Overture Institute

Improve Quality Hires

How to Improve the Quality of Your Hires

Improve the quality of your hires by rewriting your traditional job descriptions. In the rewriting process, throw out traditional skills-based descriptions and prepare a performance profile instead. To immediately save resources in sourcing and recruiting, start by answering these questions: 1. What does the person need to do to be successful? Specifically write out 6 [...] READ MORE

Phone Interview Tips

Phone Interview Do’s & Don’ts

With today’s global economy, phone interviews are standard practice in the first stages of the hiring process. Time constraints and lack of nonverbal cues make them tricky to master, but The Overture Group has prepared a guide for the complete Do’s and Don’ts of phone interviewing. Phone Interviewing Tips Phone interviews can determine whether or not you are asked [...] READ MORE

2018 Trends

2018 New Year Trends in Search & Recruitment

2018 is quickly approaching, and it’s time to begin strategically planning our search and recruitment efforts for next year. There are a few trends that we estimate will be significant in 2018 including the impact of demographics, technology in the talent acquisition process, an emphasis on employer branding, the affect of healthcare news on recruitment [...] READ MORE

Irresistible Job Offer

5 Ways to Make an Irresistible Job Offer

Hiring great people in a talent scarce situation is a challenge. According to Up to Work, the conversion rate of offers accepted was 83.1% in 2016, down from 89% in 2015. Making a great job offer is an essential part of hiring top candidates. Here’s how to make your top candidate a job offer that’s [...] READ MORE

Stay Interviews

Stay Interviews: How to Improve Employee Retention

Employee retention is not a one-size-fits-all solution; however, there is one strategy waiting to be unlocked that is already within reach for most companies. Companies have found success in utilizing Stay Interviews. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), says the purpose of stay interviews is to help managers understand why employees stay and what [...] READ MORE