Recruiting Trends for 2018

Around this time of year, many people in the workforce have the thought of, “Is this really what I want to be doing with my life?” An even harder question to answer is, “What do I do next?” It’s not an easy decision and having a passion for a particular type of work should always… Read More

The Three Golden Virtues – Revisiting Warren Buffet’s Hiring Method

by Dan Barthell Warren Buffett likes to say that he hires people based on three things: 1. Intelligence 2. Energy (aka Initiative) 3. Integrity …with Integrity being the most important. “If they don’t have Integrity, then you want them slow and stupid.” These three qualities are essentially what every hiring manager, every search firm, and… Read More

Ready, Set, Hire: Be Prepared

by Karen Axtell, MA HRIR You finally found the perfect fit for your organization; the candidate brings leadership, integrity, and experience to the table. Friday becomes hectic, and you decide to send over an offer on Monday. Being a hot commodity, the candidate receives an offer on Friday, and you are unable to get an offer on… Read More

To quote Jack Johnson- Where did all the good (sales) people go?

by Dan Barthell Hiring in this new age of technology, where just about anything can be found with a simple Google search or a few clicks of the mouse, should be just as easy as ordering your groceries on Amazon or hailing an Uber. Right? Not exactly. While it is true that posting job advertisements is all… Read More

Why Work Experience is not Everything

By: Erica Edgar This past month, I read an article that was shared by our Applicant Processing Software Company, Prevue HR Systems. In the article titled “Hire someone with no experience! Wait, what?” the author challenges hiring managers to think beyond experience. Rather, search for candidates who are hungry, show initiative and have the personality… Read More

Your Employer Offers You More Money to Stay, Now What?

by. Mary Nutting The fastest growing demographic of job applicants are passive candidates. These candidates are gainfully employed, but their skills and experience make them attractive to other potential employers. Once a passive candidate makes the choice to take another position, there is potential for a unique situation. If this employee gives notice and is… Read More

Assessments: the Difference Between a Good Hire and a Bad Hire

By: Brian Johnson The best of hiring managers and human resource professionals will admit they have made a bad hire at one point in their careers. These bad hires can cost thousands of dollars. In recent study by Careerbuilder, 41% of companies say a bad hire has cost them at least $25,000; 25% of companies… Read More

Top 5 Requests from Passive Candidates

At CorTalent, we have thrived at recruiting passive candidates to succeed at new opportunities with our employer clients. When discussing opportunities with potential candidates, we are hearing some consistent questions and requests from these candidates during the qualifying process. These 5 requests are ones that can make the difference for an employed candidate to make a… Read More

Ask Matt: Why do they want me to take an assessment test?

Star Tribune Originally published here – Dear Matt: I’ve been to a few interviews recently in which I had to complete an assessment test. I was not prepared for this. Why do companies use assessments, what are the most popular assessments out there, and what role do these play when companies hire? Matt says:… Read More

Ask Matt: Do recommendation letters really set me apart?

Star Tribune Originally published here – Dear Matt: In addition to my résumé and cover letter, I’ve been sending letters of recommendation from past employers and colleagues. Another thing I’ve been doing is emailing my performance reviews to employers as well as adding quotes from my LinkedIn profile to my résumé. Do these help… Read More