Asking About Background and Compensation in the Interview – What You Need to Know

By: Seth Baldry Employers must always concern themselves with keeping interviews legal. Questions about such things as age, marital status, and religious affiliation have long been off the table; however, new laws are going into effect concerning what information an employer can request about background and compensation, two things that have been crucial aspects of […]

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Why Taking Time Off is Important

By Adam Vortherms For many of us, the workday doesn’t end when we leave the office. More and more, work culture demands that we are on call in one form or another on our evenings and weekends. Many even spend breaks and lunch hours at their desks, typing away. While this isn’t always a terrible […]

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Turning Over Turnover: Reasons Employees Leave a Company

By: Adam Vortherms Turnover. It’s an unfortunate reality in any company or business. We will never fully be able to avoid it, but we can work to minimize it. Yet sometimes we look around and find our corporation experiencing a high rate of turnover and can’t quite figure out why it is happening. A recent […]

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The Pros and Cons of Hiring Experience vs Unexperienced

By: Shane Cotner When it comes to filling an open position on your sales team, the obvious choice is generally the more experienced candidate. They come with an established history, work record, and, most importantly, a vast knowledge of sales. However, sometimes we find ourselves drawn to a candidate who has little to no sales […]

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The New-Collar Workforce

By: Adam Vortherms You only have to spend a few minutes combing through job postings to see that in today’s market, the vast majority of openings are looking for candidates with at least a bachelor’s degree. They often even ask for education beyond an undergraduate degree. The inclination is understandable—we often equate education with aptitude. […]

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Why You Should Partner with a Third Party Recruiter

By: Shane Cotner We’ve all heard the old adage of “cutting out the middle man.” If you’re looking for your next career opportunity or looking to fill an open position in your business, you might be tempted to follow that advice. But where to begin your search? The internet is filled with electronic job boards […]

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Three Reasons You Should Use a Retained Recruiting Firm

By Brad Stanke In the age of the internet and instant communication, finding candidates to fill a job opening has never been easier.  However, finding the right candidate has never been harder.  Even deciding where to post the opening can be the thought-equivalent of nails on a chalkboard: print or online?  Will it be noticed […]

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How to Maintain a Sense of Urgency Throughout the Interview Process

By Adam Vortherms When you’re hunting for top talent, being thorough is key. After all, there are several variables to account for when selecting a candidate for a high-powered position: culture fit, experience, leadership potential, and more. That said, a thorough interview process doesn’t have to take forever, and interview processes that are overly drawn […]

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How to Compete for Top Talent: Culture, Values, and Benefits

By: Brad Stenke In today’s crowded and ever-evolving job market, high-quality candidates are on the hunt for much more than an ideal role. But to many, where you work is just important as what you do. A company’s values, culture, and employee benefits are vital to luring and retaining top talent—and hiring managers should tailor […]

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On the Hunt: What Hiring Managers Should Look for in Applicant Resumes

By: Shane Cotner Finding a star in a crowded field of job candidates isn’t easy. A resume is often the first impression that could make or break an applicant’s chance at a first-round interview. To discover that needle in a haystack, what green flags should hiring managers keep an eye out for? How do you […]

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