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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

Looking to Recruit a Board Member for Your Firm’s Executive Position?

The cost of recruiting and hiring executive positions may be high, but making the right decision will be rewarding in the end. Some firms are turning to their board members to fill executive positions. However, recruiting from a board of directors may not be the best choice for your firm. Why Recruiting from the Board [...] READ MORE

Top 10 Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Companies or organizations that constantly struggle with employee turnover are facing serious costs associated with hiring and on-boarding. Not only does it cost a significant amount of money but it also takes time away from HR and hiring managers. The costs associated with employee turnover include interviewing, hiring, training, reduced productivity, lost opportunity costs, vendor [...] READ MORE

90 Day Onboarding: Filling the Gap Between Job Openings and Employment

In a recent publication by Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a significant amount of job openings in the United States compared to rate of employment from August 2015. Over 1 million of those job openings, 19.8 percent of the total, were in professional and business services. These professional and business services include accounting, technical, [...] READ MORE

9 Ways of Measuring Talent and Recruiting Efforts

Avoiding a hiring mistake and trying to retain the best talent takes more effort than one might think. The competition for the best talent is increasing and agencies are faced with more hiring challenges. Though, having a strong recruitment staff and program that keeps track of the metrics listed below will help pinpoint the main [...] READ MORE