The Interview Experience. It Matters.

It’s a highly competitive market, as I’m sure most of you have heard or experienced.  The interview process is more important than ever. What does this mean for employers? You need to SELL your opportunity! (No, selling does NOT mean lying) Highlight why someone should want to work with/for you. Make a great impression! Treat…

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DisruptHR Indy 3.0: Highlights!

Another DisruptHR Indy event in the books! It was awesome. Another sellout as well. All 3 events have been! Check out DisruptHR Facebook & Twitter. How about a huge shout out to those that make these events possible: Kymberli Findley, Deb Lang , Andrea Brummett & Julie Barker! The idea of DisruptHR is to create an environment where HR executives, business leaders and owners can…

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Employers: Don’t Forget About the Talent you DO HAVE!

Platinum Unplugged #11: Plenty has been said about the “War for Talent”. By now you know it’s a candidate’s market. I’ve written about this as well: It’s a Candidate’s Market: What You Need To Know! It’s hard to find enough good, available and interested people right now. It’s a pain point for a lot of companies.…

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Job Offers and Ethics!

Set the stage: Like most things, the job market swings on a pendulum: leverage goes back and forth between employers and candidates. Right now, there is a shortage of talent. There are not enough good, available and interested candidates to go around. Things get a little crazy in this type of market. Talented people often…

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Platinum Unplugged #9: Negative Consequences to This Common Salary Question!

If you caught my last blog entry, DisruptHR Indy 2.0 – Highlights!, you read about DisruptHR Indy! I shared highlights from all the great speakers. The topic of my presentation was “What Is Your Current Salary?” “None of Your Business”. Check out this video! The format was 5 minute presentations with 20 Slides changing automatically every…

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DisruptHR Indy 2.0 – Highlights!

I had the honor and privilege of speaking at Disrupt HR Indy 2.0 last night (4.25.17)! Over 100 HR & Business Leaders/Owners that are making huge impacts in the Indy market and community. Not sure how I made the list of speakers! Our firm, Platinum Recruiting, is thrilled to have been a sponsor. Keep scrolling for quotes…

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Let’s Talk Resignations & Counter Offers.

Dear Platinum Recruiting, What is the best way to approach your current employer about accepting an offer with another company and how do you best handle what could come up when you resign, such as a counter offer? Check out the video version: Facebook Live Video! Dear Jon Doe, Time for some tough love: If your…

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Platinum Unplugged #2: What Is Your Current Salary?

Dear Platinum Recruiting, I’ve been asked about salary during several interviews recently. Both current salary and salary expectations. How do you suggest handling these questions? I don’t want to be difficult but also don’t want to lose leverage if we get to the offer stage. Thanks for your help! Dear Joe, You know it’s a…

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New-Hire Checklist: Starts with Accepted Offer!

NEW HIRE CHECKLIST Congratulations, the offer you extended was accepted! That’s great. Enjoy the moment. Now shift to on-boarding. A Lot Can Happen Between Accepted Offer & Start Date. PDF you can save, print & share: New-Hire Checklist: Starts with Accepted Offer! The time between accepted offer and start date is tricky. Your new hire is…

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What’s Platinum Unplugged?

A weekly Q&A (launching in January 2017) discussing topics important to you. Questions can be submitted to anyone at Platinum Recruiting via email, social media and live conversations. We’ll answer questions each week without mentioning the source. Questions will be submitted in confidence to encourage honest conversations about real situations.  Why are we doing this? Add…

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5 Benefits to Working with 1 Recruiting Firm!

Not happy with your recruiters? This could be why! Employers get contacted by recruiters all the time. Why choose just one? On the surface it might seem like the more the better when it comes to working with recruiting firms. You only pay a fee to the firm with the winning candidate. Sounds great, right?…

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Illegal to Ask Current Salary!

Massachusetts recently made it illegal to ask your salary in a job interview. This is big news. The law was passed to ensure equal pay for everyone. The political spotlight on equal pay for women helped drive these efforts. Fist bump to Massachusetts! You can read about it here: New York Times Article Most companies…

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Fall is Hiring Season!

I love the fall. College Football is right around the corner. I can start playing Rocky Top on Saturday mornings. Fire pit nights are more frequent. And companies are hiring! It never fails, the fall is always our busiest time of the year (knock on wood). I first thought this would be a boring topic.…

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Tech Companies Providing a Blueprint

I have the pleasure of working with companies from most industries.  Technology companies are providing a blueprint that a lot of other companies can learn from. Before I run off non tech company readers I’ll start by saying there are plenty of companies in other industries doing great things.  And, the love and press for technology companies…

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It’s a Candidate’s Market: What You Need To Know!

Leverage swings back and forth between candidates and employers. Similar to shifts you see in the housing market where the owner sometimes has the leverage, other times the buyer. In an employer market, companies can often pick between multiple good options. In a candidate market, it gets harder and harder to find good talent. Here are 4 signs we’re…

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Counter Offer? Flattering, But No Thanks!

Counter Offer: Someone gets an offer from another company, accepts that offer, resigns with current employer, current employer then provides a “counter offer” trying to get that person to stay. Counter Offers are more common now than I’ve seen in years. Why?  Leverage swings back and forth between employers and candidates. Right now, it’s a candidate…

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Top 5 Advantages To Working With a Recruiter

Every line of work has bad apples. The recruiting industry may have more than others. It’s an easy field to get into. When big recruiting firms get the green light from corporate, they hire as many as they can, give them a desk and a phone and hope a few work out. That’s how I…

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Top 3 Ways a Great Recruiter Can Help Your Company!

Like any service organization, not every situation calls for using a recruiting firm.  When the time is right, these are 3 ways a great recruiter can and should add value to your recruiting efforts.  This list can also help determine when working with a firm might make sense.  These factors can also be helpful when evaluating recruiting firms…

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