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Hiring Insights Archive

I ACCEPT! ……Oh wait just kidding…..

I ACCEPT! ......Oh wait just kidding..... Imagine this... You have made a job offer to your top candidate and they accept. You have a start date. You're in the process of running the background check. You have informed all other candidates that you have decided to go with another candidate. One week later, you receive

Hiring For Keeps

I have daily conversations with many HR managers and department supervisors about staffing needs and challenges. These conversations all have a common denominator, “I’m searching for those candidates that offer quality performance, are committed to learning my industry, and will be dedicated employees for years to come.” A fair and reasonable expectation, wouldn’t you

Signing Day

One of the best times of the year has arrived again - college football season! While many of us focus on the number of touchdowns and the amount of wins and losses of our favorite team, do we ever take the time to stop and consider the process it takes for teams to score

Are You Looking Close Enough?

I have often asked myself this question time and time again, "What is it that we want?" I have been a recruiter for 14 years and November 2013 marks my fifteenth year in the industry. I interact with candidates, clients, co-workers, and subordinates on a daily basis. I am asked for advice daily on how

Forget the Money – Show Me the Clams

Countless areas are seeing their unemployment percentage drop, total job openings continue to grow, and across the country there’s an overall feeling that the worst is behind us. If your company is experiencing growth, congratulations – I hope it’s the start of greater things to come. If you are holding steady or even downsizing,

Off the Market

Take a moment to remember back to the feeling you had when you signed off on your first home and drove by your new residence the next day to see a "SOLD" banner slapped up against the "For Sale" sign. Or reflect on the vows you said to your spouse on your wedding day,

Four Ways to Land Top Talent

Have you ever struggled with finding the right talent for your company? If you’re honest, the answer is yes. Worse yet, have you ever lost that top candidate to the infamous black hole where great candidates disappear never to be seen or heard from again? Then you make a snap hiring decision with a secondary

Why do People Work For You?

Celebrity Staff and C&A Industries received notification that we have been selected as one the "Best Places to Work" in Omaha, Neb. for the fourth year in a row. This is an honor to win once, let alone four years running! In my 17 years at C&A, I have witnessed tremendous growth and change. We

The Downside of Delaying a Decision

“Daddy, I love you.” No response. “Daddy, I said I love you.” “Just a second, bud.” What my 5-year-old, Eli fails to understand is that I’m deeply entrenched in the current Lakers game. What I fail to understand is that Eli will not give up until he has my full attention. As Kobe Bryant cross-overs and

Full Disclosure Critical When Searching for ‘A Few Good Men’

I remember it like it was yesterday. Col. Nathan Jessep sits scowling from the witness stand asking, “You want answers?” Lt. Kaffee answers defiantly, “I want the truth!” “You CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” Awesome. Underdog Daniel Kaffee did the unthinkable. In that moment, an 11-year old me knew what he wanted to be when he