Erin Engstrom's Blog (7)

Company Changing Direction? Here’s How to Hire in a Pivot

You watch “Silicon Valley”, you’re familiar with Mark Zuckerberg, and you’ve definitely heard of Snapchat…so you know that small companies, or even slightly larger startups are prone to pivot. It means shelving a product that got lackluster market…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on October 8, 2015 at 9:23am — 1 Comment

#FirstInHR: What to Look For in a Potential Hire

When your small business expands beyond the founding team’s ability to manage all of it, it’s time to hire a few people to cover the day-to-day essentials. You may know what jobs you need filled and …

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Added by Erin Engstrom on September 16, 2015 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Retaining Top Talent: 3 Startup Perks that Work

Labor Day. It’s almost upon us. It marks the end of the summer and beginning of the school. It’s a chance to enjoy one last hurrah before the cold reality of fall sets in. I don’t know if you’ve got any plans for the holiday, but I’m getting excited about a road trip to beautiful Madison, Wisconsin: visiting breweries, exploring new restaurants and maybe getting in a final…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on September 3, 2015 at 6:54pm — 1 Comment

4 Reasons Women Aren’t Applying to Your Jobs–And What You Can Do About It

It sucks but it’s true: If a woman’s been in the workforce long enough, there’s a good chance she’s experienced some type of discrimination. As a physician, my mom frequently made less than her male colleagues despite seeing the most patients at her practice. At one of my jobs, I was paid at a lower rate than a man I was supervising. The daughter of a friend recently…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on August 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

The Benefits and Risks of Hiring Internationally

Congratulations! You’re thinking about hiring internationally! At some point in a company’s life, they’re going to have to consider hiring someone from outside their own country, and there are many factors to consider.…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on August 19, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

3 Fun Recruitment Videos That Engage Candidates

Imagine this. You’re 15 years old, working at an amusement park during summer break. You’re not taking tickets or working with roller coasters. Instead, you’re stuck working games. You know, cheesy stuff like Whac-a-Mole or Guess My Weight, the stuff that visitors aren't psyched to do but might do anyway as they’re waiting for their hot dogs and nachos to digest before…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on August 12, 2015 at 11:37am — 2 Comments

What Does Your Time-to-Fill Really Say?

What's your company’s current time-to-fill? How does it compare to the 27-day national average? Is it longer? Shorter? What’s your industry? How much money do you lose by not filling that position? How vital is a given position to your organization? Why are we asking all…

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Added by Erin Engstrom on August 10, 2015 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

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