Recruiting & Hiring

A great place for employers to get the latest best practices and great advice for recruiting and hiring.

  • Why Smart Companies Hire At The End Of The Year

    Why Smart Companies Hire At The End Of The Year

    The end of year is a time for gratitude and reflection before holiday celebrations give way to the New Year and forward thinking. The same holds true for many companies, which is exactly why you...

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  • Fine Tune Your Recruiting Strategy to Target Top Performers

    Fine Tune Your Recruiting Strategy to Target Top Performers

    Recruitment strategy is a major factor in your organization’s success. For small and medium-sized businesses in particular, hourly front line talent is the company’s lifeblood. Yet many companies...

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  • Infographic: How Much A Bad Hire Will Actually Cost You

    Infographic: How Much A Bad Hire Will Actually Cost You

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  • How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Hiring Mistakes

    How To Avoid The 3 Most Common Hiring Mistakes

    Sometimes hiring managers are so eager to fill open positions that they end up making mistakes that could lead to accidentally hiring the wrong person. If you focus on attracting the right kind of...

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  • How To Hire The First Employee For Your Startup

    How To Hire The First Employee For Your Startup

    After actually doing what many only dream about (starting a company), you're finally ready to expand beyond the founder’s circle and hire your first employee. It’s a huge step, fraught with both...

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  • Is Your Hiring Process Like The Mullet?

    Is Your Hiring Process Like The Mullet?

    Remember mullets? The iconic “business in front, party in back” hairstyle was once  worn by pop stars, all the cool kid in the 80s, and even the irrepressible David Bowie. But eventually the...

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  • What NBC’s Olympic Coverage Can Teach You About Recruiting

    What NBC’s Olympic Coverage Can Teach You About Recruiting

    The Rio Olympics took place in front of 78,000 live spectators and was watched by well over 33.4 million viewers on NBC. As usual, the games have been a showcase for the most talented athletes...

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  • Before You Hire Your Next Employee, Read Glassdoor

    Before You Hire Your Next Employee, Read Glassdoor

    That candidate you hired today will likely write your company’s next review on Glassdoor. What do you want it to say?  If you peruse the annual lists of best companies to work for, the ones with...

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  • The US Has Over 5 Million Jobs To Fill - Here’s How To Do It

    The US Has Over 5 Million Jobs To Fill - Here’s How To Do It

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are almost 5.8 million job openings in America. Think about it: that’s enough openings to give every single person in Chicago and Houston a brand...

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  • Ditch the same old interview questions and ask these instead

    Ditch the same old interview questions and ask these instead

    Let me know if any of these questions sound familiar:  •    “What's your biggest weakness?” •    “Why do you want to work for us?” •    “Why should we choose you over all the other...

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  • Go beyond gut feelings if you want to hire the best

    Go beyond gut feelings if you want to hire the best

    When companies have a lot of positions to fill, it’s tempting to take shortcuts. From rushing through resume reviews to scheduling interviews with multiple candidates in the same room to...

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  • Why You Need A Talent Pipeline

    Why You Need A Talent Pipeline

    One of the most difficult situations a company faces is quickly identifying, vetting, and onboarding new hires when a position opens up. Regardless of the seniority level or specific...

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  • Is Your Recruiting Process Aligned With Your Culture?

    Is Your Recruiting Process Aligned With Your Culture?

    What is ‘culture’ in the workplace? Is it a set of guidelines articulated in the mission statement? Is it the way company leaders treat employees, or the way employees treat each other? Does it...

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  • The Best Way To Recruit Millennials

    The Best Way To Recruit Millennials

    As a new generation graduates and starts the job hunt, they're looking for careers that are dynamic, flexible, and challenging, at companies with a culture to match. Understanding what motivates...

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  • Forget About Hiring Slow, Hire Right!

    Forget About Hiring Slow, Hire Right!

    ‘Hire slow, fire fast’ is a mantra that is repeated as gospel in the talent sourcing and recruitment community. According to a Harvard Business Review article, sticking to this principle allows...

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  • 5 Ways To Hire Like Google

    5 Ways To Hire Like Google

    Unsurprisingly, many companies attempt to emulate Google’s business practices. As one of the most successful companies of the past decade, the tech giant is a leader in rethinking existing...

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  • 3 Great Ways To Accelerate The Hiring Process

    3 Great Ways To Accelerate The Hiring Process

    In today's fast-paced business world, hiring managers need to speed up the recruiting process in order to get the best talent. Candidates tend to make decisions in the blink of an eye, causing the...

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  • 5 Traits You Should Be Looking For In New Hires

    5 Traits You Should Be Looking For In New Hires

    When deciding what traits to look for in your recruiting pool, there are lots of opinions and little consensus. Some experts claim that optimal traits are role-dependent: the personality traits...

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  • Keywords Aren't Key When Determining The Best Job Candidates

    Keywords Aren't Key When Determining The Best Job Candidates

    Most hiring professionals spend lots of time scanning resumes for key words that match up with the job description, words like ‘leadership’, or ‘results-driven’ or ‘self-motivated’. Keyword...

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  • 7 Hiring Trends iIn 2016 You Need to Know About

    7 Hiring Trends iIn 2016 You Need to Know About

    Most of the forecasts for hiring trends in 2016 are predicated on a continuing economic upswing coupled with higher adoption rates of new technology in HR departments. In this article by Susannah...

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