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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|

5 Strategies to Get Shy People to Open up in Interviews

Every recruiter and hiring manager has dealt with a shy person during the interview process. It’s so difficult to get these people to open up during the interview that it’s hard to get to know them. They answer each question with the bare minimum response. You may try a joke and it falls flat. Their shyness makes them awkward; and while the person may be a terrific employee, the interview simply doesn’t do them justice. How can hiring teams work through the inherently shy or anxious candidate to set them at ease so their true personality can shine?  1. Have a Familiar Face in the Interview  [...]

September 28th, 2019|HR, Management|

Not Sure Where to Start With Your KPIs? Here’s What the Top-Performing Staffing Firms Measure

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are standard metrics that can track everything from sales to recruiting. KPIs apply a standardized methodology to track activity. No matter the KPI, they can help you gain an accurate picture of your progress toward a goal. They are extremely popular measurements used widely in business today.   KPIs are a standard measurement in many staffing firms, where constant effort and hard work can pay off in the form of a new hire. Looking closely at the KPIs of the best staffing firms gives other companies a leg up in finding the best ways to be successful, no [...]

September 21st, 2019|HR, Management|

Want More Placements in a Candidate-Starved Market? Use These Tips to Nurture Passive Candidates

Historic unemployment levels mean most of the terrific employees you’re trying to recruit are already working for someone else. 70 percent of the workforce today is passive talent. Finding candidates and enticing them to apply to your company takes perseverance, finesse, and a lot of hard work. Here are some tips from our top recruiting experts to help nurture and attract more passive candidates to your company.  Start With a Good Ad and Promote It  Writing a thought-provoking or interesting ad focused on the benefits of working for your company is still important. You would be surprised at the number of passive candidates you could [...]

September 14th, 2019|HR, Management|

Are You Onboarding Your Employees With Proper Phone Etiquette?

Preparing your new employees to be successful always starts with a positive onboarding experience. That’s where new employees learn the best techniques to do their job, what is expected, and how to fit in with your team.  One of the skills you might forget to teach, however, is proper phone etiquette. Some positions require extensive phone work, so training on how to provide the best customer service is a necessity. But for other roles, the phones may be used so seldomly you simply forget to teach best practices. For millennials, who typically prefer texting or online communication to talking, basic phone etiquette is important. [...]

September 6th, 2019|Management, Uncategorized|

Using Virtual Job Interviews to Speed by the Competition

We spend a lot of time in interviews, and if the candidate doesn’t end up getting hired, it can feel like time wasted. One way to cut down on some of this time is to set up a virtual interview online. These meetings make it easier to schedule candidates quickly because they don’t have to juggle travel time to your office for the traditional meeting. While the virtual interview may not work for every job, it’s a good way to meet candidates quickly to speed up the hiring process and potentially steal candidates away from your competitors. Here’s how employers [...]

August 27th, 2019|HR, Management|

Recruiters, is Juggling Daily Tasks a Struggle?

Today, most recruiters are in the thick of a war for talent that keeps them busy and in demand. There’s a lot of pressure to fill roles, and a lot of work to be done every day, so staying organized and working efficiently is an important part of meeting your goals. Recruiters struggling with time management of their myriad admin tasks can use these strategies to improve their productivity and give themselves a needed boost to win more candidates faster. Tips on Task Juggling Tip #1 – Make a plan One of the best suggestions for managing administrative tasks on [...]

August 20th, 2019|HR, Management|