Author - Justin Lowe

The power of creativity and why you should hire employees who have it

There is an increasing sense that the “traditional models” of hiring aren’t working. After all, turnover rates remain relatively high, which is one potential sign that how (and who!) we’re bringing...

Job hopping is the new normal - so what can you do about it?

Job-hopping has been on the rise in recent years, which makes sense -- an average North American job tenure is somewhere between 3.6 and 4.2 years at present, meaning a 22 year-old entering the...

Ghosting an interview - Yes, it's a thing now

It seems like “ghosting” has been a hot topic of late in recruiting circles. Most discussions of ghosting seem to focus on exclusively one side of the dance, i.e. the recruiter side or the candidate...

Is your job description helping or hurting your recruitment process?

Everyone has either written or answered a job description at some point in their lives. But how do we reconcile the fact that the vast majority of job descriptions out there are often less than...

Employee recognition isn't just about the holidays

Wishing you all happy holidays and a great new year!

How do you win the right candidate over?

Finding the right resources to bring into your company is never a quick or easy task. Finding the right people can be even more of a challenge. Recruiting can take a lot of time and energy so when...

What does onboarding say about your company?

Onboarding has been a hot topic for about three to five years now in the HR space, in large part because other terms connected to the early stages of employment have also become “hot.” Onboarding is...

Is your candidate faking good or honestly great?

Congratulations. Your recruitment search worked and you've found a handful of great candidates to bring in for an interview. You're in the home stretch now. Aren't you? 

Does culture fit matter if your candidate rocks?

Years ago, a colleague of ours pulled up a law firm’s website. He asked us to identify which lawyer in the firm seemingly “didn’t fit.” We scanned the page and lo and behold, it was lots of...

What incentives can startups offer candidates

Once the initial people are in place at a startup -- usually the founders and perhaps someone in charge of product, research, sales, or technology -- one of the biggest talent challenges arises. Now...

5 common culprits of a bad candidate experience

There’s been a lot of discussion about candidate experience in the past few years. Despite the uptick in attention, the reality is that many people in recruiting still struggle with...

3 effective recruitment strategies for the fall hiring season

The fall hiring season -- which we’re now rocking in full -- is often a challenge for HR professionals and recruiting managers. The summer season in recruiting is usually a dead time that can feel...

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