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Accuro Named to Fast 50 by Triangle Business Journal

Raleigh, NC – Jennifer Dunleavy, president & CEO of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that the company has been named as one of the 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in the Raleigh-Durham area by the Triangle Business...

Accuro Named to “Fastest-Growing Companies in America” by Inc. Magazine

Raleigh, NC – Jennifer Dunleavy, president & CEO of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that the company has been named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing, private companies in America...

Political Discourse in the Office | Keeping it Civil

According to the American Psychological Association, US employees are finding themselves stressed out by political rhetoric at work. As professionals, we know that political talk in the office is commonly frowned upon; but as the election approaches, many employees in the US find that it...

Caveats of Calculating Recruiting Metrics | Quality vs Speed

Recently, we talked about recruiting metrics and agencies can utilize them to improve their talent acquisition process. This week, we will be taking a look at how these recruiting metrics might not be enough, and considering a few caveats to the specific metrics we mentioned...

Recruiting Metrics | Measuring Success

Recruitment metrics are a standard set of measurements used to manage and improve the process of hiring candidates into an organization. Recruitment metrics illuminate the recruiting process by revealing what works, what is broken, what is under-utilized, and what we can be done to improve....

Accuro Promotes Jodi Bloom to Staffing & Talent Acquisition Manager

Accuro Promotes Jodi Bloom to Staffing & Talent Acquisition Manager Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Jodi Bloom has been promoted to Staffing and Talent Acquisition Manager.  In her...

The Evolution of Culture | Declassifying Generations

A common thread in modern office culture conversation is the discussion of generations. Eric Temuende of Gen-Y Inc. warns us that classifying individuals based on the year they were born is a dangerous game, and can be prohibitive to good company culture. Like all stereotypes,...

Accuro Welcomes Kelly Norman

Accuro Welcomes Kelly Norman Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company serving Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Kelly Norman has joined the firm as Staffing Coordinator. In her role, Norman will be responsible for assisting Accuro’s...

Holidays | Finding the Work Life Balance

Fall is here and we are just beyond the first event of the season. Halloween. During the time between Halloween and January 2nd, schedules are often packed with Daylight Savings, Election Day, Veteran’s Day and Pearl Harbor Day events; celebrations for Thanksgiving Day,...

Accuro Welcomes Marlese McLaughlin

Accuro Welcomes Marlese McLaughlin Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company serving Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Marlese McLaughlin has joined the firm as Administrative Assistant. In her role, McLaughlin will be responsible for assisting Accuro’s...

MythBuster: The Most Qualified Person Will Get the Job

Your qualifications are impeccable, but you’re not getting the job. What gives? Interestingly enough, there are other qualities that can shine other than being the most qualified candidate. These are things that with a little preparedness and research can have a great impact with a positive...

Accuro Names Jodi Bloom Talent Acquisition Partner

Jodi Bloom Joins Accuro as Talent Acquisition Partner Raleigh, N.C. – Jennifer Dunleavy, president of Accuro (http://www.accurogroup.com), a talent acquisition solutions company to Fortune 500 and global organizations, has announced that Jodi Bloom has joined the company as Talent Acquisition Partner.  In her role, Jodi will...

Give Recognition to Get Positive Results

Studies have shown that appreciation for your work is the number one factor in employee job satisfaction. Therefore, it’s no surprise that high job satisfaction has a direct impact on the success of your business. Here are a few surprising facts about employee recognition: Approximately 41% of...

Earning Respect in the Workplace

Maybe you have heard the expression, “respect is not given – it is earned.” It is no different in the workplace. How do we earn respect in today’s workplace? Here are four tips to earn more respect among your colleagues: Become a subject matter expert. People respect knowledge. When you...

The Truth about what’s Holding You Back in Your Career

When it comes to advancing in your career having a mentor, a strategic growth plan, and certifications are all aspects that will help ensure your success. However, career advancement involves more than just credentials and networking. Presentation and communication skills are invaluable traits for professionals who...

5 Tips for Mastering Any Interview

Ask any candidate applying for a job what they fear the most and they will most likely tell you the interview. It is common to get nervous, second-guess yourself, or even feel under-qualified during the interview process. If you were strategic in your job search and...

The Advantages of a Diverse Workforce

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012 women accounted for 57% of employees working in professional occupations and additional statistics showed that 61.5% of African Americans, 63.9% of Asians, and 66.4% of Latinos were active in the workforce. With the number...

LinkedIn: The Do’s and Don’ts

With over 300 million members LinkedIn is the largest and most well-known professional networking site in the world. However, like with most social sites, there is a certain approach to mastering LinkedIn. Here are a few tips to help you along the way! DO: Have a professional...

