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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

IQ vs EQ

IQ vs. EQ: What is Emotional Intelligence and Why does it Matter?

Why is it that 70% of the time people with an average IQ outperform those with high IQs? The answer lies in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). So what is EQ? Daniel Goleman, a New York Times science writer and Harvard trained psychologist, published a book in the 1990’s highlighting the work of Peter Salovey and John [...] 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

Companies are Stumped by Assessment Tools for Finding the Right Talent

Let’s face it, not many people can predict the future very accurately, especially not hiring managers. Human resources software is not any better at predicting potential candidates, with an array of metrics such as 401(k) contributions and promotions that a potential candidate may have. According to a WSJ article, a software company called Ultimate Software [...] READ MORE

Defying Hiring Challenges in a Candidate-Driven Market

In a robust economy, many organizations are eagerly seeking new talent. However, some companies do not have the time or resources to orchestrate the hiring process, let alone finding the right candidate. This is why The Overture Group team is committed to orchestrating an entire recruitment process to ensure success for both the company and [...] READ MORE

Hiring Manager Leagl Sins

10 Hiring Sins that Could Cost More than Just a Candidate

Are you putting your company at risk as a hiring manager? With more and more access to candidates’ information, you could be running the risk of finding out too much. READ MORE

LinkedIn Guide

A Hiring Manager’s Guide to Building the Perfect LinkedIn Page

Employer brand may sound like the clichéd term that’s been shunned by recruiters and human resources managers alike, but without the right presence, you will lose candidates. One of the first steps in getting talent interested in your organization is to develop your face on social media. READ MORE

Finding Passive Candidates

The Undying Quest for Talent, Growth and the Pursuit of Passive Candidates

We’ve been talking a lot recently about the shift of power from organizations to that of candidates. With the increases in hiring, the demand for the right pieces for organizations is outpacing the supply. This means that job seekers are able to make decisions on their terms, leveraging offers and seeking their own ‘perfect fit.’ READ MORE