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Welcome to The Neighborhood!

Most people don’t know it, but ‘accolo’ means neighbor in Latin. We want to be really good neighbors too – You know, the kind of neighbor you can talk with for hours over a couple of cold ones. Well, this is our neighborhood and we’ve got lots of great stuff to talk about. So we’ve got the grill fired up, drinks are in the cooler, and we’re just waiting for you to get this party started. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Respectful Recruiting

The idea of regulating the recruiting industry to make people mind their manners seems a bit off. The following post was written in response to “It’s Time for a Candidate’s Bill of Rights” by Kevin Wheeler. You can read it ...

Looking for a job? Be the hedgehog, not the fox

Lessons for the job seeker from Good to Great In May of 2002 I left my job at JPMorgan. Granted, financial services (particularly telecom investment banking) was on a serious slide, but my job was secure at the time. Being ...

Why Cheap Can Be Scary

While pitching our value proposition recently, a CFO I spoke with exclaimed “how and why are you so cheap?” I was taken aback, because frankly, I never thought of us as cheapos. But the fear and doubt in his voice ...

Accolo Certified as a Bay Area Green Business

\"The Bay Area Green Business Program is one of the most forward thinking and prestigious environmental business programs in the nation.\" Leading Recruitment Process Outsourcer obtains certification from one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental programs. Larkspur, Calif. – Oct. 22, ...

Agile Development Off-shore and Problems with the Backlog

The importance of a well developed, force-ranked backlog of development priorities A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Agile software development off-shore. In that post I mentioned that the single most important item when planning and managing an Agile ...

Follow Up-Outsourcing for Impact and VC Money

I was chewing on some numbers over the weekend that tie together my post on Friday about the use of VC funds and the post of a few weeks ago about outsourcing for financial impact. Let’s say we have a ...

Where Is Your VC Funding Going?

The people you hire is the single greatest investment you make. Accolo raised a Series B round in June of 2007 from Altos Ventures with three goals in mind: Finally get ahead of the hiring curve on the Client Services ...

A Reason to our Rhyme

Recently a job seeker had a bad experience while applying for a position supported by Accolo and posted a comment on Susan Ireland’s Blog. Here is the comment and my response is below. Her Comment: Click here to see the ...

Can Hiring Be Simple?

Upon joining Accolo last year, I felt I was walking into something a little scary and at the same time exhilarating, and as I’ve told many people over the years those are the two necessary ingredients when starting any ...

Managing Hiring Risk

Risk management in hiring The cost of a bad hire gets a lot of press. The recruiting costs, the lost wages, the cultural impact, the replacement time, etc—all of these things are clearly bad things. We and our clients go ...

Accolo Exclusive: People Want Jobs

Let me be the first to break some news that you can’t find anywhere else: a lot of people are looking for work right now. Really. I swear. Allow me to trot out some data to support my extraordinary assertion. ...

Outsourcing for financial impact

A response to cash savings from outsourcing IT On a plane to San Diego, I had the good fortune of my laptop battery dying after its standard 30 minutes of life and opened the May issue of Inc magazine. Three of ...

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