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...]

Get Your Jobs Found – Think Like an Online Marketer

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Wondering why you’re having a difficult time attracting a waterfall of talent when everyone is still complaining about a tough job market? If your most recent search to hire the next Director of All Things Awesome isn't panning out the way you expected--that stampede didn't exactly knock down your door did it?--we're guessing you may not have considered what Google thinks of … [Read more...]

Do Your Employees Suck? Check Your Job Descriptions.

Know your job description

Maria Sharapova, who can hit a tennis ball well enough to earn a pretty good living, once famously said: “I can't please everyone. That's not in my J.D., you know, not in my job description.”  Lucky Maria, she knows what her job is well enough to be able to confidently tell people what it isn’t.  So what does Maria have that many of we mere mortals don’t?  Apart from astounding … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs’ Top Hiring Tip: “Hire The Best”

Steve Jobs

Editors Note: This is a guest post written by Keith Tatley – Founder of Manager Foundation. His opinions are his own. The raison d'etre of management is two things:  get good staff and manage them effectively. So how important is getting good staff? Vital! In fact former co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs considered hiring the best staff to be your … [Read more...]

Happy Employees: The Key to Growing Your Business

Happy Employees

Editor’s Note: This article is contributed by Cherry Soriano, writer at Media Buzzer. Her opinions are her own. The secret to a successful business is not only excellent quality of products and services that are offered but also all of the employees within the company. Your workforce is a valuable commodity. They should be nurtured, developed, and also rewarded. These will … [Read more...]

How to Be a Great Boss: 7 Tips

How to be a great boss

Some bosses, like those in Paul's stories, are truly great. Others are more like broken analog watches - right twice a day, but horribly wrong the rest of the time. And, honestly, it's easier to be a bad boss than a good one. And some days we all have to forget about being a great one (or at least before coffee). But one thing that Paul's stories teach us is that his great … [Read more...]

How to Interview a Salesperson & Avoid the Hot Air

Interview a salesperson without the hot air

Salespeople can really talk the talk.  That’s good.  That’s what they’re supposed to do.  If you’re not careful though, their natural ability to talk anyone into what they want can lead to their taking over the interview… sometimes without you, the interviewer, even realizing it. When a salesperson wants something, they will, quite literally, go into sales overdrive, … [Read more...]

5 Reasons You’re Not Filling Roles

Are you a hiring black hole?

I once worked in a department that literally had as many open roles as we had people. With each day, we got further behind on our roadmap (despite everyone working a truly obscene number of hours). Our stakeholders and customers were cranky about it; and at budget cut time, we'd constantly lose one or two since we couldn't fill any open positions. It was a bit mystifying, … [Read more...]

How to Stand Out to Passive Candidates

How to Stand Out to Passive Candidates

Ever heard the adage “It’s easier to find a job when you have a job?” From the employee’s side that’s probably true. But what do you do if you’re the employer looking to hire someone who already has a job and is not actively looking for work? This type of candidate is referred to as a passive candidate–someone who is not necessarily looking for a new job, but would be open … [Read more...]