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NCET Tech Tips: Attracting tech talent takes more than free bagels

NCET explores business and technology

By all accounts the tech sector in Northern Nevada is booming, and just as the floodgates on our beloved Truckee River are wide open, so are the floodgates on local hiring. Recent reports cite hiring “sprees” and point to a worsening labor crunch. As local businesses replace talent or hire for expansion in […]

June 19th, 2017|Business Strategy, Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

Independence Day & Hiring

Ready for Independence Day?  On July 4th we’ll celebrate 240 years of American Independence but as a Hiring Manager are you ready for your very own Independence Day?

Are you ready to be free from hiring hassles including identifying candidates, calling, emailing, scheduling, leaving voicemails, calling, emailing (again!), scheduling, calling, re-scheduling, phone-screening, calling, leaving (yet another) […]

June 30th, 2016|Hiring Hacks, Recruitment Services|0 Comments

Is your candidate worth his or her salt? 2 minutes to help effectively vet your candidates’ professional references.

You’re watching payroll dollars like a hawk. Before committing to add a new person to your roster you interview them multiple times and believe you have identified your next superstar. Time to check references. Properly vetting your candidates can give you added confidence before signing off on your candidate’s offer letter

Originally the term ‘to vet’ was applied […]

June 6th, 2016|Hiring Hacks, Recruitment Strategy|0 Comments

Is Your Team Ready to Win the Stanley Cup?

With the 2016 Stanley Cup playoff season well underway, now seems like a perfect time to reflect on how we might apply a few ice hockey principles to our ‘best business practices’. In ice hockey as in all championship sports, in order to remain competitive, teams must remain full, strong and engaged. […]

April 28th, 2016|Career Development, Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

How to Hire Top Talent on a Budget

Your startup needs great talent if it’s going to succeed, but that doesn’t mean you have the bankroll to fund the salaries top-talent commands. How can you get the candidates you need to turn down higher offers from more established companies? Consider offering incentives your competitors may not have considered. Even the most highly-sought after candidates may be willing to consider a pay cut for great benefits and a company they believe in. […]

April 15th, 2016|Hiring Hacks, Recruitment Strategy|0 Comments

How to Shorten Time to Hire

New talent is the lifeblood of your business. Whether your business is expanding its operations or seeking to replace key players, finding the right people when you need them can be the difference between exciting growth and stagnation. What’s more, as unemployment rates continue to drop, it is becoming increasingly clear that we are operating in a candidate’s market. Unnecessary delays or onboarding obstacles can easily prove fatal. Yet, studies show that time-to-hire is increasing across all industries, going from 12.6 days in 2010 to more than 20 days in 2014. Here are some things you can do to keep your hiring time down and get the people you need in place quickly to keep your business thriving. […]

March 30th, 2016|Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

4 Ways Candidates Lie on Their Resumes and How to Spot Them

It’s a common enough joke—the best works of fiction in America today are resumes and tax returns. According to a Career Builder survey, as many as eight percent of job seekers admitted to lying on their resume. And that’s just those who were willing to admit it. The real number is likely much higher. That means that if you have a stack of ten resumes on your desk, odds are at least one of them is lying. Can you spot it? […]

February 24th, 2016|Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

Ability vs. Experience: Making the Right Choice

“Experience” has long been hailed as the trump card of the hiring world. “Must have 5-10 years experience in xyz field.” It should be a no-brainer, right? The candidate must have the ability to do the job. An accountant has to know math, a programmer has to know how to code, and I certainly hope a brain surgeon has to know how to operate. But, like most things in life, it’s not really that simple. […]

February 18th, 2016|Hiring Hacks|0 Comments

How to Hire Like a Jedi Master

For you Star Wars fans out there…

Remember the scene in Episode II (Attack of the Clones) with all of the clones lined-up ready to be delivered to the Republic for their war?

Think about how this relates to your hiring. All of the clones came from one source – Jango Fett, a Mandalorian bounty hunter. He […]

January 29th, 2016|Hiring Hacks, Recruitment Strategy|Comments Off on How to Hire Like a Jedi Master

5 Questions NOT to Ask When Interviewing Your Next Candidate

Want some help crafting the perfect list of questions for your next interview? Try to avoid these common pitfalls that can waste time without getting you any closer to the perfect candidate. […]

January 5th, 2016|Hiring Hacks, Interview Process|Comments Off on 5 Questions NOT to Ask When Interviewing Your Next Candidate