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Trakstar Hire Blog / Hiring Strategy

How to Hire in the Gig Economy

Advancements in technology are continuously providing people with new ways to make money. Not long ago, the majority of professionals worked a usual 40+ hour week in an office or traditional workplace. While full-time jobs aren’t going away anytime soon, it’s no longer the only option people have to generate income. People are now taking…
13 April 2018

The Differences Between In-House Recruiters and Agency Recruiters

Every growing company reaches a point when it will need someone to manage its hiring efforts. If there are multiple roles to fill, someone is needed to write job descriptions, source candidates, arrange interviews and prepare employment offers. There are generally two routes a company can go when it hits this milestone. The organization can…
28 March 2018

How to Narrow Down Your Candidate Pool and Make the Right Hire

When hiring, getting a lot of applicants isn’t always a good thing. Some job seekers just blast resumes off for jobs they’re not entirely qualified for and hope for the best. The recruiting team then has to sort through them all to find the handful who have what it takes to do the job. In…
07 March 2018

How to Hire the Right Accountant for Your Business

Keeping healthy financials is one of the most important responsibilities for any business. Every cent of revenue needs to be accounted for, bills and payroll have to be paid on time and tax responsibilities need to be met. These tasks fall on the shoulders of the company’s accountant – or chief financial officer (CFO) or…
11 January 2018

How to Prospect Passive Candidates When Hiring

Recruiters generally put candidates into two camps – active and passive. Active candidates are the people who have an updated resume, look at job boards on a regular basis, and apply for a variety of roles. They’re likely unemployed or making an effort to move on from their current job. Passive candidates, on the other…
04 January 2018

Hiring Lessons from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is revered as one of the greatest visionaries of our time. Most entrepreneurs strive to capitalize on small opportunities that exist in the world but Musk has grand ideas that can drastically change mankind. He has founded or been heavily involved in innovative companies like PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, and Neuralink. According to…
21 December 2017

How Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) Can Hire Great Employees

Hiring is always a challenge but nonprofit organizations face additional hurdles when searching for great employees. While it’s a fulfilling endeavor working for an NPO, NGO, or another type of 501(c)(3) organization, it’s a vastly different experience than being an employee of a for-profit business. However, hiring is a large part of the operations of…
14 December 2017

How Retail Businesses Can Hire Great Sales Professionals

As the busy holiday shopping season approaches, retail businesses are gearing up for a hiring spree. However, it’s important to not just fill open sales positions but instead hire a person with the skills and traits for the job. Great sales professionals use their skillset to understand a customer’s need and guide them toward the…
19 October 2017

How to Hire in the Hospitality Industry

The hospitality industry is currently experiencing a boom. The economy is healthy and many people are choosing to spend their extra income on leisure. That means hotels, restaurants, event centers, casinos and other travel and hospitality businesses have to expand their workforce to keep up with the demand. However, hiring the right employees for customer…
07 September 2017

Blind Recruitment: Remove Bias From Your Hiring Process

In a perfect world, people would get hired based strictly on their work experience and the skills they bring to the table. However, that’s unfortunately not the reality. The biases recruiters and hiring managers have can cause decisions to be made based on other details unrelated to role fit.   What is blind recruitment? Blind…
08 August 2017