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List of Job Perks to Attract the Best Engineering Talent

By Andrew Greenberg | Dec 5, 2020 |
Engineer Benefits

The modern workplace is a very different environment than it was even ten years ago, let alone in the 70s or 80s. Back then, job perks like retirement benefits, healthcare, and the near-guarantee of a long-term career were all it took to attract top candidates. These days, you need to offer more tangible job perks…

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What is The Best Way to Politely Reject a Job Candidate?

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 28, 2020 |

We’ve written a lot about how to hire the perfect candidate for any given role in your company. A lot of that process involves starting with a large pool, narrowing it down through progressively steeper requirements, and then finally arriving at your chosen candidate. What happens to those who make it most of the way…

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Should You Be Using Social Media Screenings for Your Candidates?

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 21, 2020 |
Spying on Social Media

Facebook’s monthly active user numbers have been growing quarter over quarter since 2008, and they show no sign of slowing down. At this point, they have over 2.7 billion monthly active users. To put it another way, that’s a little over a third of the entire population of the world. Chances are, to put it…

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How to Find a Recruiting Agency in the Pharmaceutical Industry

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 13, 2020 |
Phamaceutical Recruiting

Every company needs to hire eventually, and not all of them have the organization, the manpower, or the training to handle recruitment themselves. This is true in just about every industry but can be especially true in the pharmaceutical industry in particular. Big pharmaceutical companies – the giants like Pfizer, Novartis, and Merck – typically…

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15 Tips and Strategies for Hiring an Effective VP of Sales

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 7, 2020 |
Sales VP Illustration

One of the most important decisions you can make as a CEO is hiring your executive team. Among the many critical positions on that team, perhaps none is as important as your Vice President of Sales. Your VP of Sales is the person responsible for your sales teams, strategies, promotion, and training. Their job has…

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5 Methods for Screening Your Job Candidates Remotely

By Andrew Greenberg | Nov 1, 2020 |
Remote Interviewing Candidates

The ongoing global pandemic has thrown the labor market into disarray. Dramatic unemployment, dramatic increases in hiring, a massive shift towards remote work, and an increase in remote hiring have all thrown historic trends out the window. Companies right now are exercising due caution. Many have made the shift to remote work and, six months…

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18 Ways to Attract More Female Job Candidates

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 24, 2020 |
Females Illustration

Diversity in the workplace is incredibly important. Diverse life experiences, backgrounds, and educations are the core of a vibrant, innovative, and effective team. Diversity begins much earlier than many managers expect, however; everything from your job title to your requirements list to your targeted advertising plays a role. If you’re looking to attract more women…

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Is It Better to Hire at The Beginning or The End of The Year?

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 19, 2020 |
Choosing a Date to Hire

Some companies treat hiring as a fickle, variable process. A position opens up, they put out a job ad for it, they hire the best candidate that comes along, and repeat the whole process when it happens again. Other companies treat hiring more like a science. Sociology dictates that there are going to be ebbs…

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12 Tips for Creating Effective Recruitment Advertisements

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 10, 2020 |
Recruitment Advertisements

If you have a position that you need to be filled and you’re planning on doing it yourself, advertising is the most popular way to get more eyes on your listing. Whether it’s a sign on the door or paid ads on social networks, advertising can be an effective tool for recruiting. The more awareness…

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A List of DevOps Job Titles and Roles to Help You Hire

By Andrew Greenberg | Oct 3, 2020 |
DevOps Banner

In traditional business, there’s often a level of tension between development teams and operations engineers. These two groups were often segregated; development working in their bubble, releasing products for the operations engineers to learn and use with no feedback, input, or recourse when something goes wrong. The two groups were at odds, working almost against…

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