Selling the Side Step to Talent in 2019

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There’s a hard sell for recruiters, and it’s known as the “lateral move.” How can you convince that Sales Manager that this management position would be better for them in the long run, even if it doesn’t have a title that is quite as forthright and may not be 100% sales focused? Glassdoor and Lisa […]

How to Choose Between Two Awesome Candidates

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It’s your job as a recruiter and talent agent to connect the right people with the right jobs. After you’ve gone through the normal sourcing song and dance, found passive and active candidates, identified who is qualified and passionate, and handed them over to interview with the hiring manager, most of the job is primarily […]

The Very Worst Things Candidates Do: Volume 1

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On some clear nights, recruiters wish upon faraway stars that their candidates won’t fall for the easy (and obvious) traps. Don’t wear flip flops to the interview, don’t chew gum when talking to the hiring manager, don’t inquire about anyone’s age—it’s simple advice like this that talent pros would love to stop telling candidates. But […]

Does Thanking Employees Really Keep Them Around?

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First and foremost, it should go without explaining that employee recognition is an important part of the work process. It’s not strictly necessary—managers don’t tend to hit a quota of saying “thank you” ten times per quarter, after all—but there have been numerous studies on how employee recognition encourages engagement and satisfaction in the workplace. […]

Diary of a Work-From-Homer

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Working remotely is not a dazzlingly new concept. There is no shortage of evidence that proves working from home is a cost-efficient way to entice new candidates, and to me, there are still many more untold benefits just waiting to be discovered by your employees.

Is Glassdoor Giving Candidates the Best Look into Your Company?

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Cast your minds back, if you will, to your last job search. Personally, I was at the start of my career, so I threw my net far and wide to see what kind of opportunities would come my way. I received several responses in return, and how did I separate the potential choices from the […]

We Are (Not) Family

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Sister Sledge, take a seat. I’m here to talk about how your workplace is not your family—and that’s a really good thing. In the world of employer branding, there are a few tried and true clichés that we often hear employees toss out when they’re trying to describe their relationship with their team and their […]

Perks, Ping Pong, or Purpose: What Is Company Culture?

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You’ve got a foosball table in the break room and some really cool office decor—that’s great, but there’s so much more to what makes your company culture than the cool things we can Instagram. Forbes itself has tried to tackle the difficult definition that is company culture, and they came up with this ditty: “I […]

If You’re Nervous About Staffing Agencies…

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…then I’m proud of you for giving this article a shot. Hey, not everyone can admit when they’re not certain about a subject! But you came to the right place—our team of talent hunting pros is sharing some undeniable benefits of working with staffing agencies. #1: You save money. Already I can feel your hesitation, […]

The 5 Personalities You Encounter While Recruiting

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It can be hard to identify patterns in multifaceted worlds like recruiting and HR – people are complex, after all. But let’s be honest, we’ve worked with candidates that definitely fall into the same tropes over and over again. Instead of letting these people get lost in our stacked pipelines, it can be helpful to […]