Give Us Big Picture Perks!

There is a lot of confusion out there about what the young workforce — also known by that inescapable term, “millennials” — is looking for in a job today. Perhaps it’s the age-old story of older generations not understanding their younger counterparts, but I’ve been coming across more and more hiring managers and C-level executives… Read more »

OP’s Ryan Pollock Reflects on T4Youth in Recap Video

A few months ago, we posted a blog on the Objective Paradigm and Talution Group websites entitled, “The Culture of Giving Back in the Tech Community.” One of the things that post highlighted was the annual T4Youth table tennis tournament, which benefits the Chicago Tech Academy. It was fantastic to see techies from over 30… Read more »

Secrets from a Recruiter’s Best Clients: Entry-Level Talent is a Straight-Up Win

Get to know author Michael Keller, Senior DRS Recruiter with Objective Paradigm, as he brings staffing, resource planning, interviewing process redesign and campus recruiting insights to Chicago’s top tech businesses. Stay tuned to the OP News page for more ‘Secrets from a Recruiter’s Best Clients.’ After years of ignoring entry-level talent, I had built up… Read more »

Four Ways to Source Consultants on LinkedIn

Whether you are a sourcer or a recruiter, you have likely spent some time on LinkedIn sourcing candidates. Here are some tips on how to take advantage of all of LinkedIn’s features to target the contractors and consultants you are looking for. 1. Contractor Search String LinkedIn allows you to use Boolean search strings to retrieve targeted results. But don’t forget… Read more »

Is College Recruiting Right For Your Business?

Have you found yourself wondering if college recruiting is worth the investment? While college recruiting presents a significant operational cost, it also represents the lifeline of your organization’s future. As someone who has been involved in college and campus recruiting for 12+ years, I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact this recruiting technique has on long-term… Read more »

3 Tips to Maximize Your Networking Efforts

Community in the tech space flourishes because of the industry’s dedication to relationship building –  we are more than machines, right? The teams at Objective Paradigm and Talution Group are always looking for new ways to meet people face-to-face and grow our network. Whether an event is across the globe or across the street, here… Read more »

Objective Paradigm featured in Chicago Inno

  This past fall, the Objective Paradigm research team reached out to technologists in their network to learn more about talent retention in the tech industry. One of the questions they asked was, “When you’ve left a job in the past, what was the main reason?” What they discovered was not surprising: technologists want to be… Read more »

Objective Paradigm and Talution Group Recognized for Company Culture

Recruiting and staffing firms receive certification for outstanding benefits and culture that develops their workforce FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, December 7, 2015 — Objective Paradigm (OP) and Talution Group announced today that The Good Jobs™, an employment branding solution, has certified both companies as “Good Jobs Companies” in recognition of four key attributes: Extreme Perks,… Read more »

Optimize Your Job Hunt: Why Work with a Recruiter?

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding recruiting, but one of the most pervasive hits at the purpose of the entire industry: we often hear candidates ask, “what’s the point of working with a recruiting agency when I can just apply to jobs directly on my own?”   Unsurprisingly, I have strong feelings about this… Read more »

The Culture of Giving Back in the Tech Community

‘They’ say it’s the season of giving, but for the Chicago Tech Community, we feel that’s all year long! As the New Year approaches, we can’t help but reflect on the outpouring of generosity to our local communities provided by Chicago’s Tech Community. Here are just a few of the Chicago nonprofits that have inspired… Read more »