ACA Talent Hire Wire

Candidate Spotlight: Product Development, National Sales, and Human Resources Management

August 31, 2012 | posted in: Featured Candidate | tagged as: Candidate Spotlight, Sales Management, Sales, Product Management, Corporate Communications, National Sales, Hr, Sales Training, Maufacturing
This week we’re featuring four incredible candidates with skill sets that will wow you. Our list of talented candidates includes an innovative product manager, a dynamic regional sales leader, and two employee-oriented HR executives.

Industry Buzz: Asking all the right questions, LinkedIn profile makeovers, and employee engagement

August 30, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Recruiting, Hiring, Talent Management, Social Media, Hr, Employee Engagement, Recruitment Process, Interview Questions
This week in the industry buzz: What’s on the horizon for LinkedIn’s next round of updates (hint: you might want to start updating your summary); the candidate questions you should be listening for in interviews; how to tell if an interview is going well (and what to do if it’s not); best practices for building a more engaged workforce; who’s really using social media (and where to find them); and how to hire the best people—every time.

ACA Talent named to the Inc. Magazine List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

August 21, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Hiring, Rpo, Sales Recruiting, Press Release, Hro, Sales, Awards
ACA Talent, a provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and professional hiring solutions, was named to the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The company climbed 843 places from last year, coming in at number 2027. ACA Talent’s ranking in the Human Resources sector also rose 21 places. The company’s inclusion on the 2012 listing underscores its 3-year sales growth of 132%.

Sorry, Charlie, They’re Fishing with the Wrong Bait

August 14, 2012 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Operations, Recruitment Technology, Recruiting, Hr, Sales, Ats
I received a call from my friend (let’s call him Charlie) last week. He recently lost his sales position after his former company announced their latest round of layoffs. He’s actually been on the market for a few months now, but he was hoping to keep it under wraps and find something new quick. The rationale for his optimism, although flawed, seemed sound enough at the time.

Motivating Employees and Managing Turnover: Building an Engaged Workforce

August 14, 2012 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: Engagement, Motivation, Retention, Turnover, Hr
As every growing company knows, what separates you from the competition isn’t always your product or service. Often, it’s your people. Because of this competitive advantage, it’s essential not only to continue hiring talented individuals, but also keeping them engaged and motivated. Why is employee engagement and motivation critical to a company’s success? A big part of that is because these factors are linked to turnover.

It’s Raining Men (And Women). Hallelujah. Managing Candidate Pipelines with an ATS

August 14, 2012 | posted in: Operations | tagged as: Ats, Recruiting, Recruitment Technology, Sales, Operations, Hr
Many of you may not remember this song from 1982 by the group The Weather Girls. It was also co-written by someone you may know from “The Late Night Show,” Paul Shaffer. But enough of the trivia, let’s get down to business. Like our recruiting team, I’m sure many of you are wondering how to deal with the plethora of candidates who apply to online postings without taking the time to read the position requirements.

Industry Buzz: Hiring the Right People (for the Wrong Reasons)

August 10, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Resumes, Operations, Links, Social Media, Metrics, Facebook, Hr, Hiring, Company Culture, Linkedin
This week in the industry buzz: how to derail the hiring process (and what you can do to fix it), five red flags to watch out in sales manager resumes, why Facebook is becoming a lonelier place, how you should really measure your HR data, why LinkedIn has become overrun by recruiters, and how to build a positive company culture.