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Still Using Paper Forms For New Hire Onboarding?

Old habits die hard. As the leader of a technology company, I’ve been relatively slow to give up my paper habit. I still write in a journal each morning. I take notes in a bound notebook or on a yellow pad. I print out my weekly agenda and, until recently, even printed my daily calendar.

Hire More Superstars with CareerPlug

Only Three Things Matter When Hiring

A hiring opportunity is one of the most exciting times for your company. Right? Ok, it can be stressful and frustrating…and time consuming! Trust me, I know. I just filled two positions myself and the week that followed felt like one of my more productive weeks in recent memory. “What have I been doing for

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What Can Your Sales Leader Teach You About Hiring?

Hiring a superstar to join your team could be your company’s most important sale. Revenue is critical, but your people will make or break your company. Superstar hires can multiply your sales – even if they are not in a sales position. Poor hires will do the exact opposite while driving your superstars away. Think

Give Back: SAFE Volunteer Event

One of our Core Values at CareerPlug is Give Back. The CareerPlug team put that value into action today by spending the morning volunteering with SAFE — a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and

The four essentials to building a hiring process that identifies the best and brightest

How Many Stars Would You Give Your Hiring Process?

Better yet…How many stars would your applicants give it? How about your hiring managers? Or your leaders? Your new hires? All of these ratings matter, so sweat the details. It’s the little things that you do as an organization that make you who you are and have helped you succeed with your customers. Too often,

The Pluggies: Celebrating CareerPlug’s 10th Birthday

CareerPlug was founded on the first day of summer (June 21st) back in 2007. In typical startup fashion, Clint Smith, our founder and President, worked out his apartment for the first couple years along with the company’s first employee Garrett Wilson (today our Director of Operations). Now, in less than a month, CareerPlug officially turns

Would You Apply to Your Jobs?

There was a time when candidates, particularly those paid hourly, were willing to spend 20-30 minutes (sometimes up to an hour) on a job application. This was the standard. It was simply the way things were done. Well, not anymore. Most candidates are no longer willing to complete long applications upfront. There are too many

Building Your Talent Magnet

Do Candidates Know (and Care) About Your Jobs?

Thousands of companies are hiring at this very moment. Some of them are your direct competitors. But this isn’t your only competition. Does Domino’s Pizza compete with Uber? Maybe not directly in business, but they definitely compete when it comes to recruiting employees. What are the most important hires that you need to make? Who

Bright Angel Scholar Award 2017

Today the CareerPlug team attended the Shining Stars Luncheon – an event hosted by Foster Angels of Central Texas to honor local foster youth. CareerPlug sponsors the Bright Angel Scholars Award, one of the awards presented at today’s event. This scholarship — developed in 2015 in close partnership with Foster Angels — awards $10,000 to a former foster

Broadcast your jobs to attract more applicants

Why Should I Work For You?

“Why should I work for you?” Candidates may not ask you this question directly, but they are definitely asking themselves. Candidly, there are some candidates that you never saw because they answered this question for themselves before they decided to not apply for your job. This may sound harsh, but consider this: how many times