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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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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 »

Data, a Hiring Story: An Online Dating Experiment Translates to HR


Gaming the system. That’s what Amy Webb did with online dating in order to find her one true love, which she detailed in her book “Data, a Love Story.” But after reading the book, I started thinking, If Webb could use data to game the online dating world, why couldn’t those same ideas be used… Read more »

4 Social Media Tools to Grow Your Startup


When you run a startup, the last thing you have is time. Social media is now necessary to build one’s brand — and unfortunately, it takes a ton of time to cultivate and maintain. Luckily, there are a myriad of social media tools created to help you save time and accomplish your goals. Since there are… Read more »

4 Ways You Know You Work In Tech

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The tech industry is known for its hip, unorthodox business culture. There’s nothing quite like it in any other field — which makes it a competitive, yet rewarding business. Once you get your foot in the door, you’re exposed to a whole new world of working that you thought only existed in movies. Here are… Read more »

Looking for Hourly Employees? Hire with Snagajob


Did you just have an employee quit at the last minute? Are you looking for someone to fill a temporary position? Snagajob could be the perfect solution for your hourly hiring needs. Snagajob is America’s largest network for finding hourly employees. This platform serves as a useful tool for employers looking to hire immediately and… Read more »

3 Ways Social Media Can Be Your Startup’s Best Friend


In the increasingly populated world of startups, it can be tough to differentiate yourself from the rest. With such a crowded marketplace, companies are now being forced to think outside the box to market their product or service. That’s where social media comes in. Obviously it’s not a revolutionary platform, but with the huge amount… Read more »

5 Changes Startup Managers Should Make in the New Year


The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to set goals for your startup and improve management. The key to improving your startup and being an effective manager is acknowledging the fact that all your employees have something valuable to offer. Just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean your employees can’t contribute ideas… Read more »

9 Social Media Recruitment Mistakes


Nearly 95 percent of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts. That’s practically every single recruiter. They’re using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and more to assess candidates’ experience and cultural fit. Social media is growing rapidly, but doesn’t this mean there are bound to be some mistakes made. Between the constant… Read more »

Top 8 Last-Minute Tech Gifts for Your Employees

Holiday Gift Guide

Searching for the perfect gift, especially at the last minute, can sometimes be a big challenge during the holiday season. As a manager or the CEO of your startup, you want to find a way to show your employees how much you appreciate their hard work and dedication to your company. To thank them this… Read more »

8 Important Hiring Trends for 2014


With 2014 quickly approaching, it’s time to take a look at what’s in store for the future of the recruiting industry. Hiring experts are starting to predict the most important factors in hiring and the way recruitment efforts should change in the new year. Here are eight of the most important hiring trends you should… Read more »

5 Ways to Implement Change in Your Startup


Throughout the life of your startup, you’ll be forced to implement new ideas to improve your culture, management, employee relations, and the overall success of the company. Especially as a manager or founder of a startup, you’re constantly faced with the challenge of maintaining innovation while simultaneously keeping your competitive edge. Implementing change in the… Read more »

Simplify Day One Training With Onboardia


When bringing on new hires, no matter how many times you’ve gone through the process, the onboarding and training process can take forever. Day one for a new employee is often consumed by paperwork and introductions, taking up valuable time and resources. Not at all efficient. Named one of 2013’s Top HR Products by Human… Read more »