The Dirty Word in Recruiting… “Contract”

Tech Contracts Have Changed. Have You? It’s happened to everyone. You get a call from a Recruiter and the position they are pitching is GREAT! It has everything you’re looking for – exciting company, great job responsibilities, location is awesome, then…you find out it’s a contract opportunity. Once you hear that dirty word, “contract,” you’re… Read more »

Internship Takeaways and Process Tips

Maximizing the Benefits and Managing the Program Is your internship program working for your company and your interns? Whether you recruit from top engineering schools, receive direct applicants, or hire referrals from your network, getting feedback and creating value from that feedback is an imperative part of the internship ‘win-win’ process. Implementing an internship program… Read more »

Recruiting Red Flags: Beware of the Subtle Warnings

Beware of subtle warning signs and know when it’s time to move on. In the 13 years I’ve been recruiting, I will be the first to admit that I don’t have it all figured out. In fact, most of us will never figure it out, at least not to a perfection. In this blog post,… Read more »

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 »

Talent Corner Episode 6: Recruiter Communication

Wait, there are pushy candidates? The job hunt can be stressful. Someone in a rigorous search is exhausting all efforts to find a great fit for their future and they want all the details they can get before making a decision. From compensation and culture, to timing and next steps, it’s the agency’s job to have… Read more »

Talent Corner Episode 5: Refine The Search

Refine your search through open communication. Listening and refining your search based on feedback is critical to finding the right fit for the role, but also makes for a strong practitioner / provider relationship. Jim Conti, Director of Culture and Experience at Sprout Social, and Ryan Pollock, Founder and President at Objective Paradigm, talk about… Read more »

Talent Corner Episode 4: Candidate Ownership

Candidate ownership and how it’s looked at from both sides. Whether you are a provider of recruiting services or on the hiring team engaging an agency, you’ve certainly dealt with a candidate ownership issue. Sometimes the issue is a non-issue, but there are other times where the lines blur. Ryan Pollock, OP’s Founder & Managing Partner,… Read more »

Talent Corner Episode 3: Guarantee Periods

Guarantee Periods Got You Down? Client- and provider-side hash out red flags, sufficient times and how both companies can take responsibility for keeping that quality hire onboard. It’s all about maximum results and minimal stress when Ryan Pollock, OP’s Founder & Managing Partner, and Sprout Social’s Director of Culture and Experience, Jim Conti, chat candidly about… 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 »