Does Your Hiring Strategy Consider Cultural Fit?

Team joins hands in a circle, showing their united cultural fit.

The primary objective of any recruiter is to find the most talented, promising candidates available, and then use them to fill open roles that match their experience, skill set, and goals. However, cultural fit is often ignored in a company’s hiring strategy. As a result, even the best-looking candidates can quickly turn into “bad hires.” […]

5 Job Fair Tips for Employers + Top Questions to Ask Candidates

Man and woman welcome candidates to their booth at an IT job fair.

If you’re like me, job fairs are exciting events that offer great opportunities for identifying ideal candidates. However, the lead-up to them can be stressful if you’re not fully prepared. The fact is, your company has to take each job fair it participates in seriously if it wants to see good results from its efforts. […]

Time Kills All Deals: Slow Moving Communication Drives Away Top Talent

Smiling employer offers hand to candidate to welcome, using good communication.

It’s hard to pin down the exact amount of time that it takes to go from an interview to a job offer. However, it’s an essential element of the talent acquisition process. It has a lot of impact on whether your organization is able to attract the best talent on the market. In fact, in […]

How An Internship Program Benefits Your Company

Mature business man works with student intern through his company's internship program.

Should you invest the time and effort into an internship program for your company? Consider these common scenarios. Jordan’s senior year was busy. Between partying, cramming in classes to get her degree in computer science, and trying to figure out her next moves, it was all going by incredibly fast. Before long, she was stressed […]

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent: How to Succeed in a Tight Market

Magnet attracts metal figurines shows the importance of attracting and retaining top talent.

Does it feel like attracting and retaining top talent has become one of your biggest challenges? You’re not alone. Consider this scenario. “Hi! I’d like to talk to you about a great job opportunity that I think you’d be a perfect fit for. Is now a good time to talk?” — Kevin, 32, is one of […]

6 Networking Tips for Introverts

People at a networking event shows importance of tips for introverts.

Tips to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Conversations In my career as a recruiter — which involves talking, and a lot of it — I have connected with and spoken to thousands of people. Yet, I consider myself an introvert. For many, this may sound like an odd combination. After all, introverts […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Counter Offers

Counter offers often seem like a dream situation. You’re ready to jump ship but when you tell the boss you’ll be leaving the company in a few weeks, he offers you better incentives — like a raise or a job promotion or both — to keep you. It’s hard to say “no” to an enticing […]

What Recruiters Do Behind the Scenes

As a long-time recruiter, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. The truth is, the entire hiring process can be a little mystifying. After all, you don’t really know what’s going on after you’ve dropped your resume or appeared for an interview. Connecting with the right recruiter can remove a […]