Elevate Talent Blog

A collection of our thoughts, resources, and experiences on all things talent 

How Startups Can Compete with Silicon Valley for Top Talent

How Startups Can Compete with Silicon Valley for Top Talent

Big Silicon Valley companies are starting to look beyond developers to hire managers, salespeople, and HR professionals; and in the process, start-ups and smaller companies are missing out on great candidates. Start-ups looking for talent may find it hard to stand out...

How Gen Z is Changing Recruiting

How Gen Z is Changing Recruiting

Just as your company has mastered recruiting Millennials, Gen Z has started to enter the workforce – requiring a reevaluation of your hiring process.  Gen Z covers those born roughly around the mid to late 1990s, meaning at this moment Gen Zer’s range from nine to 24...

5 Tactics to Improve Employee Retention

5 Tactics to Improve Employee Retention

The business case for lowering employee turnover is indisputable. The cost of re-training a new team member – as well as lost productivity and other hidden costs – can be as much as 2.5 times the employee’s salary, depending on the role. In a competitive job market,...

How to Build a Company Culture That Attracts Top Talent

How to Build a Company Culture That Attracts Top Talent

In the race for talent, there are many things organizations can do to differentiate themselves to the best candidates. Today’s employees are looking beyond perks for something more meaningful: professional development opportunities, room for growth, and for jobs that...

5 Best Practices for Candidate Vetting in 2019

5 Best Practices for Candidate Vetting in 2019

Recruiters are getting smarter about how they filter out applicants during the hiring process. Scary stats like the cost of making the wrong hire motivate in-house recruiters to be more careful about whom they extend job offers. The cost of hiring the wrong fit can be...

Why Smart Companies Outsource Talent Acquisition

Why Smart Companies Outsource Talent Acquisition

Last year, vacant positions were at a 17-year high; the unemployment rate at a low 3.9%. Across industries and at companies large and small, hiring teams are scrambling to find and attract the right applicants to fill their open roles. Talent acquisition, the ongoing...

5 Must-Have Skills for a Sales Rep in 2019

5 Must-Have Skills for a Sales Rep in 2019

In the world of influencer marketing, today’s customer is savvier than ever. Sales reps benefit from new tools and technology, but they face new obstacles, too. Consumers no longer want to be “sold to.” They look for recommendations from friends, family, and trusted...

Trends in Talent Acquisition for 2020

Trends in Talent Acquisition for 2020

The hiring market has changed dramatically over the last year. The unemployment is at a 50-year record low 3.5% and competition for top talent is fierce. IBM reports that “90% of the S&P 100 are recruiting for the same 37 in-demand jobs.” Getting ahead of...

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