Recruiterbox Blog


5 Ways Small Businesses Can Win at Seasonal Hiring

Many folks look forward to the holiday season or the summertime as a time to kick back and relax, catch up with family and ease themselves away from the daily grind. But for others, the work is just getting started. November and December, as well the summer months, represent two times of the year when…
05 November 2015

4 Reasons Why an Employee Referral Program May be Your Best Recruiting Tool

Employee referral programs are gaining in popularity and for good reason. Referrals have been shown to reduce the time to hire by almost 50 percent compared to candidates who come from a company’s careers site. Of course, these programs should never take up all of your recruitment focus, but there are a lot of benefits…
03 November 2015

A Killer Talent Acquisition Strategy. With Zombies.

You have just been delegated the critical duty of building a new business unit. If I have one piece of advice for you, it is to build a team that has the will and the skill to survive the zombie apocalypse. While the occasional one-man army can wander the post-apocalyptic landscape and survive, most mortals…
29 October 2015

How to Screen Candidates for Culture Fit

Hiring for cultural fit has become a praised and controversial topic throughout the years. Some experts believe identifying candidates who share the same values and methods as the organization to be an essential hiring process. Others believe you should actively look for candidates who go against the grain. And still others question whether “culture” even…
27 October 2015

The Rise of the Remote Worker

The Recruiterbox team is distributed throughout the globe. Everyone on our U.S.-based team is a remote worker. I’m one of two employees in a hybrid role combining sales and support. Even though I live right outside Chicago, my efforts are concentrated in the Eastern Hemisphere (Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia). Though I have been with…
23 October 2015

5 Simple Steps to Filter Your Craigslist Candidates

Everyone loves Craigslist, right? You can find pretty much anything on there, from an apartment to a pet sitter to the perfect mod couch. And candidates – you can definitely find candidates for your job openings on Craigslist. For a lot of us, Craigslist is probably the most immediate source of candidates. For certain roles,…
22 October 2015

5 Tips on How to Improve Employee Retention

Employee retention is a top concern for 57 percent of employers, according to a 2015 PayScale report. Hiring and training processes cost time and money, and as a result, turnover costs time and money. Companies would rather spend money on ways to improve employee retention than hire and train new ones. To improve employee retention,…
21 October 2015

What to Do When a Candidate Declines Your Offer

When a candidate makes it through your applicant tracking system, interviews well, and fits your corporate culture, hiring them might seem like a no-brainer. But sometimes it’s not that easy. Sometimes, they turn your offer down. This scenario has become increasingly common as the economy improves and candidates gain more power on the job market.…
12 October 2015

Rethinking the Bell Curve

Graphs and curves are plotted to get a visualization of the data we collect. Ideally, we use these strictly for representational purposes. Too often, though, we attempt to reverse engineer and force fit people’s performance into it. Such efforts gave rise to forced ranking, a performance management practice that’s become increasingly unpopular in recent years. By…
13 October 2015

Hiring Secrets from the World's Best Boss

For four years, Cole Lindbergh had one of the most fun jobs you can imagine. But it was also pretty tough. In overseeing the games department at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Mo., Cole managed between 125 and 145 teenagers each summer. Teenagers aren’t known for being the easiest age group, and Cole’s employees were…
08 October 2015