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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 [...]

How to Prevent Ghosting in 2021

If you’re part of a hiring team, you’ve probably been ghosted. Ghosting is when a candidate just disappears without a return phone call or email. It can happen at any point during the hiring process, up to and including the first day on the job. A 2018 study showed that, of the 1,300 people surveyed, about one-quarter of the participants admitted to ghosting someone, whether it was an employer or someone they were dating.   It’s easy to ghost a recruiter. Just stop returning their calls. But it’s much harder for the recruiting team to figure out a way to make sure this [...]

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 [...]

4 Tips for Managing Your Candidate Database

It’s unfortunate that the phrase, “garbage in garbage out” is all-too-common in the world of databases. It describes when a perfectly good database software platform becomes mired in a lot of bad information uploaded or typed in by end-users. In the world of recruiting, if you don’t manage your candidate database correctly, you might become acquainted with the phrase. If you fill your database with outdated candidate information, it can create an unwieldy snarl of bad information that slows your recruiters down. Here are four tips to help manage your candidate database so you get the most bang for your [...]

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 [...]

Is There an Easier Way to Recruit?

It’s a safe bet to assume a key goal of 2021 is to speed up your recruiting process. Having an empty seat in a department places more stress on the entire team. The more time it takes to fill that seat, the more cost and frustration will mount up. That pressure can lead to bad hiring decisions that cost organizations even more money. We have eight ways you can make your recruiting process easier and more effective this year.  Eight Ways to Speed Up Recruiting  Where are the bottlenecks in your recruiting effort? Are you having trouble keeping up with [...]