask on a mobile device while watching TV, finds a new study.

Best Place to Work? We Thnk So!

Posted by: - November 4, 2011

Today, Verigent was honored to be apart of the Charlotte Business Journal’s “2011 Best Places to Work” ceremony held at the Charlotte Convention Center. Our controller, Rebecca Hardin, was the proud representative who stat patiently as they called out the top 30 small businesses in Charlotte, NC. Sitting with her anxiously, I wasn't sure where Verigent would place, but knew it would be in the top 10! We happily brought back the award to the officeto a very proud team!

9 Things Successful People Do

Posted by: Heidi Grant Halvorson - October 28, 2011

An interesting read by Heidi Grant Halvorson from The Harvard Business Review

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who they are, but more often because of what they do.

Verigent Workforce Solutions

Posted by: Brittany - October 27, 2011

Converging Talent and Technology

Verigent provides Technical Staff Augmentation Services to the IT and Telecom Industries. We are currently staffing projects in over 35 states for many of the leading technology companies in the world. We specialize in providing personnel in support of Converged Communications and Network Integration projects with personnel at all skill levels.

Our personnel experience includes: Architect, Design, Engineering, Deployment, Maintenance, Administration, and Project Management. These skilled resources have extensive experience with voice, data, and video technologies.

Verigent Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Posted by: Brittany Keenan - October 24, 2011

“Habitat for Humanity believes in putting faith into action. As the walls go up, so many invisible walls come down and a new hope is built in the heart of the community.” – Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian organization that was founded based on the principles that every human being should have a safe and affordable place to live. This foundation brings all types of volunteers together within different communities to help build homes for people who are in need. Everything that goes forth into the homes are 100% donated; from the money, the materials, and the labor (which some consider being a labor of love).

Report Cities Important Global Role of Staffing Industry

Posted by: Steven Berchem - October 20, 2011

An interesting article on the staffing industry, by Steven Berchem, we came across on the American Staffing Assocation’s website.

The American Staffing Association, in conjunction with the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), the staffing industry’s international trade association, released today a new global report that quantifies how staffing firms provide a bridge to social and economic progress around the world.

Energizing & Advancing the Industry

Posted by: Marlene L. Hendrickson - October 19, 2011

Excellent read about the Staffing Industry, posted by Marlene L. Hendrickson

During a week full of inspiring speakers, valuable workshops, top-notch networking events, and cutting-edge business solutions for the industry, a crowd of staffing professionals from throughout the country and around the globe gathered for Staffing World® 2011. The festive New Orleans setting was a fitting backdrop for what attendees called an engaging and energizing event—the ASA annual convention and expo—and the highest-profile gathering in the business.

Social Media Marketing: By the Numbers

Posted by: Chris Jackson/Todd Wasserman - September 20, 2011

Interesting numbers - it seems that everyone has some form of social media today!

Wal-Mart Will Carry Verizon iPhone4

Posted by: Chris Jackson - September 19, 2011

Wal-Mart announced this morning that it will offer the Verizon iPhone4 at roughly 600 of its retail store locations. “We’re excited to bring iPhone 4 on the Verizon Wireless network, one the most anticipated mobile phone launches in recent history, to Walmart customers,” “As customers continue to embrace smart phone technology, we’ve added nearly 20 smart phone models to our assortment, including the new Verizon Wireless iPhone 4.” Gary Severson, Senior VP, Home Entertainment, Walmart U.S

Wal-Mart will have the iPhone 4s available on June 24. (It is rumored that BestBuy will have the iPhone on launch day)

What Are Hiring Managers Really Looking For?

Posted by: Steve Tobak - September 13, 2011

Great tips on What Hiring managers really look for in a candidate. [article posted by Steve Tobak]

“Interviewing for a job is a lot like giving a presentation. It’s hard to imagine your career going anywhere unless you learn how to do it effectively. Unfortunately, you probably weren’t born with the interview gene. For most people, interviewing is a real struggle.

So what do you do? Get online and search for tips. Unfortunately, the vast majority of that stuff is written by self-proclaimed experts who’ve never been hiring managers and didn’t learn how to do it right from a Fortune 500 company that depends on hiring young up-and-comers and promoting from within.

In other words, they really have no idea what they’re talking about.

How to Get Students More Interested in Tech Careers?

