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5 Things to Know About Hiring This Week

Posted by Erin Borgerson on June 3, 2013

describe the imageThe 17 Things to Think About Before Picking an Applicant Tracking System

 We all know the importance of utilizing an applicant tracking system to organize your hiring process. Implementing an ATS in your company will not only help standardize the hiring process but will also help recruit top talent. Hireology is more than an ATS so make sure to check out what we offer! These 17 tips are a must read before committing to an ATS. They range from asking for client recommendations to job posting capabilities. Read all 17 tips here.

Before You Require Poem Writing, Take These 7 Steps to Ensure Your Hiring Matches Your Culture

Company culture is something many companies find very important in their business model. But does your interviewing process match the culture? One company goes so far as to ask applicants to submit a poem. While most would find that confusing and unnecessary, some candidates might enjoy a hiring process like that. Every company has an unique hiring process dependent on company culture. Read all 7 tips here to make sure the two match up for your company.

Wages, Salaries & Overtime - Oh my! 4 Myths about Employee Pay describe the image

Discussing money can be a difficult conversation with anyone--especially your boss. However knowing your rights as an employee is very important. Overtime can be a very cloudy topic in the workplace which leads to employees not asking for what they are legally entitled to. This is a result of confusion about the legality of employee wages. If you think you are entitled to more pay, make sure to check out these 4 myths! 

When Your Marketing Message Gets in the Way of Your Company Values 

Effective marketing campaigns are crucial to any successful company. But is there a point when your marketing message breaches company values? There comes a point when marketing and advertising campaigns are too exaggerated of what the company actually stands for. Millennials do not want to work or buy from a company whose external and internal messages do not match. According to Eric Chester, of TLNT, this means “That means you cannot represent your brand one way to your customers and a different way to your employees”. Read the entire article here.

Be More Productive in an Open Work Space

Over here at Hireology, we work very closely to each other. While offices set up like this have high morale, it can also lead to low productivity. Especially in a startup environment, office space can be limited so it is important to learn ways to deal with this. According to the article, “86 percent of workers prefer to work alone to achieve maximum productivity”. Taking calls in a conference room or a more private space around the office are simple solutions to combat a noisy work environment. Click here to read the full article.


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Megan Kezerle is the Chicago loving Pinterest obsessed marketing intern who manages the "Hireology Jobs" Twitter account for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today! 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.