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Hiring for Passion and Loyalty

Do you wish that your employees showed more commitment and engagement to their work? Do you wish that your turnover would slow down or even vanish like a puff of smoke? While hiring employees that will be committed to your

Job Boards for Finding Creative People

It can be hard to find the complete package in a creative hire. Ideally, you want somebody who has both the vision to innovate for your product or image and the technical chops to implement their ideas. Not that most

Free LinkedIn Job Posting

As of March 7, 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that unemployment is at 6.7%. That is about 10.5 million people who don’t have jobs. Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke. Accolo is always looking to help reduce the unemployment

Success for Baby Food Entrepreneurs "Tasty"

Some of the greatest business success stories start when enterprising consumers experience a hole in the marketplace first hand. Just take Liane Weintraub and Shannan Swanson, two health conscious moms from Los Angeles who were surprised at the scarcity of organic

Hate Your Job? Get Out of There!

Would you show up to work tomorrow if you won the lottery? While this may seem like a no-brainer, you might be surprised by the amount of folks that  would continue to work if they suddenly came into a vast

Scott Harrison: How Cleaning Up His Act Lead to Cleaning Up Water

In case you missed our feature on Richard Montañez earlier this week, this week’s theme on the Accolo blog is stories of business success. It’s important to keep track of stories like Richard’s simply for the reason that it’s important to

Falling Back In Love With Your Job

Falling out of love with your job is pretty common. Heck, being in love with your job in the first place actually puts you in a pretty small minority of professionals in the United States. According to Gallup’s last “State

Richard Montañez: From Janitor to Vice President

This week on the Accolo blog, we thought it would be nice to feature some of the most inspiring business stories that we could dig up in order to…well, inspire you guys. It’s pretty easy to lose sight of the

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