Would You Hire an Underqualified Applicant?

When there’s a huge shortage of talent, like there is now, employers have to make hard decisions. For example: If you had a choice between a qualified applicant and an underqualified applicant, who would you choose?But what if the underqualified applicant was much stronger in their soft skills (such as collaboration, emotional maturity, creativity, positive attitude) than the more qualified candidate?What if there are no “perfectly” qualified applicants and you’re only left with someone who doesn’t meet all your requirements? It’s time for employers to relax their job requirements a bit and consider candidates who are hungry for the job. [...]

May 18th, 2022|HR, Management|

ATS Can Be Applied to Any Industry

By 2019, 99% of Fortune 500 companies used an applicant tracking system in their recruiting process. Staffing agencies had been building their book of business around ATS platforms for years. These tools began by simply housing applications from candidates and have evolved to add sophisticated analytics and time-saving automation to speed up the work of hiring. But these tools work well in other industries beyond staffing. How can other industries apply an ATS to improve their hiring efforts? How Can an ATS Be Applied to Any Industry? If You Recruit, an ATS is Mandatory From a compliance perspective, any company that [...]

May 11th, 2022|Management|

Unique Skills You Want on Your Team

These days employers are looking for different types of talent beyond the traditional resource. If the employee is a great multitasker that can wear a lot of hats, they offer a company more than if they are just a career-tracked single resource. Today, finding talent is hard; finding the right talent with a unique set of skills that fit your culture is a job in itself. What Unique Skills Do You Want On Your Team? Look for These Skills in 2022 The skills we’re outlining in this blog are not truly unique, but just hard to find. Some of these [...]

April 20th, 2022|Management|

How to Lead a Team in 2022

The past two years have changed a lot about the way we work. For managers, however, the question arises as to how we will manage moving forward as these changes become the norm. More people than ever before are now working from home at least part of the time. The culture and connectedness that once bought us together in the office are gone. How has this changed how we manage? What will the leaders of 2022 do to adapt to these changes? What does Leading a Team in 2022 Look Like? Leading in the New Normal Charles Day in Fast [...]

April 6th, 2022|HR, Management|

What To Look for When Hiring the Best Recruiters

What makes a good recruiter? It’s a question plaguing companies right now because the reality is that there are more open recruiter positions than even tech roles. Just about everyone needs help hiring. So, for the limited pool of recruiters on the market, how can you select the best one for your company? We have the criteria you’re looking for to help you hire. Hiring a Recruiter? Here is What to Look For Top Traits of the Best Recruiters The best recruiters incorporate hybrid skills into a job that requires creativity, organization, and people skills. The job requires many of the same [...]

March 23rd, 2022|HR, Management|

Are Your Recruiters Falling Short of Their KPIs? We Know Why

KPIs should be a carrot and not a stick if you’re managing your recruiters properly. This is particularly important in a candidate market where it seems like everything is stacked against us. If your recruiters are falling short of their KPIs, it could be the market or it could be that you’re using KPIs in a way that doesn’t motivate your team to do their best work.  Some people view key performance indicators (KPIs) as a kind of necessary evil. They’re a way to follow a path toward turning a candidate into an employee. KPIs are an “if you build [...]

March 9th, 2022|Management|

Do You Know How to Effectively Re-Engage with Candidates?

How to Re-Engage Candidates Your applicant tracking system (ATS) has mass activity automation that lets you reach piles of candidates with a message. But is that really the best way to engage and re-engage with your candidate pool? It seems like recruiting teams have KPIs that are strictly a numbers game. More candidates equal a higher chance that you’ll find someone to fit the job, right? But what about all of those candidates that are in your database already that you didn’t look at? Are you really working smarter when you open a new job search? Here’s how to re-engage [...]

February 23rd, 2022|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Don’t Lose Your Top Recruiters to Bad Culture

Did the pandemic get your recruiting team down? Try a team-building event to increase morale and productivity. Every company benefits from team builders, they help people communicate and create stronger bonds. Unfortunately, few companies have the kind of time and budget to devote to these events. Here are some tips for maximizing your team-building efforts and best practices this year so you don’t lose your top recruiters to poor culture. How to Improve Culture to Keep Top Talent From Leaving Team Building for Your Recruiting Team Your recruiting teams take a lot of hard knocks in a market like this. [...]

February 16th, 2022|HR, Management|

Hiring a Candidate Is Like Going on a Blind Date, Check Their Social Media First

A background check is one thing but a social media check takes things to a whole new level. Recruiting teams and hiring managers should take time to review the social posts of a potential hire just like they would review a background check. What is a social media background check and why should you do it? Why It Is Important To Check a Candidates Social Media What is a Social Media Background Check? A social media background check looks at the posts and profiles of the candidates you’re considering for a job. They can be conducted by professional screening firms, [...]

February 9th, 2022|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Experiencing Workplace Dysfunction? Here are 3 Tips for SMBs

As we launch a new year, there’s never been a better time to tackle the workplace dysfunction that’s been holding you back. Increased productivity, improved retention, and even attracting a better caliber of new candidates are all the results of improving your workplace culture, workflows, and processes. If you sense your workplace getting off track, here’s how to fix the dysfunction and improve your business. How to Deal with Workplace Dysfunction Understanding Workplace Dysfunction Workplace dysfunction happens when members of your team lack confidence or the desire to work together toward a common goal. This phenomenon is like cancer; it [...]

February 2nd, 2022|Management|