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Zappo's CEO Admits We're All A Little Weird

You’ve attracted quality talent from your job listings, have conducted pre-screening questions and have interviews scheduled-now what? Time to prepare the questions, but what kinds of questions. Job seekers are well familiar with the quirky questions Google comes up with,

Hacker Headache: How to Keep Your WordPress Account Secure

Chances are that you don’t have the same locks on your car as you do for your house, but what about the passwords on your email and LinkedIn or Facebook? If you haven’t heard about it yet, last month a

201,000 Private Sector Jobs in August

Good news on the job front. Automatic Data Processing reported that private sector employers added 201,000 jobs last month, which for a nation that hasn’t produced over 200,000 jobs since February, is very promising. What does this all mean, and

Hard Times for Job Seekers: Employer Stigma Against the Unemployed

Unemployment in the United States is uncontroversial. Sure there is a huge amount of controversy surrounding who is to blame for the 8.3% unemployment rate and even greater contention on what should be done to remedy the problem, but there

Pay Incentives: the Creativity Killer

Creativity is an important quality for an employee to possess. Whether it manifests in some unexpected presentational flair or through innovative problem solving, having a creative person on staff is an invaluable resource. One wold naturally assume that the best

Mixed Forecast for Economic Growth

Though the US and Global economies are still very much in the doldrums of a creeping post-recession come back, there have been a few nice surprises of late. According to Boomberg Business news, the economy grew faster than anticipated in

A Blog in Your Blog so you can Blog While you Blog

As the title would suggest, today’s blurb from Accolo is decidedly Meta, that’s right we’re blogging about blogging about blogs. Inceptionesque? Totally. Useless? Far from it. Not only can a blog help to promote your company’s message and products but,

13 Examples of Extreme HR Practices

Marketing departments are known for thinking outside the box, sales teams have perfected the perfect pitch, why can’t HR departments have just as much fun being innovative with their hiring? Dr. John Sullivan in part 2 of 13 More Bold

John Younger Talks About the Future of Electric Cars in the Marin IJ

John Younger, President and CEO of Accolo Inc, was quoted in yesterday’s issue of the Marin Independent Journal on the subject of the newest electric cars from Tesla Motors. Younger discussed his excitement to use his personal solar panel system

Accolo Achieves Inc. 500/5000 for the 4th Time

Another year of growth for Accolo is once again recognized by one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the United States. Larkspur, CA – August 20, 2012 Accolo, Inc. has been awarded Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies for

Auto Industry Desperate to Hire Engineers

Michigan based car companies, such as Chrysler and General Motors, have undoubtedly taken a lot of hits from the various economic downturns over the past few years. From massive layoffs to government bail outs, things haven’t seemed too hopeful for

A New Evaluation of the Gender Wage Gap

Though the glass ceiling of the previous century is still holding over in certain professions, recently compiled studies suggest that the pay gap between men and women in the workplace has more to do with cultural and familial trends, rather

What You May Not Know Your Recruiter is Doing

What makes a great recruiter? Well for one thing, a great recruiter stands out from the crowd in much the same way that a great candidate stands out from the crowd. A great recruiter makes sure that they are not

Rethinking Job Titles to Attract Superheros

Let me ask you this: would you rather apply to be a “nighttime gas station clerk” or a “nocturnal petroleum ninja”? We at Accolo believe that attracting the right candidates for a job is all about the way you communicate

How to Hire for Cultural Compatibility

Finding a perfect fit in a potential employee is a lot more than picking the best resume out of the stack and checking to see if they know how to dress well on interview day. Arguably one of the most

Industry Struggles to Fill Jobs

Even with the unemployment rate hovering around 8.3 percent, there are still industries with thousands of open positions that people are unable or unwilling to fill. Take the American commercial trucking industry. Open job postings around the country stay unfilled

Good News for Hiring: 163,000 Jobs Added in July

According to the Unites States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 163,000 jobs were added to the private sector in July. Though this undoubtedly good news, the sudden surge in hiring near the end of July was not enough to offset the

Career Building Through Positive Thinking

While self-awareness is crucial to success in business, and interactions in general, too much self-conscious thought (especially negative) is a time and energy consuming mental habit. The next time you’re stuck on the treadmill of self doubt, be it in

LinkedIn Co-founder, Konstantin Guericke Joins Board of Accolo – Signifying Trend Toward Cloud Recruiting

LinkedIn Co-founder, Konstantin Guericke Joins Board of Accolo – Signifying Trend Toward Cloud Recruiting Larkspur, CA – June 4, 2012 Accolo, Inc., the leading Cloud Recruiting® company, today publicly announced that LinkedIn Co-Founder, Konstantin Guericke joined the Accolo Board of

Accolo CEO Explains How to Turn Your Company into a Hiring Machine at Marin Business Forum Meeting

Quarterly Event Gives Marin Business Professionals an Opportunity to Network and Share Insights on Best Business Practices.

Let's blow off a lotta steam : accoloTV is live!

We’re glad to announce the launch of accoloTV – a web video channel that pulls together the most entertaining videos about jobs and employment we can get our job-filling little mitts on. Take some time this afternoon to blow off

Hire Perfection : Accolo CEO John Younger at the EO Guru Conference in San Francisco

John Younger, CEO and President of Accolo, delivered a great presentation at the EO Guru Conference in San Francisco recently on how to “hire perfection” (great employees). Take a look – lots of good knowledge here… [jwplayer config=”accolo no list”

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

Sky is the limit for companies tapping into Accolo's Cloud Recruiting®

Accolo unveils patented Cloud Recruiting® Platform with enhanced social recruiting Larkspur, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 Accolo, Inc. recently launched their enhanced Cloud Recruiting Platform which harnesses the power of advanced social network recruiting. The solution includes real time access