Hiring? Don’t Lose Your Loyal Customers in the Process

Good news! The economy is picking back up, or so they say. Regardless of the politics, a quick survey of business windows does show a surge in “now hiring” signs. This is great news for both the growing business and the thousands of job seekers still looking for jobs”¦or is it?

I talk with many job seekers from all stages of life and all levels of education and there is a common theme to each of the conversations. Businesses are forgetting that their applicants are most likely also some of their biggest fans. People apply to work for the companies that they know and love.…

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Is Your Background Screening Company Doing What You Need Them to Do?

If you are a savvy business owner or manager, you are certainly working with a background check company when it comes to hiring new employees. The question is this: Is your background screening company doing what you need them to do?

Is Your Background Screening Company Doing What You Need Them to Do?

You probably think they are, but the truth is, looks can be deceiving. Choosing a provider that does your background checks is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a hiring manager and it is certainly not one that should be taken lightly.

The worst thing that you could possibly do, when it comes to the wellbeing of your company, is to choose a low cost, low quality screening company.…

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3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World – And Your Bottom Line

A lot is at stake when small businesses make new hires. The costs associated with assessing candidates, onboarding, and training a new employee have a noteworthy bottom line impact, which is why it’s so crucial to hire the right person – the first time.

3 Reasons Automated Hiring Will Rock Your World - and Your Bottom Line

Automated pre-hire assessments have made the hiring process less complicated and more efficient for both human resources and applicants. By leveraging structured, job-relevant questionnaires, hiring managers drastically increase the likelihood of finding a top performer the first time.

In doing so, firms are able to make better use of their resources and minimize risk associated with making a bad hire.…

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Four Ways Social Media Has Changed The Recruitment Process

Ways Social Media Changed Recruitment Process

Most workers are aware that their employers routinely check their social media profiles and have probably heard of a few news reports where certain social media activities have led to termination. But many may be surprised to know how organizations and HR managers utilize social media during the hiring process and how it’s become an effective tool for implementing traditional ideas.

Organizations are casting wider nets

Many applicant tracking programs have integrated social media as part of their recruitment process in which open positions are not only uploaded on the software’s portal but shared though various social media sites, including blogs and other online communities, allowing others to re-post and forward job opportunities.…

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5 Tips: Choosing the Right Team to Support Your Local Business

When we begin our journey as local business owners, we often go it alone for a bit and find that we wear a lot of the department hats ourselves. We’re the CEO, the accountant, the marketing team, the human resources team, and then some.

But at some point, we’re ready to hire a team of consultants, contractors, and/or employees to support our goals and vision. At this exciting and pivotal point in time, our business’ success largely hinges on whether or not we hire the right people to support us and our business.

Tips for Hiring Team to Support Your Local Business

It can be helpful to keep the following in mind when you’re recruiting a team to support your company:

Interviews Matter.

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College To Work – Building The Leader In You

preparing for job interviews after college

I was recently asked to help a college student prepare for interviewing, and it reminded me of how important it is to be well-prepared when looking for a job, especially transitioning out of college. In this blog post I provide several tips for the earliest leaders – those entering the professional workforce for the first time. This is your first shot at presenting yourself as a leader to your desired place of work.

Make your resume “pop” with accomplishments and leadership.

It’s very important to show all of your work experience that includes summer and seasonal jobs and internships. Organizations look for good work experience.…

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Hiring The Best People For Your Business

Paychex and Intuit surveys say that hiring is increasing in the small business industry. This is all well and good but the main concern for business owners should be whether they are hiring the best person for the job.

There are a lot of people looking for jobs but even though you are operating a small business that does not mean that you should just be contented with average performers. Small businesses have as much chance to hire terrific people as larger businesses do.

tips for hiring the best team for your business

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Evaluate what particular skills are required for the job and its responsibilities.
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The Importance Of Hiring The Very Best Employees

hiring the best employees possibleAs small business owners, we wear many different hats.   Among which, hiring the right people, and helping them achieve their highest potential, are two of your most important responsibilities.   But which one is MORE important?

This is an oft-debated topic – at big companies and small – about whether it’s more important to:

A.           Hire the best people, or

B.           Get the most from your people

Many large companies spend a lot of time and energy teaching their managers about choice (B) – getting the most from their direct employees – while devoting surprisingly little attention to the recruitment of “A Players.”

Why is that?  …

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