Hire the Athlete, Train the Sport: Hiring for Potential

When you set out to fill an open position, you naturally begin a sort of mental wish list. There are, of course, the absolute must-haves like special skills knowledge, availability, or compensation requirements, but after that comes the (usually lengthy) list of desired qualifications you would prefer a candidate to have. Unfortunately, as anyone who […]

Three Signs You Should be Working with an Outside Recruiter

Obviously, in a perfect world, you would be seamlessly hiring talent without any external help. After all, why pay a fee to a recruiter when you can just find the talent yourself? However, the real world is far from perfect. Recruiters perform a valuable function and often their fees pale in comparison to the hidden […]

By the Numbers: Hiring Stats and Trends (Hire Smarter: Check the Trends)

Big data has taken root in today’s workplace. From employee engagement to time-to-fill, more and more businesses are tracking metrics and developing data-driven strategies. This unprecedented access to data has provided hiring managers the world over with the ability to look under the hood of the recruitment process. Here are just a few of the […]

3 Simple Ways to Start Writing Better Job Descriptions

If you read enough job descriptions, they start to blur together. There isn’t much to distinguish one from another; they are generally comprised of a long, bulleted list of very specific qualifications, followed by a paragraph requesting that candidates be able to sit, stand, and use Microsoft Office at a proficient level. All told, these […]

Grow Your Own Talent: 3 Ways to Develop Employees

There is much to be said for the benefits of developing employees internally. Not only will you have a happier, more engaged, and longer-tenured workforce than if you did not provide these opportunities for growth, but you can also save a fair amount of money by addressing issues such as skills gaps through training and […]

The Four Essential Types of Modern Employee

            The modern workplace is made up of diverse groups of people from a variety of backgrounds who possess an eclectic mix of skills and interests. Gone are the days when everyone in an office tended to look and sound the same. Today, you will find a variety of people […]