Are you loving your “Keepers?”

Unless you’ve been underground for the past few months you’ve probably noticed that businesses are feeling more optimistic about the economy lately. This is especially true in the Rocky Mountain Region. There is a significant uptick in hiring happening in just the last few weeks. This activity is also being felt by your employees –…

Interviews that Matter

Using a blended interview format for better outcomes Interviewing techniques are all over the place – each hiring manager has their own style whether learned, imparted upon or self-created.  I will assert that for the most part, you are interviewing from the job description and evaluating candidates based primarily on the bullet points in this…

Cure for the Summer Hiring Slump

Tips for getting your candidate flow going again In Colorado and in some other parts of the country (primarily those with 3 or 4 seasons) we see a tremendous erosion of candidate activity during the summer months.  There are a number of reasons for this phenomenon: Vacations and summer family visits; kids are out of school and that disrupts the…

Interns are not just for big companies

It looks like it’s finally Springtime in Colorado!  Wow……that was one long snow season, huh?  Spring means college graduation for thousands of newly minted professionals who are eager to begin their careers.  It’s also the time of year when current college students are looking for some relevant work over the summer……keyword internship.  If you are…

Hire Fast!

Collapse your interviewing process to reduce your competition I’ve read a bunch of articles lately about how companies are taking weeks and months to fill open positions.  Most of this press is attributable to large companies with many layers of decisionmakers.  If you are lucky enough to be a hiring manager for a small company,…

It’s like dating – but don’t play hard to get!

Be interested – and interesting The media is full of news about companies who would hire, but can’t find qualified candidates to fill open positions.  Translation – there is a war for talent going on.  If you are a big company with deep pockets, a large recruiting team and a strong employment brand you won’t…