ACA Talent Hire Wire

How to Attract and Hire Recent College Graduates

July 13, 2012 | posted in: Human Resources | tagged as: College Grads, Training, Retention, Hr, Recruiting, Tips
At the height of summer, when college graduates might be sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun, many are pounding the pavement looking for their first post-college job. This year’s graduating class began college at the height of one of the worst recessions in recent history, and are emerging to find a very different job market than their parents experienced at their age. And because of that, their priorities have shifted.

Finding the Nut: Driving Revenues Through Sales Process Efficiency

July 31, 2012 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Operations, Sales, Recruiting, Selling
Ice Age Continental Drift was the second highest grossing movie this past weekend, in no small part thanks to its adorable character Scrat. If you’ve ever seen a promo for this or the three previous installments, you’ve no doubt seen Scrat the prehistoric squirrel chasing the perfect nut. No matter what perils he faces, no matter how hard he tries, that nut seems just out of his reach. Unfortunately, in sales, we are often faced with the same scenario.

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

August 14, 2012 | posted in: Operations | tagged as: Recruiting, Operations, Recruitment Technology, Sales, Ats, 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.

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

August 14, 2012 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Recruitment Technology, Operations, Ats, Recruiting, Sales, Hr
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.

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

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

Sorry, Charlie, They're Fishing with the Wrong Bait, Part 2

September 4, 2012 | posted in: Sales | tagged as: Ats, Operations, Recruitment Technology, Hr, Sales, Recruiting
Circling back to our last article, we were lamenting the challenges of our dear friend Charlie, the sales exec who lost his job. Even though Charlie has consistently been a top performer, he’s struggled to find a new opportunity. At the same time, companies have struggled to find resources just like Charlie.

Your Workforce: An Idea. An Investment. An Asset

September 4, 2012 | posted in: Operations | tagged as: Training, Hr, Recruiting, Operations, Recruiting Teams, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development
Just as football fans are wondering which teams have the goods to make it to the Super Bowl, organizations are clamoring for talent that will set them apart from competitors. This element of a strategic plan is crucial to organizations like ACA Talent and their clients because it encompasses the company’s overall goals, while propelling the organization forward.