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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!

Facebook Faces User-Generated PR Nightmare

Monitoring your social media image is important. Little things, such as \"liking\" strange organizations or funny, distasteful pictures that your friend posted, create a link between you and the offending material. Indeed, it is the very nature of social ...

Easy Steps to Candidate Retention

When you\'ve zeroed in on a candidate, it can be easy to let your guard down. The person can be professional, engaged and seem hungry for the position, only to back out at the last minute. This isn\'t because ...

Cooking Up Positive Employment Branding

For those of you who who don\'t watch \"Kitchen Nightmares\" with Gordon Ramsay, (the hot blooded Brit who doesn\'t take any ______,) it\'s a reality show in which Chef Ramsey visits the most disastrous and decrepit restaurants in America ...

Why Cubicles Aren’t so Bad After All

For those of you who work in an open-plan office, you know that the layout, unfettered by chest-high walls, is often given to its own set of problems. In theory, the open plan exists to facilitate the free flow ...

Recruiters Spend 6 Seconds on Each Resume

We all know that getting a job is tough, but simply knowing that the process will be \"tough\" does not quite prepare job seekers for the hurdles of the modern job hunt. First of all, there is the sheer ...

Network for Your Net Worth!

Networking is important no matter who you are. Creating and maintaining a strong network is just as important to job seekers as it is to small business owners. Even large business owners would not be able to maintain their ...

Crafting a Strong Employer Brand

Building a unique and defined employer brand is more than just a tool for marketing; it can be an opportunity to take a good hard look at your company\'s culture and objectives. By investing the time and effort necessary ...

Engagement in Generation Y Employees

Dealing with low employee engagement can be tricky. Fostering motivation is even trickier. How do you know whether an employee is coasting because they feel discouraged by a lack of clear-set goals (something you can fix), or because they ...

Job Seeker Preferences Rule Job Board Success

General job boards have seen better days. Sites that still boast name recognition are slipping behind as more specialized job boards and professional social networks like LinkedIn lead the way. Take Monster for instance. Though it is still a household ...

Job Seekers Buried by Bad Credit

When making a new hire, it\'s important to figure out what kind of person you\'re bringing on board, both inside and outside the office. The inside part is easy, accessible through their resume and their presence during the interview. ...

Prospects Still Uncertain for College Grads

For those of you with kids about to graduate college, or you recent graduates who have metamorphosed into job seekers, you\'ll be interested to know that job prospects in 2013 are looking to be as scarce as last year. Unfortunately ...

How Big Data Predicts Job Performance

In 2013, data is king. The usefulness of analytics in hiring models has been vetted and is here to stay. But with this expansion of the role of Big Data in hiring comes a necessary focusing or narrowing in ...

Demand For Nurses Higher than Ever

Do you ever wonder why the expression goes \"nursed back to health\", instead of \"doctored back to health?\" The reason could be that, since the advent of modern medicine, it is the nurse who takes charge of the well ...

Social Networking and the Future of Hiring

The integration of social media into the recruiting process was a turning point, leaving the old ways of doing things behind. This development of the web presence of candidates has been a useful, if sometimes controversial tool for screening ...

Holding Out For Perfect Hires

Settling for less than you want is never the right course of action. Unless you\'re settling for less debt, conventional business wisdom says to stick to your guns and hold out for a better deal. While this can make ...

Visa Debate in the Tech Industry

People with degrees and training in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM for short) are some of the most sought-after job candidates on the market today. STEM jobs have also come under the national spotlight recently in the congressional ...

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 ...

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

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