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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Getting Top Talent to Go With YOUR Offer

When you\'re trying to lock down a deal with an exceptionally gifted candidate, it is important to understand the offer from their perspective. Are they getting everything that they want out of this deal? How easy would it be for ...

Reinvesting in Your Workforce

Though there are many advantages to being a publicly traded company, one of the biggest downsides is the necessity of making cuts to staff and resources in order to balance out poor market performance. In many cases, downsizing employees ...

Kick-Starting Your Employee Referral Program

I know we say this a lot on this blog, but referrals really are one of your best candidate sources. Someone who gets hired after a referral from a friend or former colleague already has a bond with your ...

Why Leaders Need to Keep the Whole Puzzle in Mind

Intelligent problem solving is one of the most important skill sets for an effective leader to possess. A leader that has an inability to see the big picture when presented by problems or just avoids them all together will ...

Managing Your Team Like Apple and Google

What are the priorities of a manager? If your first answer is \"management\", then you might want to think this through a little more. Managing employees is a lot more than making sure nobody is playing Facebook games or ...

Job Seekers Swayed by Employee Testimonials

More and more, job seekers are being effected by the employment brands of the companies that they apply to. Whether they find out about how it is to work for you from an industry forum or straight from one ...

Employee Dissatisfaction Hitting All Time High

Job satisfaction is at an all time low. While there are many factors that have contributed to this phenomenon, one of the most common situations that have workers grumbling is being understaffed in the wake of layoffs. In these ...

Passive or Active, a Candidate’s a Candidate

What is the ultimate goal of your employment branding? For most companies that have made a substantial effort to create or improve their employment brand, the purpose is to draw in talent. Plain and simple. Having a respectable and ...

Creative New Uses For LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a resource that returns dividends only through calculated and intelligent effort by the user. True, an opportunity may fall into your lap every once in a while;  for the most part, what you get out is close ...

Dealing With Hiring Mistakes

The cost of a bad or under-performing hire is usually a lot more than their salary. When considering the toll that a bad hiring decision takes on your company, you must not only examine bad performance, but also the frustration ...

How Key are Keywords?

For those employers that advertise on job boards, you know the importance of enticing job seekers to look through your ad and actually apply to the position. Unfortunately, with the sheer volume of jobs being posted to these sites, ...

Re-Recruiting: How to Retain Top Employees

If you are lucky enough to have some real star employees on your team, you must get used to the fact that external recruiters and other businesses are aware of their presence as well. With the connectivity of social ...

Why it Pays to Recruit Internally

When a position is freed up or created in your company, your first thought as a hiring manager might be to immediately begin writing a job description or contacting a recruiter. While it\'s great to get the ball rolling ...

How do You Tell if Recent Grads Will Stick Around?

Hiring recent college graduates is tricky. If you\'ll think back to whenever it was that you were first on your own in the \"real world\", you might remember the disorientation and the added stress of all the little responsibilities ...

Managing Employee Turnover

Employee turnover is unavoidable. In some industries such as retail and food service, high turnover rates (80-100%) are accepted as the proverbial \"rules of the road\", immutable conditions of the business landscape. In other industries, turnover is much more ...

How do You Choose Between 2 Great Job Offers?

Having a lot of options is a good thing, right? Well, the short answer is yes and the long answer is something more like yes with a big “but...”  Yes, having a lot of options (especially professional options) is ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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