Category Archives: Hiring Process

Clean Cut: Job Seekers Must Keep a Professional Social Media Presence

Clean Cut: Job Seekers Must Keep a Professional Social Media Presence When organizations retain our firm to find top talent, we look for a candidate who has the best experience, skills, and potential for cultural fit. Cultural fit is key because organizations want to make sure their employees will thrive in the company’s culture. As…
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What Managers Can Learn from My Recent Hire

What Managers Can Learn from My Recent Hire By Jolene Risch I’ve written about strategies for getting the best out of employees, from issuing tough love in the workplace to looking beyond the black and white of a resume to discover skills that aren’t obvious at first glance. Taking a more macro approach, let’s talk…
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Giving Back to the Community Is Well Received among Job Candidates

Giving Back to the Community Is Well Received among Job Candidates By Catherine Cuellar, Director of EFNT and Jolene Risch  Risch Results Community Involvement 9.3.15 If employee retention is an employer’s goal, then engagement must be part of the business mission. When companies embark on talent acquisition efforts, they often overlook the value of publicizing their organization’s role…
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Effective Onboarding Boosts Employee Retention

Effective Onboarding Boosts Employee Retention By Jolene Risch and Adrienne Bommarito When you walk into a networking event and see someone you know, there’s a sense of comfort and familiarity. That feeling is the same one new employees covet, even from day one on the job. Ensuring new employees feel like they’re part of the…
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The Jagged Resume

The Jagged Resume By Jolene Risch, founder and principal, Risch Results Recruitment firms have the challenge of matching talent with organizational need, which typically begins by searching for the diamond in a pile of candidates. The process can be long and arduous, and it always begins with reading resumes, which fall into one of three…
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Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Hire

Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Hire Use LinkedIn to Find Your Next Great Hire By Jolene Risch, founder and principal, Risch Results For recruitment agencies, LinkedIn is one of the most direct ways to connect talent with job opportunities. As of November 2014, LinkedIn reported a massive membership of over 323 million people…
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Recruiting ROI

Recruiting ROI 5 ways a recruiter helps to boost your business By Jolene Risch, founder and principal, Risch Results There are professionals working within your business, and there are professionals working to build your business. Such is the call of duty for recruiters. Recruiting firms are key to assisting businesses identify spot-on talent who will…
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Employee Motivation: Inclusion and Praise

Employee Motivation: Inclusion and Praise Employee motivation is easy to understand in theory, but it is much harder in practice. Many times bosses and managers become inundated in the day-to-day tasks and can lose sight of long-term, employee development, particularly employee motivation. This oversight, however, can cause severe structural dilemmas in the long-term. I have…
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Top 10 Hiring Tips

Top 10 Hiring Tips All highly successful companies have one thing in common; skilled, ambitious, responsible employees. Finding quality people to work at your company does not happen over night; in fact it can (or should) take months to fill one position with a trained and trusted candidate. Here are 10 hiring tips to help…
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Hire right the first time and save money!

Hire right the first time and save money! A prospective client once called me. He told me that he hired his last employee on his own. He said he was desperate for a new assistant so he quickly posted the job on Craigslist. He had a few responses within a few minutes of his posting. One of the applicants…
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