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Scott Brown

Principal at Scott Brown Recruitment

Member Since October 2013

Oakland, CA, 9461

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Hi, I'm Scott. I am a recruitment expert and small business hiring consultant with over 14 years industry experience. I started my business in 2009 as a pure recruiter, but have morphed it into a consultancy on internal hiring. I love small business and I love what I do, as it really sits well with my passion for the people side of any business. On top of that I am a blogger / writer and speaker on hiring within small businesses.

Branding

Can hiring Influence your branding?

Hiring seems so innocuous to some. It’s simply putting a new person on as staff and integrating them into the business and environment, without much else happening externally, right? It would cert...

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Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #1 - not a plan in sight

Here it is: the Number 1 hiring mistake...and potentially the one causing the most issues for any business. Going for a bushwalk into an area you have not been before without a map and proper prepa...

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Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes – #2 – assuming the offer is the end of the process

After going through an exhaustive hiring process, where many resumes were received, a number of interviews completed and reference checks done perfectly, we reach the point where the decision has be...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes – #3 – position description failures

At the time when you want to put your role to market, your aim is to attract the best candidates, right? Getting something simple like the wording of the position description could be the difference...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #4 - on-boarding stuff-ups

Let’s get these statistics out there straight away: candidates / new employees who do not have an effective on-boarding process to go through with their employer are 22% more likely to leave withi...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #5 - an over-reliance on seek

Once we are in a position to put the role to market, typically the path is taken where the most common and (let’s be honest) overused methods are generally used. Trouble is, so does everyone else,...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #6 - hiring ourselves

  How many times have we seen decisions made during a hiring process based on a simple case of distinct similarities? How many times have business owners / Directors / Hiring Managers hired someon...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #7 - poor reference checks - or lack thereof

In the countdown of the Top 10 Hiring Mistakes, we land at number 7 - Poor Reference Checks...or lack thereof. Because, what I find interesting in speaking with businesses about their hiring process...

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Human resources

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #8 - awful interviewing

Providing you have completed a solid process to this point, you are ready to interview. The interview is generally the first time you have ever laid eyes on the candidate for your role and presents ...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

It's halloween...what can hirers learn from today?

Halloween is a great time for kids and a chance to let the ‘spooky side’ have a play, usually with kids dressing up going from house to house looking for treats, which they happily consume in a ...

Read more
Branding

Can hiring Influence your branding?

Hiring seems so innocuous to some. It’s simply putting a new person on as staff and integrating them into the business and environment, without much else happening externally, right? It would cert...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #1 - not a plan in sight

Here it is: the Number 1 hiring mistake...and potentially the one causing the most issues for any business. Going for a bushwalk into an area you have not been before without a map and proper prepa...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes – #2 – assuming the offer is the end of the process

After going through an exhaustive hiring process, where many resumes were received, a number of interviews completed and reference checks done perfectly, we reach the point where the decision has be...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes – #3 – position description failures

At the time when you want to put your role to market, your aim is to attract the best candidates, right? Getting something simple like the wording of the position description could be the difference...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #4 - on-boarding stuff-ups

Let’s get these statistics out there straight away: candidates / new employees who do not have an effective on-boarding process to go through with their employer are 22% more likely to leave withi...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #5 - an over-reliance on seek

Once we are in a position to put the role to market, typically the path is taken where the most common and (let’s be honest) overused methods are generally used. Trouble is, so does everyone else,...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #6 - hiring ourselves

  How many times have we seen decisions made during a hiring process based on a simple case of distinct similarities? How many times have business owners / Directors / Hiring Managers hired someon...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #7 - poor reference checks - or lack thereof

In the countdown of the Top 10 Hiring Mistakes, we land at number 7 - Poor Reference Checks...or lack thereof. Because, what I find interesting in speaking with businesses about their hiring process...

Read more
Human resources

Top 10 hiring mistakes - #8 - awful interviewing

Providing you have completed a solid process to this point, you are ready to interview. The interview is generally the first time you have ever laid eyes on the candidate for your role and presents ...

Read more
Attracting talent and recruitment

It's halloween...what can hirers learn from today?

Halloween is a great time for kids and a chance to let the ‘spooky side’ have a play, usually with kids dressing up going from house to house looking for treats, which they happily consume in a ...

Read more

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Steve Osborne

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Do you find marketing enjoyable or is it a necessary evil?

Most business owners I know do not enjoy marketing that much. Which is not to say they dislike...

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Danh Le

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How do I get started in the field of Networking and Infrastructure as a university student?

In terms of accreditation, study options (currently in Bachelor of Information Systems @ UNSW,...

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What were your experiences when hiring for the first time?

Hi all, I am researching a book an hiring for the first time, and want to know the biggest problem...

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John Belchamber, Owner & Senior Consultant at Invoke Results

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What is the biggest challenge you face with people in your business?

After many years in leadership, consulting and entrepreneurial roles, I've come to believe that we...

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Micha Wotton, Head of Development at SavvySME

Asked this question - Attracting talent and recruitment

How much do recruiters typically charge?

I am looking at hiring developers and was wondering how much recruiters would charge. Do their fees...

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