Posted by: Ben Parr - September 9, 2011

Below you will find an Infographic, submitted by Ben Parr of, mapping out statistics tied to getting students more involved in math, science & technology careers.

10 Highest Paying Degrees in 2011

Posted by: - August 25, 2011

According to, the following ten degrees are the highest paying for 2011 grads.

8 Ways to Communicate Your Strategy More Effectively

Posted by: Georgie Everse - August 23, 2011

[Georgia Everse | Harvard Business Review]

A frustrated CEO recently shared with me that her employees had lost their edge. They were internally focused, their speed-to-market was down, and they couldn’t find a good balance between serving customers well while making healthy margins. The result was slow progress against the company strategy and an inability to profitably deliver on the value proposition. She had attempted to motivate employees and be clear about the strategy, but she was falling short and was looking for answers on what to do next. The solution in many cases is to overhaul internal communications strategies in order to convince employees of the authenticity, importance, and relevance of their company’s purpose and strategic goals. Here are just a few communications approaches that will help you effectively reach your employees and encourage behaviors that advance your strategy and improve your results.

Tips for Negotiating Salary

Posted by: Jim Hopkinson - August 17, 2011

During a job search, candidates must adopt the skills of many professions. You analyze the job market like a research scientist, craft a resume like a best-selling author and network like a seasoned politician.

There’s also an occupation to emulate at the crucial moment when salary is discussed: FBI Hostage Negotiator.

Imagine the HR director sitting across from you is a lunatic in a bank vault with 10 hostages. Instead of demanding millions and a private jet, he’s guarding the spreadsheet containing the payroll budget.

4 Steps to Understanding Your Exit Strategy

Posted by: Chris Jackson/Jamie Waldren - August 11, 2011

The world of government contracting can be capricious and unforgiving. One year, you are servicing a $20 million dollar contract and managing dozens of employees; the next year it’s over, and you are scrambling to find a comparable engagement or face layoffs and reduced revenues.

In fact, when it comes to exit planning, timing is crucial. Windows of opportunity can be dismayingly small and infrequent. If you aren’t watching for them and aren’t prepared when they appear — if you blink — you’ll miss your best, and perhaps only, chance to secure an optimal sales price.

Google+ After 1 Month

Posted by: Jacqui Cheng - August 9, 2011

Lockheed Signs Energy-Performance Contract with DOE

Posted by: - August 8, 2011

The Energy Department has forged a partnership with Lockheed Martin to increase energy efficiency through data center consolidation and IT enhancements.

The Future of Smart Phones

Posted by: Brittany Kenan/Anthony Kosner - June 8, 2011

Most everyone has a mobile phone these days and now it is even more common that the majority of mobile device users own smart phones.

Why have cell phones taken off and become so popular? Do you think smart phones are just a fad or do you think they are here to stay? Many would have to agree that cell phones are here to stay. I know that personally I cannot live without mine and depend on it for everything! What about you?!

AOL Will Purchase the Huffington Post for $315 Million

Posted by: Chris Jackson - February 7, 2011

AOL has agreed to purchase the Huffington Post for $315 m on Monday morning. The two sites will combine to bring in 117 visitors per month in the US alone. Avid Huffers will still be able to go to the same Huffington post URL.

10 Facebook Privacy Settings You Must Know

Posted by: Chris Jackson - February 7, 2011

Whether you use facebook for personal/business/farmville/etc, you need to be aware of your privacy settings. It’s very easy to overlook since most times when you log on to facebook you are in a hurry, on your break or just not thinking about setttings.

What You Need to Know Before Moving to Verizon

Posted by: Chris Jackson - February 4, 2011

Since the dawn of the iPhone customers have wanted apple to partner with Verizon, and at 3AM this morning Verizon opened up iPhone 4 sales to their already existing customer base. For everyone else, Febuary 10th is the scheduled release date. So for both Verizon (etc) and AT&T customers (including existing iPhone users) there are a few tips for making sure your switch is a pleasant one.

AT&T iPhone Signal vs Verizon iPhone Signal

Posted by: Chris Jackson - February 4, 2011

If you’re like me you’ve heard the debate of Verizon‘s signal being much fast than AT&T’s. Well abc performed a test where they took both iPhone 4s and tested them with simple task in four different locations.