March
12

Two Hiring Strategies to Help You Win the Best People

It’s almost impossible to overstate the current labor market. We see it every day in our work. The supply and demand curve favors the candidates, particularly in specialty areas. Companies are not only competing with each other for talent, but they are also competing with the base of companies that are working to retain their […]

February
19

Talent Trends 2019: A middle market perspective

Hard to believe it’s already February! Another month into a lean talent market. Generational shifts and cultural sensitivities continue to drive changes in the landscape. Unemployment numbers remain low and the workforce participation rate is increasing. This shows an improved climate for going back to work for many and most of these trends benefit employees […]

November
13

Talent Shortage: 5 Strategies to help you win

Everyone is asking how the ongoing talent shortage is impacting our clients. In response, we’re taking a critical look at how businesses like yours can gain a competitive advantage in this market. Based on our perspective of the current hiring environment, we’re providing you with both symptoms and remedies. Click here to read the article: […]

September
7

The Dream Job. Are You Ready if it Knocks on Your Door?

You are content in your job.  But let’s face it.  It’s a job.  A means to an end.  But what if your dream job was right around the corner.  What if an employer was proactively seeking their next superstar and that star was YOU?   Would you be ready?  Here are some ideas on how to […]

August
6

How To: Hiring for Culture Fit

Culture can be defined in many ways. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines  culture as “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” Companies often talk about their culture in terms of values, norms and beliefs that make up the way people within the organization […]

January
30

Screening For Strategic Thinking

How do you hire for strategic thinking? Not every candidate is wired with the ability to be a creative and visionary thinker.  How do you evaluate for that skill set? Most every executive believes they have that capability but in reality most successful people are either great thinkers or great doers.  Many jobs require both […]

November
17

Successful On Boarding in 6 Steps.

You have successfully completed an exhaustive search for a VP of Operations. The challenge was finding the right skill set that can offer value to a talented younger team. You feel confident the person has the skills and is aligned with your business goals. You also are confident in the vetting that took place to […]

October
6

SourceCon Roundup: What’s New in Sourcing?

  I spent a few days at ERE Media’s 2017 SourceCon in Austin, Texas. SourceCon is the premier annual event focused on sourcing and recruiting technology.  I found Hiretual (pronounced: hiretool) particularly impressive – because it could replace costly alternatives such as LinkedIn Recruiter.  Here are 4 reasons Hiretual has the potential to replace or outperform other costly […]

September
13

Hiring Mistakes Will Cost You: 5 Ways to Avoid Them

There is no hiding from a hiring mistake. One HR professional once told me that a controller’s mistake is tucked away in a financial report but an HR mistake is walking around the company. The costs of these mistakes are significant. Just search “cost of a bad hire” on Google and read about the consequences. […]