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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!

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Power of Public Criticism

When there is a problem within a team, it is up to the team leader to facilitate the correction of this problem. If the problem is with the performance of a team member, it is up to the team ...

Small Businesses Targeted For Cyber Theft

With the ever-increasing frequency and severity of cyber attacks in the US, government officials have warned all small and medium sized businesses to be wary of these virtual onslaughts. Recently there have been several high profile cyber intrusions into ...

How Bias Can Impair Hiring Decisions

We all have favorites. Whether it\'s a flavor of ice cream or the cut of a T-shirt, we all have that instant, visceral reaction when we find something or someone that suits us: the answer. While knowing what works ...

Positivity Tips the Scales in Team Performance

When you\'re trying to get someone to do something, it\'s important to know the best way to go about telling this person how to do it. People aren\'t machines, yet are somewhat similar in the way they have definite ...

Administrative and Support Jobs Going Strong

One of the healthiest sectors of the economy in this recovery has been the professional and business services industry. Last month, there were 73,000 jobs added under this umbrella, especially jobs that classified as administrative or support positions. The ...

Unconditional Sick Leave for Workers in Portland

The sick day has traditionally been somewhat of a gray area. In some lines of work, sick days can be traded for time off as readily as vacation days with no questions asked. In others, the request for a ...

Visual Media Boosts Job Description Engagement

The job description has been a mainstay for finding employees since the first classified ads appeared in newspapers. Back then, these words behind the sports page were gobbled up by job seekers hungry for a chance to get into ...

Telecommuting: Here to Stay or Out the Door?

n the recent telecommuting debate that has taken over the internet in almost every business magazine or publication, the consensus seems to show a backlash against slipping standards of innovation. Many of the companies that have reversed their work-from-home ...

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

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