Category Archives: Recruiting

Your Company’s Success Part II: Quality over Quantity

In our last blog we outlined the important parts of a job description and how to set up a marketable sales pitch that describes critical performance objectives rather than a laundry list of skills.  This approach will help attract the right candidates from the start allowing you to spend more quality time with fewer, better qualified candidates. …

Your Company’s Success Depends on Hiring Great People

Attracting The Best Talent in a Labor Tight Market Part I: It All Starts With The Job Description Know the 6 Key Parts of a Job Description 1. JOB TITLE – Keep it simple and searchable.  It might be tempting to come up with a creative title for the position, but doing that only ensures that job seekers …

Bringing Your Business to Houston? Consider These Things to Avoid Costly Mistakes

According to a survey conducted among members of the LinkedIn Forum for International Expansion, the number one problem for companies expanding to new international markets was not knowing where to start or which questions to ask. Are you in the same place? Read more about important considerations for companies thinking about moving or expanding to …

The Best of vcfo Webinars: Expert Training for Your Business

With 2017 still new and full of possibility, we thought it was the perfect time to revisit some of our most helpful webinars from recent years. Whether you need winning ideas for a big upcoming pitch or want to brush up on your budgeting basics before diving into the year’s financial planning, you’ll find valuable …

Why a Strategic, Not Reactive, Recruiting Approach Works for Us and Can Benefit You in 2017

In life and in work, strategic planning and preparation can go a long way. As a provider of recruitment services for a variety of client types, my team and I serve a range of diverse placement needs throughout the year at vcfo. While last-minute recruiting is sometimes necessary, we urge clients to develop a flexible …

Recruiting Millennials

As members of another generation, whether you’re a Baby Boomer or part of Generation X or Y, communicating with the Millennial Generation can oftentimes require methods or tools you don’t normally use. Born between 1982 and 2004, you need different communication tools to connect effectively with this generation. As professionals outside of this generation, we …

Strategic Interviewing: Developing Your Recruiting Sixth Sense

As a seasoned recruiter, I am often asked how I know when a candidate is the right match for vcfo or for a client. As an experienced executive and finance recruiter, mostly it comes from experience. A skill developed over time through many, many hours spent meeting with candidates, either on the phone or in …

Top Blogs of 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we’re taking a look at some of our most popular blogs from the past year. Whether you’ve read them before or are seeing them for the first time, we hope that vcfo has provided you with knowledgeable, informative content, and we look forward to continuing to share our financial, …

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Reputation

Perception is reality when it comes to public opinion. Naturally, companies that are thought to be the best places to work will attract the best potential employees. According to the article, “2104 Best Companies To Work For: Four Things That Make Them Great,” there are four main elements that make these companies stand out. People …

Attracting Top Talent: The Importance of Company Culture

It is no secret that talented people are a critical driver of corporate success. All companies need top talent to drive business, create efficiencies and provide the utmost value in their position. With unemployment at record lows, employers must focus their search on passive candidates, i.e. those that are currently working but looking for a …