Recruiting in 2020: 3 Thoughts to Take Us into the Future

A new decade is near! How will you level up your recruitment game in 2020?  Whether you call them resolutions, goals or just part of a career and recruitment development plan, here’s what’s top-of-mind as I prepare to hit the ground running in 2020. 1. Attracting Gen Z Build a pipeline of candidates that includes… Read more »

People Change Jobs, It’s Ok

Whenever I talk to older generations about the work I do they are often fascinated by the fact that recruitment firms exist and that companies will pay 3rd parties to find and hire the right talent. Many are baffled when I share that some of the candidates I work with are in their 4th job… Read more »

Core Takeaways for Recruiters: ChiStartupWeek 2019

Last week, I published my first blog post with Objective Paradigm, a recap of my time at Chicago Startup Week 2019 – check it out here. While I shared many takeaways throughout the post, I wanted to narrow in on the core takeaways I’ll be focusing on to be better for myself, my organization, and… Read more »

Chicago Startup Week Recap

All I can say is WOW.  Monday, November 4th, 2019 was the kickoff of Chicago Startup Week! I left #ChiStartupWeek feeling grateful to be part of a community that supports new ideas and entrepreneurs. I also feel fortunate to be working for a company that partners with startups and plays a key role in diversifying… Read more »

2019 TechServe Alliance Excellence Awards Winners

Objective Paradigm is Recognized by TechServe Alliance with “Excellence Award” This honor recognizes top-performing IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms. Objective Paradigm (OP) is excited to announce we have earned the annual Excellence Award from TechServe Alliance. The award recognizes IT & engineering staffing and solutions firms that have demonstrated outstanding performance, team productivity… Read more »

Staffing Your Startup – What is a Priority Search?

Startups face many challenges, perhaps the toughest is talent acquisition.  Through my commitment to servicing and staffing startup organizations, I’ve discovered an unexpected passion for executing a priority search recruitment model, mostly because it works so well!  Critical openings in smaller, scaling companies can cause bottlenecks if they are not filled in a timely manner… Read more »

Celebrating 20 Years of Objective Paradigm

On Thursday, October 17th, 2019 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary! Objective Paradigm (OP) launched in 1999 and has grown immensely ever since. We’re home to over 50 passionate recruiters, sourcers and hiring experts, and have been widely successful across the tech industry in the Chicagoland area, as well as New York, Florida, Texas and other… Read more »

Candidate Story: Going Back to Another Offer

I made the wrong choice, can I go back to another offer? I was recently working with a strong Developer candidate, let’s call him Joe. Joe had an offer from two of my clients, while he was interviewing for another job on his own. Joe ended up verbally accepting an offer with my client, but… Read more »

Controlling Candidate Communications Post-Interview

Not all job seekers are alike.  Recruiters, have you ever worked with a skilled, personable, interested and qualified candidate only to discover that they need guidance when it comes to timely communication? We all have. For this type of candidate try using candidate control techniques, especially during the interview process.  “Despite the term, candidate control… Read more »

Candidate Communication, The Good and The Bad

As recruiters, we are in the business of communicating.  The Good.  Throughout the recruiting process, it is very important to build up a rapport with who you’re working with. There are many benefits to this, with the most obvious being trust. As talent acquisition professionals we are responsible for guiding candidates through the entire job… Read more »