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reputation matters

Reputation Matters

It’s a small world and getting smaller with technology keeping us more connected every day. Just ask Ryan Lochte, Colin Kaepernic or Anthony Weiner. What we say (and do) matters in a digital world.  Your reputation matters. According to a…


Effective Communication Skills Are Essential

Effective communication skills are important regardless of your profession. Whether negotiating a purchase, interacting socially, engaging in important conversations, or just getting your kids to listen, being able to state your case succinctly and effectively is a skill that will…


hiring optimization

Hiring Optimization!

Hiring Optimization! That’s what SCG can do for your recruiting efforts. Finding exceptional employees in today’s market is getting tougher every day.  Especially in high-demand fields such as Nursing, Transportation, Engineering and IT. Some companies do well finding such employees…


New Evidence in Favor of Employer Branding

There was a time not that many years ago that employer branding was one of the new horizons in talent acquisition.  Those who became experts in this relatively unexplored subject were definitely on the leading edge.  Although this had an…


Your Employment Brand Matters

In the war for top talent, are you short-changing your strategic effectiveness because you are overlooking the “Employment Brand” inside your organization? Your employment brand is the very first impression you make on potential employees, as well as the expectations…


Is LinkedIn Going “Business Casual”?

From time to time, I see blogs entreating me to Keep LinkedIn Professional. The authors seem concerned that LinkedIn is becoming too much like Facebook and Twitter—that it’s deteriorating into a place where people might start sharing pictures of their…


Mobile is here. What are you waiting for?

I have been in recruitment advertising long enough to vividly remember when job boards were starting to develop. Let’s see…there were boards like Online Career Center, Headhunter.net, CareerPath, and The Monsterboard. Clients loved to talk about the Internet but using…


4 Tips for a Great Cover Letter

Recently, a friend asked me to help her update her resume. After receiving the finished product, she sent me a very nice thank you email. The last line of her message, however, made me wince a little. It said, “Now,…