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Reviewing and Setting KPIs for the New Year

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are a valuable way to create a culture of accountability in your workplace. These valuable tools can measure success or push an underperforming department to excel. They can provide a framework for goals, whether it’s an individual or a business. Here is how you should set, track, and achieve KPIs for the New Year.  Understanding KPIs  No matter the size, your entire organization should be goal-driven, from the frontline staff to your CEO. There is simply no better way to keep a company moving forward. But how do you set and measure these goals?   First, the [...]

January 22nd, 2021|Management|

How to Write an Email that Will Catch Your Candidates Attention

Identifying the right candidate for the job is the definition of good recruiting. Today’s top candidates do not simply show up. Instead, they require work to define the right fit and then a careful effort to reach out and build the relationship. But what happens if the candidate won’t even respond to your first email. Is there a way to get the attention of the best candidates by crafting the perfect correspondence? We have suggestions that will help.  Draft the Perfect Candidate Email  The first thing you need to craft the perfect email is the right technology to identify the [...]

January 15th, 2021|Recruiters|

The Secret Sauce for Small Business Success

Every entrepreneurial journey is different. But there is one characteristic that every entrepreneur has in common. This trait is the secret sauce that separates those who are brave enough to launch their venture from those that simply dream about it. Confidence is the secret sauce, and it can benefit your business in myriad ways.  How Can Confidence Help Your Business?  Overcoming imposter syndrome is a critical step to launching and sustaining a business. Your vision for business success must overcome any nagging feeling that you aren’t capable of pulling this off. Confidence is a mental health booster that sweeps away [...]

January 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

What Makes Candidates Abandon Applications Before Finishing

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports 60% of job seekers abandon their online applications. That should be a huge red flag for recruiters well before they get the bill for their cost-per-click recruiting models or end up with a flawed candidate selection during the hiring process. While many enterprise organizations still believe that lengthy applications mean a better and more determined caliber of a candidate, that is outdated thinking not suited for the modern era of cell phones and other forms of digital communications. What are you doing wrong? Why are your best candidates leaving their cart half full?  Why [...]

December 24th, 2020|Recruiters|

Why It’s Important to Invest In a Quality ATS

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are growing more sophisticated. While they can’t take on all of the recruiting functions for your organization, they can automate tasks so that your teams are spending time on what they do best—building relationships and closing deals. In this way, an ATS can contribute significantly to your bottom line by making your team more productive.  There are many ATS platforms on the market today. Why should you invest in these tools, and how can you be sure you’ve made the right choice?  Why Invest in an ATS?  There is simply no better way to handle the [...]

December 17th, 2020|Management|

How to Take a Step Back From Work When You Are Stressed

2020 is full of challenging news, and CNBC reported in October that the number of adults with depression has tripled in the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic began. A study in JAMA Network says one in four American adults are currently experiencing depression. Some of this worry is related to employment stressors as fully 50% of the U.S. now works from home. How can you take a step back from work when it’s as close as the laptop on your kitchen table? How can you develop boundaries between office time and home time when the locations for both are the same? This article will help you [...]

December 10th, 2020|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Why Do Some Fail and Some Succeed?

You’ve probably heard half of all new businesses fail in their first year. That isn’t exactly true. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is quoted in Investopedia as saying 20% of new businesses fail during the first two years, 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first decade. The article stated that only 25% of all new businesses make it to the 15-year mark. However, the point is the same: A lot of businesses simply don’t make it much further than their opening. What is the difference between a business that fails and one that doesn’t? Why do some [...]

December 3rd, 2020|Management|

Build a Successful Candidate Follow-Up Strategy

Many recruiters don’t have a solid candidate follow-up strategy, which leaves them vulnerable to ghosting and candidate poaching from other firms. Why does this matter? The recruiter with the best follow-up strategy will land the best, most in-demand candidates. Here are some tips for how to build that strategy and win the candidate every time.  Treat the Candidate Like Your Customer  The best recruiters treat candidates like a valued customer. This includes rejected candidates, who should always be treated respectfully, even if they were less-than-desirable as candidates or even if they behaved rudely. The goal is always to treat the [...]

November 27th, 2020|Recruiters|

Looking for a Better Way to Hold Your Employees Accountable?

What’s the right way to hold people accountable? There have been countless books written on this topic, and there are all kinds of philosophies and training classes on different techniques. What’s the best way to hold your employees accountable, and how can software help?  What is Accountability?  Accountability means that your employees at every level take responsibility for delivering on their commitments. This is important at every level of your organization, from the c-suite to the newest employee. We’ve all seen companies struggle with this. We’ve experienced managers who get angry at employees, which ultimately does nothing. Instead, accountability in [...]

November 20th, 2020|Management|

Are You Revisiting Your Runner-Up Candidates?

There is a pool of applicants that we are almost certain you’ve forgotten. Runner-up or silver medal candidates were practically perfect—but they were edged out by the gold medal winner, sometimes, just like in the Olympics, by inches. Why is it important to go back to your runner-ups, and how can they help your business?  Benefits of Hiring the Runner-Up Candidates  Revisiting the runner-up candidate pool has some advantages. For example:  These candidates have already been screened. They may have gone through multiple interviews, learned more about your culture, and at least partially, or perhaps nearly totally, been deemed a [...]

November 13th, 2020|Recruiters|