Author Archives: Craig Jackson

Overcome the Toughest Tech Recruiting Challenges

For anyone who has recently attempted to hire someone in the technology or  IT fields, you likely have experienced one or, in many cases, more challenges. As a  leader  for a recruiting firm that hires for tech and IT positions for companies, my team and I have come up against some difficult obstacles—from a small …

To Interview Smarter Think Shorter

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, a stagnant career track, or a desire to try something new, if you’re looking to make a career move, the best plan of attack is planning. Looking at your resume from an interviewer’s point of view, making sure it’s perfect, and getting it to the right people are the …

What’s Trending for Job Searchers

What’s Trending for Job Searchers Whether it’s a buyer’s market or a seller’s paradise, the move to finding your career path or moving it forward starts with internet access. While word of mouth and referrals can get you in the door, online research can improve your interview experience. Knowing more about the company, understanding their …

A Match Made in Recruiting Heaven

Finding the right job or the right candidate may seem like good timing or good luck. But smart hiring professionals and top recruiting firms know that you don’t have to rely on the stars to make an excellent hiring match. By doing a little homework you can help align the planets in your favor. When …

Why Do Employees Stray?

Five reasons that motivate employees to look for a new position “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.“ For employees, the temptation to move on can be great. Some surveys estimate the average employee tenure is about 5 years. With employee recruitment costs estimated as high as 35% of the first …

Culture Eats Strategy Every Time…

We have all heard the famous phrase, “Culture eats strategy every time.” In terms of hiring, what does this really mean to an executive or manager looking to bring new people on to their team? More than you might think… Take, for example, the situation where a manager needs to hire a new person to …

It’s All About the Networking

It doesn’t seem like a day goes by where I hear this comment from a candidate, “I sent in my resume and I felt I was pretty qualified, but I didn’t hear a thing back. Not even a rejection letter.” This is all too common today to have candidates send in a resume only for …

The Platinum Rule of Hiring

OK, so I changed it from Golden Rule to Platinum Rule because I feel this is one of the most valuable aspects of hiring…STOP TALKING! How many times have you gone into an interview and the interviewer did most of the talking? Telling you all about every great aspect of the company, the position, the …

How do companies retain top employees?

Companies offer all types of perks and incentives striving for their names to appear on the coveted “Best Places to Work” list. But in the end, they often still suffer from poor retention. Employee retention saves time, money and energy, so obviously it’s an important consideration when hiring new employees. It is a great honor …

Urgency in the recruiting process

Is it truly urgent that you fill your firm’s current job openings? If so, are your hiring processes designed to manage this urgency so that you successfully land the coveted candidates that are in the greatest demand? We are in a very competitive recruiting world for highly-sought-after, skilled candidates and only those prepared to move …