Creating a Supportive Work From Home Culture

  There are so many uncertainties today. How long will this shelter in place last? Will I get sick? What will I do if I do get sick? How do I work with my young kids around? Are my family members being safe? With the majority of people’s personal lives feeling so uncertain, people will look… Read more »

People Analytics

A new force has emerged in the HR and recruiting world that is transforming the workplace – people analytics.  People analytics refers to using data analysis techniques to understand and improve processes that affect human capital. This requires collecting, cleaning and making sense of employee data to make informed business decisions.  HR is slowly becoming… Read more »

The Pros of Working with a Recruiter

Many job seekers shy away from working with recruiters. As a recruiter, I understand the hesitation. Whatever the excuse might be, it’s not worth putting that wall up. Here are a few pros and cons that can help you decide whether or not you’re ready to build a relationship with a recruiter you trust.  Pro:… Read more »

New HQ: OP’s Chicago Office Space

We moved! If you haven’t had the chance to stop by Objective Paradigm’s new HQ in the 200 WJ Building of Chicago’s Financial District, make that a priority in 2020! In the meantime, learn more about the design of our office space and how it’s impacted productivity, culture, and more in this Q&A with OP’s… Read more »

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 »