7 Ways to Avoid Being a Trust-Buster

don't be a trust-buster

The notion of trust in relationships is not new.  Every day across the globe all sorts of relationships are thrown into the bins labelled rancour, hostility and regret because of a breach of trust.  And we’ve all done it on some level - after all, we’re only human!  A white lie here, an adverse action there, a failure to deliver on a promise somewhere else.  Every time we do … [Read more...]

[Infographic] Video Interviews: The New Frontier of Job Interviewing

Video Interviews Infographic

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by tech writer & photographer Ivan Serrano. His opinions and awesome infographic are his own. We know we don't usually post things that are candidate-centric, but this one was too good not to share! Interviewing prospective employees is a respected part of the hiring process, it also the most nerve wracking step in the … [Read more...]

Understanding Your Team: Who’s Who in Your Hundred Acre Wood

Who's who in your hundred acre wood

I remember when I first independently read A.A. Milne’s stories about Christopher Robin and his friends in Hundred Acre Wood - Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Kanga, Rabbit and Roo - I couldn’t help but think how each character reminded me of someone I knew - a grandparent, an aunt, a neighbour, a teacher, a sibling, a friend.  Looking back, I think that was the … [Read more...]

How Much Does Hiring Cost? [Infographic]

Hiring - Time vs Money

How much is hiring really costing you? What you're spending depends heavily on whether you're doing it yourself or depending on a recruiter. We did the research & ran the numbers, and it turns out that hiring can get EXPENSIVE! Whether you're spending a ton of time (that you should be spending on revenue-generating activities) or a ton of money, it's costly. Here's the … [Read more...]

Target Job Ads to the Right Candidates – Think Like an Online Marketer

target job ads correctly

If you've got open positions in your company, start thinking like a marketer. Your job ads are just that -- advertisements. If you place your ads right, you'll get the people you want, and you won't have to do it all over again in two months. If not, you might waste your time with candidates who just aren't right for the job. In order to find those perfect candidates, you have … [Read more...]

4 Things To Consider Before You Interview Any Candidate

4 things to consider before you interview any candidate

Editors Note: This is a guest post written by web journalist Jennifer Landry. Her opinions are her own. Standing in front of a class of college students, it’s more than a little insulting to see faces lit by cellphones, bored looks, or empty seats. You’ve been invited by a friend-of-a-friend to guest lecture the freshman orientation class he’s teaching, and you prepare a … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Have Long Hours, Productivity, AND Fun

play hard work hard

I think I’m one of the luckiest people alive.  I have a job I love in a company that is changing the world (well, the recruitment world, anyway), I have the most awesome co-workers anyone could wish for and I belly laugh every single day I’m in the office. Sometimes I even find myself laughing at home just remembering the thing that made me laugh in the office!  It doesn’t get … [Read more...]

17 Qualities of the Perfect Early Startup Hire

perfect early startup hire

When you're first starting out in a new venture it can be thrilling. Adrenaline-filled. Nerve-wracking. Insomnia-inducing. And that's if all goes well! When you get to the point of needing to hire someone beyond your founding team, this process can be filled with anxiety, too. How do you find someone who believes in your vision as much as you do? Someone who will be able to … [Read more...]

Get Candidates to Apply – Think Like an Online Marketer

Think like an online marketer

You got your snazzy job ad text together with your killer job description, and you're ready to go. You rev up your favorite form-filling software and take a trip through as many job sites as possible. A couple of days pass. Then a week. You aren't hearing a peep from remotely attractive candidates. Chances are, you spent so much time figuring out the perfect job description and … [Read more...]

How The Big Companies Hire

How The Big Companies Hire

So you want to be an Amazon, Google or Apple one day but you’re not quite there yet? The good news is, you can start hiring like them. Hiring practices and philosophies don’t necessarily change the bigger you get. There’s been a number of large shifts in hiring practices amongst big companies (like Google’s move away from brain teaser questions and graduate … [Read more...]