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4 Questions to Ask When Hiring for a Remote Position

The pandemic created all kinds of changes in how we work. The biggest was the trend that kept people home. By December 2020, more than 40% of the American workforce remained at home. A recent Gartner survey showed 80% of employers say they’re planning on keeping their employees remote after COVID quarantining is over. This creates some challenges for recruiting and hiring teams who now have to screen candidates for their ability to work remotely, many times without ever meeting them in person. What are the best questions to ask to ensure that your remote hire will be successful long after COVID is like [...]

Has Your Inbox Taken Control of Your Life?

Does email run your life? It’s easy to feel this way; 294 billion emails were sent in 2019, and the numbers are increasing. The typical employee receives over 120 emails a day, marking this communication venue as a big target for improved time management. How can you improve how you handle managing email, so it doesn’t feel like it’s taking over your life? Help! Email is Destroying My Life Have you ever asked yourself: Am I running my schedule—or is it running me? Feeling out of control due to a pile of clamoring emails is no fun. It can make you feel like your [...]

Saving Time and Money With an ATS

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is the modern tool that every employer needs when hiring. These software systems are increasingly easy to use but also highly sophisticated. The best ATS platforms are cloud-based, which captures and shares information in real-time. They also have artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that allow companies to automate the most tedious functions of the hiring process. This blog will help you understand why an investment in an ATS can pay you back quickly and consistently in time, organization, and better hires. Benefits of an ATS You’ve probably heard of a customer relationship management (CRM) system. These [...]

Small Business Success: Put Trust in Your Employees

What is the one thing a small business should do with their employees to be successful? The answer is: Build trust. A recent study from PayScale shows that when employees feel like their bosses trust them, they are happier and less willing to look for a new job. The research found 72% of workers feel satisfied in their job when they can make decisions on their own and feel trusted by their employers. For a small business, this is the state to achieve; happy, productive employees and high retention. Here’s how a little five-letter word like trust can have a big impact [...]

April 2nd, 2021|Categories: HR, Management|Tags: , , , , |

3 Ways to Engage Top Talent in the Recruiting Process

People today have short attention spans. This is true even for a job candidate searching for work. That’s part of the reason ghosting remains a persistent problem for recruiters and hiring teams. Part of your efforts to bring on top talent must include engaging your candidate in the recruitment process. Remember, the candidate isn’t an employee until they make it to their first day on the job. These three techniques will ensure that you will get them there.  Candidate Engagement Tip 1—Create a Streamlined Application Process for Upfront Engagement  If you find a high volume of candidate abandons during the application [...]

Is Cold Calling a Thing of the Past for Staffing Teams?

The debate has raged for years; is cold calling dead? It’s safe to assume that very few people like cold calling, but sometimes the job requires it. Can a staffing team get away with not cold calling? What alternatives exist in place of cold calling? This blog will help you understand if cold calling is here to stay.  Is Cold Calling Dead?  For a staffing team, you may wonder how you’ll get clients without cold calling. Sales reps, no matter what they’re selling, hate cold calling, but here is a tip; so do their prospects. However, there are times when [...]