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How to Extend a Job Offer the Right Way

When you’re trying to close with a promising candidate, time is of the essence. While the majority of job seekers out there might be desperate to land any job that they can, talented employees have options and they know it.

How Rejection Letters Help Candidates Feel Less Rejected

Rejection can be tough to swallow. Nobody likes to lose out on something that they wanted, especially when that something is as big of a deal as a job. Whether you’re aware of it or not, the experience that candidates

How to Interview for the Right Candidate

Interviewing has always been the last line of defense in hiring. You can screen resumes as carefully as you can or with the most advanced applicant tracking system known to man, but, until you actually meet a candidate in person,

Finding the Perfect Candidate

Have you ever made a hiring mistake? There are few things as painfully obvious as when an employee isn’t working out at your company, so how is it possible that you thought they were great for the job just a

Why Failing isn’t the End of the World

How many times have you been sure that one of your ideas was going to be a fantastic success, only to have the whole thing blow up in your face? Maybe it was a new time saving measure that got

Evaluating RPO Providers

Hiring can be tricky. As a result of the great recession that began in 2008 and continues to linger across the globe, many companies had to make tough decisions about which people and which departments could be downsized. Hiring is

Video Interviewing for a Better Candidate Experience

For most companies, the interview is the gold standard for determining if a candidate is going to work out as an employee or if they just aren’t cut out for the job. Yes, online questionnaires and personality tests can help

Misconceptions Of Remote Workers

One of the biggest changes that the internet has brought to the professional landscape is the ability for employees to do their work from anywhere in the world. Just think about it, you could be deep sea fishing off of

The Pros and Cons of Remote Contractors

When your staff lacks a key skill for the completion of a project, you have a few options. The first is to run, screaming, from the building into the nearest wooded area and never return. While this does nothing for

Remote Working is all About Trust

Trust is one of the most important things in business. If you can’t trust the people that work for you to do their jobs, the right way, then you’re doomed to an eternity of benchmarking and micromanagement. In fact, if

Motivation + Autonomy = Productivity

What motivates you to go into work in the morning? Is it the people that you work closely with? Is it the professional goals that you’re getting closer to with each passing day? Is it the money? Yeah, it probably

Apps Won’t Make You More Productive, But They Help!

No matter what sort of tools you have, it still has to be you that ultimately uses them. You could have the best lawnmower known to science sitting in your garage, but it isn’t doing you any good unless you’re

Need to Boost Your Productivity? They Have an App for That!

When it comes to being productive, we need all the help we can get. Besides all of the little tasks that end up demanding our attention during the day, besides all of the things that can go wrong at every

How Can You Be More Productive?

No matter how hard you try to be productive, there’s always going to be those frustrating things that end up taking an inordinate amount of time to get done. Technology, for instance, is pretty great at throwing a wrench into

Aligning HR and Your Company’s Goals

What are your company’s goals for the future of your human capital? Are you planning on stepping up your talent acquisition efforts to get some new blood pumping through your organization’s veins? Are you planning on developing your talent internally

Hiring Best Practices: Employee Referrals

A good company is like a family. Now, I don’t mean that you should look at your employees like kids or yourself as married to any of your colleagues. Family is there for each other when the chips are down

Hiring Best Practices: Intelligent Sourcing

Does success in hiring seem random to you? Does it ever feel like the process that you’re using to source and hire candidates delivers great results in one round of hiring and terrible results in another, seemingly with no rhyme

What Are "Hiring Best Practices"?

If people acted the way that they did in job interviews all the time, then the world would be a better place. Everybody would be well dressed, on time and on their best behavior. The problem is, that’s not the

Bridging the Gap Between Tech and Everyone Else

What are the relationships like between the departments at your company? Chances are that you aren’t all peas in a pod, but is there at least some familiarity there? Some camaraderie based on the fact that you’re all working toward

How to Hire Great Programmers

If you’re trying to be competitive in the technology industry, one of the most important things that you can do to benefit your business is hire the best programming talent possible. Employees are the lifeblood of your business and programmers

Finding Software Architects

A Software Architect is one of those management positions that’s about as difficult to define as it is to fill. While this position might resemble that of a lead software developer, the software architect is much more directly involved in

How to Evaluate Programmer Candidates (Without Knowing Programming)

When you’re looking to hire great tech talent (programmers, developers, etc.) is to examine their skills. Yet, you may not know programming.  It is important to come to terms with your technical knowledge because you need to be able to

Great Technology Is Driven By Great Talent

The cutting edge of technology is a funny thing. The more a product is portrayed as sexy and futuristic, the more it ends up looking dated after it is, inevitably, left in the dust by the next big breakthrough. Do

Spring Into Longer Employee Retention

Even if you have the fastest candidate sourcing in the world, you still want to keep the people that you hire. Besides the cost of marketing your job,  the time you spent qualifying and interviewing the candidates, new hires have