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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|

Small Business Success: Leverage Technology

When it comes to any business, technology is both an enabler and a disruptor. Technology helps small businesses and startups compete with big players in the marketplace. New software tools in the cloud have revolutionized how we do business. How do small organizations benefit from IT? Whether it’s video conferencing to bring remote teams together during global pandemics or sophisticated yet easy-to-use applicant tracking systems to find candidates, today’s small businesses need technology to optimize and streamline their efficiency. Here are some of the benefits of technology in business and why small companies must leverage technology to get ahead. Technology [...]

March 5th, 2021|Management|

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|

Small Business Success: Rely on Employee Feedback for Increased Retention

The satisfaction of your workforce is a viable indicator of how long you’ll retain your employees. Employee retention benefits employers who save on the costs of hiring and training. A highly satisfied workforce means that your employees are more engaged and productive. So, employee satisfaction is a key building block in the success of your business. How can companies harness employee feedback to help with retention?  Net Promoter Score for Job Satisfaction  As a staffing provider, your goal is to create a high level of satisfaction in your three key customers: Your internal recruiting team; the candidates they source; and [...]

February 5th, 2021|Management|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Small Business Success: Are You Putting People In the Right Seats?

The best business leaders say that their secret to success has always been to hire the right people for the right job. Many would even say hiring employees that are smarter than the business owner is also the key to success. But how can companies do this? How can you know that you even have the right candidate, let alone the right job bit? We have answers. Understand the Position You’re Hiring For  You can hire great people but set them up to fail by putting them in ill-defined positions or failing to set expectations for their success. That’s why the [...]

November 6th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: 4 Tips to Start Creating an Employer Brand

The key to attracting the best candidates today is to develop and maintain an employer brand. But what is an employer brand? What is it so important? How can you create and build your employer brand?    Understanding the Employer Brand  Employer branding is the reputation you have with your employees, candidates, the public, and even your sales targets. From a recruiting perspective, your brand is how outsiders view your company and the values you offer. You use your brand to attract candidates and retain your existing employees. The better your brand, the easier it will be to attract top [...]

October 1st, 2020|Management|