Courtney Englert

Courtney Englert is the Customer Success Intern at The Resumator, a SaaS applicant tracking system and recruiting platform trusted by many of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Contact her at at cenglert@theresumator.com or http://twitter.com/theresumator on Twitter.

Articles by Courtney Englert

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

What “Ted” Can Teach Managers and Entrepreneurs About Hiring & Firing

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Anyone catch the movie Ted yet?

If you’re a business leader or entrepreneur, you need to.

First of all, it’s hilarious. But, it’s also uncanny how a young boy’s relationship with a stuffed animal can teach you a thing or two about hiring and firing. Read more…

Culture, HR Insights

What Great Olympians Can Teach Us About Building a Start-Up Culture

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Bleacher Report recently put together a list of the 30 Greatest Athletes in Summer Olympics History.

Sitting on top of the list was 14-time gold medalist Michael Phelps, who holds the all-time record for the most Olympic gold medals.

It might seem like a stretch to draw a connection between an Olympic swimmer and life at a start-up, but bear with me. Being the most successful Olympic athlete in history (and arguably the most successful single athlete) requires a freakish amount of natural talent, backed up by consistent hard work.

Sounds like a start-up, right? They’re both pressure cookers; even the slightest flaw can derail success. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing

Recruiting New College Grads: Does Their GPA Actually Matter?

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Are you recruiting college students?

It might be tempting to try and judge them based on their success at school — which leads you right to their GPA. But it’s a terrible measure of success for most students.

In the National Association of Colleges and Employer’s Job Outlook 2012 survey, GPA importance hit an all-time high at 76.9 percent of employers screening candidates based on GPA. In 2012 the outlook was 73.4 percent, an improvement, but not much better.

Some organizations must use GPA as a method to filter through thousands of applicants — and have a solid reason it wasn’t their fault a new grad didn’t work out. But there are some compelling reasons as well. Read more…

HR Management, Recruiting and Staffing

Onboarding New Hires: You Need to Just Give Them The Keys

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What can learning to drive teach us about onboarding new hires? A hell of a lot, actually.

If you’re a manager, think of your new hires like they’re on their first day of driving, ever. On their first day, you’ll give new hires the vehicle to do their work, the freedom to drive their career, and build a better company.

But you probably covered these steps in the interview. They’ve been excitedly awaiting the day; what will they do now that they’re on the job? Read more…