Do You Know if Your Candidates Bite?

Do You Know if Your Candidates Bite?

Share This! It’s spring break season and families everywhere are piling into the family car for road trips to destinations that are supposed to be fun and relaxing. Except that often is far from the reality. I remember a family road trip to the Catskills in New York with my parents and two brothers and[…]

5 Hiring Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Share This! Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, would be amazed to find that the lessons in his children’s books contain valuable hiring lessons for small businesses who struggle with recruiting the right people. Most of us have a favorite Dr. Seuss book and while we may not consciously be aware the lessons came[…]

Is Your Hiring Process a Game of Two Truths and a Lie?

Share This! Your hiring process should uncover the truth about the people you hire. Two Truths and a Lie is a popular icebreaker and party game and can be a lot of fun. The problem is that we play this game with our candidates without realizing it. How much do you really know about your[…]

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Share This! At 6:28 EDT today, spring arrived! After the recent snowstorms and cold weather, most of us are more than ready to welcome spring. It’s a time of renewal, rebirth, and cleansing of things we accumulated during the winter that we no longer need. I love this quote from William Morris, “Have nothing in[…]

Decoding the mystery of hiring the right people.

Decoding the Mystery of Hiring the Right People

Share This!  Imagine that it’s 1:00 a.m. and you are wide awake. You spent the day dealing with problem employees, and you dread tomorrow because it will be more of the same. Running your business should be easier. Your product or service is great. Instead of living your life’s dream and watching your bank account[…]

No Brainer Recruiting Tactics That Need to Be Brainier

No Brainer Recruiting Tactics That Need to Be Brainier

Share This! Today is National No Brainer Day, created by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. I know you are saying, who is that? That was my response, too. So, it was a no brainer to pop over to favorite search engine to find out. I learned that Adrienne is an ordinary person who was broke and needed[…]

Hiring Using a GPS Mindset

Share This! Hiring the right people is the most important thing a small business owner does. Each hire is critical, and making a bad choice can cost you thousands of dollars, hours of your time, and potentially harm your business. If you are tired of struggling with hiring, a small shift in perspective will produce[…]

Fall in love with hiring

Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

Share This! Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and everyone is focused on love—either celebrating it or longing for it. As a small business owner, you probably feel this way all the time: either you have the right people and celebrate their success, or you long to find the right people and hope that someday you’ll get[…]

Three Steps to Conquer Procrastination

Share This! by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg Meriam-Webster defines procrastination as “to put off intentionally and habitually.” Most of us suffer from this affliction. I confess that I procrastinated before writing this blog. Why do we procrastinate? The three most popular reasons we habitually postpone tasks are: We lack clearly defined intentions, making it difficult to know[…]

5 Things to Remember when Recruiting

Share This! by Rebecca Barnes-Hogg We are now a couple of weeks into the new year and most of those shiny New Year’s resolutions have been trampled in the dust. You may even have an occasional pang of guilt about discarding your resolution so quickly. You might take comfort in knowing that statistics prove resolutions[…]