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Is It Time to Let Your Recruiters Work From Anywhere?

A remote workforce is coming to an office near you. In 2019, 66% of our workforce is now working remote at least part of the week. It's a model that's very humane; workers save significant money and time on their commute, employers keep on building overhead costs, and a Stanford study says remote workers are more productive and happier. From sales teams to programmers, the modern workforce is adapting to the work-from-home revolution. But is it time for staffing agencies to loosen the reins and allow their recruiters to do the same thing?  Remote Workers are More Productive, Not Less  In recruiting, we live [...]

January 17th, 2020|HR, Management|

3 Things that Makes a Job Description Appeal to Candidates

Recruiters need a variety of skills to land top candidates. They must be articulate, intelligent, and personable. They must be persistent and have excellent follow-through. But they must also have writing skills that allow them to come up with intriguing and informative job descriptions to attract candidates to the roles they’re hiring. Since most jobs start with a job description and ad placed on a job board, what the recruiter writes is vitally essential to attracting candidates. Here are some tips for improving the quality of your next job description.   Writing a Better Ad   There are some basic tenets when [...]

January 10th, 2020|HR, Management|

Small Business Success: New Year, New Vision

2020 will likely be a challenging year for your small business. Recruiting is still a challenge for most small companies, along with competitive markets and fickle consumer spending habits. However, there is one document that small businesses need that will help guide their success in the New Year despite the challenges that we predict. That document is a vision statement, and it’s an essential part of a small business plan. Here’s how to create one and use it to your advantage.  Small Business Vision 101  The corporate vision statement is an addition to your business plan that defines why you [...]

January 3rd, 2020|Management|

Tips for Improving Your Time Management at Work

If you’re a recruiter, time is not on your side. Clients are clamoring for new talent now, and your managers are adding to the pressure. But recruiting is incredibly labor-intensive, so time management is more than a goal; to be successful, it is a necessity. This article will help you learn some tricks for time management that will help you be more effective in your job.   Close More Candidates by Improving Your Time Management   In recruiting, the more you hustle, the more you earn. But if you look at the top recruiters that consistently place candidates, they aren’t frantic. There’s a methodology [...]

December 27th, 2019|HR, Management|

Benefits of Letting Your Recruiters Work Remote

The statistics show us that most employees want to work remotely from the office. Recruiters are no different, but it’s safe to say that most staffing agencies prefer their recruiting teams to work in-house. But here’s the problem; studies also show that employees are much more productive when they work from home. Can recruiters work remotely and still be successful?   Remote Workers Are More Productive   The staffing industry may be the last holdout on the remote work issue; 66% of companies now allow remote workers, and another 16% are fully remote. But there’s still a hard line of management in the staffing [...]

December 20th, 2019|HR, Management|

3 Alternatives to Spending Your Day Cold Calling Job Applicants

Recruiters are continually hunting for job candidates. There are a variety of techniques to fill job orders. One of them is the dreaded cold call. Many times, staffing agencies tie a key performance indicator (KPI) onto the number of cold calls recruiters make. But no one likes cold calls. Is there a better way?   In this article, we’ll teach you how to turn your cold calls into warm calls and use the right technology to make you more successful, efficient, and profitable.   Warm-Up Cold Candidates   Most recruiters have a job requirement to make cold calls. We all hate them, no matter how [...]

December 13th, 2019|HR, Management|

Small Business Success: Finding Loyal Employees

Most employers understand the challenges of hiring today. Historic unemployment has put the power firmly in the hands of workers who often have their choice of jobs. Small business owners often cannot compete with larger competitors who offer better benefits and salaries. But hiring is one problem. Retention is another.   Today, the statistics tell us that over 80% of your full-time workers are already looking at other opportunities. In this environment, how can small business owners find and retain loyal employees?   The Market Reality   Millennials, Gen Y, and Gen Z are always connected. This means that job alerts and new opportunities are [...]

December 6th, 2019|HR, Management|

How Can You Help Keep Your Recruiters Motivated During Hard Times?

It’s a candidate’s market. That means anyone considering a job today can usually select from several choices. That’s great news for them but tough news for recruiters who face disappointment when a candidate they’ve cultivated chooses another job.    With unemployment still at a record low, recruiters can be faced with rejection and frustration day in and day out. How can you motivate your team to keep searching for qualified candidates?   Attitude is Everything   In recruiting or any other sales role, we know how a positive attitude correlates with success. Keeping your employees motivated even when it’s hard to find candidates [...]

November 15th, 2019|Management|

Small Business Success: Constantly Update Your Business Plan

Your business plan should be alive. It should inform your strategic goals and bottom-line revenue. Unfortunately, most small business owners fail to update their policies. When this happens, business owners miss out on several benefits. This article will help you understand why a periodic update to your small business plan will help your company forge ahead.   When to Update Your Business Plan   The good news is that updating a plan is a lot easier than creating one from scratch. You may find that it’s the right time to update your plan for a variety of reasons. For example:   You might [...]

November 1st, 2019|Management|

Small Business Success: Remembering Success is a Marathon Not a Sprint

Small business owners know they have challenges unique to their size. Larger organizations have overcome the first hurdles of how to run their businesses and understand more about the market and the internal systems needed to thrive. They have naturally moved beyond survival and into a natural marathon mode that can sustain their organization, hopefully for years to come. Small business owners typically need to be reminded that their work isn’t a sprint.   Recruiting is one area where small business owners face challenges. Company growth can be sporadic, which means that recruiting efforts can be short and quick instead of systematized and methodical. [...]

October 4th, 2019|HR, Management|