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Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for job search and human resources technologies. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships (2011) and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010). Find Heather on Google+.


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Enable Top Talent to Compete for Your Positions with CareerStarter


Is your company looking to hire young and ambitious talent? CareerStarter, a competition hiring platform, helps company locate and attract top talent. This platform evaluates the talents and skills of candidates, and determines whether they’re able to perform well in a job once hired. How does CareerStarter work? CareerStarter is a competition hiring platform that… Read more »

Find Your Payroll Zen with Zenefits


Do you wish your payroll processes and HR tasks were completely stress-free? Are you tired of using multiple tools to keep track of your employees’ benefits? Well, there’s a fairly new platform that can provide you with the peace of mind you need when managing HR and payroll tasks. Zenefits, a startup that manages benefits… Read more »

Simplify Human Management with Namely


When it comes to managing human capital, organizations want a platform that’s easy to use, can accommodate the global workplace, and can be quickly implemented. Namely, a leading cloud-based human capital management platform, enables companies to manage their human resources in a single, cloud-based platform. Namely’s end-to-end platform integrates every element of HR, from payroll… Read more »

Build Your Talent Network with TalentCircles


There’s no doubt that finding top talent isn’t easy. Especially when 40 percent of employers around the world have difficulty finding talent to fill their positions, recruiting the high-quality candidates can be challenging. With TalentCircles, the stress of finding the best talent is eliminated. TalentCircles is a cloud-based platform that allows employers to build, brand,… Read more »

Improve Workplace Collaboration with Weekdone


As a startup founder, have you struggled with finding effective ways to collaborate and share ideas with your employees? Employee reporting is a common issue managers face. Especially when most employee reporting is done via email or Excel, it can become difficult to stay on top of each employee’s progress. Weekdone, a simple weekly employee… Read more »

5 Traits of Trustworthy Startup Founders


During the early stages of startup development, there are a number of hurdles founders have to jump. Not only are there long hours and endless challenges, but also you have to build a strong team that can carry your business to success. When it comes to having a successful startup, founders and managers need to… Read more »

Boost Employee Wellness with BARR Corporate Health

barr wellness

Have you ever wondered how to get your employees feeling happier, more motivated, and engaged at work? Maybe it’s time to focus on their overall well-being. BARR Corporate Health provides corporate health strategies to improve employee wellness programs at companies across the country. With BARR Wellness, companies receive on-site coaching, customized wellness programs, and a… Read more »

Clean Up Your Online Presence With RepNup


Social media plays a huge role in today’s job search. Not only can social media connect you with employers, but also it can lead you to new employment opportunities. Although social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have helped job seekers land jobs, they’ve also cost many professionals a chance at advancing their careers. Take… Read more »

Montreal’s Officevibe Makes Employee Motivation Fun


Did you know that $550B is lost every year in lost productivity associated with the high percentage of disengaged employees? No startup can afford to lose out on that much cash, especially since the solution is so simple. Do a little research on the top startups to work for, and you’ll find that just about… Read more »

3 Tips For Hiring Your Startup’s First Salesperson


So your startup is looking to hire its first salesperson, eh? You may not realize it, but this is a huge step. If you hire the wrong person, your company will be wasting money and resources, and you won’t meet all the goals you’ve set forth. The reputation of your startup is also at stake,… Read more »

4 Reasons Your Startup Should Embrace Workplace Flexibility


In the consumer Internet space, 30 percent of startups say too much competition is their greatest hiring challenge. Startups with increased workplace flexibility are bridging the gap between this rise in competition and the need for top talent. In fact, 73 percent of working adults list a flexible work schedule as one of the most important… Read more »

How to Really Recruit a Diverse Workforce [INFOGRAPHIC]


You may have wondered how great organizations recruit and retain amazing employees. Do they hire from the same alma mater? Do employees have similar skillsets and backgrounds? Do they think, act, and accomplish goals similarly? Actually, it’s the opposite. Diverse teams have varying experiences, learning styles, and success stories, all of which can contribute to… Read more »

4 Ways You Can Turn Your Startup’s Employees Into Recruiters


Why spend all your time and money trying to find startup talent when you can use your own employees as recruiters? The most desirable candidates aren’t scouring job boards — they’re usually hired through a connection that recommends them. In fact, an infographic at Undercover Recruiter explains that, while only 7 percent of applicants come… Read more »

3 Job Candidates You Should Stay Away From


Every company, no matter the industry, is going to be plagued with less-than-stellar applicants when trying to fill a job opening. The same rings true for startups. As cited in Economic and Workforce Development: New Realities for a New Millennium, 60 percent of new jobs being created will require skills held by only 20 percent… Read more »

Job Seekers and Employers Will Be Buzzing over JobHive


“We are replacing the broken HR process” – Jared Fuller, cofounder and CEO of JobHive Go to any major online job board, and you’ll find their structure hasn’t changed much since first being created. Employers have to pore over hundreds of resumes before finding a qualified candidate to pursue, and job seekers are frustrated with… Read more »

Can’t Find Decent Talent? Breed Your Own!

The Internship Movie

Nearly 40 percent of all startup managers claim finding people with the right skills is the most troubling problem facing their business. Increased incentives to work in the startup world have brought about intense competition in the hiring space. Top talent seems to be getting snatched up right out of college — so how can… Read more »