Telling Sam's Story - About Spire Re-Air

This week, we’re re-airing a conversation Matt and Mike had about how Spire came to be. It all comes back to how much we invest in our entire team. Earlier this week, we posted a blog that tells the story of one of our recruiters — Sam Cochran. Like all of us, Sam is in pursuit of work/life balance, but there’s something remarkable — she’s really found it. On top of being top recruiter of the month in May 2019 she is also a mother of one, soon to be two, and she works out of our Kansas City field office.

Check out Sam’s full story here:

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Recruiter Stories: The Candidate That (Almost) Got Away

So, we’re bringing you a short episode this week, but it’s a grand story. Sometimes in the recruiting world you go to great lengths to get the job done — let alone get in contact with the right candidate.

Here’s Matt with an incredible story. 

 
 

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How To Know If You're Working With The Right Recruiter - Pt. 2: The Candidate

We’re on to part two here and this time we’re looking at things from the candidate’s perspective. You have to make sure your recruiter truly has your best interest in mind — Did they find you because you’re a great match for a role? Why are they calling? Are they asking detailed questions and explaining the role?

You have to know how to vet a recruiter from your side as a potential hire. This rounds out our two-parter, but be on the lookout for an accompanying blog post where Mike and Matt give more perspective on working with the right recruiter.

 
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How To Know If You're Working With The Right Recruiter - Pt. 1: The Client

So, we’re bringing you a two-parter here. Mike and Matt talk about all things regarding recruiters. Sourcing a recruiter that fits the brand and becomes a true extension of your brand, brings service after they’ve placed a candidate, and one that stays connected takes time to find.

Mike and Matt have some great insight to both sides. So, hit play above to check out Part 1.

 
 

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5 Things You Should NEVER Say In An Interview

Welcome to The Spirecast - A bi-weekly podcast from Spire Workforce Solutions in Atlanta, GA. Look, we get it. Interviewing isn’t easy. There’s a lot that goes into preparing.

We’ve been through our fair share of interviews and we’ve learned a few things over the years while coaching candidates AND hiring managers on what to look for. So, looking for/listening for the good stuff is a given, but what about…. things you SHOULDN’T say?

 
 

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Millennials

Let’s talk about millennials. That’s right, we said it — Millennials.  

A few stats to kick things off. 

  • 75% of Millennials would prefer to work from home or other locations

  • 78% of Millennials see workplace quality as important when choosing an employer.

  • 59% of Millennials say flexibility will improve productivity

  • 59% of Millennials say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them when applying for a job

  • 87% of Millennials say professional development or career growth opportunities are very important in any position they are in or are considering

There’s far more than simply checking the box of “I need a job” in this day and age. The complexities of finding the groove with millennials is something Spire works through on a daily basis. In this episode, Mike and Matt give their perspectives on the workforce of today — and especially the workforce of very near future.

 
 

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The Most Important Thing About Working With A Recruiter

Sourcing great people for the right role isn’t always the same as finding say… the right puzzle piece. Or a perfect match. As business continues to evolve and the workforce becomes more diverse, seeking to understand what is truly best for a company, a team, and an individual should be at the top of the list, right? Understanding realities on both sides — from the client or company AND the candidate is the way forward.

Mike and Matt sat down to have a conversation the most important thing when it comes to work with a recruiter — from the client and candidate perspectives.

 
 

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Who is Spire?

We've been at this for over six years now and we've learned quite a bit along the way. We, at Spire, are excited to share our knowledge with you that we've picked up over the years.

In this first episode, we want to give you an opportunity to learn about us, what makes us different, and how we are working hard to reroute the way hiring, and hiring strategically, is managed in today's business world.

In this episode: Mike Jacoutot — Managing Director and Matt Cheij — Recruiting Director

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