Hiring at 2.5% Unemployment

Increasing your odds for success in a tight candidate market I’m certain that if you are a small and growing company in Colorado you have experienced a wild and crazy ride with the candidates you’re trying to hire.  Just to ground us in reality, the U.S. Department of Labor considers 5% unemployment to be full

I Want to Move!

Tips for conducting a job search in another market I get to talk with talented professionals every week who are interested in moving to another city but want to do so with a job in hand.  Making the decision to move could be based on the desire to be back in their hometown, to have

Ask the Expert!

New feature added to goldstonepartners.com You have an important interview coming up and need help preparing questions to ask the hiring manager. Maybe you haven’t updated your resume in 10 years. Perhaps you love your job but would like to negotiate a raise in pay. Do any of these sound familiar? If so, you probably

Compensating Sales Positions in a Changing Industry

As a search consultant I have the unique opportunity to talk with many executives across a number of industries and in companies of all sizes.  I gather a bunch of information each year about the shifts in compensation, benefits, fringes and perks.  One of the hardest positions to accurately compensate is sales.  Inside sales, outside

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 3

The dreaded salary discussion Unless you are independently wealthy and work because you just love it and you’re a good person, then you will likely need to talk about salary at some point in the interview process.  This is the subject that trips up even the most experienced professionals.  Let’s talk about how to talk

Hiring Strategies

Enjoy the webinar! The September unemployment figures are in! Colorado’s unemployment is sitting at 4/7%. That means if you are trying to hire qualified people in Colorado you are having a hard time finding them. It also means that your next employee is currently working fulltime and really doesn’t have a lot of time to

Tough Interview Question Series – Chapter 2

Previous Positions If you remember last month’s post, I let you know that we would spend a few cycles talking about tough interview questions and drill down a bit on how best to approach them during this highly stressful process. I polled the group and this month and we decided that talking about why you