Tag Archives: hiring methods

3-Step Plan to Boost Your Online Presence for Your Next Career Move

Where in the past a personal introduction, solid resume and winning interview might land that dream position, today’s job search demands that job seekers also have a carefully curated personal brand online. Recruiters and hiring managers are turning their attention online to not only find top talent, but to vet them as well. In fact, …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 2

4 key steps to creating a value-added HR organization As a long-time HR consulting firm, when the vcfo team goes in to help HR departments with a project or issue, what we often find is a team that is stuck in the proverbial HR “weeds.”Team members are often focused on HR for the sake of …

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 …

What Overtime Exemptions Mean for Your Business

In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update the regulations governing exemptions of executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees from the minimum wage and overtime pay protection of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)1. President Obama and Secretary Perez announced on May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor’s final rule updating overtime …

Showing the Strategic Value of HR – Part 1

From “necessary evil” to business partner: seeing the value-add in HR Quick question: Is your human resources (HR) department considered overhead or a valuable business partner? If you answered overhead, then we need to talk. Is HR really overhead? The short answer to “is HR overhead?” is “yes” because HR is not a profit center. …

Big Data, HR Analysis and HR Metrics

The HR and business data disconnect—and what to do about it In HR, as in practically every realm of business, there are a lot of interesting discussions happening about how to use analytics and big data to improve decision making and business outcomes. Yes, the possibilities are exciting but they are often limited by business …

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 …

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 …

What Happens After You Submit a Job Application

After scrutinizing every detail and tailoring your resume to fit the available position, your job application is ready. You finally get the nerve, press “apply” and wait—maybe for a few days or even months. Did the company actually receive your resume? Are there so many candidates that your application has been lost in hustle? Is …