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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!

Why Multitasking Makes You Less Efficient

Though people do have 2 eyes and 2 hands, many find it hard to focus on more than one thing at once. In theory, multitasking means that you are able to divide your attentions between multiple tasks. If this ...

The HR/Provider Perception Gap in Healthcare

If you\'ve been in a hospital recently (hopefully as a visitor), you might have noticed that there exists a rather large range of temperaments in the doctors and nurses. There are the pleasant ones, who project warmth and try ...

Job Boards in Need of a Makeover

Though job boards are not as \"dead\" as many have been claiming, their state of affairs is a far cry from the heyday of the early 2000\'s. Social Media is seen as the next step in recruiting and hiring ...

The Effects of Power on the Human Mind

They say that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but does a little bit of power corrupt just a little bit? Well, if we broaden our definition of corruption to include a souring of one\'s formerly glowing personality, then yes. A ...

Onboarding Uncertain Candidates

Just because you\'ve found a fantastic candidate that seems genuinely interested and excited in the position you\'re offering doesn\'t mean that it\'s time to put the whole hiring thing in your rear-view mirror. The period between the candidate\'s acceptance ...

Can Over-Hiring Help in the Long Run?

In today\'s economy, businesses are sitting tight when it comes to hiring. Though the unemployment rate has been falling steadily, reaching as low as 3.1% in North Dakota, most businesses are still hesitant to increase the size of their ...

How to Evaluate Big Talkers in the Workplace

Most people are drawn to glamorous, promising prospective candidates before those that are understated or even hidden. This is because, of course, confidence inspires confidence. If an employee is articulate and animated in their presentation or in a team ...

Excessive Interviews Kill Candidate Spirit

Whoever said you can\'t have too much of a good thing never had to go to 17 interviews for a single position. That may sound excessive (and you\'d be right to think so,) but it is common practice in ...

The Case For the Middle-Aged Unemployed

If age comes with wisdom, then why is it still so hard for middle aged people to bounce back from unemployment? A large chunk of the long-term unemployed in America (jobless in excess of 27 weeks) are those 55 ...

Evaluating Hiring Managers

Evaluating a hiring manager must be based on more than just their claims of getting a \"special feeling\" from promising candidates. Sure, they can be personable, professional and even savvy enough to bring some nice talent to the table; ...

Social Networks as Second Highest Talent Source

One of the most important sources for talent in 2013 is social networks. Not only do professional networks such as LinkedIn provide a simple and mostly visual interface for people searching through high volumes of potential hires, but they ...

How to Keep Your Top Employees

Today\'s job market is in a constant flux. This can make retaining top talent a challenge for some companies. Factors such as an employee\'s estrangement from the company culture, or working under a manager that they don\'t get along ...

Perks Make the World Go ‘Round

Surely, by now, most people in the business world are aware of offices that boast rock climbing gyms, catered lunches, bean bag chairs and supposedly unlimited vacation days. These places may seem more appealing to work at (which is ...

Investing in Strong Fits With Your Company Culture

Remember being a young guy or gal on the playground and getting your introduction to in-groups and out-groups? Whether you were one of kids that wanted to play sports or one of the kids who wanted to pretend they ...

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

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