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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 Can You Help Keep Your Recruiters Motivated During Hard Times?

It’s a candidate’s market. That means anyone considering a job today can usually select from several choices. That’s great news for them but tough news for recruiters who face disappointment when a candidate they’ve cultivated chooses another job.    With unemployment still at a record low, recruiters can be faced with rejection and frustration day in and day out. How can you motivate your team to keep searching for qualified candidates?   Attitude is Everything   In recruiting or any other sales role, we know how a positive attitude correlates with success. Keeping your employees motivated even when it’s hard to find candidates [...]

November 15th, 2019|Management|

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|

Proven Ways for Employers to Help Cut Down on Candidate Lead Time

Attention Employers: To land the best candidates, you must reduce your time to hire. Why is this important? Nearly 60% of your candidates will walk away if they perceive your application process is taking too long. You already know that historically low unemployment levels are negatively affecting your ability to bring on top talent. But did you know that today, if your recruiters are taking too long to interview and hire a candidate it’s bad for your business? Here is how you can set your recruiters up for better success: Dump Online Assessments. Online personality testing and skills assessments are [...]

October 18th, 2019|HR|

Recruiters, Are You Behaving As You Should in a Candidates Market?

Recruiting is so much harder now. It’s pushing recruiters to try new ways to engage talent. That’s because, with historically low unemployment, it’s a candidate-driven market. How must recruiters change their behavior to compete in this more difficult environment?  Recruiting is Marketing.  Recruiting has morphed into a marketing job. That’s because candidates are more careful in the jobs they choose, looking at intangibles like culture in addition to traditional offerings like pay. Marketing is pitching in to help now, fostering new trends to solicit candidates by using blogs, social media, and other marketing techniques to get the word out about jobs.   The best recruiters today [...]

October 11th, 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|

Want More Placements in a Candidate-Starved Market? Use These Tips to Nurture Passive Candidates

Historic unemployment levels mean most of the terrific employees you’re trying to recruit are already working for someone else. 70 percent of the workforce today is passive talent. Finding candidates and enticing them to apply to your company takes perseverance, finesse, and a lot of hard work. Here are some tips from our top recruiting experts to help nurture and attract more passive candidates to your company.  Start With a Good Ad and Promote It  Writing a thought-provoking or interesting ad focused on the benefits of working for your company is still important. You would be surprised at the number of passive candidates you could [...]

September 14th, 2019|HR, Management|

Using Virtual Job Interviews to Speed by the Competition

We spend a lot of time in interviews, and if the candidate doesn’t end up getting hired, it can feel like time wasted. One way to cut down on some of this time is to set up a virtual interview online. These meetings make it easier to schedule candidates quickly because they don’t have to juggle travel time to your office for the traditional meeting. While the virtual interview may not work for every job, it’s a good way to meet candidates quickly to speed up the hiring process and potentially steal candidates away from your competitors. Here’s how employers [...]

August 27th, 2019|HR, Management|

Recruiters, is Juggling Daily Tasks a Struggle?

Today, most recruiters are in the thick of a war for talent that keeps them busy and in demand. There’s a lot of pressure to fill roles, and a lot of work to be done every day, so staying organized and working efficiently is an important part of meeting your goals. Recruiters struggling with time management of their myriad admin tasks can use these strategies to improve their productivity and give themselves a needed boost to win more candidates faster. Tips on Task Juggling Tip #1 – Make a plan One of the best suggestions for managing administrative tasks on [...]

August 20th, 2019|HR, Management|