Britni Salazar's Blog (11)

Get Your Ducks in a Row: How HR Plays a Starring Role in the “Duck Dynasty” Controversy

Unless you’ve been one of the lucky few to escape the cold grasp of the webs this week, you may have heard a thing or two about the controversy surrounding the A&E show, “Duck Dynasty.” While there are many heated debates going on at the moment regarding the opinions expressed by one of the cast members and his…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Millennials Leaving Facebook: What Does This Mean for Recruitment?

With over 92% of companies turning to mobile and social media channels as part of their recruitment process, it’s quite evident that technology has transformed the HR landscape. While LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter remain the most frequently used social channels for recruiters…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

‘Tis the Season for Unusual Gifts

With temperatures plummeting into the negatives earlier this week, it’s safe to say that the holiday season has officially arrived in Chicago. While other cities may measure the arrival of the holidays by the amount of tinsel and stockings hanging around, Chicagoans typically base this assessment on how many layers are required to leave the house.



Added by Britni Salazar on December 13, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Staying Relevant: Current Recruiting Trends That Will Remain Important in 2014

2013 has been an amazing year for recruiting, and more significantly, recruiting technology. Not only has there been a real shift in embracing new technology as it applies to outdated hiring practices, but these trends show no signs of slowing down even as this year comes to an end.

Dr. John Sullivan, an…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 9, 2013 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Determining the Right Hire

Let’s set the scene: you’ve been yearning for the perfect candidate to swoop in to fill an open position (for what seems like ages) when you receive an interview invitation from HR signifying that your dream has come true. After going through the trouble of scheduling, you finally meet the candidate face to face only to realize five minutes in that their…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 6, 2013 at 4:15pm — 13 Comments

Forget What You’ve Heard: New Data Suggests Millennial Talent is Misjudged

It’s no great secret that millennial talent is a hot-button issue among HR professionals and recruiters. Each day it seems as though there’s a new whisper floating through the industry airwaves discussing the “challenges” millennials bring to the workforce.

Millennials are lazy. They’re demanding. They’re…


Added by Britni Salazar on December 3, 2013 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Succeeding With a Recommendation Letter

Including recommendation letters into job applications can be a sticky process. If the chosen recommender fails to mention key attributes the candidate would like highlighted, the opportunity to impress the hiring manger may be drastically reduced. On the reverse side, a recommender may very well send an overly enthusiastic account of the candidate which…


Added by Britni Salazar on November 19, 2013 at 10:07am — No Comments

Sitting Pretty: How Powerful Posture Can Help Candidates Succeed

Looking for a job is hard work. It’s practically a job in and of itself. However, ask anyone who has ever applied for a job, and they’ll tell you that all of that hard work suddenly seems worth it once that first interview offer arrives.

While our RIVS team has previously offered tips on how to ace an interview, LinkedIn Influencer and Wharton Professor, …


Added by Britni Salazar on November 13, 2013 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

Falling in Love on the Job Boards

After spending hours, maybe even days, going through every job board, company website, and recruiting resource known to man, you finally spot it: the perfect job.…


Added by Britni Salazar on November 6, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

The "Fit" Factor: No Experience Necessary

In the past, it seemed as though companies prided themselves on finding the most experienced candidates to fill open positions with the viewpoint that experience automatically must have meant quality. However, it seems that more and more, employers are finding out that this line of thinking is outdated, and often times, misguided.…


Added by Britni Salazar on October 28, 2013 at 9:35am — 1 Comment

The Recruiting State of the Union

“Most organizations have at least five different technology products that recruiters touch within a single day.”

As these words escaped from Elaine Orler, President and Founder of Talent Function Group, I instantly reread my notes to make sure I heard the statistic…


Added by Britni Salazar on October 14, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments


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