Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Holidays from StellarHire Partners!

From all of us at StellarHire Partners

May your Holidays

be filled with joy and good cheer
and the New Year bring you
peace and happiness

Friday, September 13, 2013

StellarHIRE Partners Favorite 50 of Forbes 100 Favorite Quotes:

1.      Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
2.     The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’ -Jeffrey Bezos
3.     Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
4.     Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
5.     Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
6.     Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –John Maxwell
7.     If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
8.     Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
9.     I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
10.  I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
11.   Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
12.  Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
13.  There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
14.  The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
15.  Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy
16.  Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
17.  When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
18.  When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
19.  Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucious
20. The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. –Vince Lombardi
21.  Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
22. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
23. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney
24. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
25. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
26. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
27.  The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
28. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
29. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
30. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
31.  It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  –Ann Landers
32. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
33. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
34. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
35. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
36. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
37.  Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
38. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
39. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
40. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
41.  You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
42. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
43. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
44. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
45. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
46. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
47.  Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
48. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
49. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs

50. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CFOs Forecast Increasing Tech Revenues – Are You Ready?

A recent survey by BDO USA found that CFOs in the tech industry have a very positive outlook for 2013. Over half – 58% – of tech industry CFOs predict that their company’s revenue will increase over values seen in 2012, with an average predicted increase in just under 9%. Perhaps even more telling, 70% of CFOs who work for tech companies believe that merger and acquisition activity will increase in 2013 as well.

With all of this positive change for high-tech focused businesses, there are bound to be staffing changes as companies obtain the capital to expand, switch ownership, and combine to form bigger and better businesses. Couple those shifts with rapid adaptation of cloud technology and big data integration, and finding the right staff for the job becomes even more crucial.

StellarHire Partners has focused on bringing the very best talent to companies in the high-tech industry since 1999, and utilizes the most cutting edge technology for candidate sourcing, development, and management. Whether employers seek candidates who will bring to the table the most up-to-date understanding of SaaS, predictive analytics, systems management and security, or marketing automation, StellarHire Partners can find the right job seeker for any position.

To read more about Tech Revenues in 2013, be sure to read this article

Friday, April 5, 2013

How the Internet Has Changed the Recruitment Process

There’s a reason it’s called the Information Age. The internet has truly changed the way that we gather, process, and utilize information, especially during the recruitment process! Since the business world changes so quickly, it’s important for our recruitment efforts to keep pace.

At StellarHire Partners, we use technology to proactively and effectively propel talent through the pipelines to fulfill company needs. We’ve found that the biggest benefit of the internet is what we call “big data.” These analytics allow us to quickly see if our efforts are paying off and what sites we should be investing our efforts in.

For instance, data can show us talent acquisition statistics for LinkedIn versus CareerBuilder. Both are fine sites, of course, but does one work for our particular company better than the other? Big data and analytics allow us to determine this.

Harnessing big data is the easy part. Implementing it to acquire new talent is the challenge that many businesses face. To make the most of your big data:

          Review the metrics and decide what sites are the most effective for your company.
          Consider key metrics about your company to improve your performance on these sites
          Use the data to proactively predict what future HR technology you should begin using to glean results.

Want to learn more about how you can use technology and data to streamline your recruitment process? Be sure to check out SourceCon for the latest information!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

How to Motivate Your Team for Excellence

How to Motivate Your Team for Excellence

All businesses thrive or fail based on the performance of their staff. At StellarHire Partners, we’ve determined that aside from recruiting the right people, keeping them happy and motivated is a challenge all employers face. Fortunately, this challenge doesn’t have to be a difficult one.

There are three major components to consider while motivating your team to always provide quality services.

Financial Incentive

Financial incentive is the first and most obvious incentive. Find a way to connect tangible results with financial rewards. Whether it’s a certain pay scale or bonuses, employees are more likely to work hard to reach a financial goal. Just like anything else, however, financial incentives only go so far.

Good Management

Good management motivates employees. While micromanagement offers quick, short-term results, it stresses and undermines your team. Instead, fight for their loyalty by truly getting to know employees on a personal basis. This also allows you to learn everyone’s strengths and weaknesses, which you can use while managing the team.


People want to feel like they’re part of a team in the workplace. By encouraging camaraderie, you’re motivating employees to support each other. Stronger individual performances mean a stronger team performance, which means a stronger business!

See more advice from James Caan, the CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw, at LinkedIn.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Want to Grow Your Business? Learn the Techniques of Effective Recruiters

If you’re like most companies, you might be looking forward to growth in hiring in Q2 and Q3. While this is an exciting time for these companies, if you recruit like most of them, you might make the mistake of hiring the best person who applies instead of the best person for the position.

At StellarHire Partners, we understand the importance of the recruitment process and focus our efforts on using technology to find remarkable talent for any industry. We’d like to share a few tips from our experience in staying on the front-line of the recruitment process. By following these four tips, you’ll embark on an effective recruitment process that strengthens your team.

1.     Know your goal. Too often, recruiters simply look for someone to fill a position. Instead, determine the long-term goal of the ideal candidate and how it meshes with the growth of your company. Instead of focusing on their resume, focus on their long-term career possibility with you.
2.     Think long-term. Candidates won’t be sold on any job opportunity immediately. They’ll want to weigh all their options and allow the information to sink in. By thinking long-term, you’re helping the candidate see the career opportunity at your company.
3.     Take initiative. Not all candidates will come to you. Take the pro-active approach of finding prospects and contacting them. While waiting for this process to work, prioritize the positions that matter. Some positions need to be filled faster than others.

To learn more, be sure to check out TLNT’s top 7 tips for recruiters.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

StellarHire Partners - Weekly Review - 3/29/2013: Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about leadership, company culture, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about big data, growth markets & employee retention



  6. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. - Robert Orben