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How to Prospect Passive Candidates When Hiring

Recruiters generally put candidates into two camps – active and passive. Active candidates are the people who have an updated resume, look at job boards on a regular basis, and apply for a variety of roles. They’re likely unemployed or making an effort to move on from their current job. Passive candidates, on the other…
04 January 2018

Creating an Employee Handbook: What HR Policies to Include

Having a comprehensive employee handbook is a must for any company. Outlining every organizational policy provides your team members with answers to common questions and lets them know how they’re expected to act while at work. From the company’s perspective, an employee handbook prevents problems from occurring, ensures everyone is treated in a consistent manner,…
02 January 2018

Hiring Lessons from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is revered as one of the greatest visionaries of our time. Most entrepreneurs strive to capitalize on small opportunities that exist in the world but Musk has grand ideas that can drastically change mankind. He has founded or been heavily involved in innovative companies like PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and Neuralink. According to…
21 December 2017

How Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) Can Hire Great Employees

Hiring is always a challenge but nonprofit organizations face additional hurdles when searching for great employees. While it’s a fulfilling endeavor working for an NPO, NGO, or another type of 501(c)(3) organization, it’s a vastly different experience than being an employee of a for-profit business. However, hiring is a large part of the operations of…
14 December 2017

The Structure of a Quality Job Description: What to Include and Why It's Important

When hiring, your job description is the first impression you make with a potential future employee. It should outline not only the skills and experience you seek but also provide a glimpse into your company and the specifics of the position. It should answer any questions a job seeker has and entice the right ones…
07 December 2017

The Different Types of Organizational Charts and Why Each is Important

While technology influences every corner of our lives, it also affects the modern work landscape, the way we structure our businesses, and even the teams within those organizations. If your business is growing so fast that it’s hard to keep track of new employees, roles are changing often, or you have a lot of people…
29 November 2017

Recipe for Success: 5 Productivity Tools for Startups

Running a startup is a lot of work. It takes commitment, detailed planning and a great deal of time and effort. Since there’s so much to it, it’s important to use the right tools to accomplish each task correctly and on time. Any startup with a bright future should have a unique vision. However, there…
21 November 2017

Building a Winning Interview Team: What Roles Should You Include?

Hiring a new employee will have a wide-reaching impact on your company. They not only accomplish a series of individual responsibilities but also work and interact with different people in and outside the company. A new hire first and foremost needs to carry out their primary tasks in order to help the team and company…
16 November 2017

Poaching Employees: Is it Ethical to be Recruiting From Your Competitors?

Recruiting from Competitors… aka “Poaching” In recruiting terms, “poaching” is a dramatic way to say hiring current or former employees from a competitor or similar company. You have open roles that call for certain experience and knowledge and a person who already works in your industry likely has the attributes you’re looking for. However, many…
02 November 2017

New California Law Takes on the Gender Pay Gap

Last week, California became the latest state to make it illegal for hiring companies to ask about salary history in job interviews. The goal of the new law is to force companies to offer fair compensation and take on prevalent wage inequality. Under the new law, companies are no longer allowed to ask a candidate…
26 October 2017