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Who Makes the Most Successful Hires?

Who Makes the Most Successful Hires?

July 20, 2017  

Employers are searching for more than a long resume. Managers agree these characteristics make the most successful hires: (read more)
NB-IoT vs. LoRa: It’s an Ecosystem, Not a Race

NB-IoT vs. LoRa: It’s an Ecosystem, Not a Race

July 13, 2017  

NB-IoT and LoRa are IoT standards are part of a fast-growing LPWAN ecosystem. Here's how to pick the right one for different applications. (read more)
How to Speed Up a Hiring Cycle by 50% or More

How to Speed Up a Hiring Cycle by 50% or More

June 28, 2017  

Most top candidates are off the market in under 10 days. Companies with long hiring cycles are missing out. Here's how to speed things up. (read more)
Why Customer Experience Should Matter to Recruiters

Why Customer Experience Should Matter to Recruiters

June 15, 2017  

By 2020, customer experience will overtake price and products as the key brand differentiator. Here's why recruiters should pay attention. (read more)
Job Ads Should Look More Like Dating Profiles – Here’s Why.

Job Ads Should Look More Like Dating Profiles – Here’s Why.

May 26, 2017  

Demanding job ads became the norm during the 2008 financial crisis. The trouble is, this approach has stopped working. (read more)
Sales Reps: Ask These Questions At Your Next Sales Interview

Sales Reps: Ask These Questions At Your Next Sales Interview

May 11, 2017  

The best sales reps stand out from the competition by asking great questions. Ask these top questions in your next sales interview. (read more)
How America's Most Popular Companies Are Winning the War for Talent

How America's Most Popular Companies Are Winning the War for Talent

April 25, 2017  

Why are Facebook and Tesla hot places to work, but not Fortune 500 companies like Walmart and Exxon-Mobil? (read more)
Top IoT Industry Trends of Q1 2017

Top IoT Industry Trends of Q1 2017

April 19, 2017  

Self-driving connected cars, NB-IoT, end-to-end IoT security, 5G enhancements, and more top trends from CES and MWC. (read more)
Small Cell Industry Trends & Talent Predictions

Small Cell Industry Trends & Talent Predictions

March 24, 2017  

Top small cell industry trends: small cell expansion, the rise of the unlimited data plan, infrastructure sharing, LTE-U, and more. (read more)
Hiring a AWS/Cloud Engineer

Before You Hire an AWS/Cloud Engineer, Read This.

March 10, 2017  

Cybersecurity used to be the top concern for cloud project planners. The new #1 challenge is a lack of people with the right skills. (read more)
Subtle Motivation-Killers

7 Subtle Motivation-Killers of Employee Engagement

February 17, 2017  

Today's top employees are in high demand. Don't miss these less-obvious ways that high performers lose their motivation. (read more)
Why Successful People Take Recruiters' Phone Calls

Why Successful People Take Recruiters' Phone Calls

February 8, 2017  

Why should you pick up a recruiter's call during your busy workday? Hint: It's not all about the job opportunity on the other end. (read more)
Salespeople: How to Sell Yourself Better in a Sales Interview

Salespeople: How to Sell Yourself Better in a Sales Interview

February 2, 2017  

When it comes to interviewing, salespeople have a natural advantage over employees in other departments, but that means that.... (read more)
The 6 Best Executive Search Firm Interviews of 2016

The 6 Best Executive Search Firm Interviews of 2016

January 18, 2017  

Competition is fierce for high-performing leaders who can manage the ever-changing market. Since the recession of 2008, the market.... (read more)
Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Joe Hanrahan

Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Joe Hanrahan

January 13, 2017  

Blue Signal is proud to welcome Joe Hanrahan as our newest Sr. Executive Recruiter. (read more)
How to Improve Your Talent Recruiting Strategy

How to Improve Your Talent Recruiting Strategy

December 28, 2016  

Why is a talent recruiting strategy important? No matter the challenges of the economy and the market, hiring managers need to.... (read more)
How to Structure Employee Relocation Packages

How to Structure Employee Relocation Packages

December 14, 2016  

Employee relocations happen for a number of reasons. A company may be opening an office in a new location, or changing offices.... (read more)
Guide: Researching Job Candidates on Social Media

Guide: Researching Job Candidates on Social Media

December 9, 2016  

Nearly three-quarters of internet users have a social media footprint, making social recruiting one of the top ways for employers to.... (read more)
7 Questions to Ask Before the End of the Year

7 Questions Successful Managers Ask before the End of the Year

December 5, 2016  

The end of the year is filled with annual performance reviews, P&L reports, end-of-year budget meetings, and a thousand.... (read more)
Welcome, Aileen!

Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Aileen Alix

November 29, 2016  

Blue Signal is proud to welcome Aileen Alix to the team as our newest Senior Executive Recruiter. Aileen has over 15 years in the.... (read more)
Interview Prep for Hiring Managers

How Successful Hiring Managers Prep for Interviews

November 18, 2016  

Many hiring managers think of the in-person interview as a meeting where it is the candidate’s responsibility to impress them.... (read more)
Performance Review

How to Deliver a Better Performance Review

November 8, 2016  

Performance reviews are a discussion on what both the employee and manager can improve on, and how to create an action plan to.... (read more)

How to Develop a Candidate Pipeline

November 4, 2016  

When a family sells their home with no middle-man, there is a small chance that they could make a quick sale for a good price, but.... (read more)

Building a Better Succession Plan

October 28, 2016  

Many companies look at succession planning only at the executive level – something that C-levels submit to the board once per year. This.... (read more)

Hiring Managers: Have a More Effective Consultation Call with Recruiters

October 26, 2016  

The typical job order procedure goes something like this: Fix up an old job description or use an HR-provided template. Send to the.... (read more)

The Changing DAS Space & the Looming Skills Gap

October 20, 2016  

The Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) market has made important gains in the past several years. The United States is the world leader in.... (read more)

The Dos and Don'ts of Leaving a Job

October 18, 2016  

The resignation period can be dicey. Tensions run high, and there's a lot of confusion and decision-making. It is important to.... (read more)

Building an Effective Employee Onboarding Program

October 13, 2016  

Closing the deal on a new hire can be a relief, but a signed job offer is not the end of the hiring process. New employees need.... (read more)
Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Art Reed!

Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Art Reed!

October 5, 2016  

Blue Signal welcomes aboard Art Reed, our newest senior executive recruiter. Art Reed has over 20 years of business experience.... (read more)
How to Talk Like a Two Year Old and Still Win at Your Job

How to Talk Like a Two-Year-Old and Still Win at Your Job

September 28, 2016  

“Mine, give it back!” and “No, I don’t want to!” Have you ever heard a two-year-old say this? My son does—he says exactly what he wants.... (read more)
The War on Cybersecurity

The War on Cybersecurity

September 22, 2016  

Cybersecurity risks pose the most serious economic and national security challenges of the 21st century. This stems from... (read more)
Top UCaaS Salespeople Are Hard to Find

Top UCaaS Salespeople Are Hard to Find

September 14, 2016  

UCaaS is a growing field, but it is increasingly difficult to find qualified, top-performing salespeople who know the space well. .... (read more)
Talent War in Emerging Tech: 5G, Small Cell, Testing, IoT/M2M

Talent War in Emerging Tech: 5G, Small Cell, Testing, & IoT/M2M

September 6, 2016  

The tech industry is changing fast. Between 30 and 50 billion new IoT devices will be online by 2020. The emerging 5G network will boast a... (read more)
Large vs. Small Company Size

Large vs. Small Company Size: How to Pick the Best Fit

August 26, 2016  

During a job search, candidates research many factors to determine whether a potential company is a good fit for them. Company size... (read more)
Shelby Martinek & Cody Beck

Blue Signal Welcomes Shelby Martinek and Cody Beck

August 16, 2016  

Blue Signal is proud to welcome aboard Shelby Martinek and Cody Beck, our newest Executive Recruiters. Shelby Martinek is... (read more)
Build a Better Job Posting

Build a Better Job Description

August 11, 2016  

Picture the last time you searched for a new job—you’ve grabbed your coffee and popcorn (because if you’re anything like... (read more)

3 Reasons Good Candidates Can Give Bad Interviews

August 4, 2016  

The cost of a bad hire is substantial, sometimes up to three times the employee’s annual salary. The interview process is one of the only... (read more)
Blue Signal Welcomes Todd Williams

Blue Signal Welcomes Aboard Todd Williams!

August 2, 2016  

Blue Signal is proud to welcome aboard Todd Williams, our newest Managing Partner. Todd has over 10 years... (read more)
HR Interview Process

10 Tips to Attract Top Talent with a Good Hiring Process

July 20, 2016  

Many companies lose top talent due to a poor interview process. Companies conduct interviews in the same way that... (read more)
Starting a new job

Starting a New Job: 15 Ways to Excel in the First 100 Days

July 13, 2016  

It is perfectly normal to be nervous about starting a new job. In fact, Forbes ranks starting a new position as one of life’s most stressful... (read more)
Social Media Best Practices for HR

Social Media Best Practices for HR

June 22, 2016  

In a world where 1 in 5 page views occur on Facebook, and Twitter users generate 6,000 tweets per second, social media is no longer... (read more)
Onboarding New Employees

Don’t Let New Hires Fend for Themselves

June 2, 2016  

Remember the last time you started a new job? I do. I was immediately transported to middle school P.E. class, where I had been deemed... (read more)
Are you irreplaceable?

Are You Irreplaceable? That Could Be a Bad Sign

June 9, 2016  

How would your manager respond if you walked in tomorrow morning with a job offer? Would the business struggle to move on without... (read more)

The Value of Employee Referrals

May 25, 2016  

Few recruiting tools equal the power of employee referrals. Companies and recruiters use a variety of resources to find... (read more)

4 Interview Half-Truths

May 18, 2016  

Interview secured, research done, the job matches your career goals, and you prepped with your recruiter. Nothing can stop you now!... (read more)