Fourth of July Fun Facts!

In honor of Independence Day here are a few fun facts you may not have known about the U.S. According to TIME Magazine Americans consume an estimated 155 million hot dogs on the Fourth of July holiday Benjamin Franklin wanted the U.S. national bird to be a...

u.s. veterans top places to work

Businessnewsdaily.com recently published the article “Best Companies for Veterans to Work”which stated that companies in the technology industry provide some of the happiest work environments for US veterans. Dell ranked number one on the list while companies Sprint, 3M, Microsoft and Verizon followed. Other organizations also...

advice for veterans seeking employment

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statisticshas reported that the unemployment rate for veterans who served on active duty any time after September 2001, also known as Gulf War-era II veterans, was at 9% in 2013. With an increasing number of veterans coming home and transitioning back...

the benefits of hiring veterans

According to the article “Top Ten Reasons to Hire a Veteran”on foxbusiness.com a recent study by the Center for a New American Security found that there are numerous benefits to hiring veterans. Researchers surveyed 800 hiring managers from a total of 69 different companies including Bank...

military spouse day

Every year in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have fought so valiantly to protect and serve our nation. But what about the men, women and children who serve as the support systems for these heroes; what about...

practicing well & mastering your craft

I remember a childhood music teacher reciting the well-known saying, “Practice Makes Perfect.”  This worked well for music lessons, but how can we practice our skills in our career? At Accuro, we have the pleasure of meeting all types of people:  those who make advancing their...

aristotle – a great philosopher and leader

“The whole is greater than more than the sum of its parts.” How many of us have heard this, or variations of it and wondered who thought of it and when? While Aristotle may have been the first to understand and so eloquently state that the...

do you know your strengths?

At Accuro our team gathers on a weekly basis to brainstorm work ideas and to talk about current frustrations or obstacles we may be facing. Creating a forum in the workplace where coworkers can come together and share their ideas is an incredibly reenergizing experience...

women in business

Forbes magazine recently named “The 21 Most Powerful Businesswomen in the World.” These women ranged from Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, to Safra Catz, CFO at Oracle. Every woman mentioned has made such an impact on both men and women and their contributions reach both...

10-10-10: suzy welch’s approach to making the right decision

Suzy Welch dashed into the Raleigh Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference last week … smart, fun, full of energy, and surprisingly relatable. Although she has had an illustrious career and is married to a former CEO of GE, Jack Welch, she’s had her struggles as well...

2014 raleigh chamber women’s leadership conference

On March 6, the women of Accuro attended the Raleigh Chamber Women’s Leadership Conference in Raleigh, NC. The event started out with a bang as four successful women executives discussed values – what they are and how they have shaped their personal and professional decisions. Accuro’s...

international women’s day – march 8, 2014

Every year on March 8th people around the world celebrate the triumphs of women, past and present, in a celebration known as International Women’s Day. As a woman-owned business, Accuro is proud to rejoice in the continual growth and progress of women as business leaders,...

what great hiring managers and olympic coaches have in common

We marvel at the power and grace of their athleticism. We admire their single-minded commitment to focus their all to the endless & repetitive training and time for that one moment, when it's all put on the line. Yet behind, or more appropriately, shoulder-to-shoulder alongside every...

3 ways to lead like an olympian

Olympic athletes train all their lives to harness a specific set of skills and talents that will be put to the test throughout the two weeks of the Olympic Games. Being an Olympic athlete requires an extraordinary amount of will power, dedication and work ethic...

going for the gold: how passion drives one’s success

Business leaders know that being passionate about your job is one of the biggest factors in determining long-term success. Passion and dedication are irreplaceable qualities that will allow you to overcome career setbacks and burn out; they are the intrinsic motivators that keep you working...

how pursuing a hobby can help your career

Whether it’s going to the gym, following sports, or doing more laid-back activities such as reading or cooking, hobbies are something that we all have.  What many people don’t realize is that hobbies are not just vital to your personal life, they can improve your...

matching talent and opportunity

As companies gear up to support sustained growth, one of the questions we hear most often is "How can we find the right employees?"  There are a number of effective sources for recruiting top employees. Most of our clients employ a variety of recruitment strategies...

word of year – your own north star

Navigators and explorers use the North Star to guide their path, especially when they get lost or the skies are cloudy since the North Star doesn’t move – all the other stars move around it. The same concept can be used when you choose a...

what to expect in 2014

Happy New Year! As we all are energizing and gearing up our teams for a strong 2014, we know how valuable it is to have current data and forecasts on the economy so that we can move our organizations forward. At Accuro, we are regularly evaluating...

