ACA Talent Hire Wire

Friday Finds: Having it all (without losing it all)

July 19, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Management, Links, Hr, Hiring, Friday Finds
We’re rounding up some of this week’s top news stories (and a few you might have missed). Today’s articles: what does Marissa Mayer’s appointment at Yahoo! mean for working mothers? Also, how unethical corporate behavior spirals out of control, what employees really do when they’re on vacation, how to work successfully with your hiring manager, how to give—and get—respect at work, and how to best manage decentralized teams.

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

August 10, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Resumes, Links, Operations, Hiring, Company Culture, Metrics, Social Media, Facebook, Hr, 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.

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

August 21, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Awards, Hro, Rpo, Sales, Hiring, Sales Recruiting, Press Release
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%.

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

August 30, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Talent Management, Recruiting, Interview Questions, Employee Engagement, Social Media, Hiring, Recruitment Process, Hr
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.

Starting (and ending) your workday right, avoiding employee burnout, and hiring successfully—every time

September 20, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Recruiting, Productivity, Education, Hiring, Politics, Links, Company Culture, Innovation, Employee Burnout
This week in the industry buzz: what you should be doing to start and end your work days on the right note; how company culture can gain or lose great candidates; why burnout is a myth—and what you can do to retain superstar employees; proven methods of successful hiring; how to innovate and still maintain your edge; and is it okay to still be rich in America?

Retailers bet big on seasonal hiring; why salespeople lose business; how to train for success

October 9, 2012 | posted in: Industry Buzz | tagged as: Sales Strategy, Sales, Selling, Recruitment, Seasonal Hiring, Entry Level Training, Hiring, Training, Retail Sales, Seasonal Recruiting, Generation Y
This week in the industry buzz: seasonal hiring is seeing a major uptick this year in anticipation of strong holiday sales; why salespeople lose business (and how to prevent this); the pros and cons of hiring based on experience; why talented young people are quitting their jobs (it’s not always about salary); and how to train employees for keeps.

The Dos and Don'ts of Recruiting Sales Professionals

October 9, 2012 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: Hr, Sales, Recruiting, Human Resources, Sales Recruiting, Interviewing, Candidate Qualification, Hiring
Recruiting salespeople means matching the most qualified individual to the available position, rather than simply selling the candidate on the job. Because I firmly believe that salespeople are the hardest people to sell to, when I recruit for sales positions, my motto is, “Tell, don’t sell!”

Building a Better Recruiting Experience: How First Impressions Make or Break the Hiring Process

October 30, 2012 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: Hiring, Social Media, Recruiting, Applicant Experience, Employer Branding, Recruitment Advertising, Interviewing, Human Resources, Company Culture, Hr
Companies have more ways than before of building their candidate pools. Tech savvy employers using multiple sources are able generate an influx of candidates. Yet, online channels allow not just employers, but potential employees to spread the word—good or bad—about job opportunities on a larger scale. For some employers, the ramifications of such widespread sharing can be downright scary.