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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

What Millennials Want Out of Their Next Employer

If you’re trying to be a competitive hiring force with the largest emerging job seeker demographic (the Millennials), then you’ll need to understand what they’re looking for in their next (or first) employer. Unlike previous generations to flood the working

Don’t Get Carried Away in Your Interview

There are a lot of things that you need to go right in order to land a job. First, you have to look good on paper. This means that your particular blend of skills, accomplishments and references happen to jump

Building Relationships With Passive Candidates

Sourcing and recruiting passive candidates takes a lot more finesse than when trying to attract active candidates to your company. While there are a lot of wrinkles that complicate the process, the biggest obstacle that you face when you try

Happy MLK Day!

Today, we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Junior, one of the most influential Americans in our country’s history. Dr. King helped to lead the  millions involved in the civil rights movement of the 60’s and he helped capture

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Hiring in Sales? Look for These Qualities in Your Next A Player

What makes a successful sales person? You might think that it’s somebody with an indomitable spirit, somebody who doesn’t take no for an answer and can cold call for hours without getting discouraged. Others think say that it’s persuasiveness that

1 in 5 Full Time Employees Say They’re Switching Jobs This Year

We make mistakes every day: setting our alarm for PM instead of AM, drinking decaf instead of the real stuff or thinking “It can’t be that bad,” before agreeing to a long term commitment. Be it romantic or professional, legally

Hiring For Long Term Success

The value of getting the right people, in the right roles at your company goes much further than just getting the work done. No two people are completely interchangeable, though we operate as if this is true. Along with their

Finding the Value of Your Best and Worst Performers

They say that you shouldn’t fix what ain’t broke, but whoever said that probably ain’t never heard of a double negative. Even if you don’t think that there’s anything to be done about the way that your business runs or

Leveraging Your Cultural Fit in the Cover Letter

The Cover Letter has generally been reserved as a space for applicants to declare their intentions and introduce themselves more broadly than in the rest of the application. Getting creative with the with the way that your present yourself in

Why Experience Makes Us Sloppy

Experience is one of the most important things in the hiring world. Hiring managers want to hire people with years of the stuff and they want recruiters with years more of it delivering that quality of candidate. But experience can

If Someone is Sick, Send Them Home!

After the holidays have come and gone, it’s time for Americans to prepare for that most special time of year: that’s right, flu season is here. Deck the halls with packs of Halls and prepare your fuzziest blankets to be

DICE Says Tech Hiring in 2014 Will Be Tougher Than Ever

For gifted professionals in the tech industry, 2014 will be another year in which you will probably receive a whole lot of recruiting offers in your inbox. If you’re on the recruiting side of things, prepare to have ever more

A Useful Trick For Defining Top Performers

With it being the New Year and all, it’s a good idea for everyone to take a fresh look at what they are doing day in and day out. You might be exerting all the energy you’ve got on trying

Biggest HR Blunders of 2013

What will you remember 2013 for? Will it be the for the big things like the government shut down or the complete 180 by The Pope on social issues? Will it be for the little things like the year when

Making Hiring Allies in the War for Talent

There’s been a lot of talk about “The War for Talent” running around in the blogosphere lately. While no shots are fired, high profile talent are pelted by multiple contacts from multiple recruiters each week. When “re-recruiting” your top employees

Favorite Interview Questions of Real CEOs

Picking the right questions to ask during an interview isn’t as black and white as you might think. There are no “correct” questions to ask during an interview and even conversational engagement with the top candidates in your applicant pool

Best Business Jobs of 2013

What is a business job? Does it involve lots of long stares, firm handshakes and shark-like cunning? Is it a title so generic that it leaves you baffled and in need of a lot more information? If someone offered it

Figuring Out Which Metrics Are Meaningless

When it comes to gauging the level of engagement that your company’s online presence is getting with its fans and followers, there are a lot of metrics out there that really aren’t as telling as you might think. While it’s