survey: more us employers to hire temporary & contract workers in 2014

More U.S. employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2014, according to the 2014 Jobs Forecast report recently released by CareerBuilder.  "The forecast’s survey found that 42 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2014, up from 40 percent...

survey shows ceos more optimistic about hiring

More good news about the economy and expanded hiring activity:  A survey of CEOs at the largest U.S. companies shows growing optimism about the economy and expectations to boost hiring. The Business Roundtable released its index measuring CEO outlook on Wednesday.  CEO confidence rose to 84.5...

u.s. job openings and overall hiring reach 5-year highs

Job postings rose 69,000 to a seasonally adjusted 3.9 million, the Labor Department was reported as saying in an article in the N&O on Friday. This is the highest it has been since March of 2008, just after the beginning of the recession. In addition, the...

messages of thanks and gratitude

November is a favorite month for many — it is a time for gathering together, enjoying fellowship and good food, and giving thanks. While these images often recall personal memories, some circles are calling business leaders and managers to explore the need for expressing gratitude...

building a culture of gratitude

Demonstrating basic compassion and kindness by saying "thank you" is often overlooked as a tool of personal development in the workplace. It is, however, a way to show others that you care about them, and to let them know their contribution is important. Gratitude and the...

gratitude in the workplace

For the month of November, we are shifting our focus from overcoming the inevitable career setbacks, to thankfulness, gratitude and appreciation in the workplace. Specifically, being that this is Accuro’s ten-year anniversary, expressing our gratitude for the relationships and partnerships spanning the past decade. You can stay...

overcoming negative feedback

We’ve all been there, sitting on the other side of a desk or phone, receiving critical feedback. Maybe it is the last straw, so to speak, and this will mean you are parting ways with your current employer. Alternatively, maybe it simply means you need...

overcoming career setbacks

Almost every successful professional has experienced some form of failure or career setback. Through acknowledging (and accepting) our setbacks, we can learn the toughest lessons and accept failure as a roadblock along the road to success and not as a crippling defeat. It can be easy...

preparing for feedback – the difficult kind

The thought of giving difficult feedback to an employee who is struggling or needs to improve can send even the most experienced managers running in the other direction. However, the art of giving feedback, especially the tough kind, is important for building high-performing teams. Before the...

moving through career setbacks

Almost every successful professional has experienced some form of failure or career setback. In the first week of October, as fall makes it's debut, we are shifting our focus from employee engagement, to overcoming professional setbacks in your career.  Check out this month's topics: accepting failure as...

4 strategies for employee engagement

At a recent Triangle Society for Human Resources Management (TSHRM) meeting, author and motivational speaker, Kevin Snyder, provided beneficial tips to increasing employee engagement among employees. Implementing his four strategies will result in a more engaged workplace. Encouraging your employees to “think outside the box” is...

u.s. veterans top places to work

Businessnewsdaily.com recently published the article “Best Companies for Veterans to Work”which stated that companies in the technology industry provide some of the happiest work environments for US veterans. Dell ranked number one on the list while companies Sprint, 3M, Microsoft and Verizon followed. Other organizations also...

the power of full engagment

In preparation for our series on employee engagement this month, I read the Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. The book focuses not on time management, but on energy management as the key to successfully staying “engaged” in all areas of...

3 key ingredients for your employee engagement strategy

Tuesday, I attended the Raleigh Chamber Annual Meeting with special quest speaker, Daniel Pink, the author of several provocative, best-selling books including his latest, “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others."  Pink has spent years studying what motivates people at work. Last night he shared a...

engaging your millennial talent

Employee engagement is a term we are all aware of, but probably do not fully embrace or understand it well enough to make it the effective business tool it is intended to be. Instead of being a tool to motivate or train an employee to...

what is employee engagement?

A quick Google search will provide you with the Wikipedia definition of an “engaged employee” as one who is “fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization's interests.” Seminars and forums, books, articles, blogs...

delegation: passing the torch

As a manager, you might face the issue of wanting both to delegate responsibilities, but also wanting to retain ownership of tasks yourself. Some reasons a manager might resist delegation is fear of losing control over the end product, or lack of trust in...

the importance of delegation

You can’t be everywhere at once. Whether you are an owner of a company or a manager, you have several tasks to get done a day’s time. Staff to manage, inventory, payroll, and business planning are among countless others. In a small company, it may seem...

your vacation can’t wait!

