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Is It Time to Let Your Recruiters Work From Anywhere?

A remote workforce is coming to an office near you. In 2019, 66% of our workforce is now working remote at least part of the week. It's a model that's very humane; workers save significant money and time on their commute, employers keep on building overhead costs, and a Stanford study says remote workers are more productive and happier. From sales teams to programmers, the modern workforce is adapting to the work-from-home revolution. But is it time for staffing agencies to loosen the reins and allow their recruiters to do the same thing?  Remote Workers are More Productive, Not Less  In recruiting, we live [...]

January 17th, 2020|HR, Management|

3 Things that Makes a Job Description Appeal to Candidates

Recruiters need a variety of skills to land top candidates. They must be articulate, intelligent, and personable. They must be persistent and have excellent follow-through. But they must also have writing skills that allow them to come up with intriguing and informative job descriptions to attract candidates to the roles they’re hiring. Since most jobs start with a job description and ad placed on a job board, what the recruiter writes is vitally essential to attracting candidates. Here are some tips for improving the quality of your next job description.   Writing a Better Ad   There are some basic tenets when [...]

January 10th, 2020|HR, Management|

Small Business Success: New Year, New Vision

2020 will likely be a challenging year for your small business. Recruiting is still a challenge for most small companies, along with competitive markets and fickle consumer spending habits. However, there is one document that small businesses need that will help guide their success in the New Year despite the challenges that we predict. That document is a vision statement, and it’s an essential part of a small business plan. Here’s how to create one and use it to your advantage.  Small Business Vision 101  The corporate vision statement is an addition to your business plan that defines why you [...]

January 3rd, 2020|Management|

3 Alternatives to Spending Your Day Cold Calling Job Applicants

Recruiters are continually hunting for job candidates. There are a variety of techniques to fill job orders. One of them is the dreaded cold call. Many times, staffing agencies tie a key performance indicator (KPI) onto the number of cold calls recruiters make. But no one likes cold calls. Is there a better way?   In this article, we’ll teach you how to turn your cold calls into warm calls and use the right technology to make you more successful, efficient, and profitable.   Warm-Up Cold Candidates   Most recruiters have a job requirement to make cold calls. We all hate them, no matter how [...]

December 13th, 2019|HR, Management|

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 Resume Harvesting Will Help You Get Back Control of Your Day

Recruiters juggle an enormous number of tasks. One of the most time consuming is a process known as resume harvesting. Employers gain a lot from this process; developing an active Internet recruiting process can help create a robust talent pipeline. As jobs open, companies can look first to this stored pool of candidates and perhaps get a jump start on their time-to-hire numbers.   Here’s how resume harvesting can help your company and how technology can streamline a laborious process.   Understanding Resume Harvesting   Hiring teams, which can include HR and recruiters, typically spend hours every day trolling for candidates. Most are subscribed to [...]

November 8th, 2019|Recruiters|

5 Tips to Stand Out from Your Competitors and Get Top Candidates

There are probably dozens if not hundreds of recruiters in the market you’re working in. They could be locally based or calling in from overseas. They could be internal recruiters or third-party agency staffers. Recruiting is a tough job; you’re competing for candidates against teams of recruiters that may have as much or more experience than you do. How can you win against these challenges?  We have five tips to help you differentiate yourself in ways that will help you earn the trust of candidates. Here’s what you need to know.  Tip #1 Focus on a Few Specialty Areas  Understanding [...]

October 25th, 2019|HR|

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|

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|

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|