Overture Institute

Green Light

Giving the Green Light? How To Select The Right Candidate

Are you on the verge of giving the green light to a candidate? Be sure you have answers to all of the right questions before making that vital decision. Have We Spread our Recruiting Net Wide Enough? Use the following sources to ensure that you have maximized your candidate reach: Referrals from Employees and Friends of [...] READ MORE

Social Media and You

Caution Ahead: Social Media & You

Reaching out on social media to friends and those we love has now become easier than ever. However, after the recent Harvard student fiasco, now is a good time to think about your personal social media accounts. Although this example pertains to students, the subject of being cautious about what you personally post can be [...] READ MORE

The Future Starts Today

The Future Starts Today: 3 Ways to Plan Ahead for Future Open Positions

If you want to advance in your career, you must have the mindset of thinking ahead. Put these actions into your everyday work schedule in order to maximize every opportunity that becomes available. Try New Things: Try to gain experiences in as many aspects of your company as you can. Get creative and explore new [...] READ MORE

ExecutiveJobOffer

Hiring 101: How to Extend an Offer

It’s done. You developed your recruiting game plan, found the candidates, conducted the interviews, and came to a consensus on the right candidate. The search may be done, but the process isn’t. Extending an offer of employment is just as important as recruiting and interviewing! Follow these four guidelines for success: Evaluate Compensation History It [...] READ MORE

Successful Interview

How to Prepare for a Successful Interview

One of the biggest mistakes a company can make is to forget about the front-end work of an interview. Create a Success Profile that communicates the knowledge, competencies, experience and attributes needed for the position and relevant information about the company. Lacking an internal interview process not only creates confusion and misunderstandings but it reflects [...] READ MORE

Hiring Mistakes

The Cost of Making Hiring Mistakes

Time. Effort. Productivity. Quality. Morale. What do all of these factors have in common? They are all aspects of your business that are affected when hiring mistakes are made. As much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions. In fact, according to a Global HR Research article: 25% of companies reported [...] READ MORE

talent hiring scope survey

Announcing the 1st Annual Talent Scope C-Suite Survey

The Leadership Group is conducting a brief and anonymous survey sponsored by The Overture Group. The Leadership Group is a career development and networking group comprised of C-Suite executives. What the survey is seeking to discover: Top talent/workforce priorities Hiring trends Use of contingent/contract/temporary employees Departments that are challenging to attract/retain talent Competitiveness and effectiveness of [...] READ MORE

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Attract Candidates to your Company

Whether you are a big business with a Starbucks in your lobby or a small startup company, attracting a talented workforce is important. According to a Willis Towers Watson Study, 65% of companies are experiencing problems attracting top performers. There are ways in today’s highly competitive market to ensure that you are attracting the right [...] READ MORE

Why Candidates Are Not Interested In Your Company

Finding the right executive talent to ensure your company’s success is challenging, especially when you’re in a time crunch. All it takes is a more thorough understanding of what the candidate is looking for in a company, in order to present the most effective job and company description. Job seekers typically do their own research, [...] READ MORE

New Year, New Hiring Problems and Solutions

16 Hiring Problems and Solutions in 2016 It’s time to reevaluate your current recruiting/hiring strategy because 2016 is quickly approaching and chances are you’re faced with the same hiring problems. Thankfully, in an infographic created by Spark Hire, a video interview platform, we can prepare for these hiring problems with just four easy solutions. Among [...] READ MORE