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Engaging with Contract Candidates Will Set Your Company Apart

How often have you gone through the interview process only to have a contractor reject your offer in favor of another company’s? Or, after hiring contractors, soon discovered they can’t meet your expectations? As a hiring manager, you’ve undoubtedly faced these challenges, but there are ways to avoid them and to create a positive experience…
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Ways to Make Hiring a Contractor as Efficient as Possible

You need to move fast when you’re a hiring manager looking to fill a contract position because candidates often go off the market quickly. When candidates are seeking temporary or contract positions, they are actively looking for work which means they may take the first position that comes their way. Don’t miss out on top…
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The Planet Group Wins Gold Status in PRO Unlimited’s Global Supplier Awards

    The Planet Group is recognized for outstanding global staffing capabilities   CHICAGO, IL (September 2, 2020) — The Planet Group (“Planet”), a leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, has received the Gold Award in PRO Unlimited’s 2019 Global Supplier Awards for Service. This marks the seventh year in a row that…
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11 Ways to Be Successful on the First Day of a New Job

  Congratulations on your new role! Now is the time to celebrate as well as prepare for your first day and weeks in the new job. From figuring out the office landscape to making a good first impression, the early days can be intimidating. Here are some proven tips for your first day on the…
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Tips to be Organized and Confident in your New Contracting Role

  Contractors face unique challenges when starting a new assignment. If you feel overwhelmed, for example, it may be a problem with your organizational or communication skills. You may be spending too much time in your own head and not enough time communicating with your manager about progress on current projects and expectations for new…
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Five Tips to Stay Happy and Engaged in Your Job

  At some point in their careers, many employees find even the greatest job a bit lackluster. As we get more competent in our roles, we run the risk of redundancy and complacency. Here are five things you can do to avoid burn out and stay happy and engaged in your job. 1. Do a…
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PFES Named as Top 50 Program Management Firm by Engineering News-Record

Firm also recognized as a Largest US Construction Management/PM-for-Fee Firms Chicago, Illinois (July 6, 2020) — PFES, a premier provider of strategic consulting services for the energy and utility sectors and part of The Planet Group, continues its market expansion with recognition by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as one of the Top 50 Program Management Firms.…
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The Planet Group Appoints Pete Byer as Chief Technology Officer

  CHICAGO, IL (Jun. 11, 2020) — The Planet Group (“Planet”), a leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, announced today that Pete Byer has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Byer joins the company with 25 years of technology experience. Bob Scalise, Planet’s previous CTO, will step back from day-to-day management…
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Support & Guidance for the New Normal: Responding to COVID-19

  Many have asked how The Planet Group and our divisions, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to broadening our services to help clients staff needed positions to protect essential workers and re-open workplaces, we put a plan in place to ensure service continuity and longevity. Here’s more information. If there’s anything we…
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Best Practices for Remote Workers

  Remote work has become more common over the last couple of years, but the reality of our current climate has forced the vast majority of the workforce to figure out how to be productive on the fly. Here are some tips that we have learned over the years that will help you maintain your…
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