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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!

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 ...

Staff Amputations in the Health Care Industry

The health care industry, which has been a stable job creator both in the recession and during the recovery, is showing signs of slowing or even grinding to a halt. According to USA Today, the healthcare industry announced 8,128 ...

Interview To Dos and To Don’ts

We have all been nervous at an interview, and wondering if we are doing the right things to get the job. At Accolo, we understand that just getting to the interview process is a trek, so here are some ...

Social Media: Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy

Social media is a powerful marketing tool. No other marketing platform has the capability to market directly to customers in the way that you can with social and no other platform has the same potential for a campaign going ...

New Essential Steps for College Recruiting

Recruiting straight out of college may no longer be a viable option. Companies like Google have started reaching out to potential talent as early as their freshman year. The college recruiting game is changing and if your strategy doesn\'t ...

How To Keep Your Cool With Charismatic Candidates

Appearances can be deceiving. One of the most common situations in which this phrase carries weight is on interview day. We\'ve all been there: short staffed, vulnerable, looking for that certain someone who just \"gets\" what the position is ...

How to Screen for Toxic Personalities

People are always on their best behavior on interview day. While this shows you who\'s best behavior is expletives and mustard on the tie, the more insidious personality defects in a new hire can lay dormant for months or ...

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

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