Chronicles For Clients
Technology and social media platforms have been growing at a quick pace. Job seekers have shifted from sending hard copies of their resumes to faxing to emailing to applying with a simple click of a button through social media platforms like LinkedIn. Do you remember when classified ads and red pens were your go to search tool when searching for new opportunities?
All of these methods are being tweaked to make us move faster, apply sooner, and land a job quicker.
Once you get the job you seek you may no longer be emailing or talking on the phone with your co-workers.
Behold – social media for the office!
There are two platforms in particular that have sparked our interest: Yammer and Chatter. Both can be used in office for quicker responses, online meetings, and sharing files. These two tools are great for telecommuting co-workers as well.
This social network allows employees within a company to connect and collaborate in teams. You can see your colleague’s current projects and bounce ideas off of each other through this interactive, instantaneous platform.
There are three different membership options:
Basic – Free
Business (Up to 100 users) – $5 per user a month. This plan is customizable with comprehensive security and administrative controls
Enterprise (100+ users to qualify) – “Scalable enterprise social networking that integrates with your existing business systems at a discount for your entire organization.”
See the plans in more detail here.
This specific social media network is the same idea as Yammer without the tiered plan options.
Chatter.com is free. Our favorite feature on the site is “Top 10 Ways to Use Chatter.”
The slide show highlights screen shots giving the customer a visual of how Chatter can work for them and their co-workers.
Both networks have apps available to download on your mobile device: iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android.
Would you consider using these methods of communication in your office setting?
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Today, for Monday’s Mentioning’s, we would like to refer to Ere.net’s post about interviewing from anywhere.
One major plus mentioned about interviewing remotely is saving money and the environment.
Companies no longer have to fly candidates to their offices to interview and candidates can save on gas and public transportation. Each party saves on travel expenses while keeping our air clear at the same time. With a webcam (staring at $13 – below) and a decent Internet broadband connection you’re interviewing within moments. You are connected with a click!
Our recruiters are always conducting Skype interviews in the office. The only important “candidate gage” missing is a firm handshake and a waist! When you’re interviewing via cyberspace you can make up for the missing handshake with strong eye contact and a smile.
For additional reasons about how you benefit from interviewing remotely, click here for the full Ere.net article.
Do you have any online interview success stories? Please share it with us.
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In a recent interview, one of our candidates asked –
“Why do companies hire Pyramid Consulting Group if they already have an HR Department? What is the benefit?”
In addition to partnering with various brands to assist in scouting the best candidates for their open positions, our team is also representing the brand. Once one of our candidates have met with us, face to face, our recruiters will divulge the name of our client.
When acting as the “middle man” between candidate and client, it is crucial that cords of the telephone never get tangled and all communication is smooth, quick, and effective.
As representation of client and candidate we want each party to have a positive experience with the other through Pyramid Consulting Group.
In No Time
In the time it takes to find a candidate with an internal HR Department – Pyramid Consulting Group can send numerous resumes with the candidate’s availability for an interview. Working with an agency is a time saver!
Quality vs. Quantity
We understand that it is more important to send quality candidates than inundate a client’s inbox with resumes “just because.” The candidates that we send for consideration meet a majority of the qualifications in the job description.
We also pride ourselves in bonding with our candidates. We spoke with them frequently, placed some of them previously (as temps) and received feedback on their performance. We are also familiar with their personality thereby making our decision to send them for an open position based on how well they will blend in with the company culture.
If You’re Small – Go Big
Some small businesses cannot afford to permanently employee a Human Resources Department. A great option for small companies who aren’t always hiring is to meet with Pyramid Consulting Group to go over their candidate needs and to work with us on a project basis. This saves time and money.
The bottom line is that Pyramid Consulting Group and its clients are working towards the same goal. We want to hire the best candidate for the position, in a timely manner, for the least amount of money. Save on your search!
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In a recent company meeting our recruiters discussed reacting professionally when approached with a frustrated candidate.
At times, candidates call confused and upset about lack of communication regarding job openings.
We brainstormed various ways to explain a Recruiter’s relationship with their Candidates.
Sometimes candidates don’t understand that as much as a Recruiter would love to respond in a timely manner, recruiting is very time sensitive. Most email exchanges that do not require immediate attention will take place at the beginning or end of a business day when a Recruiter is least busy with interviews, client calls, and active Candidate follow up.
Our Recruiters value all of their Candidates!
Please see a path that we have created to help Candidates better understand the process. Not hearing back right away is not personal or a reflection of your experience.
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The highlight of our day was a cupcake delivery to one of our favorite clients. We have worked with this fantastic luxury retail brand for years and really appreciate their business and loyalty!
In celebration of a great partnership and in hopes of a successful holiday season, we delivered cupcakes to their store and corporate offices today. A sweet mid-day treat!
We also want to thank Eleni’s for the icing saturated vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. So delicious.
If you are a store who is interested in hearing more about our Retail Rescue Program please give us a call today!
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