5 Tips to Attract the Right Candidates

5 Tips to Attract the Right Candidates

“I love spam,” said no one ever. You use spam filters to keep unwanted messages out of your inbox. But, keeping those low-quality or unqualified resumes away from your job postings is tough. Even if you use an automated system, you are still getting spammed. Imagine how much easier it would be to attract the[…]

Would You Like to Hear My Shocking Confession?

I have a confession. It could be described as a deep—perhaps some might call it severe—problem. I’m taking a deep breath here because it’s hard to put it into writing for everyone to read. But, I have to be honest. My life rarely goes the way I plan it. Shocking, right? Despite my efforts to[…]

The YOLO Principle on Vacation

A Behind the Scenes Look at The YOLO Principle on Vacation

The YOLO Principle™ Takes a Caribbean Vacation On a recent trip to the Caribbean, one of my choices was to dine at a restaurant that got exceptionally high reviews for food, service, and atmosphere. That meal earned a place on my top ten best restaurants, and I will definitely return on my next vacation. Why?[…]

How to Overcome Your Hiring Complaints

How to Overcome Your Hiring Complaints

One of the most frequent hiring complaints I hear in a gathering of business people is “It’s too hard to find and keep good people.” When asked why, responses typically include: there are no qualified candidates available, larger companies take the best applicants, or, the most frequent excuse, no one has a strong work ethic anymore.[…]

7 of My Behind the Scenes Recruiting Tools You'll Love

7 of My Behind the Scenes Recruiting Tools You’ll Love

There are so many great sourcing and recruiting tools out there, yet we tend to forget about some of the easiest and free tools available. Most of us get stuck in our comfortable, old ways and complain about how long everything takes. The problem with this is other organizations are using recruiting tools that make them[…]

How to Create a Delightful Experience Your Candidates Will Love

How to Create a Delightful Candidate Experience Jobseekers Will Love

Recruiting often gets a bad rap. Its practices are often slow, outdated, and cumbersome for candidates. Unfortunately, it’s rarely a delightful candidate experience for job seekers. The good news is many organizations are starting to realize how they treat candidates matters and it can be an important differentiator in attracting their ideal employees. Just like[…]

Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool

Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool

The words you use have power. Remember the old 1930s Laurel and Hardy “Who’s on First?” skit? It’s a classic that is still funny today. We may laugh at the miscommunication—and growing frustration—between Laurel and Hardy. However, there are important lessons about the way in which we communicate embedded in this skit. Words have power[…]

10 insanely fun and creative search techniques

10 Insanely Easy and Fun Search Techniques

Hiring great employees is hard work. Even in the best of times, hiring isn’t easy. You can no longer rely on posting a job and having plenty of qualified candidates come to you. Finding these great employees requires strategic planning, creativity, and some fun search techniques. Fun? Yes, hiring can be an enjoyable process. Here[…]

The fascinating truth about the skills gap

The Fascinating Truth You Need to Know About the Skills Gap

It seems we’ve been hearing about a skills gap for the last ten years or so. If you Google “skills gap,” you will see differing opinions about its existence. What’s fascinating is some organizations are feeling this gap while others aren’t. However, recent research sheds light on why a skills gap is a myth for[…]

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

I recently stumbled on a NY Times article about the uselessness of the job interview. The article described a situation where an interview panel hired a candidate based on their misperceptions rather than the truth. While I disagree with the reporter’s views and the relevance of the research cited to job interviews, I agree that[…]

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