Category Archives: Recruiting

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 …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market – Part Two

Once you have developed an airtight strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away in today’s competitive job market? Below is the second part of this series with more ideas and suggestions to help reduce turnover in your company and keep your current employees happy.   Keys to Retaining …

Tips for Employee Retention and Turnover Reduction in Today’s Competitive Market

As competition for finding and keeping great employees gets tighter, employers must evaluate how competitive they are in this area. Once you have developed a phenomenal strategy for attracting excellent employees, how do you keep them from being lured away by a competitor? Below is part one of a two-part series listing ideas and suggestions …

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 …

Recruiters vs. Job Boards

In today’s market, everyone is looking at ways to cut costs. Many companies see keeping recruiting in-house to be a manageable way to reduce spending. It’s simple, right? Just go ahead and plug in a job description to Monster, Craigslist or CareerBuilder, and voila, you’re instantly overwhelmed with résumés  from experienced, qualified people from which …

You finally landed a job interview—now prepare yourself

Even in a candidate-driven market, you may find yourself coming up short in getting what seems that perfect job. What went wrong? Perhaps, your interview skills need refreshing. There is only so much a recruiter can do to sell a candidate to a potential employer. It’s ultimately up to you to bridge the gap between …

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 …

The cost of recruiting via referral programs

Most everyone is aware that recruiting is a process that requires dedication and time. What people may not be aware of, though, is what that means to them and their organization by taking this on internally. I recently had a conversation with a CEO of a local company who had just approached me about our …

Hiring in competitive market conditions

Are you prepared to battle for your next candidate? As a hiring manager, you should ask yourself this question before beginning the process of trying to hire your next team member. unless you already know the individual you want to hire, you can expect just that — a battle. So what do I mean by …