Category Culture

4 Hiring Criteria You Should Immediately Abandon

by George Blomgren Finding & landing really great talent is hard enough. One way to make it considerably more difficult is to supplement truly important requirements with ones that really don’t matter. Following are four of my favorites — sacred cows embraced by many employers. Granted, some may be more applicable for certain jobs, but […]

eHarmony as a Job Board: DOA

by George Blomgren There’s some buzz about “Elevated Careers by eHarmony,” set to launch in December. As this article explains, they apply the same model that has worked for their dating site, to a new job board. Here’s why it’s not likely to work. (It’s been tried before, and failed for the following reasons.) The […]

Great Job Postings Are Love Letters

  by George Blomgren There’s not much to miss about the old help wanted ads that used to dominate the recruiting space (and sell a lot of newspapers). Then again, those ads tended to be written a lot better than most job postings you see today on job boards. Back when employers had to pay […]

Why Employment Branding Matters

by Maura Presley Employment branding is the business practice where a company’s image, vision, and culture are strategically aligned to reflect the mission and core values that govern the organization. How does employment branding relate to Marketers? Recruiters? A company’s employment brand is best utilized when recruiters and marketers are working together to create a […]

Zappos Overhauls Hiring Process

Zappos, the online retailer known for out of this world customer service and one of the most well-known and admired cultures, announced plans to completely change the way they go about engaging top talent. The following are excerpts from a recent article by Adam Auriemma featured in The Wall Street Journal which highlights Zappos’ overhaul. Want to know […]

Attract Top Talent. Do Work That Matters.

Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger, Steve Anderson, Cofounder of Snapifeye. Millennials care about their ability to make an impact. Beyond the basic need to maintain their family and financial security, they want work that matters. In a recent survey by the non-profit, Net Impact, Millennials expressed more interest in making […]

In Search of Green DNA

We’re pleased to feature guest blogger Susan Camberis and her piece on the value of sustainability to both employers and employees. People want to work for great companies that make a difference in the world. They want to do interesting work that they’re good at, and they want to be respected for their unique contributions. […]

3 Ways To Discover A Company’s Culture

You’ve just applied for a job. It’s amazing on paper. The right salary, the right benefits, the right location. But how do you find what it’s really like to work there before you go in for the interview? You do a little research. Hopefully, the company is transparent about their culture. Because, like we always say […]

Why Do I Want To Leave?

Software Advice, the authority on software selection, shared with us their infographic from their blog post, “A Job-Hopper’s Guide to Finding Your Next Job“. We just had to share the love as well! It helps job seekers break down their answer to the question: Why do I want to leave? Let’s start with the answers […]

Vinnie’s Mom

Vinnie loves working for a company that aligns with his work styles. His mom, on the other hand, doesn’t quite understand that concept! In our first video in our (new!) series, Whiteboard Wednesday, Vinnie discusses the choices a discerning job seeker makes when he or she chooses a company that aligns with his or her […]