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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 [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Management|

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 [...]

June 26th, 2020|Recruiters|

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. [...]

June 19th, 2020|Management|

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 [...]

June 12th, 2020|Recruiters|

Small Business Success: Believe In What You Do

If you don’t believe in your business, it is more likely to fail. Particularly now, when the COVID-19 crisis is devastating so many small companies, many of which may not bounce back from this crisis, it will be the business owners believe in their power to persevere that may mean the difference between reopening and closing forever. Why do small business owners need to believe in what they do? How can negativity impact a company and potentially impact its success or failure?   You Make It Happen  Entrepreneur says, “If you believe that you have the creativity, focus, and discipline to solve [...]

June 5th, 2020|Management|

Should We Say Goodbye to the Workplace We Knew?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, everything has changed. Many organizations have implemented work from home policies, while others have shut their doors. Social distancing has eliminated employee happy hours, events, conferences, or anything else where large organizations came together to network and share camaraderie.   Most organizations have switched to video conferencing as the go-to tool for business collaboration. Let’s look at how companies are using these tools and how they will impact organizations long-term long after coronavirus feels like a bad memory.  Remote Work—The New Normal?  Before the coronavirus, there was a quiet but growing movement to work from home. The [...]

May 22nd, 2020|HR|

Are You Rewarding Your Companies Top Performers?

Even when the economic indicators are slipping, and there are plenty of candidates on the market, companies should take care of their top performers. Retention saves your company the time and money it takes to find new talent and retrain them. The disruption from a lost valued employee is always costly. That’s precisely why a corporate strategy around tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) to find your top performers and then rewarding them for their production efforts is so important. Here’s how to set your company and your best employees up for many years of success.  Tracking the Top Performers  The [...]

May 15th, 2020|Management|

Small Business Success: Create a Network of Other Business Owners

When you’re a small business owner, networking is the last thing you probably feel like you have time to do. Why should you spend your energy building a network of business colleagues when you have so much to get done every day? This article will share why it’s important to build a business network and how it can benefit your small business owner.  Invest in Your Success—By Networking  There’s a lot of personal investment that goes into a small business, both financially and physically. Once your business is established, it can be lonely at the top. Your employees look to [...]

May 1st, 2020|Management|

3 Tips to Impress “Cold” Candidates

A cold candidate is a passive job seeker with no mutual connection. They may not be looking for a job. How can you get them to pay attention to you when they don’t know you, your company, or even that they may be interested in a job you have to offer? Here are three tips to get the attention and impress a cold candidate, and, with the right technique, turn them into a hot lead.  Turning the Cold Candidate Warm  LinkedIn reports that about 75% of job candidates are only passively looking for a job. This means they’re not actively applying [...]

April 24th, 2020|HR|

How Is Your Recruiting Firm Standing Out from the Crowd?

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of recruiting firms around the country. They all create a lot of noise for talented candidates, some of which get several emails and phone calls from competing recruiters every week. This is especially true for high-demand roles like developers. So, how can your recruiting firm cut through the clamor and build a solid reputation that also builds relationships with candidates? Specialize and Brand Your Expertise A staffing agency doesn’t need to be all things to all people to be successful. They should pursue the art of specialization to carve out a strong niche that [...]

April 17th, 2020|Management|