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Interview Questions that Reveal Everything

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You have thirty minutes to gather all the information you need to make the perfect hire. You’re aware of the negative impact that a bad hire has on a company and you want to leave confident knowing you made the right decision. Where do you start? Our own John Younger offers up his top three interview questions that reveal everything about the candidate.

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  • How to Hire for Cultural Compatibility

    August 8, 2012
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    Finding a perfect fit in a potential employee is a lot more than picking the best resume out of the stack and checking to see if they know how to dress well on interview day. Arguably one of the most important aspects in a hire is to gauge how well that person will fit into your company’s culture. But how does one go about learning how a stranger will fit in? Do you force them to meet everyone in the office speed dating style? Have an induction ritual in the parking lot complete with torches, masks and chanting? Consult the office psychic? Have a Battle Royal?

    Maybe not. According to Jim Roddy, the best possible way to see how someone will fit in is to see how they’ve reacted to adverse office cultures in the past. Read on to get a detailed interviewing guide.

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  • Industry Struggles to Fill Jobs

    August 7, 2012
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    Even with the unemployment rate hovering around 8.3 percent, there are still industries with thousands of open positions that people are unable or unwilling to fill. Take the American commercial trucking industry. Open job postings around the country stay unfilled for months due to a lack of candidates. Many who would take the job are put off by the high cost of a commercial driving licence while the ones who could take the job are overlooked by poorly directed recruiting. What this means is that these businesses are looking to small pools of potential employees while much larger groups exist elsewhere in the country. At Accolo, we utilize a combination of our network of experienced recruiters as well as our Cloud Recruiting software to gaps like this between qualified candidates and employers. Read on to see the Wanted Analytics report on this trend.

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  • Good News for Hiring: 163,000 Jobs Added in July

    August 6, 2012
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    According to the Unites States Bureau of Labor Statistics, 163,000 jobs were added to the private sector in July. Though this undoubtedly good news, the sudden surge in hiring near the end of July was not enough to offset the unemployment rate significantly. We at Accolo want to stress that there are jobs out there and that the United States’s high rate of unemployment is due, in part, to a hiring problem, that is a failure of communication and networking between companies and prospective workers. Our company has set a goal of filling one million positions in 2013 and economic growth like that in this past month is a heartening sign for the completion of this goal. The link below is an article in the Wall Street Journal and details more specifically the state of hiring and the economy in general.

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  • Career Building Through Positive Thinking

    August 3, 2012
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    While self-awareness is crucial to success in business, and interactions in general, too much self-conscious thought (especially negative) is a time and energy consuming mental habit. The next time you’re stuck on the treadmill of self doubt, be it in traffic or actually on the treadmill, consider the fact that having a positive outlook on your life can actually help to improve it. Though this may seem like an idea that has been thoroughly beaten to death by platitudes and motivational speakers, positive thinking will give you an actual neuro-chemical advantage over consistently negative thinkers. Simply put: your brain will work better.

    Read on and see how positive thinking can improve both your career and the rest of your life.

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  • Skills of the Next Generation

    August 2, 2012
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    For those already in the business world, understanding the incoming “Generation Z” will be important in bridging the generation gap. That’s right; the Millennials are on their way to the workforce and, just as with any factor that could affect the office climate, adjustments will have to be made. These are the kiddies who have been tagged in Facebook pictures since before they could walk, the ones who have never watched a movie on VHS. This speculative article goes through the dos and don’ts when working with this new cohort of tech-savvy individuals.

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  • Employment Branding: Recruiting Videos That Do It Right

    June 7, 2012
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    Thanks to Jennifer King, HR Analyst at Software Advice (http://www.softwareadvice.com/hr/) for this interesting article – Employment Branding : Recruiting Videos That Do It Right. “The majority of recruiting videos out there make the same mistake – they fail to convey an authentic employee experience. However, some companies seem to have figured it out.”

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  • Knock knock. Who’s there? Opportunity! Join the Accolo Certified Hiring Consultant Network

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    Accolo Cloud Recruiting is taking off like a RedBull-fueled rocket and we need you to join our team of Accolo Certified Hiring Consultants.

    Bilingual (Spanish) Hiring Consultant (HC) in Reston, VA
    Technical HC in Denver, CO
    Sales HC in Phoenix or Denver
    Technical or General HCs across the US

    We are looking for the best and brightest recruiting stars to help our clients like never before. We truly understand the value and importance of your recruiting expertise and what you do.

    Get in touch with us and let’s get to know each other – maybe you’re our next HCN star! We like to work hard and play even harder here at the HCN. You’ll make more than money as a member, you’ll make a lot of friends. We need Hiring Consultants in several areas of country. Here is a quick overview of our openings – apply right now or pass this on to someone you know who is perfect for this opportunity…

    We need you! HCN Member openings :

    Bilingual (Spanish) Hiring Consultant (HC) in Reston, VA

    Technical HC in Denver, CO

    Sales HC in Phoenix or Denver

    Technical or General HCs across the US

     

  • How to Turn Your Company Into a Hiring Machine

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    learn staffing strategies in a tight economy

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  • “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House

    January 10, 2012
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    On Wednesday, January 11, 2012, President Obama and Vice President Biden will host an “Insourcing American Jobs” forum at the White House focused on the increasing trend of companies choosing to “insource” jobs and invest in growing in the United States.

    As part of the “Insourcing American Jobs” forum, the President will meet with business leaders, as well as experts on the topic, to discuss why it’s competitive to locate in the United States and what more can be done to work with companies to take similar steps to insource American jobs. Following the meeting, the President will deliver remarks to a group that will include leaders from the government and the private sector that are taking steps to encourage companies to insource and invest in America. In the afternoon, Cabinet officials will host panel discussions with both small and large businesses and experts on insourcing and investing in America.

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  • Accolo’s Black Friday Dealio : 1 Million Jobs filled with Accolo Cloud Recruiting

    November 22, 2011
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    Accolo has set a big goal for 2012 – lower unemployment in the US by 10% by filling 1 Million jobs by companies using our Accolo Cloud Recruiting® Platform.

    To kick this off, we’re giving you a 2-for-1 Black Friday Deal. It’s really simple, use either our Symphony or Duet Cloud Recruiting solution to hire any open position and you can make a second similar hire for free.

    Help Lower Unemployment… Free