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Small Business Success: Developing Personal Business Values

Your core business values are important for attracting customers, investors, and employees. Developing personal and business characteristics may even help you achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Here’s why personal business values matter and how you can use these passion-driven characteristics to improve your business.  Why Personal Business Values Matter  Your business values mean something. They represent the beliefs behind the decisions that drive your actions. For entrepreneurs, personal values often correlate directly with business values, in large part because when you’re running a small business or a start-up, it’s all-consuming; your life is your work. Personal business values [...]

February 7th, 2020|Management|

Cut Your Admin Time in Half and Get Back to Recruiting

How much time do your recruiters waste on mundane tasks? The answer is probably a lot. From resume reviews to scheduling interviews, our recruiters today are feeling more pressure than ever but still spending far too much time not working smarter, but instead slogging through tasks that software could automate. What are we doing wrong, and how can the right applicant tracking system make a difference?   Automate or Perish  Today’s recruiters need to wear a lot of hats to find the right talent. They must be networkers, data scientists, and salespeople, as they review resumes, look for online candidates, interview, [...]

January 24th, 2020|HR, Management|

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|