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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 Develop and Maintain Your Vision in Your Grown-Up Start-Up

If there’s one thing start-ups have in spades, it’s vision. If they didn’t, most of them wouldn’t make it through the first six months. Chances are, you know what you want your business to represent in the world: quality products, impeccable service and relationships. […]

April 6th, 2016|Business 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

How to Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Job Interview

“And what questions do you have for me?”, asked the interviewer… […]

March 23rd, 2016|Career Development, Interview Process|0 Comments

How to Focus Your Recruiting Strategy on Passive Candidates–and Why You Need to

The old adage “anything is for sale at the right price” may not apply to precious family heirlooms, but it almost always applies to employees. Most of your applicants know they are for sale—they are actively looking for work, which usually means they are either not happy at their last (or current) job, or their previous employer was not happy with their performance, which could mean bad news for you out of the starting gate. […]

March 16th, 2016|Recruitment Strategy, Social Media|0 Comments

How to Nail Your Video Interview and Land Your Dream Job

As more and more companies are starting to use video interviewing technology to streamline their hiring process, knowing how to perform on camera is becoming an indispensable skill for most job seekers. The experience can be intimidating if you’ve never done one before, but it doesn’t have to cost you your dream job. […]

March 9th, 2016|Career Development|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

How (and Why) To Use Social Media in Your Recruiting Process

Professional use of social media has skyrocketed in recent years. Gone are the days when employers could simply ban Facebook on work computers and forget about it. If you want to stay ahead of the ball in recruiting and talent development, you need to be using all the best tools in your arsenal, and that […]

January 21st, 2016|Recruitment Strategy, Social Media|Comments Off on How (and Why) To Use Social Media in Your Recruiting Process