How Much Career Development Do You Owe Your Employees?

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Employee Development 3 Comments

When you hear the words “career development” you’re probably thinking about the time and financial resources that you would need to invest in your workforce… But in reality, it’s so much more than that. Career development programs not only support employee retention and reflect well on the company, but they make employees better producers and performers. As a great place …

Why You Should Close Candidates On A Good Note (Even If You Know They’re NOT Going To Get The Job)

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting 7 Comments

Imagine a situation: You’ve set up an interview on the phone with a candidate. It’s immediately obvious that you won’t be submitting this candidate due to the client’s preferred specs/job requirements—or maybe you realize they’re just not a good fit. What do you do? Do you let them off the hook quickly? Because…they’re not going to get the job, so why waste …

Do You Call Out The Candidate That Lied During the Phone Screen?

Elizabeth Dickerson Candidate Pool, Elizabeth Dickerson, Recruiting 0 Comments

Storytime. What had happened was… There was this candidate who lied about never having previously applied to the company before the recruiter submitted him. The hiring manager came back to the recruiter saying, “This guy has applied 7 other times and we denied him. Not interested.” All while making the recruiter look dumb to the hiring manager—because why would you …

To Ask or Not To Ask For The Salary History?

Elizabeth Dickerson Compensation/Cash Money, Elizabeth Dickerson

“What do you currently make?” – a question we’ve all heard at least once in our lifetime. “Why does it matter?” – a response we’ve all thought more than once in our lifetime. Salary talk is cringe-worthy—there’s no doubt about that. It’s awkward on both the recruiter’s and the candidate’s end. Unfortunately, a salary discussion has to be had to …

3 Referral Mistakes You Need To Stop Making ASAP

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Referrals

Referrals can be a recruiter’s best friend—especially if it’s a good one that leads to a hire. We all want more candidates, but we don’t just want any candidate—we want the best ones for our clients. The candidates that fit the business, the culture, the values… the ones that seal the deals! So of course, when we are out networking, …

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3 Ways to Use Instagram Stories to Connect with Potential Candidates

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Employment Branding and Culture, Social Media

Have you started using Instagram stories for your employer brand? If you’re still on the fence between Instagram and Snapchat for live video, consider these points: Instagram is here to stay, and it’s only going to become more powerful. The audience is there and it’s active. Instead of having to switch between apps, you can nurture your audience all in …

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3 Ways You’re Failing at Employer Branding

Elizabeth Dickerson Elizabeth Dickerson, Employment Branding and Culture

“Employer branding is a double-edged sword—it’s a great initiative to attract the best talent for your teams, but also it’s the perfect strategy to help retain current employees you have right now. A stellar employer brand can also improve the corporate brand + identity to the outside world.” – me, over at Kinetix’s Tremendous Upside blog. Well, if you’re reading …

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Looking for Brand Advocates? Start With Your Employees

Elizabeth Dickerson Brand Ambassadors, Elizabeth Dickerson, Employment Branding and Culture

When it comes to growing your brand, your company, and attracting top talent, your current employees are your biggest resource. The time to begin nurturing your current employees to become brand advocates is now. Not sure where to begin? No worries. Here are 5 ways you can cultivate brand advocates/ambassadors within your own company + put these ideas into action …