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2013 Year in Review & 2014 Outlook

Filed in Culture by on February 7, 2014
2013 Year in Review & 2014 Outlook

With January already over, our team sat down to discuss what we’re seeing and hearing from clients, candidates and the industry as a whole. Here’s our notes on how 2013 played out and trends and opportunities for 2014 in no particular order. General: Salaries, profit margins, and fees are up from 2012 levels. The actual hiring […]

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Who hired him! The cost of a Bad Hire

Filed in Clients, Culture by on December 10, 2013
Who hired him! The cost of a Bad Hire

If you saw the movie Bad Santa you’ll recognize what a bad hire can look like. Willie, aka Santa, might have scrubbed up as St. Nick, but he was bad to the bone. Willie was a conman and I’ll suited to the position, and yet someone hired him.  Take a look around your office, do you have […]

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Home Run Hiring

Filed in Clients by on October 16, 2013
Home Run Hiring

When you go to Fenway Park you’re never in any doubt about the score. The scoreboard says it all. Each team, the umpires, coaches and the all the fans are on the same page. It got me thinking, do clients have a hiring scoreboard? It’s rare that one person makes a hiring decision alone. So, […]

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How good is your recruiting pitch?

Filed in Clients, Culture by on September 20, 2013
How good is your recruiting pitch?

How do you get the best candidates from the best companies to join your team? When a candidate walks away from your interview they should be clear on what your company stands for and why they should leave their job for you. They’re not looking for just a job, they are looking for an opportunity […]

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WHY should I hire you?

Filed in Candidates by on August 20, 2013
WHY should I hire you?

Almost all interviews have this one question in common:  WHY should I hire you? How do you ensure that your response is insightful and compelling?      Use the K.I.S.S. metric.    Keep – It – Simple – Stupid.  Be concise and give examples of your worth. So, how do you do this.  Firstly, Google is […]

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