Reveal a Wound, Connect with your Candidate’s Pain Points

The qualifying call. To discover if a candidate is in a position to make a move I try to uncover a wound. By wound I mean an area of weakness in the candidate’s current job. This could be a lack of opportunity for growth, low pay, or too long of a commute, among other things. … Read more »

Year In Review: OP’s favorite blog posts of 2019

There’s something for everyone! Did you know the Objective Paradigm blog is filled with a variety of content written by our leaders, recruiters and sourcers? We feature candidate coaching tips, recruitment tools, emerging trends and observations along with event recaps and more. Big thanks to our team for their ongoing commitment and contributions.  In this… Read more »

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 »