E78 Partners Recruiter Insights: Resume Nightmares

Have you ever wondered if your resume is “up to snuff”? We would never say it out loud but…your resume might be a total NIGHTMARE. Let us help you. Whether you believe studies that show that a recruiter spends on average six seconds reviewing an individual resume or that a resume is initially screened for reasons […]

What an Employer Should Know About Counteroffers

Your recruiting process is done, or so you think. Your first-choice candidate has accepted your offer.  You heard the excitement in their voice when you let them know that you want them to join your team. However now, just a few days later, your candidate is receiving a counteroffer from their current employer: at a higher […]

Now’s the Time for Process Improvement

Isn’t any time a good time for process improvement? Well yes, but in today’s market, where maximizing resources and eliminating waste is a necessity, this could be the missing piece of your business strategy.  After all, it was Bill Gates who said, “A rule of thumb is that a lousy process will consume ten times […]

Keys to Differentiating Yourself in the Job Market

In a room of a thousand job seekers, how will you stand out from the crowd? What’s special about your experience? About your skills and your abilities? You know you’re the perfect person for the job, a game changer—and you want them to know that, too. How do you set yourself apart from the rest? […]

Salary Negotiation When Hiring Game Changing Talent

As the economy improves the market for new employees is becoming increasingly competitive.  Finding game changing talent takes time and resources, so not blowing it at the offer stage is crucial.  However, you also don’t want to hire someone in a salary range that’s either unsustainable or unequitable. Making an offer is not about winning, […]

Top Five Factors to Retain Game Changing Talent

As the market and business improves, and with a record number of unfilled job openings, employers are not only competing to hire game changing talent, but they are also fighting to retain those they have.  Now is the time to focus your energies on keeping your top talent by understanding what motivates them and ensuring they […]

Becoming a Game Changing Leader for Your Organization

A person or individual that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking, often by introducing an element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. We’ve spent a good deal of time studying game changers here at E78. We’ve uncovered the secrets to their success, […]

How to Approach Layoff Conversations

Layoffs are never easy, whether they’re borne from poor performance, a restructuring, a market downturn, or a current health pandemic. No one arrives at the decision easily, but that process is not what this piece is about. Most companies provide corporate talking points and paperwork…and that’s it. We’re here to offer some coaching advice for […]

The Art of Storytelling as a Recruiting Strategy

Stories connect us, inspire us and teach us. Stories tie us to our past and help us imagine our future. We respond to stories, we relate to them, engage with them and most importantly, we remember them. Stories make us more empathetic, more amenable, and more open. Marketing execs have been using this powerful tool […]

Letting Go of the Purple Squirrel

Every industry has its buzzwords, and in ours everyone knows exactly what a “purple squirrel” is. That elusive “perfect” candidate, the one who checks all the boxes, has precisely the right education, qualifications, experience, the one we’re all dying to find.  But wait, should we even be looking? Before we go too far, let’s review […]