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4 Signs You Could be More Effective at Managing Your Team

The data is in, and it says the chances are high that you’re not doing an excellent job as a manager. Why do we say this? The latest research shows 57% of employees leave because of their boss. People quit bosses, not companies, the research concludes, and in the era of employee shortages, this could spell problems for any company. How can you be more effective at managing your team? Even more importantly, how can you change your leadership style so that more employees respect and want to work with you? 4 Warning Signs for Managers If these things start to happen [...]

Separating the Serious Applicants from the “Ehhhh…Why Not Apply”

Recruiting would be fun if it weren’t for the people. Okay, this is a joke; however, we’ve all dealt with difficult candidates, troublesome clients, job reqs that come and go, and even candidates that ghost us. Recruiting is very hard work, particularly in the kinds of markets we’re experiencing today. Candidates have a lot of job choices. That makes them harder to attract and retain long enough to get an offer in their hands. One type of candidate is those passive job seekers that throw their hat in the ring but back out before you even get to the offer. [...]

Are You Holding Your Team Accountable to KPIs?

Key performance indicators (KPIs) mean nothing without a system of accountability in place to track and manage your team's efforts. The entire goal of KPIs, after all, is to use them as building blocks to reach a goal. So, if you have KPIs but fail to hold your team accountable to meet them, it's kind of like the tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it. Here are the pros and cons of KPIs and how you can use them to be more effective, productive, and efficient. How to Grow KPI Accountability KPIs are the drivers of [...]

Finding Passive Candidates in their Natural Habitat

The reality of today’s candidate-driven market is that the new employee you’re trying to find is already employed. The job market today won’t allow you to post an ad and wait for suitable candidates. Your job needs to be finding passive candidates wherever they may be. But where are they? How can you find and engage passive candidates? We have some suggestions. Passive Candidate Search Passive candidates are 120% more likely to make a strong impact at your company. That means these candidates are highly desirable and beneficial to your business. Traditional candidate sourcing, where you simply place an ad, won’t [...]

5 Effective Methods to Build a Team of Leaders

Hiring is always one of the most difficult parts of running a business. Putting together a team to do the work is the baseline for productivity. But it’s the management and leadership team that is absolutely critical to the success of your company. Here are some tips for building an effective leadership team to help run your business. 1. Empower your teams Of course, you can hire great leaders, but you should also work on building them within your existing team. You can begin to build leadership in your lower-level staffers by empowering them with autonomy on the job. Micromanaging [...]

Tips for Sourcing Qualified, Passive Candidates on LinkedIn

In April 2021, four million workers left their jobs, and 95% considered it. That represents opportunities for recruiters searching for qualified yet passive candidates on LinkedIn. LinkedIn has 774 million members, making it the nation’s largest portal of potential candidates for you to hire. But in this market, there are a lot of jobs and not a lot of candidates looking for work. How can you overcome the job market by using the resources available on LinkedIn? The answer is the passive candidate search. Here’s how you can use this technique to your advantage and find more candidates for your open jobs. How [...]