• Hiring and interviewing candidates

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 hiring candidates.  Just to ground us in reality, the U.S. Department of Labor considers 5% unemployment to be full employment for their purposes. 

Job Search Management

Tips for juggling your next move while you’re working All of us in Colorado are enjoying a very lucrative job market – we are the #2 state in the nation for jobs.  The good news is that if you are looking to make a move you have choices, the bad news is that it’s harder

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

The last step in the hiring process

10 really good reasons to talk to references You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references? At least twice a week I talk with

Head Trash

Is your fear of making a bad hire impacting your business? When I coach individuals in their career searches, one of the characteristics I listen for is what I call “head trash.”  This is a collection of thoughts and ideas, both objective and subjective, which have accumulated over the course of your career and can

Distracted Job Searching

Are you headed for a Career Crash? I often use driving a car to illustrate the job search process with candidates. Let’s imagine your career is a coast to coast road trip. There are many stops along the way; some occasional side roads, hills to climb, valleys to navigate and even some bad weather here

Where did you learn to interview?

Talent Acquisition – The Accidental Competency I was having a conversation with a client last week during a kickoff meeting and he asked, "Where did you learn how to interview so well?"  I had to stop and think about this for a few minutes.  I have spent my entire career in the recruiting and human