• The Unique and Fun Way Our Company Shows New Hires Some Love

    February 11, 2016

    At Lever, the moment a new hire signs an offer letter is the best part of our day. We have the same high bar for everyone who joins our 70-person team, so whether we built a relationship with a candidate for months or we sped them through a whirlwind, week-long process, we’re never less than completely pumped at the prospect of welcoming a new member on board. By the time an offer letter goes out, employees from all corners of the company are eager to know whether we’re about to...

  • To Hire For Cultural Fit, Apply the "No Jerks" Rule

    February 11, 2016

    One of my YPO clients asked me to co-write an article on cultural fit with him for their group’s internal website. YPO, or Young Presidents Organization, is comprised of thousands of CEOs around the world with companies over $20 million in revenue that run by people typically 30 to 50 years old. Cultural fit is a critical topic for them. I suggested hiring for cultural fit isn’t that tough as long as you follow this simple rule: Rule 1: Don’t hire jerks. By jerks I mean people...

  • A Clever 5-Step Process for Managing Hiring Manager Expectations

    February 10, 2016

    Sourcing talent is not for the weak and recruiters have to juggle a lot. Even more, you need to be a master of communication, which can be a real challenge when working with hiring managers who don’t know what type of candidate they need for a job. Until now… I’m going to teach you the five-step process I use to manage the expectations of hiring managers so we can work better together in finding the right candidate. Step 1: Create a common language Asking for the job requirements...

  • Introducing the 2016 Industry Reports Featuring Exclusive LinkedIn Candidate...

    February 10, 2016

    Centuries ago, the Polynesians, who lived on islands scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean, were among the best sailors in the world. Why? They were...

  • 5 Bold Steps Facebook Is Taking to Become More Diverse

    February 9, 2016

    As of May 31, 2015, Facebook reported that 91 percent of its US employees were either white or Asian, including 94 percent of their senior leadership....

  • Why You Should Avoid Job Titles Like “Coding Ninja” (And What You Should Do...

    February 9, 2016

    Recently, there’s been a trend to get creative with job titles. Really creative. HR specialists suddenly became “happiness advocates,” a person who works...