Vacation is a must these days as it seems we are all working more and more and we are all in need of some rest and relaxation. It can be easy to be consumed in our work and think that we can’t disconnect from work...

the unplugged vacation

Believe it or not, Carson Tate, managing partner of Working Simply says taking time off is one of the best ways to increase productivity. And she means real time off. She says implementing BLISS—or behavioral learning and integration support systems­­­—can help “improve corporate agility, employee engagement,...

being coachable for success

The only way to grow and to learn is by being receptive to feedback (sometimes in the form of criticism), open to improvement and to being coachable. It means you must listen with the intent to learn rather than to show what you know. Keeping your own...

leadership during organizational change

Yesterday, Apple announced a dramatic redesign to its iOS software which runs on the iPhone, iPad and iPod. For some people, a sleeker, more showy design is exciting, and they look forward to seeing and testing all the innovative changes. For others, they are not...

personal growth for professional development

Personal growth and professional development starts with having a baseline. It may sound crazy, but knowing where you are to begin with will help you decide where and how to make any necessary growth changes happen. If you do not already have a copy of...

resume challenges: tailoring your resume to the job post

When applying for a job, especially as a new graduate, you may think it best to include all past work, but unless it directly relates, keep it off. While working hard as a full-time student and holding down a job as a waitress or babysitter...

interviewing: making it second nature

Job searching and interviewing can be tirelessly time-consuming and nerve-wracking. The best way to stay calm is to be as prepared as possible. Take the pressure off. You might not get this job. For whatever reason, you might not be “the right fit.” Accept that fact,...

finding the “right fit”

Remember the scene in The Social Network when Mark Zuckerberg’s friend comes to the laidback Palo Alto office dressed in a suit? He missed the memo on company culture. Luckily, the internet can help you from making the same mistake. Linking In Following companies on LinkedIn can help...

millennials: your career 101

It is the first week in April and spring graduation is right around the corner.  As our recruitment season moves into high gear, we will be focusing our April blog posts on Effective Career Search Strategies for upcoming college graduates.  We look forward to discussing...

work smarter: team building

There are many ways to work smarter as an individual. Being organized, brainstorming, and having a willingness to learn are all great ways to ensure success and prevent you from wasting energy that can better be spent somewhere else. Another key trait to working smarter...

work smarter: always learning and evaluating

Imagine taking on the task of cooking a Thanksgiving meal, going to the grocery store to get the ingredients,  spending time preparing the buffet of items from scratch, and the masterpiece ends up tasting just a little “off”  and little burnt.  Even though you may...

work smarter: brainstorming

If you have ever started a new project at work then you know how important brainstorming can be. Whether you work on a team or individually, you have to imagine all the possibilities, like a movie in your mind of how each scenario can play...

forming the habit of being happy at work

In the recent documentary “Happy,” people from all over the world were asked “What do you want out of life?” The resounding answer was simply “to be happy.” The people showcased weren’t members of the mega-rich, but instead average, working citizens who were able to...

the connection between likability and career advancement

Studies indicate that most hiring decisions are based on two criteria: competency and likeability. When at a job interview or networking event, what’s the best way to “be yourself” and get others to like you? You want to be professional, but also show your potential...

falling in love with your career (again)

“Do you still love your job?”  When I ask senior-level managers and professionals that question, most answer with “Yes, but.”  Why not a more resounding “Yes”?  Perhaps it is because once we reach a certain level of responsibility or success, we may feel less challenged,...

growing a career you will love through accountability

Building your professional brand and honing in your networking skills are both big pieces to the career-building pie.  They both require time and practice before they can be “mastered,” but there is another important piece of the pie to make sure you are implementing into...

a quick guide to networking

It is 2013, and the business world has accepted how vital an online presence is for business professionals. The key to this online personal growth is through social networks on which you choose to publish your updates, best work, and/or resume. Having an established online...

how your personal brand is like curb appeal

If you’re trying to sell your house, why is curb appeal important? The house may have great hardwood floors, a newly renovated kitchen, and the most energy efficient appliances, but if it has no curb appeal, then clients aren’t going to be naturally drawn to...

4 simple tips to self-improvement in 2013

With the start of a brand new year comes the opportunity to evaluate and improve upon your career path. Whether you plan on changing careers or advance in your current one, here are 4 career resolutions to make 2013 your best year yet! Set aside time...

