How to Write a Great LinkedIn Recommendation

Everyone needs to know how to write a great LinkedIn Recommendation. It helps others, but also reflects well on you.  If you know how to write a fantastic Linked Recommendation, you are in a better position to help others write great recommendations for you. The problem is that many think view the actual writing as… Read More »

How to use social media to screen and recruit

LinkedIn is (in many cases) a recruiter’s best friend for both recruiting and screening.  But LinkedIn is not the only social networking site that can be (or should be) leveraged during the hunt for the best possible employee. Facebook is also a viable option. Recruiting Recruiters who use Facebook generally focus on the site when… Read More »

Denver Ranked 10th Best Market in the U.S.

Denver ranked as the 10th best U.S. market in the On Numbers Economic Index for the month of October. This index, which was published on Thursday October 24th, is designed to be a monthly snapshot of the economic performance of 102 large U.S. metro areas.   G. Scott Thomas, who covers demographic trends in his On Numbers blog for… Read More »

3 Tips for Temp Onboarding

The holiday season will be here before you know it.  Thirty-nine percent of retailers plan to hire holiday help.  It is up 36% from last year, according to Forbes magazine. However, seasonal hiring is not limited to retailers.  Eighteen percent of IT firms, 16% of companies in the leisure and hospitality sector, and 16% of… Read More »

Colorado Business Index Belies Brisk Hiring

The Colorado Business Index As mentioned in earlier blogs, the Colorado Business Index is a monthly report of expected Colorado business activity.  This index jumped to 56.5 in August, up from 54.8 in July, before dropping more than 4 points – to 52.2 – in September.  Despite the slip, the state is still poised for… Read More »

4 Ways to Improve Employee Retention

The fact is well known – almost 77% of full-time employed workers are open to or actively looking for new job opportunities. Turnover is a huge cost for many companies – one that can decimate profitability.  It is true that there are hard dollar costs – job postings, headhunters, etc. – but there are other… Read More »

Using LinkedIn to Screen Top Talent

Can a candidate’s profile on LinkedIn be effectively utilized to screen top talent?  That question is being asked by hiring managers all over the country, and the answer is definitely “yes”. Facebook and Twitter have always played a minor role in the search and screening process; most recruiters do check a candidate’s Facebook profile and… Read More »

2013 Colorado Job Growth Forecast

As a Colorado based company, we are happy to see continued growth in our state. Colorado continues to add a variety of jobs in 2013 across all business sectors, following an extremely positive years in 2011 and 2012.  In December, a forecast conducted by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business called for… Read More »

Engage Your Colorado Workforce and Improve Productivity

According to a study by Towers Watson, it is likely that only about 35% of your employees are highly engaged in their work roles.  Twenty two percent feel unsupported by management, and 43% were either disengaged or fully detached from their company and/or job. However, employee engagement is of paramount importance a company’s success. Towers… Read More »

Specifics to Look for in a Job Candidate’s Social Profile

Social media profiles can tell you a lot about a job candidate. Approximately 91% of recruiters use social networking sites to research and screen prospective employees.   Almost 7 out of 10 recruiters have reported finding something positive on a social media profile that caused them to hire the candidate, but over 2/3 of employers rejected… Read More »