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Mar 10, 2022 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Playing to Win in the Talent Game

Playing to Win in the Talent Game

The war for talent is here.  And it’s not going away anytime soon.  In fact, according to Fortune the talent market will remain highly competitive until 2031 – nearly another decade! The reasons have been known to us all.  The Great Resignation is on-going with nearly 4 million quits this past December

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Sep 21, 2020 | Post by: Vikki Pachera Comments Off on There’s a Lot of Candidates in the Market, Why Haven’t You Landed the Right Person?

There’s a Lot of Candidates in the Market, Why Haven’t You Landed the Right Person?

by Bill Firing CEOs and their hiring organizations have quickly learned that talent acquisition in the COVID-19 era has been more challenging than expected. And those that have adapted their hiring practices to the sensitivities of the candidate market have been more successful in landing top-tier talent. First, the realizations

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Jan 14, 2020 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Closing Candidates in a Hyper-Competitive Market

Closing Candidates in a Hyper-Competitive Market

As we enter a new year, one thing has not changed:  closing that perfect candidate remains as challenging as ever. More than ever, top-tier candidates are interviewing at various companies and anticipating multiple offers.  This may make them indecisive when asked to accept an offer.  After a lengthy interview process,

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Mar 30, 2017 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Bill Firing’s Tips Article

Optimizing Your Recruitment Process The fight for talent continues to be relentless.  And that’s especially true for highly skilled engineering roles.   The race to build a product and evaluate talent all too often can translate to a candidate recruitment process void of one critical component:  convincing the talent we want

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Jan 14, 2014 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

Closing candidates in a tough market

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Sep 25, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Challenges in Recruiting the Millennial Generation

Challenges in Recruiting the Millennial Generation

Finding – and employing – talent is getting harder and harder. I suspect there are two things at play here:

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May 14, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on LinkedIn Profile Tips

LinkedIn Profile Tips

Having an updated and complete profile on LinkedIn is not just essential to potential candidates in order to be presented new opportunities. It’s also essential for hiring managers to land great talent.

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Feb 14, 2013 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Salary Requirements: The Money Topic

Salary Requirements: The Money Topic

Talking about money during the recruiting dance is always dicey; Bill gives us some guiding principles on how to have a productive conversation.

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Nov 27, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

Interview Prep: Four Things to Know

As a recruiter, I know first-hand how important it is for candidates to make a solid first impression in the interview process. Here are four things everyone should know before that first interview.

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Sep 12, 2012 | Post by: Bill Firing Comments Off on Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

Landing Top Candidates in Today’s Market

As a recruiter, I am often asked by hiring managers at the start of a search, “What will it take to land a great candidate?”   My answer is simple:  Be active and smartly aggressive throughout the process. Indeed, it’s the collective process that is so vital, and not just counting

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