Skip to navigation

What’s New? Home

  • Mixed Forecast for Economic Growth

    August 30, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Though the US and Global economies are still very much in the doldrums of a creeping post-recession come back, there have been a few nice surprises of late. According to Boomberg Business news, the economy grew faster than anticipated in the second quarter. These gains were mostly reported to be in consumer spending, a statistic that could very well be negatively effected as the global economy continues to slow and domestic gasoline prices rise. Read the full article to get the story on how this growth came to be and the the factors that may cause growth to halt once more.

    Read the Full Article

  • A Blog in Your Blog so you can Blog While you Blog

    August 29, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    As the title would suggest, today’s blurb from Accolo is decidedly Meta, that’s right we’re blogging about blogging about blogs. Inceptionesque? Totally. Useless? Far from it. Not only can a blog help to promote your company’s message and products but, as this article explains, blogging about anything (even blogging) helps to increase web traffic. Read on to see the plethora of benefits that your company can get out of creating and consistently updating your own blog.

    Read the Full Article

  • 13 Examples of Extreme HR Practices

    August 27, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Marketing departments are known for thinking outside the box, sales teams have perfected the perfect pitch, why can’t HR departments have just as much fun being innovative with their hiring? Dr. John Sullivan in part 2 of 13 More Bold and Outrageous HR Practices That May Indicate Your Approach is Too Conservative looks at 13 different companies stretching the bounds of recruiting to hire and maintain their top talent. Not all of them may be for you, but it certainly makes you reevaluate what “bold” really means.

    Read the Full Article

  • John Younger Talks About the Future of Electric Cars in the Marin IJ

    August 22, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    John Younger, President and CEO of Accolo Inc, was quoted in yesterday’s issue of the Marin Independent Journal on the subject of the newest electric cars from Tesla Motors. Younger discussed his excitement to use his personal solar panel system to charge the company’s new electric sedan as well as what this newest model means for the future of electric cars.

    Read the Full Article

  • Accolo Achieves Inc. 500/5000 for the 4th Time

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Another year of growth for Accolo is once again recognized by one of the most prestigious financial magazines in the United States.

    Larkspur, CA – August 20, 2012

    Accolo, Inc. has been awarded Inc. Magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies for 2012. This is the fourth year that Accolo has had the honor of being included in this prestigious list of companies which has included famous brands such as Levi Strauss, Facebook, Jamba Juice, Microsoft, Under Armor and many other companies that have become household names. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

    Read More…

  • Auto Industry Desperate to Hire Engineers

    August 16, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Michigan based car companies, such as Chrysler and General Motors, have undoubtedly taken a lot of hits from the various economic downturns over the past few years. From massive layoffs to government bail outs, things haven’t seemed too hopeful for the U.S. Auto Industry for quite some time. Another complication that has arisen, according to Bloomberg Business, is a lack of auto engineers. Even by upping the median wage and recruiting specialized engineers directly after college, there is still a huge demand for specialists that will not soon be filled. Read on to get the full scoop on this latest challenge for Detroit’s car companies.

    Read the Full Article

  • A New Evaluation of the Gender Wage Gap

    August 15, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Though the glass ceiling of the previous century is still holding over in certain professions, recently compiled studies suggest that the pay gap between men and women in the workplace has more to do with cultural and familial trends, rather than unfair employment practices. This is not to say that there is no wage discrepancy, there certainly is, but that new research suggests that discrimination is not the largest factor in this inequality. This article from Bloomberg.com details the ways in which the statistics point towards a workplace that is more equal than what a cursory look at the overall discrepancy in wages would suggest.

    Read the Full Article

  • What You May Not Know Your Recruiter is Doing

    August 14, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    What makes a great recruiter? Well for one thing, a great recruiter stands out from the crowd in much the same way that a great candidate stands out from the crowd. A great recruiter makes sure that they are not brushed off by the candidates that they’re after, and in this marketplace, differentiation from competitors is everything. In order to differentiate, one must understand the practices and mistakes of the underwhelming majority and rise above those traits to true professional greatness. This abridged webinar gives slides detailing the tiresome practices of average recruiters and how to avoid loosing good candidates to such mistakes.

    Read the Full Article

  • Rethinking Job Titles to Attract Superheros

    August 13, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    Let me ask you this: would you rather apply to be a “nighttime gas station clerk” or a “nocturnal petroleum ninja”? We at Accolo believe that attracting the right candidates for a job is all about the way you communicate with them-we even suggest writing your job descriptions like love letters. If you don’t believe us, look at Apple (and I know we all look to Apple for a little advice). Apple has coined the term “genius” and has attracted thousands of applicants to work their genius bar. Who wouldn’t want to be considered a genius anyway? Other top titles include: Jedi, Ninja and Rockstar. Read Dr. John Sullivan full article article for ere.net about how Exciting Job Titles Can Be Powerful Recruiting and Retention Tools.

    Read the Full Article

  • How to Hire for Cultural Compatibility

    August 8, 2012
    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
    Loading ... Loading ...

    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.

    Read the Full Article