Small Businesses Can’t Afford NOT to Hire a Recruiter!

May 10, 2017 Blog

When it comes to hiring, many business owners don’t think twice about the process, they get caught up in just filling the position. By the time they zone in on the fact that there is a skill to hiring the...

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March 29, 2017 Blog

When is the last time you’ve taken some time to really think about the people you see at work every day? The fact is that once the organization chart has been defined, the people hired to fill the positions and...

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March 02, 2017 Blog

As a professional recruiter, this is a question I often get. I’m going to answer it and give you some food for thought. But first things first – let’s be clear on the definition of a recruiter. A quick Google...

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Quits Are Up: 7 Employee Retention Strategies Your Company Must Have

September 28, 2016 Blog

A comprehensive people strategy is not comprehensive if it doesn’t include a proven retention strategy for holding on to the employees you’ve worked hard to recruit into your company. That may sound logical, but many, if not most, small businesses overlook this...

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Assessing Leadership: 3 Reminders When Evaluating Your Leadership

September 21, 2016 Blog

“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence.” Influence can make or break the success of your ability to lead well and determine the direction of a company itself. However, we too often move through...

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Celebrating 5 Years!

September 16, 2016 Blog

Today is an exciting day for Essence Recruitment. Believe it or not, today marks 5 years since opening the doors and taking a leap into life as a small business owner. It’s crazy to think about how the years have...

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5 Signs Your Company Culture May Actually Suck

September 14, 2016 Blog

Great company culture is visceral. We’re talking about the type of culture that is so real, it envelops you from the minute you step into the office. It’s refreshing, like splashing cool water on your face in blistering hot weather....

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Everything You Need To Know About Resume Writing

September 08, 2016 Blog

When you haven’t updated your resume in a while, it can be hard to know where to start. What experiences and accomplishments should you include for the jobs you’ve got your eye on? What new resume rules and trends should...

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How much money to ask for in a salary negotiation?

August 25, 2016 Blog

How much can I ask for in a salary negotiation without leaving a bad taste in the employer’s mouth or losing the job offer? When you’re finally down to the wire on your impending job offer, there will come a...

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4 Ways to Test “Cultural Fit” During the Hiring Process

August 11, 2016 Blog

As workplace structures evolve, finding candidates who are the right “cultural fit” is now a top priority of recruiters. In the business world (and in life), we tend to gravitate toward people similar to us. Our hiring practices are no exception —...

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