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Difference Between Micromanaging and Leading

The perception of whether your boss is a micromanager or a leader rests with you. How you perceive their behavior around task assignments, projects, and your day to day activity will make you perform well or feel stifled. These feelings can be tied to how you are managed and whether your boss is a leader or a micromanager. For employers, determining how to lead is difficult. Most of us would probably prefer to lead with a carrot and not the big stick. That's the difference between leading and inspiring teams and micromanaging or overly controlling your workers. How does this [...]

Finding a Needle in a Haystack Candidate

Every recruiter knows the best candidates are already employed. It doesn’t matter what the unemployment roster looks like; the best talent is highly sought after and rarely easily available. That makes a recruiter with the ability to find and source passive candidates some of the most skilled in the industry today. If you don’t actively look for passive job candidates as a regular part of your day, this article will give you tips to get started and become more successful.  Passive Candidate Sourcing 101  Research shows that passive job candidates are 120% more likely to make a big positive splash at their [...]

Small Business Success: Prepare for the Unexpected

Cash is always King, but particularly so in the crucial period from startup to midsize business. Generally, this time in the business lifecycle is characterized by funding challenges. Many organizations fail to make it to the next level, where cash flows more smoothly than in those lean startup years.  In light of everything that has happened in 2020 so far, how can your business prepare for hard times? If our “new normal” is a fluctuating economy, what does a small business need to do to stay ahead of the game?  Preparing for the Unexpected with a Cash Reserve  Preparing for [...]

Is Texting the New Medium for Recruiters?

Q: Is texting the new medium for recruiters? A: It better be!  The studies show that texting is the most frequent form of communication for anyone under the age of 50. This should be a wake-up call for any recruiters that don’t believe in the power of text for reaching and cultivating new candidates. This article will show you how to use testing during the recruiting process.  🙂 Call Me, Maybe?  Texting is the hot, new medium for all ages, according to Gallup. The surveyor reports that more than two-thirds of Americans regularly send and receive texts. It’s only candidates who are over 65-years [...]

4 Business Insights for a Tight Budget

Small business budgets are almost always tight, but now more than ever before. Many small businesses shut down for a time this spring, many have changed their service lines, furloughed or laid off staff, and generally tightened their belts. How can small businesses evolve their budgets to improve cash on hand? What are the solutions for small businesses on a tight budget?  Biggest Budgetary Pain Points for Small Businesses  Managing cash flow (What cash flow?) has always been the most significant pain point for any small business. Resources are limited, and margins are slim for most startups and small businesses. [...]

Are You Spending Too Much Time On Average Sourcing?

Recruiters spend too much time sourcing. There, we said it. Finding the right talent, particularly for highly technical roles, is time-consuming and tedious. But today, recruiters spend about one-third of their week just trolling social media to find candidates. One in four candidates spends half their week sourcing for just one role. But 70% say automation could improve their productivity, eliminate some of the busywork, and help recruiters find candidates faster. If this is the case, why are talent teams not using resources such as artificial intelligence to help them work smarter?  Why Automated Sourcing Doesn’t Suck  In 2016 Recruiting Daily ran [...]