Donna Brewington White's Blog (5)

Some Tips on Successful Hiring...

This did not start out as a blog post.…

Added by Donna Brewington White on October 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Before You Begin the Candidate Search, Come Up with a Good Story...

Admittedly, I like to tell stories, and if I may say so, this is one of my strengths as a recruiter. Storytelling can be a powerful tool in the recruitment process.

If you are embarking on a search to find a new team member for your own company or on behalf of a client, one of the first things I recommend (if you haven’t yet done so) is to think about the company’s story. If the company is a startup, you won’t have a lot of history to fall back on, but you can still have a compelling… Continue

Added by Donna Brewington White on July 23, 2009 at 3:13am — 3 Comments

The "Real Story" in Employer Branding

With the wealth of information provided via the internet coupled with the advent of social media, an organization can no longer attempt to paint a picture of itself in the marketplace and trust this alone to shape people’s perceptions. There are countless sources available to someone wanting to know the “real story.”

That “real story” is paramount in employer branding.

Consider this recent experience:

Last week, I discovered a great new startup, the kind of… Continue

Added by Donna Brewington White on March 20, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Telling the Truth -- Key Ingredient to Hiring and Retention Success

As I have observed dozens of professionals transition into new jobs over the years, one of the key ingredients to their success in a new environment has been the level of communication shared with the new employer. Starting with the interview process, the more forthcoming the hiring company has been, and the fewer negative surprises the new employee experiences, the stronger the commitment and willingness to stick it out through difficult times.

If your company is facing tough… Continue

Added by Donna Brewington White on March 4, 2009 at 11:43pm — 1 Comment

Even in an Employer's Market -- Hiring Must Be Strategic

A common myth in a troubled economy is that recruiting is an easier task because there are so many available (i.e., unemployed) candidates to choose from. It is true that there are more people looking for jobs and conceivably more candidates to choose from – but more people available will not assure you of finding the right person.

Chances are, in this employer's market that you will receive a promising number of responses to a job post, but the chances are slim that you will find… Continue

Added by Donna Brewington White on March 4, 2009 at 11:04pm — 1 Comment


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