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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!

Lessons in Hiring from “The Graduate”

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to pull some lessons in hiring from a classic romance. Hiring someone is the same thing as starting a professional relationship with that person, so it’s important to be sure ...

5 Hiring Practices that Drive Candidates Crazy

The hiring process can be frustrating for everyone involved. On the employer’s side of things, hiring managers are consistently experiencing difficulty in finding candidates who are qualified for their company’s most important positions. These candidate searches routinely stretch over ...

The Most In-Demand Jobs of 2016

As we move further into the teen years of the 21st century, companies are still looking for talent that they desperately need. Technology companies continue to push the envelope for innovation, which is requiring ever greater levels of technological ...

Hiring in a State that has Legalized Marijuana

Hiring in a state that has legalized marijuana can be quite a conundrum for employers. You want to maintain a drug free workplace, yet medical (and sometimes recreational) marijuana may be legal for your employees to use. Much like an ...

2016 Hiring Practices Forecast

The beginning of a New Year often gives us a chance to reflect on the past and plan for the future. You can see what has been working and what’s been working on your last nerve. You can see ...

Hiring Tech Talent? Prepare for a Challenge

Along with increased interest rates, 2016 is ringing in with renewed competition for tech talent. If you are planning on hiring tech talent in the coming year or will depend on tech talent in the near future, prepare for ...

Identifying Toxic Employees

Think back to the last person you had to fire. While there are many reasons that employers are forced to let go of employees, having your hand forced is rarely pleasant. Maybe they’ve been slacking since their sixth month ...

Hiring for Experience Vs Potential

Hiring someone who is highly experienced can mean that they are very good at their job. It can also mean that they come with some hefty salary requirements. Hiring someone with potential can pay off in a big way, but it ...

Getting More from Millennials

Millennials are people born between the years 1980 and 2000. We’re still working on a name for kids born after the year 2000, but “New Millennials,” does kind of have a ring to it. Millennials are the people who ...

Human Capital: It’s Not What You Think?

Download your free copy of this BrightPaper to learn how can gain a strategic advantage in the war for talent. You\'ll learn: How to identify candidates that will stay with your company To use psychological indicators to uncover a candidates ...

Candidate Bill of Rights

We know what it’s like to look for a job. The experience can be painful and humiliating — and that’s just during the application process. So Accolo has created a Candidate Bill of Rights. The specifics are below, but the ...

The Importance of Teamwork in Hiring

The recent San Francisco Giants World Series win is a great story of teamwork, communication and determination. To advocate further playoff competition, the MLB decided to add an extra wild card team to the playoffs, making for two teams ...

Major Cities Are Banning Criminal Background Checks

The best way to achieve a truly unbiased hiring process is to ensure that every applicant is given the same opportunity to get the job. If any personal information about an applicant (e.g. age, sexual orientation, race) effects his ...

A Bad Candidate Experience Will Drive Away Candidates

How has your hiring process changed over the past five years? Has your organization, in response to the candidate driven job market, placed a greater emphasis on providing a courteous, easy application process for interested professionals? Has your organization, ...

Why Bonuses Can’t Solve Your Retention Problems

Hiring is important, but the act of getting a candidate to sign their working life over on the dotted line is only the first step in that employee’s relationship with your company. In order for your company’s staffing efforts ...

Work-Life Integration v.s. Work/Life Balance

There has always been work that’s needed to be done. Whether it’s plowing your father’s field, making mud bricks or collating insurance claims, work makes the world go round and has since the dawn of society. Yep, work is ...

Employee Campaign Referral Guide: Learn how to increase your employee referrals with these real world strategies and examples

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