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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Social Media: Your Best Friend or Your Worst Enemy

Social media is a powerful marketing tool. No other marketing platform has the capability to market directly to customers in the way that you can with social and no other platform has the same potential for a campaign going ...

New Essential Steps for College Recruiting

Recruiting straight out of college may no longer be a viable option. Companies like Google have started reaching out to potential talent as early as their freshman year. The college recruiting game is changing and if your strategy doesn\'t ...

How To Keep Your Cool With Charismatic Candidates

Appearances can be deceiving. One of the most common situations in which this phrase carries weight is on interview day. We\'ve all been there: short staffed, vulnerable, looking for that certain someone who just \"gets\" what the position is ...

How to Screen for Toxic Personalities

People are always on their best behavior on interview day. While this shows you who\'s best behavior is expletives and mustard on the tie, the more insidious personality defects in a new hire can lay dormant for months or ...

Why Multitasking Makes You Less Efficient

Though people do have 2 eyes and 2 hands, many find it hard to focus on more than one thing at once. In theory, multitasking means that you are able to divide your attentions between multiple tasks. If this ...

The HR/Provider Perception Gap in Healthcare

If you\'ve been in a hospital recently (hopefully as a visitor), you might have noticed that there exists a rather large range of temperaments in the doctors and nurses. There are the pleasant ones, who project warmth and try ...

Job Boards in Need of a Makeover

Though job boards are not as \"dead\" as many have been claiming, their state of affairs is a far cry from the heyday of the early 2000\'s. Social Media is seen as the next step in recruiting and hiring ...

The Effects of Power on the Human Mind

They say that absolute power corrupts absolutely, but does a little bit of power corrupt just a little bit? Well, if we broaden our definition of corruption to include a souring of one\'s formerly glowing personality, then yes. A ...

Onboarding Uncertain Candidates

Just because you\'ve found a fantastic candidate that seems genuinely interested and excited in the position you\'re offering doesn\'t mean that it\'s time to put the whole hiring thing in your rear-view mirror. The period between the candidate\'s acceptance ...

Can Over-Hiring Help in the Long Run?

In today\'s economy, businesses are sitting tight when it comes to hiring. Though the unemployment rate has been falling steadily, reaching as low as 3.1% in North Dakota, most businesses are still hesitant to increase the size of their ...

How to Evaluate Big Talkers in the Workplace

Most people are drawn to glamorous, promising prospective candidates before those that are understated or even hidden. This is because, of course, confidence inspires confidence. If an employee is articulate and animated in their presentation or in a team ...

Excessive Interviews Kill Candidate Spirit

Whoever said you can\'t have too much of a good thing never had to go to 17 interviews for a single position. That may sound excessive (and you\'d be right to think so,) but it is common practice in ...

The Case For the Middle-Aged Unemployed

If age comes with wisdom, then why is it still so hard for middle aged people to bounce back from unemployment? A large chunk of the long-term unemployed in America (jobless in excess of 27 weeks) are those 55 ...

Evaluating Hiring Managers

Evaluating a hiring manager must be based on more than just their claims of getting a \"special feeling\" from promising candidates. Sure, they can be personable, professional and even savvy enough to bring some nice talent to the table; ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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