2013: major changes to affect hiring

The New Year is here and businesses are ready to implement their big plans for growth and increased profitability. Here are a few things to look out for in 2013 that will impact business and hiring decisions: Healthcare Reform: Additional information has been released about the...

benefits of goal setting for the new year

The beginning of a new year can be a great motivator when it comes to getting the most out of your job search. At the start of 2013, one critical resolution to make is to set a goal for your professional life. By asking yourself...

staying healthy & productive at work

Everyone wants to stay healthy at work during the height of the holiday rush. Remaining productive for the final stretch of the year while avoiding the flu and other viruses can be easier said than done. Here are a few simple steps on how to...

getting the most out of your work day

This past summer, millions of Americans were captivated by the 2012 Olympics and the USA’s quest for gold. Captivate Network reports that this patriotic support resulted in “$1.38 billion loss in productivity for U.S. companies,” in part to the accessibility of streaming to mobile devices...

setting goals in the workplace

It is a busy summer afternoon and your employer comes to you with an opportunity to lead a high-profile initiative. What an exciting time to showcase your leadership skills!   One of the most important aspects of this new responsibility is to set goals.  Setting goals...

career advancement through self evaluation

Creating a progressive career path is a necessity to attaining your career goals. Most people have an idea of what they ultimately want to achieve in their professional life, but reaching that goal takes more than just a desire. Of course, being passionate  about what you...

negotiating a higher salary

Have you received a job offer from a potential employer and the offer just doesn’t meet your expectations whether it be salary, benefits, or other factors?  In most cases you have two choices when this happens: You can turn down the job letting the employer know...

how to follow up after your interview

Interviewing for a job that genuinely enthuses you can be a thrilling experience, especially when the interview goes well. What can you do next after your interview to make a lasting impression on the hiring manager or recruiter, and help you stand out from the...

does your resume get results?

Creating an effective resume in a highly competitive job market is an essential first step into getting an employer to notice you. There is countless advice published on how to format a resume, even templates set up in word processing software. So what might be...

what your nonverbal communication can say about you

Whether you are trying to form a lasting impression on a future employer or presenting numbers to a client, nonverbal communication skills could be the difference between leaving an impactful and lackluster effect. Because no one intentionally tries to be diverting with their body language, ...

tips for a successful job interview

Getting the chance to interview for a job is an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking experience. A job interview offers the opportunity for candidates to elaborate what is already on paper, express all of the benefits and potential they can bring to the table, and...

engaging talent with social media

Social media is a dynamic way to promote one’s  brand, as well as also to build relationships with followers, customers, and friends. The majority of companies have already adopted Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn towards marketing efforts. So when it comes to engaging talent for the...

building your online presence for job seekers

Building Your Online Presence for Job Seekers While the 21stcentury job seeker faces many challenges there are numerous advantages that job seekers can utilize that did not exist 10 years ago. The internet is still a comparably new technology that gives seekers instant access to job...

goal setting for job seekers

It’s a Saturday night, and you’ve spent all day looking at job boards. You’ve researched the company, tweaked your cover letter, double checked your resume for errors, and have sent it off, obsessively checking your email for a response. While all these steps are critical...

the importance of self-evaluation

Summer is here and for many of us this means allowing ourselves a much deserved vacation. Whether it is a weekend getaway, a day to soak up the sun by the pool or a cookout with family and friends, when summer comes we all crave...

back to basics: is your company living its culture?

In recent times, the American job market has been fortunate enough to pick up some forward motion. Many small to mid-level businesses have found themselves going from almost stagnant growth to practically running to keep up with their competitors and their clients. The quick growth...

advancing your career

Every new season offers a fresh start — the season of Spring calls to mind renewal and growth. For many, a seasonal change awakens the desire for new opportunities that yield personal and professional growth. A key component of personal and professional growth is an individual’s understanding...

accepting the right offer

In uncertain economic times, many job seekers feel like they do not have the luxury of turning down any job offer that comes their way.  It can be tempting to accept the first offer, especially if you are unemployed or have a strong desire to...

commitment – what organizations need the most

When establishing a talent management plan, at times employers forget the most important aspect of finding the new and perfect job applicant.  In our ever-connected and ever-changing society, it is difficult to answer the popular question: where do you see yourself in five years?  Baby...

your personal brand and your career

In order to be considered competitive in today’s economy, one must have a prevailing personal brand.  Your personal brand showcases your unique strengths and can enhance your success throughout your career. A personal brand goes beyond your resume and offers a deeper look into yourself and...

talent management for the new generation

Throughout fluctuating economic times, it is important to remind yourself to do what you love and love what you do.   Recent news shows that the number of American’s quitting their jobs has begun to rise. The job market continues to grow and employees feel confident enough to leave...

the 21st century manager

Industries around the world have become more dynamic throughout time.  The skills of the 21st century manager are much different than those previous – companies are much more collaborative.  Focusing on soft skills, effective use of online networks and embracing multi-tasking are important constituents for success.  Communication,...

optimistic job hunting

Job hunting is an extensive process - but is important to remain positive!  There are several factors involved in filling a particular position.  In order to be selected for a certain position, your background and overall needs need to match with that of the company...