Category: Recruiting

Top Interview Do’s and Don’ts – Company Edition

By David Poline

DO’S Prepare Just as you expect your candidates to know something about you and your firm, it’s important to take the time to learn about the candidate you are interviewing. Starting with the cover letter and resume, review previous companies and titles, noting if there is a specific job you want to inquire about during the interview.Examine their skill set and ask yourself if the experience lines up with the job requirements.Study achievements, projects and…

Attracting Young Talent to the CRE Industry

By David Poline

Check-out my recent conversation with CRE Investor + Advisor Stan Sonenshine at PREF and Georgia State University Professor regarding future talent within our industry: https://bit.ly/3vd19Ho. What started off as a legacy hiring topic evolved into a conversation about exposure and education. Here are a few highlights. While it’s still a “who you know” business, we believe the best way to have a diverse and qualified talent pool is through exposure, education and connection. Here’s how we can make an…

Recruiters' Role in Diversity & Inclusion

Recruiter Role in Diversity and Inclusion

By David Poline

In her recent article, “Recruiters Play a Key Role in Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,” Tiffany Trotter labels recruiters the “diversity and inclusion gatekeepers.” This encouraged me to think about my own role as a recruiter in the commercial real estate industry, an industry that has long struggled with a lack of diversity, mainly due to successful industry entrance being based on personal connections. Recruiters Need Training Trotter claims that while recruiters do not…

Job Searching Techniques Shift Amid Pandemic

Job Search Techniques Shift Amid Pandemic

By David Poline

Are you conducting a job search? You may be curious how this current environment is affecting recruiting and job searching. A Smart Brief article examines how the pandemic has affected networking, communicating, interviewing and onboarding, offering tips on each topic. Networking Networking is certainly not happening in-person, but it seems to be flourishing on LinkedIn and other virtual platforms. One good suggestion—also applicable to interviewing—is to brush up on your video skills. You wouldn't think…

Is Relocation a Trend of the Past? Following the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Relocation: A Trend of the Past?

By David Poline

Considering relocation, the two most important questions we have asked candidates are: (1) Can you relocate? (2) If so, where? Candidates who were open-minded to relocation were immensely easier to place in new roles because the universe of potential opportunities available to them was exponentially larger than for those who could not. This had become particularly true during the last decade—as this era has been marked by people having the least amount of mobility since World…

Recruiters Offer Confidentiality to Their Job Candidates

Importance of Recruiter-Candidate Confidentiality

By David Poline

What steps does Poline Associates take to ensure confidentiality? Both Poline’s clients and candidates require confidential communications at times, but this post focuses on confidentiality concerns from the candidate's perspective. One of the most important services a search firm provides a job seeker is the ability to learn about other opportunities that exist in the market while remaining secure in the knowledge their current employment will not be jeopardized. The recruiter-candidate relationship is analogous to…

Amidst a tight job market, companies struggle to easily identify good candidates and strategically build successful teams.

Where Are All the Good Candidates? How to Build a Team in a Tight Market

By David Poline

Editor’s Note: It is difficult to believe that this blog on the tight job market was posted March 18, 2020. Please read this blog as a historical marker, demonstrating just how quickly the U.S. job market has unraveled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Amidst one of the tightest job markets in decades, companies struggle to easily identify good candidates and strategically build successful teams. Do not be discouraged. Quality talent is in the market, hiding…

Is There a Talent Shortage in the Commercial Real Estate Sector?

Is the Commercial Real Estate Talent Pool Growing or Slowing?

By David Poline

Despite a future that will certainly be altered by robot labor and artificial intelligence, human capital continues to power industry in the United States and across the world.  Maintaining a talented workforce is essential for our economy to fulfill its true potential. Fortunately, the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector continues to employ some of the brightest and most creative minds out there and these individuals help make the $5 trillion industry what it is today.…

Why Use an Executive Recruiter?

By David Poline

People are the pulse of any company. Poline Associates enhances your company’s search process by ensuring you have access to the best professionals. Here’s how we can help you find remarkable talent. We have access: As professionals entrenched in the shopping center industry, we have connections and access to both on and off-market candidates. Our credibility garners trusted information and strong relationships with professionals at all position levels as well as industry-leading companies. We move…

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