Why Is My Job Req Still Open?

By Communications Collaborative on June 01, 2016

Have an open job that just won't close? Our Director of Recruiting, Joyce Bethoney, shares four hiring mistakes she's currently seeing and how to rectify them. 

Check out her blog for IHAF.

5 Reasons to Become a More Flexible Employer

By Communications Collaborative on October 29, 2015

Should your organization embrace flexibility?

Check out 5 Reasons to Become a More Flexible Employer by Communications Collaborative's Mary Truslow, Senior Recruiter.

Talking Money With Recruiters

By Communications Collaborative on August 27, 2015

Check out 8 Tips for Talking Money With Recruiters by our very own Joyce Bethoney, Director of Recruiting.

Backdoor References

By Joyce Bethoney on April 15, 2015

It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it. 

-Benjamin Franklin 

In the business of hiring, there is an increasingly common practice called “backdoor references.” A backdoor reference is when a hiring manager or team member knows someone at a company that a candidate has worked for previously, and puts in a call to gain information. Unbeknownst to the candidate. It happens all the time. 

There is a right way and a wrong way to conduct, and apply information from, a backdoor reference. Here are a few things to keep in mind.


Where To Find Good Millennial Salespeople

By Mike McDonnell on March 20, 2015

This is not another blog ranting about Millennials in the workforce, I promise. Well, maybe it is…No, it’s not. It’s definitely not. In fact, we have many Millennials working for us and they are terrific. Our group is polished, tech savvy, amiable and hardworking…all the stuff you want in an up-and-coming staff.

That said there is one challenge I’ve found in hiring entry level salespeople that I wouldn’t have encountered 10 years ago, namely—nobody knows how to talk on the phone anymore. 

Today’s 22-year-olds have never had to endure one of my rites of social passage—calling a home phone line and going through a parent before getting to my final destination. Snapchatting, Instagramming and texting…these are the new modes of communication for the younger set. (Jealous? I am.) However, as a result, social media has significantly reduced verbal and interpersonal skills.

Can a Millennial run circles around me when it comes to setting up apps? Yup. Are they great researchers and social anthropologists from their many hours of Facebook stalking? Of course. But in our multigenerational workforce, phone calls and face-to-face meetings still exist and everyone needs the skills to navigate both, especially in sales.

So, where does that leave us (maybe old and crotchety) Gen X managers trying to hire people who know how to talk, let alone sell, on the phone or face-to-face? Read More...

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