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Is Unlimited Paid Time Off Worth It?

While unlimited paid time off (PTO) is offered by less than 5 percent of U.S. employers, it seems you can’t throw a dart in Austin and other Texas technology hubs without hitting a company offering it.

Hire Fast or Hire Slow?

The old adage “hire slow, fire fast” has been used for decades now. However, in competitive job markets like the current one, following suit may be ill-advised—at least when it comes to recruiting top job candidates. In Austin and throughout Texas, hiring in nearly every major industry has hit maximum velocity.

5 Ways Top Job Candidates Slip Through the Cracks

Hiring managers: Did you hear? The pressure is on. Since the start of 2014, Texas employers have added nearly 350,000 new jobs, according to the Austin Business Journal. That’s a lot of competition for top job candidates.

How Negative Reviews Affect Recruiting

These days “gossip around the water cooler” can take place in a very public way: online. Unhappy customers and employees are taking to the Internet in masses to complain, often in the form of online reviews. But how might this phenomenon affect your recruiting efforts?

Write a Winning Job Description

We all know that resume mistakes can make or break a job seeker’s chances. A clean, easy-to-read format with clearly stated objectives and a touch of personality are key elements. But how often do you apply these standards to your organization’s job listings? Have you found all too often that your job descriptions attract the wrong candidates?

8 Compelling Reasons to Spring Clean Your Workplace

You know what they say, cleanliness is next to godliness. It’s great for your soul and your staff’s morale. Spring is a great time to cut the clutter and seek out these results. If you’re not convinced, take a look at our compelling reasons to spring clean your workplace to improve everything from health, focus, productivity, recruiting and work culture. 





10 Ways Tech Is Automating the Workforce

An Oxford University study found that nearly half of all U.S. jobs could be done by computers. Even non-routine, white-collar tasks like providing medical diagnoses and doing legal research can now be accomplished with software.

Ripple Effect of Not Responding to a Job Candidate

Ah, the job candidate “slush pile.” You know, the stack of resumes and cover letters that don’t quite make the cut?  If you’re like most hiring managers, you don’t always respond to or even acknowledge receipt of every application.