March 2018

A woman is being pulled in different directions by ropes to illustrate an increase in counteroffers in the current job market.

The Rise of the Counteroffer

A wise recruiter said it best when she said “the war for talent is over and talent won.” Finding and attracting top talent is harder than ever. The latest BLS numbers indicate that the unemployment rate is holding steady at 4.1% and projected to decline to 3.5% or lower by mid-year. With nearly 6 million open jobs in the U.S., it is clear that companies across many industries are experiencing growth and are in need of talent. Counteroffers are [...]

February 2018

Tom Cruise, Mission Impossible photo

How to conduct your Job Search like a Secret Agent

Perhaps the best time to search for a new job is when you don’t really need one. If you’re already in a job, the pressure isn’t as great for you to take just anything that comes along. You can take your time and find the right position to suit your lifestyle. Searching for a job when you are still employed can be problematic. Here are some suggestions from our veteran recruiting team about how to keep your search confidential [...]

Business person running away from a bad hiring process

6 Ways You’re Repelling Candidates with Your Hiring Process

The candidate interview is a vital part of the hiring process. Employers and hiring managers should be well versed on the appropriate way to conduct interviews to ensure they choose the best fit for the company and culture. The interview process also contributes greatly to the candidate experience, which has been topic of interest discussed at length by organizations like the American Staffing Association (ASA) Here are some of the ways good companies are creating bad experiences that could [...]

January 2018

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell?

Salary Information: To Tell or Not to Tell? Salary disclosure has been a hot topic in our industry lately. Recruiters and candidates both have very strong opinions on this. Maybe if both sides understood each other’s motivations better, this would not be such a controversial question. But that is easier said than done. You’re probably going to encounter a lot of articles and blogs offering advice on this topic. Some of them will be more helpful than others. Should [...]

Business person stretched between two cliff edges to illustrate the Skills Gap

Breaking Down the Skills Gap

If your organization is planning to grow your team this year, you’re not alone. A recent Employer Report by Indeed revealed that 61% of employers expect to hire more people in 2018 than they did in 2017. You may be expanding your staff due to business growth, a need for additional proficiencies, or turnover. In the course of your hiring process, you are likely to encounter what industry professionals refer to as the skills gap. In this article, we [...]

December 2017

Graphic illustrating 12 Pains of a Job Search

The 12 Pains of a Job Search

In the spirit of “The 12 Days of Christmas”, we take a look at 12 of the most painful things about job searches, and how to make them a little less agonizing. 12. Finding Time to Search Job hunting is time-consuming if you’re going about it the right way. Finding the right position with the right company can be daunting. The more crucial your need is to find a job, the more apt you are to apply for jobs that [...]

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5 Areas where you should be Taking Advantage of Tech

We are living in a time that is characterized by almost daily advancements in technology, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data collection. In order for organizations to stay relevant and top of mind, it’s necessary to grow and adapt in this environment. According to Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans now own a smart phone, and they’re using it for everything from streaming media to banking. While, you may already recognize the need to engage your customer base in [...]

November 2017

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

How to Leave Your Job Like a Boss

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 3.2 million people quit their jobs in September of 2017. People decide to leave their jobs for reasons ranging from the need to make more money to differences of opinions with management. When you decide to move on, the way that you make your exit is important because you want your former employer and colleagues to be positive references and networking resources.  You also don’t want to undo all the good [...]

October 2017

Combating the Counteroffer

Combating the Counteroffer Your Candidate is Sure to Receive

Every organization hopes to hire the most skilled candidates with proven track records and excellent reputations. Given the 4.2% unemployment rate, you can bet that those candidates are probably not on job boards right now. You need to utilize some old school recruiting efforts to find them where they’re working and make them excited about a position with your company. That is just the beginning. Even after you’ve managed to engage that candidate, maneuvered through the interview process and [...]

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

How to Avoid Office Halloween Horrors

According to the Halloween Industry Association, over 179 million Americans are planning to take part in some type of Halloween festivities this year. Many schools and employers have adjusted their policies on costumes in an effort to be more inclusive and to avoid unrest during a tumultuous political time. If you happen to work for an employer who still embraces the notion of costumes in the office, you may be elated or completely mortified by the idea. (Can you [...]