Why Are We Still Using Stock Photos on Our Careers Sites?

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 03/14/2017 in Recruiting articles |

I pretty consistently read the articles on ERE and have done so for years.  Many of the articles are geared towards showing innovation in recruiting and how we could all be doing things better.  Other times, you get articles that tell you things that are obvious but so many companies still are behind the ball […]

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Why you should know how much your coworkers get paid – David Burkus

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 10/12/2016 in Personal / About Me |

David Burkus makes a case for salary transparency to ensure fairness and help remedy the gender wage gap.  Also, if everyone knows what everyone makes there are other benefits.  Interesting TED Talk.  

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When Pay Is Different for the Same Task

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 05/02/2016 in Personal / About Me |

I saw this on Facebook today and it clearly shows what happens when you pay differently for apparently the same task.  The monkey in this experiment is just more honest and open about the reaction to realizing he or she is being cheated and treated unfairly. Most of us have a deep feeling for keeping […]

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Help Applicants With Visas to Know Which Jobs to Apply

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 03/02/2016 in Recruiting articles |

If you are a recruiter in the IT space, you already know that certain skill-sets are dominated by people that are in the United States working under a work visa.  When the time comes when a hiring manager says he will get the necessary internal approvals and take on the costs of visa transfers (and […]

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Salary Transparency: The Key to Better Applicants?

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 11/05/2015 in Recruiting articles |

This is a long one…just a warning…. For many years, working as a recruiter, I have been told that we should never post the salary information in the job posts.  When you post on job boards, there is often a place to put this information and I am told to leave it blank. Why? Often […]

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Transparency to Increase Trust, Tenure, & Talent Pool

Posted by Eric Putkonen on 08/03/2015 in Recruiting articles |

As a long time recruiter, I have been privy to all the secrets that we hold as recruiters and I believe that for modern-day recruiting – we need transparency. What do I mean?  Here are three examples off the top of my head: 1. Per CareerBuilder’s Candidate Behavior 2015 study, when candidates were asked which […]

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