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US Economy Adds 165,000 Jobs in April

Analysts were surprised by April’s jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which was contrary to many projections of doom following March’s uninspiring numbers. And speaking of numbers, 165,000 jobs were added in the month of April. Getting back

Getting Past the Cold Shoulder in Cold Calls

Forming a connection or even getting someone’s attention over a cold call can be challenging. There is a good chance that you will be brushed off initially or, even worse, after giving your all in a passionate pitch. A dismissal

Interviewing for Motivation

Evaluating a candidate’s level of motivation, and the conditions under which they will perform at their best, seem like difficult things to figure out for sure during an interview. According to Lou Alder, it’s not only these things that you

Recruit With Technology, Not Against It

When it comes to recruiting technology, there are products that work and products that don’t. Sure, there may be a great deal of theory suggesting that this or that program will deliver a pipeline of top candidates, but it’s what

How The Interview Before Yours Affects You

There’s a lot that you can and should do to prepare for an interview. Brush your teeth, bathe, dress nice and do your homework. These are things you can control. Even during the interview, you still have a certain level

How to Spot High Potential Candidates

How do you measure potential in a person? Is it in their presence when they walk into the room? Is it in their education and experience? A special sparkle in their eye? Yes, all sorts of things can lead us

Recruiting Effectiveness from Staffing.org

When it comes to recruiting, the reputation of an entire company is worth more than ever in today’s applicant-flooded job market. Just like the talent that they represent, recruiters need to focus on putting forward their company’s best possible professional

How to Evaluate Your Employee Evaluations

Though employee evaluations can sometimes seem like a tiresome formality, they are a really great opportunity to have candid discussions with your workers about their performance. While a conversational tone in these evaluations can help to open a dialogue between

Big Data Nails Complex Attributes of Successful Employees

Big Data, aka the record of everything everyone does, has become integral to companies such as call centers for tracking the characteristics of their best employees. Through analysis of these metrics, the company can save on both time and money

Breaking the glass ceiling…and getting paid fairly for it

Equality is simple in math. It’s defined as two things that are an equal set in relation to one another, marked with one of these things: “=”. For example, on a web design project, 40 hours of work = 40

Get your Free Accolo Hiring Health Checkup

  Are great employees at the “Heart” of your company? If yes, it may be time for you to consider a “Hiring Health” check up. Accolo is recognized as the #1 Recruitment Process Outsourcing Company for Value Received & Services

Truth Over Glamour

Representing your company’s culture in the hopes of attracting employees in ways that are vague yet nice-sounding, or just unrealistic, is a tactic that is doomed to failure. Not only will your attempts to artificially flavor the office atmosphere be

Initial Jobless Claims Down 42,000

Following the broader trend of a slowly creeping economic recovery, the number of initial unemployment claims dropped by 42,000 to 346,000 last week. This figure is near the national average for first time unemployment claims for the first few months

How To Properly Welcome New Employees

When “onboarding”, (welcoming a new employee to your staff,) it is of the utmost importance that you make their transition into your company as pleasant and smooth as possible. The first day does not have to be disorienting and there

The Statistical Benefits of Networking

We’ve all heard the classic adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well unless you’re a Hilton heiress, you still need to know how to do your job, but this generalization is true in the importance that

Recruiting in Flux: New Challenges on The Way

Change is the only constant and those who do not adjust to change are operating on conditions that may no longer apply. One of the biggest changes in recruiting and hiring in general is the ever-growing breadth and sophistication of

Big Data = Big Demand For Data Analysts

If I told you to name some careers in Science and Mathematics, what would pop into your head first? Chemist? Astronomer? Math Teacher? How about Analysts? Yes, it’s analysts of all kinds that comprise the majority of the most sought-after

References: Your Bread and Butter in Recruiting

References are one of the most useful tools at the disposal of recruiters today. Unlike comparatively flat descriptions of a candidate’s prowess from a job board, referrals typically give you a better picture of the candidate and statistically lead to

A Bad First Day Can Leave New Employees Guarded

Having hardworking and loyal employees has just as much to do with the environment that you provide for them to work in as it does with the people themselves. If your employees feel welcomed and included in the company culture,

Hiring Figures for March from ADP

According to ADP, one of the largest payroll processing companies in the country, 158,000 private sector jobs were added in the month of March. This is roughly the same slow but steady growth that we’ve seen this year and in

Some Words of Wisdom from the CEO of LinkedIn

We all know that it’s important to stop and smell the roses, but when’s the last time  that you actually took some time to appreciate the things and people that you see  every day? Taking this time for reflection and

Spotlight on First Time Unemployment Benefits

While the speed of the economic recovery in the US has been frustrating in its sometimes slow, sometimes inert pattern of improvement, the overall trend of progress signals that the economy and the job market are growing and, more importantly,

Determining and Advertising Your Company's Culture

Finding a cultural fit in a company is becoming one of the main factors in how candidates decide which job offer they accept. For this reason, it is more important than ever to both promote a positive/productive work culture and

Flood of Temporary Jobs Waterlogging Recovery

One of the main effects of the recession on the job market was the elimination of a large number of moderate wage jobs such as office workers and manufacturers. This large reduction in decently paying jobs has been coupled with