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Candidates are Customers too. Shouldn't that be a No Brainer… ?

put on your corporate hat, folks A very smart and thoughtful individual responded to the statement that we need to remember that candidates are not only applicants but customers (among other things). His position was that we shouldn’t set expectations

Accolo's "Click-n-Clack" duo present at HR.com's Virtual Conference on RPO

What does continuous innovation have to do with HR?

Guide To Writing Good Behavioral-Based Questions

Within the question framework of the Accolo online application for candidates is the ability for Accolo Hiring Consultants and Hiring Managers to craft behavioral based interview questions. For the sake of expediency and keystroke-savings, the behavioral based question is known

Making a Job Offer

Courteous, Respectful and Confidential: best practices in extending an offer of employment “If you are planning on doing business with someone again, don’t be too tough in the negotiations. If you’re going to skin a cat, don’t keep it as

Hiring Manager Survey Questions

measure hiring manager satisfaction as one of your key metrics with this survey Before we begin an engagement, we distribute Hiring Manager surveys to establish a baseline from which to measure future recruitment performance. These Hiring Manager Surveys are a

Ohio State Head Football Coach Search Gets Professional Recruiting Assistance

Ohio State Head Football Coach Search Gets Professional Recruiting Assistance

Accolo’ Spicy video receives over 15M viewers: The Story of ‘Rethink Recruiting’

The Story of ‘Rethink Recruiting’ By John Younger, CEO of Accolo

US Patent Issued to Accolo on Jan. 18 for "Comprehensive Employment Recruiting Communications System with Translation Facility" (California Inventors)

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 21 — United States Patent no. 7,873,533, issued on Jan. 18, was assigned to Accolo Inc. (Larkspur, Calif.).

John Younger, Accolo President & CEO, being thrown in Jail For MDA

I’m proud to tell you that I’m being locked up “for good.” That’s right, I’m going “behind bars” to help Jerry’s Kids© and The Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The Fantasy of Being Able to Consistently Pick a Top Performer’s Resume After a 10 Second Review

Tips on selecting the top performers I was recently communicating with a group of executives about resume screening and was struck by the old school approach that was pervasive in the group. We need to step out of the 1960’s

Notre Dame Head Football Coach Search Gets Professional Help

In an unprecedented move, Accolo is unofficially supporting the effort to find the next Notre Dame Head Football Coach in the spirit of teamwork and winning.

Accolo named #1 On-demand RPO provider for 2nd year in a row

“Accolo’s on-demand recruitment has helped us reduce our recruiting cost ratio by more than 50% while improving our hiring managers’ satisfaction,” said Maynard Webb, Chairman and CEO of LiveOps

Hire for Education™

Glenwood’s Hire for Education™ Program Hire great people for your company while supporting Glenwood Elementary through our Hire for Education™ Program!!

What is Hiring Performance?

Glad you asked. Hiring Performance is the measurement of both the effectiveness and efficiency of your recruit to hire process as determined by three key performance Key performance metrics including: 1) Recruiting Cost Ratio; 2) Time to Start; 3) Candidate

Catch the Recruiting Technology Wave

“The combination of John’s passion, enthusiasm and knowledge will ensure delegates are in for a high octane, thought provoking session.”

Have Our Prayers Been Answered?

“Not all of them, not all at once, but here and there, jobs are opening that weren’t projected a couple weeks ago. Is this one of those “green shoots” the economists have been referencing?

Masters of the Obvious: Applicant Volume vs the Dow

For every 1 applicant increase per job, we can expect a 45 point drop in the Dow. Because we serve as the internal recruiting function for hundreds of companies, we have some unique insights into job applicant data. I recently

Career Killers

The working landscape is changing rapidly, and Career Killers today may not be Career Killers tomorrow. For example, many people in their early twenties are posting things online about beer bashes, dates gone wrong, and a variety of extremely personal

Redefining Failure

Despite the disasters, I learned lessons that they don’t teach you in business school or investment banking.

Respectful Recruiting

The idea of regulating the recruiting industry to make people mind their manners seems a bit off.

It's Not What You Know, But Who Knows You Know It

Social networking, for all the recent hype, is hardly a new concept.

Looking for a job? Be the hedgehog, not the fox

Lessons for the job seeker from Good to Great

Thinsourcing: Great White Paper on BPO

Matt Cooper mentioned “thinsourcing” to me in an email a while back, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I tracked down the piece to which he was referring.

Why Cheap Can Be Scary

While pitching our value proposition recently, a CFO I spoke with exclaimed “how and why are you so cheap?”