Author - Justin Lowe

Starting off on the right foot: 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 that big businesses can't?

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...

Make technology work for you: 5 tools every hiring manager should know about

Recruitment is getting tougher as the competition for more diverse talent heats up. The combination of a historically low national unemployment percentage with rampant skill shortages is forcing...

6 common mistakes you might be making when screening candidates

Poor recruitment practices can put some serious strain on a company’s hiring efforts. Recruiters may sometimes decide to take short-cuts, which only creates problems with selecting the right people....

Go beyond the resume: Is a candidate right for the job or just right on paper?

Recruiting professionals look at a lot of candidate resumes… and I mean A LOT. It can get fairly monotonous, even with all the helpful resume screening software and other tools available. In the end,...

Talent Acquisition, Sourcing, Management: Intro to sourcing tools and candidate aggregators

In most industries, technology has made it easier, faster, and cheaper to recruit talent. While this may be debatable by some, there’s no doubt that recruitment tools improve the chances that an...

Free tools to create & share employer brand content

In order to attract customers, organizations must develop a strong marketing brand. The same goes for recruitment. A strong employer brand has a similar effect - attracting and getting candidates...

What is recruiter bias and how to fight it?

Recruiters are human beings, therefore we are subject to unconscious bias that has been learned over time. This is one of the bigger factors why nearly 75% of hiring goes wrong. And we all understand...

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