Tag Archives: talent

The Ball’s In Your Court: Choosing the Right Employer

If you haven’t experienced the phenomenon of waking up and actually looking forward to your job, perhaps you need to take a closer look at how you value company culture. As a Millennial, I understand the shift in mindset – gone are the days where a simple “Now Hiring” sign could attract the best talent. […]

How to Hire Jake Gyllenhaal

In the new release, Nightcrawler, Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is at a desperate point to find a job. Lou: “I’m looking for a job. In fact, I’ve made up my mind to find a career that I can learn and grow into. Who am I? I’m a hard worker. I set high goals and I’ve […]

It’s Not a War for Talent. It’s More Like Match.com

The problem with thinking about the current talent market as a war, is that it implies all the wrong tactics. Shock and awe, superior fire power and blitzkrieg tactics won’t win this game. Instead, the right tactics are far more in line with those used on online dating websites. First, make no mistake, job seekers […]

Put Culture In Your Job Postings

A recent article from ERE.net discusses what sets great job postings apart from mediocre job postings. It implores that all job postings should have at least one line about the company, a detailed description of the exact responsibilities, a short list of requirements, and salary information. These four proponents of a job posting are necessary […]

Never Settle

In today’s economy, there a variety of reasons why someone could convince themselves that they should take the first job they are offered, despite it being a mediocre position. “At least I can start here and work my way up.” “A paycheck is better than nothing.” “I might not get anything else for a while.” […]

Talent Advice From an Unlikely Source

Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist, has a very smart point of view about talent. Quite often, information about selection and engagement is written for established organizations with a recruiting and HR team. For startups and small businesses the need for hiring and retaining the right people is even more critical. This is true not only […]