Finding the right candidate is like the old metaphor about needles and haystacks, especially if you are a startup with few in house employees. Online sites can help narrow down the search, but a staffing agency such as ESPO can truly provide you with the perfect fit. Here are some perks of working with ESPO…
For some, the most difficult part of the interview is the end. All of your accomplishments and accolades have been sufficiently described. Then the dreaded final question, “do you have any questions for us?” Don’t worry, our team of recruiting experts have a plan of attack for you.
Hard paper applications are firmly a thing of the past. Most businesses now use online recruitment sites and applicant tracking systems. This allows recruiters and HR teams to automate and file documents much more efficiently than the former ‘desk stack’. While this is easier for the employer, what things can you do to optimize your online applications?
We’ve all had the standard interview question regarding “strengths and weaknesses”. Here are a few you might not be prepared for. Our recruiter’s best advice? Be honest and genuine.
Our Twitter profile, @espocorp, conducted a poll to see the preferred method of getting in touch with a company. The options included phone, email, online chat, and social media. Results, in order of preference, were email, phone, social media. We asked our subject matter experts to interpret the results.
In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, the recruiting team had some lunch time fun identifying the perfect Tooth Fairy Candidate. To many the Tooth Fairy is a memory of childhood lore and revenue, but to us, it brings up the begging question... What characteristics identify the perfect Tooth Fairy Candidate?
When looking to fill a talent gap, there are certain requirements that are stated in order to assure the company hires the best fit. Qualifications can include a “high school graduate” or someone with “20+ years of industry experience.”
Your first day on the new job can be stressful, exciting, even scary. Information flies by and it can be hard to take it all in. Here are a few important tips to remember as you step through the doors for the first time.
We are in the midst of a new technological age. Companies are progressing in an online world with new apps, websites, and features. It may be new to some, but there are positions that need to be filled in order to keep up-to-date and be relevant in your intended industry. Some of our recruiters decided to give you some insight as to what positions you may be missing in this new age.
Date Scientist: From large companies to small businesses, data and statistics is something that helps owners and decision makers change aspects of their operations in order to increase revenue. Since 2008, data scientist have been around to interpret online stats into more money. Digging through meaningless data that has no structure or flow is what these scientists are meant to do. They find coherence in a non-coherent message. Even though it sounds like this is a position every company should have, (especially those with large amounts of data), most don’t. This titled position is rather new and there aren’t many available to hire. All in good time.
IT Security Analyst: All businesses need a security blanket to hold personal information of finance, employees, and clients. Most large companies already have established IT Security experts, but on the scale of small business, a security analyst is a very important position that could potential save your business. Getting to the problem before it occurs is the name of the game. Avoiding spam, malware, and any sort of virus is key to maintaining your information and in turn your revenue. After security breaches, sales will almost inevitably drop for your company. Make sure you have an IT Security Analyst available and ready to go before the hackers.
Cloud Experts: in the ‘new technological age’ for businesses, most are transitioning to the ‘cloud’ for storage of information and property. Within the next three years, Cisco predicts that more than “four-fifths of all data center traffic will be store in the cloud.” In order for business to completely transition successfully, it is suggested that you hire a ‘cloud expert.’ This will ensure that your transition will run smoothly. Playing it safe is always the right choice. Choosing to transition to cloud based storage and technology by yourself could prove costly to your finances, information, and overall business.
Adaptation is the key to longevity. In order to survive in the business world, steps must be taken to stay on top of trends. Hiring talent in positions that are new and important could prove to be the difference in staying on top and sinking to the bottom.