Ace the Interview, Make the Best Hire

Ace your job interview

A successful interview, like a good relationship, is a two-way street: Both parties contribute and benefit from the experience.   With a strong recruiting partner, you can count on qualified candidates in your pipeline, but that alone isn’t enough to ensure the best hire. A good interview provides valuable insights into an applicant’s personality and […]

Three Ways to Beat the Talent Crisis

Across industries, today’s labor shortage is having a huge impact on how companies conduct their business. Without enough talent to deliver their products and services, many businesses are facing delayed growth or in extreme cases, whether they can even stay afloat. While enabling staff to work remotely has helped some companies attract candidates, there is […]

What does the state of the economy have to do with recruiting? Everything.

In a speech on Monetary Policy and Price Stability, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell described the current labor market as lopsided. In July, the U.S. economy added 500,000 jobs and yet there are twice as many job vacancies as there are unemployed people. This is all to say that it’s still a strong candidate market […]

How to recruit, engage, and hire passive candidates

According to a new report out from Workable, 37% of American workers are described as passive job seekers. Passive candidates are not actively applying for jobs, updating their resumes or fretting over the dreaded cover letter. However, they are open to hearing more about what a new opportunity or change in their career could bring […]

A way to help

As States begin to grapple with the questions and challenges of when and how to reopen safely and more conversations are focused on a positive direction, there are still so many people in need of assistance. We have witnessed the efforts of so many helping their communities battle the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have seen the […]

Coronavirus Letter RE: Recruiting in Uncertain Times

Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash As we embark into uncharted territory as families, neighborhoods, communities, and businesses, many of us are trying to figure out what comes next.  How do we move forward? With so many things coming to an abrupt halt, like local services, event cancellations, and school closures, it is almost as if we […]

The Fork in the Road: Making a Mid-Life Career Change

When I was growing up I always said I wanted to be a teacher. I had teachers who inspired me to learn and grow and I knew that I wanted to be that same figure providing encouragement for young people. My parents thought differently, however. They felt that I would be frustrated because of the […]

Networking: Do’s and Don’ts

Networking has become an integral part of our business culture for many reasons. It is important to socialize with people who are like minded and professional to keep your name out there.  Networking can be used for many purposes, not just to garner clients or to try to secure a new position. It can be […]

Perfecting the Elevator Pitch

Here it is! Your big moment. The recruiter asks you the time tested question, “So,,,,tell me about yourself.” YIKES!  How in the world can you concisely and adequately describe yourself to someone without sounding boastful or too modest?  This is often referred to as an “elevator pitch”. Your elevator pitch in this instance may well […]

The Candidate Experience: How and Why to Do It Right!

Whether you’re a recruiter, HR specialist, or just a manger looking to fill some open positions, people who are charged with finding talent and hiring personnel often approach the process from the wrong angle. Oftentimes the focus is solely on the needs of the one doing the hiring, without regard to the “candidate experience” of […]

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