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Hunting and Hiring

Stop begging candidates

Stop begging your candidates!

  We have been doing a lot of work lately helping our clients to define their Employee Value Proposition (or EVP), and one thing that I’ve LOVED seeing is how many of our clients are embracing the fact that their company isn’t for everyone. All too often, companies are so focused on “selling” their workplace to prospective employees, that they lose...

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Hunting & Hiring Set the Tone

How will you set the right tone?

It’s easy to overlook the fact that engagement is deeply tied to the job hunt process. According to our research, the first step to improving the employee experience is recognizing that employee engagement starts before the first day that your new hire sets foot in the office. In this day and age, this is most clearly seen in the form...

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Face to Face

If you’re like me, people fascinate you. You love connecting with others and listening to individual life stories is nothing short of amazing. Hence why, nerves aside, I thoroughly enjoy interviews. The whole process, on either side of the equation-- as the interviewer and interviewee. A friend of mine recently applied to a popular and highly engaged company in the Bay...

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Exit Interview

Exit Interview Questions You Should Ask An Employee Who’s Leaving

A version of this post regarding exit interview questions was originally published on TheMuse.com, and can be found here: http://muse.cm/1WYiz3p   A few months ago, one of my employees decided to leave the company. Her exit wasn’t a total surprise—we’d hired her originally as an intern, and we all knew her heart and her passion resided in the nonprofit realm. I tried to...

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Asking the right questions – Interviewing for corporate comms

I’ve been doing a lot of interviewing lately for everything from corporate profiles, to newsletter success stories, to customer-facing web pages. While picking up the phone to quiz a complete stranger can still be daunting, over the years I’ve developed a few habits and tips that will (usually) make the process go smoothly and ensure that I get better quotes...

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Employee Experience – Technology to create connections

This is the last in a series of blog posts about the importance of creating a meaningful hiring process to build employee engagement. For the past few weeks, we’ve been talking here about why companies need to think carefully about their interviewing and hiring processes. Our award-winning Employee Experience survey found that an interview process that accurately conveys information about...

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Employee Experience Series- Best First Impression

The interview process is not only your first impression with a potential new employee, but also one of your first opportunities to create an engaged employee. The Brilliant Ink Employee Experience Survey found that 89% of people interviewed felt excited by the interview process. What a perfect opportunity to start off on the right foot! Here are a few tips...

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