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Your Fight for Top Talent

September 21, 2018

In the world of finding top talent, many companies fail. The battle of finding top tech talent is a bloodbath, especially in the Pacific Northwest region of America where tech talent is highly sought after.  These employees are important to your company, and having the right strategies on your belt will…

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Your friends are probably great, but now that we have your attention – let’s talk about your professional friends. For instance – do you have any? Across every industry, the importance of professional connections remains the same. Whether you work for a trendy tech startup, or for an established corporate giant,…

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The future is here and the future is now.  Automation and AI within the hiring and HR space are top trending topics that are being used within our very own industry.  Within the past couple of years, these tools that once helped with recurring tasks and workflows have advanced exceedingly. Allowing them…

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“It’s not who you are that holds you back. It’s who you think you’re not.” – Denis Waitley You have the right skills, extensive professional experience, and a completed project list that could fill several pages. What’s really stopping you from getting the most out of your career every day?…

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Posted by: Gabriela Roque

Pros & Cons of AI Recruitment

September 6, 2018

Artificial Intelligence has breached its way from sci-fi movies into our everyday lives. It’s in your social media, your phone and even in your work. As an HR professional, AI is a new and hot topic that industry leaders are using and if you don’t have an opinion about it…

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Whether you’ve been with your current employer for one year, five years, or 20 years, the assumption that passively looking for new career opportunities is somehow disloyal is arguably very outdated. In fact, we find a large percentage of our talent users consider themselves “passive job seekers,” meaning they are open…

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This May, we started to dive the hottest topic in HR: AI and its impact on talent evaluation. This month, we want to take it a step further…and understand AI within Recruitment as a whole. With that said, here are 4 ways Recruitment is Changing With AI. SHRM sites our…

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Within the HR space, we see all levels of professionals face the same challenges when it comes to finding talent and doing this cost effectively. From an entry level recruiter to the Director of Human Resources, everyone makes the choice to try new methods and new tools to make their…

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Fail may seem like a harsh term, but it’s time to face the cold hard facts. According to the CBRE report in “Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2018,” places like San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle, WA, (two of our biggest client markets, by the way) are scored as…

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Just exactly how difficult is the hiring process at Amazon? We’ll let you decide. Over the last five years, Jeff Bezos hiring strategy has been one of the most talked about topics. With writers from Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, and Fast Company adding to the multitude of articles covering…

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As temperatures continue to rise, August is here, and the summer season swings toward autumn, talented young professionals begin to spruce up their resumes in time for the wave of positions opening soon. Fishing through the sea of applications for the right person can be overwhelming, starting in September, The Balance…

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Maybe when you were a young entrepreneur, writing your first code, you probably saw yourself becoming the next Mark Zuckerberg. But now you have cleared your adolescents and your dreams are turning into a more underwhelming reality. Before you are placed in a what Wall Street Journal calls a “workplace…

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According to Inc.com in “8,800 Hiring Authorities Weighted In. Here Are the Top 5 New Interviewing Trends,” interviews continue to change with the times, as new and specific skill sets are in high demand.  Last year, in our blog, “9 Essential Tips to Stand Out in a Tech Interview,” we…

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Do You Know Your Worth?

July 12, 2018

Salaries are the biggest kept secrets when it comes to your workplace. While some companies fear the competition that will pay more for the talent they want, other companies often underbid talent that deserves higher pay. Not surprisingly, long standing employees find themselves making less, due to a lack of…

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2018 has been a monumental year so far for the recruitment market. This year, we saw the increase in cloud-based recruitment platforms, artificial intelligence tools being integrated with applicant tracking systems, and a growing focus on making the entire candidate experience a positive one. User design has finally started to…

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Truthfully, writing, editing, or even looking at a resume is probably not on your top 5 favorite things to do. It’s probably not even in the top 50. More than likely, if you’re happily employed and not actively job seeking, updating your resume probably isn’t even on your radar. But…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Most would agree…recruitment, sourcing and hiring have all become fairly dated until recently. The usual practice of searching, nonstop dinging of email resume submissions, and the repetitive process of reviewing resumes is anything but productive. The time for smarter recruiting is here and we want to highlight the best part…

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The talent market is made up of an endless number of skills, personalities, and objectives. Candidates have unique qualities that they offer employers, but the key is to make sure the right candidate is matched to the right opportunity. Sometimes this is difficult to determine a candidate face value, therefore…

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Corporate recruitment is the most vital aspect of developing a strong business that is supported by skilled employees. With all the competition out there from other organizations, recruitment agencies, and headhunters — you need to be on your A-game to attract and hire the best candidates. Instead of being average,…

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10 Tips for Your Job Hunt

December 18, 2017

There’s no better time to evaluate where you are in your career than now. Just starting out? Had the same position for years? Would describe your attitude towards your positions as “just okay”? Haven’t had a raise in a while? Asking yourself these questions helps you plan your future more…

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Starting a new job can be a rough experience. 1st impressions are at every corner, knowledge for the actual company is severely disadvantaged compared to people who already work there & the newbie spends all day shadowing/overloading themselves with information. As the person that hired them – you stand waiting,…

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Standing out in tech is kind of an oxymoron, I’ve noticed. While the market is so lean, and skillsets are in high demand – the talent gets lost in a sea of resumes and job seeker profiles. Aside from my usual spiel for how SkillGigs prevents getting lost in the…

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It’s far too easy to complain about your current work situation as opposed to actually do anything about it. Living paycheck to paycheck, checking in at 8 and checking out at 5 and only having a lunch break and the weekend to look forward are all obvious signs of dissatisfaction…

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In my line of work, I often wonder how well we do at keeping up with the technology we’ve created. As ironic as it sounds, there are a lot of resources readily available, but we truthfully aren’t using them in a concise and efficient manner. While jobs are often created…

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LinkedIn, the professional network was supposed to be the “Facebook of business,” a platform for professionals to list their accomplishments and connect with co-workers, past employers and potential employers. LinkedIn is a platform for forming these connections, but it has long struggled to balance 2 hats on its head. On…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia

Passive Sourcing is Dead

October 16, 2016

Like disco and the dinosaur, passive sourcing is dead. Following the advent of social networks, passive sourcing (where candidates are identified and contacted through social networks) has been touted as the future of recruitment by many or at least as one of the main candidate sources that you should be…

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia
2 years ago Categories:

You don’t usually think of “passive” as a good trait, but most passive candidates are anything but. A passive candidate is someone who is currently employed and not actively looking for another job, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be swayed by the right opportunity.

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Posted by: Olivia Brescia
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