What to Expect from Your Recruiter


The throw everything at the wall and see what sticks method is no way to work, not to mention very wall-unfriendly. And let’s remember, your company is the wall in the eyes of a bad recruiter. This is no way to grow a relationship and yet it’s the modus operandi of so many hiringRead more »

How to Find the Best Talent


The Passive Pool The biggest advantage an agency has over an HR department is what’s called the passive pool. For a good agency, the passive pool runs pretty deep with talented people currently employed — both happily and maybe a little less than happily. But the key is that these relationships are cultivated overRead more »

The Art of the Hire: Ways to Interview


Maybe you’ve worked with someone who made you look forward to going to work? Maybe it was the entire crew you worked with. When something went wrong, you covered for each other. Things kept moving forward. You inspired each other to be great. Your work life entered a blissful state, even if only temporarily.Read more »

The Art of the Hire: Interview Tips

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If you’re sitting down for a face-to-face, chances are the candidate has been vetted at least somewhat and will have the necessary skills to do the job. You’re looking to find something less obvious. Is this specific person going to be the one to move your team forward? This information doesn’t live on aRead more »

The Art of Retaining Top Talent Series: The Growth Path

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Talented people typically know they need to look down the road. The career path they’re forging has to tell a story; to explicitly demonstrate accomplishment, achievement and success. Most of us have been asked Where do we see ourselves five years from now in an interview. It’s a fraught question that usually gets aRead more »

The Art of the Hire: Interview Advice


Press the suit, shine the shoes. Now’s not the day to try out a new hair style. Arrive early — but NO MORE than 15 minutes early. Have a good breakfast. What else? Well thanks to the internet you have way too much information that you can no longer plead ignorance to. That meansRead more »

The Art of Retaining Top Talent: Philanthropy

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There are so many benefits and reasons for companies to give back to the communities they serve. But it’s not just about dollars and cents if you really want to make it work. A company needs a good strategy for its philanthropy and social responsibility, and this is where it can get thorny andRead more »

The Importance of Speed in Hiring

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Haste makes waste, right? Well yeah, but too much analysis leads to paralysis. So on which side of the spectrum do you fall when it comes to hiring? OK it’s not the prettiest spectrum. Let’s start by stepping away from the cliches and getting a bead on when it’s important to make an offer.Read more »

Benefits of Temp-to-Perm

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You just went on a fantastic date. The person was good looking, fun to talk to, no weird or gross habits, considerate and charming, you felt energized in their presence. All the boxes were checked, so at the end of the evening you decided it was time to ask them to marry you. ShockinglyRead more »

The Art of Retaining Top Talent: Compensation

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As we move through a new year with a general feel that the economy has a little room to breathe, some of your top employees will flirt with the idea of jumping ship. Will money buy their loyalty? Probably not. It may keep some for a little longer, but if you don’t give themRead more »