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Ask a Recruiter: A unique perspective on Chicago’s HR scene from Hirewell’s Senior Recruitment Lead, Lauren Lackovich

Hirewell's Senior Recruitment Lead, Lauren Lackovich , gives us her take on why it's an exciting time to be a Human Resources professional in Chicago: Tell us about the company (or positions) you are recruiting for? We’re currently seeing a lot of strategic HR Business Partner roles opening up with a couple of tech focused clients primarily in response to company growth. Because of Hirewell’s partnership with a lot of technology firms, we’re seeing tech...Read On >

Should you consider passive candidates in your recruiting efforts?

In the 2015 LinkedIn Talent Trends Report, 75% of the 18,000 full time employees surveyed considered themselves passive candidates. 85% of those said they would be willing to talk about a new career opportunity, however only 61% of companies today are actually focused on recruiting passive candidates. Does yours? By definition, the passive candidate is going to be harder to engage than an active candidate (someone on the hunt for a new position). But the...Read On >

Hirewell Announces Senior Level Promotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 27, 2016 Chicago, IL – Hirewell, a professional recruiting firm specializing in Executive Search, IT, Digital Marketing, HR and Outsourced Recruiting is pleased to announce six key promotions within the organization: Mike Ehlers as Partner, Head of Business Development, James Hornick as Partner, IT & Digital Recruiting and Mark Slocum and Brendan O’Brien as Partner, IT Recruiting. Additionally, Andrew Peternel was named VP of IT & Digital Recruiting and Adam Fingerhut​...Read On >

Hirewell's Outsourcing Recruiting Model Is Changing Hiring Practices

Hirewell may have started as an IT staffing firm, but we now also provide outsourced recruiting for HR, sales, marketing and digital to organizations of all sizes. Co-founders Bret Brania and Matt Massucci explained to NBC Chicago how Hirewell's model is changing the way talent is hired - check out the video here: http://ow.ly/VADWe Our proven method and unique approach to pricing helped us become an Inc.5000 2015 fastest growing private companies in the U.S...Read On >

How much equity to offer employees

Matt Massucci , Managing Partner and Co-Founder Attracting and retaining top talent is almost always the difference maker between success and failure, sluggish or rapid growth and ultimately good and great companies. Like most start-ups, you will likely need to provide equity as part of the compensation package since cash can be scarce during the early days. But how much is enough? Although there is not a cookie-cutter answer, the practices described below can help...Read On >

Extending an offer: five best practices

You wrote a perfect job description, interviewed excellent candidates and are ready to extend a job offer to the top contender. If you think this is the easy part, seasoned managers and recruiters will tell you otherwise. Almost 60 percent of hiring managers were told “no thank you” after offering a candidate the job over the course of a year, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey . Another recent study estimated that 35 and 50...Read On >

New office space!

We are thrilled to announce the completion of our front office renovations at our new space! Our new digs allow us to better serve our clients and grow as a company. Pop into 200 W. Jackson, Suite 1700 to check out our new home and let us know of any hiring challenges you are facing.Read On >

6 steps for creating a great employee referral program with Hirewell's partner and co-founder Matt Massucci.

A good employee referral program should be an integral part of any corporate recruiting plan. On average, forty percent of hiring comes from employee referrals. Referred employees fit the company culture better, are usually much more satisfied and stay longer at companies. However, generating a strong employee referral program is not something that can be done overnight. It takes time, commitment from leadership and it must be ingrained in a company’s DNA. Here are 6...Read On >

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