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Which Business Type Are You?

Does work ever seem like and episode of The Office to you? There’s that person who’s always trying to do the least work possible (Stanley), that person who gets way too serious about birthdays/holidays/anything that requires planning (Angela),  and, of

Improving Your Communication Skills

The ability to communicate clearly and effectively is one of the most important “soft skills” for professionals to have. Unless you’re running a 1 man start up or have robots for co-workers, you’re going to have to work with other

Where Does All Your Money Go?

We could all probably be a bit more frugal. We all have blind spots where money is concerned, and that goes double when we purchase the things that we enjoy or “need”. For instance, you don’t “need” a new phone

How Personal is Too Personal In the Office?

Forming relationships with the people that you work with is only natural. Companies hire based on the professional competencies of candidates, but also for how well they envision the new hire getting along with the existing staff. This means that,

Dealing With Difficult Co-Workers

We all know someone who makes going to work a whole lot harder. No matter what makes them hard to deal with, the outcome is always the same, more stress for the people around them.  Maybe it’s that sales guy

Fatal Attraction: Why Workplace Romance is (Usually) Bad News

There are two Valentines Days. The first is for people who are dating, married or otherwise involved with another of their species. For them, today is all about scrambling at the last minute to come up with flowers or chocolate

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Marketing

This week on the Accolo blog, we’ve been talking about the ways that you can use social networks to help with your hiring, both through creating connections with job seekers that view your online presence and getting your job ads

How to Hire With Facebook

In continuing with this week’s social media theme, today we’re going to be discussing the advantages and drawbacks of using Facebook as a hiring source. Social media has come a long way in the past decade in terms of it’s

How to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn and LinkedIn Recruiter

There’s no such thing as a magic bullet when it comes to your hiring difficulties. Social Recruiting has been marketed as the last thing you’ll ever have to do in the hiring process, but this just isn’t the case. In

New Facebook App Could Be the Future of News

Last Monday, Facebook unveiled their new mobile app geared towards delivering more substantive news content to their users. The App, Paper, integrates the traditional news feed with stories from major publications (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic) as

Should You Be Cautious When it Comes to Work Friends?

There’s a big difference between work friends and friends that you met through school or quiz night at your favorite bar . The first thing that sets these two sorts of friends apart is that you probably see your work

State of the Hiring 2013 Infographic

With the battle for hiring great candidates getting hotter, information on what the hiring market looks like, how to find the best candidates and the costs of recruit-to-hire are more important than ever. Check out the State of the Hiring

Quitting With Class

When people decide to quit their job, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming or even noteworthy experience. Some people change jobs like they change cell phones, always looking for the upgrade that blows the last piece of scrap out

Why Should I Keep My Employee’s Engaged?

This morning we published an article about your employee’s and engagement: Wondering How To Keep Your Employee’s Engaged? Yet you might still be asking, “Why? Why is this engagement so important?” SocialCast put together a great infographic illustrating the reasons why

Wondering How To Keep Your Employee’s Engaged?

While most of us would probably choose a sunny beach over the cold glare of our computer screen any day of the week, there’s a a big difference between a healthy desire for time off and dreading coming into work

How Training Can Make Good Employees Great

People are always changing. Whether it’s as shallow as their dress sense or as deep as their purpose in life, if you know somebody for long enough, you’re bound to see something unexpected to come to the surface. These changes

Mastering the Mindset of the Millennial Candidate

The other day I was privy to attend HR.com’s 2014 Talent Acquisition Excellence Forum and loved the many takeaways that were throughout the sessions. That being said, there were definitely some sessions that struck closer to home than others. A

What Employers Want Out of Their Next Hire

When you evaluate a candidate, either face to face or on paper, you’re looking for more than the work they can do for you and the expertise that they’re bringing to the table. You want to see if they have

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How Seasonal Conditions Affect Hiring

With the recession growing smaller and smaller in America’s rear-view-mirror, the deep hiring freeze that once encompassed so many companies has begun to thaw, or in some cases, melt away completely. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless

Handling Problem Behavior in the Workplace

Have you ever met somebody that was more trouble than they were worth? Maybe it was an adventurous childhood friend that was always trying to convince you to go along with their mischievous plans (and always ended up getting the

Getting a Hold on Your Metrics

Getting a hold of your metrics means a lot more than just refining the way in which you measure and collect information on the state of your company’s hiring function. In order to truly get the most out of your

How Your Voice Can Ruin Your Phone Interview

When you’re in the Human Resources line of work, you see a lot of applicants come and go. From seeing them on paper in the form of their resumes to hearing their voices in phone screenings to seeing them in