February 14, 2017
Why Interns are the Highest Value Hires premium
Tapping into the large pool of qualified students and recent graduates to fill temporary positions is met with some hesitation for companies large and small. There is an overwhelming sense that interns are only a smart choice when ample busy work is available. Administrative tasks, low-level projects, and the occasional coffee run make up the […]
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February 7, 2017
3 Reasons Job Boards Don’t Work for Hiring College Students premium
Posting open positions to job boards has long been a staple in the recruiting and hiring universe. It’s easy to copy and paste a bland job description and a handful of experience requirements onto a job board that promises to disperse your hiring need to the eager masses, but the system is far from effective. […]
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January 31, 2017
Need an Intern? 3 Reasons You Don’t Deserve One premium
When there’s quite a bit of work to be done, and current employees are maxed regarding their time and energy, it’s time for more hands on deck. That could come by way of full- or part-time long-term talent joining the team, or through the strategic addition of an intern workforce. Although the latter may pique […]
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January 24, 2017
Shifting On-Campus Recruiting toward Diversity and Evidence-based Hiring premium
Companies spend countless hours each year pounding the pavement to find the best and brightest talent to join their ranks. On-campus recruiting has been a staple in the process for decades, with representatives from several industries staking claim in elite college and university career centers around the country. While on-site interviews and company information sessions […]
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January 17, 2017
The Disconnect Between an Entry-level Job and Experience premium
Anyone can take a quick look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and gather that the job market is stronger than it has been in a decade. Unemployment levels remain relatively low, and job creation has experienced a notable increase over the last three years. For recent graduates, one might think searching for and securing […]
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September 19, 2016
Why Your Entry-Level Job Requirements are Totally Wrong premium
Perhaps the most discouraging part of the post-grad job hunt is the unreasonable expectation of experience at the entry level. You know what I’m talking about. The whole, “this is an entry-level position but we require 1-3 years of experience in this field to even be considered for an interview” bit. Here are some examples, […]
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September 19, 2016
Hiring College Students? 3 Reasons Job Boards Won’t Work premium
As a small or medium-sized business looking to hire a college grad or student intern, you probably don’t have the time, resources or brand recognition to make a splash at the local college career fairs. But before you click “post” on one of the Internet job boards, read these words of caution:   Job boards […]
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December 28, 2015
10 Reasons to Kill Campus Recruiting in 2016 premium
Campus recruiting as we know it looks like this: Executives choose a short list of just ~10 schools to recruit from (there are 2,500 4-year colleges in the USA).  Corporate recruiters don’t or can’t push back, handcuffing themselves to a foolishly small pool of talent. Instead of recruiting for learning ability, hiring managers get extremely specific about […]
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December 18, 2015
Skills Gap to Skills Map – A Roadmap premium
My team and I are often emailed and confronted with reactions to media coverage of the increasingly difficult job market for new college graduates, the rising cost of tuition and high underemployment rates, the widening skills gap, and the tech startups that seem to pop up weekly attempting to solve one or more of these […]
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