Recruiting Your Recruiter: How to Find Representation You Can Trust

It seems this scenario plays out at least once a week when speaking with candidates: the individual on the other end of the phone is contemplating entering the job market but is hesitant to work with a recruiter again. I’ve heard plenty of reasons to excuse this hesitation, but the one experience I hear about far more than any other is usually something like this: “I worked with a recruiter once.

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View from the Top

I recently spent a weekend in Colorado where I got to go hiking in Fort Collins. My friends and I climbed a 10,000 foot mountain. I looked up when we were at the base and wondered how we were possibly going to make it to the top. I believe that there were a few things we did that helped us get there.

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Change is Positive!

Technology is ever changing, and we have a new system conversion happening soon in our office. Most people will be faced with this type of change at some point in their career, so I thought I’d take a moment to point out some reminders to make this process as seamless as possible.

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The Power of an Apology

In my last blog, I wrote about how far a genuine “thank you” can go in your personal and professional life. In the hectic world we live in, we get caught up in moving to the next thing and not taking any time to appreciate how we got to where we are and who helped us get there. Therefore, I hope you have slowed down over the last couple of months and been able to say “thank you” to the people that have helped you along the way.

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Appreciate the Little Things in Life

Recently I had the opportunity to take my mother to Estes Park, Colorado as a birthday gift – and we brought along my four-year-old son. My son handled the airport like a boss, pulling his little backpack behind him through all the checkpoints. He was full of excitement as the plane took off. A big smile from ear to ear, experiencing something that many of us have done over and over and don’t think twice about.

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Helpful Hints to Employers Who Are Hiring

As a sales professional in the recruiting industry, I have worked with hundreds, possibly thousands (I’ve lost count), of employers hiring for difficult to fill positions. The majority of the positions my company fills are for highly sought after employees. In the territories we work, there are more jobs available than there are people for those jobs, so the candidates are king! Here are some valuable hints to help you get the perfect employees on YOUR team…and not your competitors!

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A Twist on Staying Relevant

Aureus Group was a proud sponsor of the HR Reinvention #ReinventHR last month, and I was fortunate enough to be a participant in the innovative day of fun learning. Josh Allan Dykstra, author of Igniting the Invisible Tribe – Designing an Organization that Doesn’t Suck, was the keynote speaker. He recommended that we all start to think around the corner by using “3 Rules of a New Economy.”

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Watch Your Investments Grow!

You’re probably reading this because you think I am going to tell you how you can increase your monetary investments. I don’t want to disappoint, but I am not going to be talking about how to watch your money grow. There is another type of investment that I want to focus on today – your people.

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