Coworking: It’s Not Just for Startups and Freelancers

The Pros and Cons of Part-Time Coworking Don’t get me wrong, I love my office. My cubicle is cute and clean. My desk buddies are chill.   And not to brag, but I have a pretty solid snack game going on and the baristas at starbucks know my name. The accessibility to my team can’t… Read more »

SourceCon Austin 2017: Never A Dull Moment

Knowledge, community and non-stop action! Attending the 10th anniversary of SourceCon this September in Austin, Texas, was a dream come true. SourceCon has been, and is, a common conversation topic around the Objective Paradigm office. My colleagues Ben, Robyn, and Sarah had attended the last two in Anaheim, CA (you can read about their experiences… Read more »

Tech Recruiting: Handling Rejection, Staying Motivated & Looking Ahead

3 Difficulties Technical Recruitment Professionals Face and How to Overcome Them Recruiting is rewarding, but it isn’t easy. Here’s how I handle the more difficult parts of being a Technology Recruiter. Rejection For me, the most difficult part of my job is handling the rejection I experience on a daily basis. Rejection also happens to… Read more »

4 Quick Ways to Ramp Up the Candidate Experience

As a Talent Acquisition Professional, what does “candidate experience” mean to you? To me, candidate experience is every single touch point that you have between your company and the candidate before, during, and after the recruiting process.   Here are some quick tips from my experience consulting at a variety of software and startup companies… Read more »

Chicago Summer 2017: Have a life outside of work.

Summertime! There is nothing more exciting than summertime in Chicago. The weather is warm, the Cubbies are winning (fingers-crossed), the hot dogs are grillin,’ and there are plenty of things to do. The teams at Objective Paradigm and Talution Group love getting out and experiencing Chicago AND it’s proven if you want to be happy at… Read more »

Compensation Regulations

Change is good, right? So what’s with all the chatter on the new impending regulations around compensation? NY is one of the first states to roll out a plan that would ban employers and third parties (agencies) from asking candidates for their current and historical salary information. The rules will likely be different from state-to-state… Read more »

SourceCon: First Time Caller, Long Time Listener

SourceCon: First Time Caller, Long Time Listener SourceCon: We Control The Robots took place March 13 – 15, 2017 in Anaheim, CA – prior to the conference, Sarah Goldberg, Senior Sourcing and Research Specialist, and I put together a post highlighting our excitement. Keeping that conversation going, here’s a quick recap of my first SourceCon… Read more »

Using Snapchat for Business: The Pitfalls and The Highlights

Social media is not easy, but it’s important. It’s nearly impossible to win more clients or candidates without a strong online presence. If I Google a company and all that comes up is a website that looks like it hasn’t been touched since 2007, I might hesitate before using that product (unless it’s a retro… Read more »

Remote Tech Talent: Work Authorization

Work Authorization in 2017 Thinking about expanding your talent pool to new locations? My last post talked about the increased willingness tech organizations have in retaining top talent via a remote work scenario. This post surrounds work authorization and some of the changes we’ve seen over the last few years and what we can expect… Read more »