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Saving Time and Money With an ATS

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the modern tool that every employer needs when hiring. These software systems are increasingly easy to use but also highly sophisticated. The best ATS platforms are cloud-based, which captures and shares information in real-time. They also have artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow companies to automate the most tedious functions of the hiring process. This blog will help you understand why an investment in an ATS can pay you back quickly and consistently in time, organization, and better hires. Benefits of an ATS You’ve probably heard of a customer relationship management (CRM) system. These [...]

April 9th, 2021|HR, Tips & Tricks|

Small Business Success: Put Trust in Your Employees

What is the one thing a small business should do with their employees to be successful? The answer is: Build trust. A recent study from PayScale shows that when employees feel like their bosses trust them, they are happier and less willing to look for a new job. The research found 72% of workers feel satisfied in their job when they can make decisions on their own and feel trusted by their employers. For a small business, this is the state to achieve; happy, productive employees and high retention. Here’s how a little five-letter word like trust can have a big impact [...]

April 2nd, 2021|HR, Management|

Is 9-5 an Outdated Work Schedule?

The work world has changed. The global pandemic forced a lot of changes, but even before our fears of the coronavirus kept us at home, the work world was shifting to accommodate freelancers, contract, remote, and other types of more flexible work arrangements. This leads us to wonder if the old “nine to five” concept of work is over. This blog will explore some of the work trends that are becoming our new normal.  How the Coronavirus Changed Work  Pew Research recently released a study on how the global pandemic changed the work world. Some believe these changes will last forever. [...]

March 12th, 2021|HR|

How Do Applicant Tracking Systems Work?

If your recruiting team is using an Excel spreadsheet or maybe a customer relationship management (CRM) platform to handle their sourcing, interviewing, and hiring processes, you are operating under a handicap. Today’s applicant tracking systems (ATS) are designed specifically for the recruiting function and they give your team the ability to automate manual tasks that are slowing down your time to hire. Here’s how these platforms work and how they can help your business.  Understanding the ATS  Today, an ATS can help you handle the entire sourcing and hiring process. Many employers rely heavily on these tools to administer the hiring [...]

February 19th, 2021|HR, Management|

Identify Your Recruiters Pain Points Before They Quit

Recruiting is a role where you improve the longer you work in a specific position. As recruiters get better at their job, the time to hire process reduces, and efficiencies improve. The last thing you want is for this skilled worker, who has reached their maximum efficiency, to leave. Here are some of the top pain points your recruiter may have today and how you can alleviate them. It's Hard to Get All of My Daily Tasks Organized Recruiting is an incredibly task-intensive process. If your recruiter can't stay organized around their daily activities, they are going to rapidly fall [...]

October 16th, 2020|HR|

Best Practices for Harvesting Niche Resumes

Niche recruiting is a precise process. Specialization can save time wasted reviewing piles of unqualified resumes. Niche recruiting is less about the job board and more about precision targeting of the best candidates with exactly the right skills. Niche recruiting is especially important now, when so many people are out of work, placing a job board ad is sure to flood your hiring teams with a lot of candidates that are nowhere near qualified.  Here are some best practices for harvesting niche resumes and finding better candidates for your most skilled positions.   Start with the Job Description  Every job starts with a [...]

October 9th, 2020|HR|

Your Candidate is Not the One… Now What?

If you’re a recruiter, having your candidate turned down by the client can be very frustrating. This is particularly true if your income is tied to your ability to place a candidate. Most professional recruiters must have thick skin and a determined attitude to overcome these types of disappointments. What may help is to consider that every candidate connection you make builds your network. That’s why it’s so essential to create the best impression possible with every single person you come in contact with. But how can interviewers turn a losing candidate into a winning networking opportunity? Here are some [...]

August 28th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Get your Team Motivated With a Fitness Challenge

Whether you’re in an office or working from home these days, getting exercise is critical to your health. Everyone knows this. Too much sedentary time can make you sick; heard disease, diabetes, and even cancer are the result of sitting around too much. So, motivating yourself and your coworkers is important no matter where they’re working. But how can you get the team motivated to stay fit? It’s an especially difficult proposition if you’re all sitting at home on the computer. This article will help you motivate the team toward health with a fitness challenge.  Team Exercise Challenge  The good news is [...]

August 21st, 2020|HR|

Tips for Getting Candidates to Feel Comfortable on the Phone With You

Phone interviews are an important first step toward really getting to know a candidate beyond their resume or LinkedIn profile. Phone interviews require the recruiter or hiring manager to have the skills to establish trust with the candidate. The goal is to create an excellent first impression, gain the candidate’s buy-in, and commit to moving forward, especially if they are top talent that will benefit the company you serve.  But we’ve all heard about bad phone interviews and recruiters who are less than skilled at this necessary step in the recruiting process. How can you build trust, particularly with an [...]

August 14th, 2020|HR, Recruiters|

Should We Say Goodbye to the Workplace We Knew?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has changed. Many organizations have implemented work from home policies, while others have shut their doors. Social distancing has eliminated employee happy hours, events, conferences, or anything else where large organizations came together to network and share camaraderie.   Most organizations have switched to video conferencing as the go-to tool for business collaboration. Let’s look at how companies are using these tools and how they will impact organizations long-term long after coronavirus feels like a bad memory.  Remote Work—The New Normal?  Before the coronavirus, there was a quiet but growing movement to work from home. The [...]

May 22nd, 2020|HR|