Hiring Anxiety is Like a New Pair of Shoes

Share This! Have you ever bought a new pair of tennis shoes and were so excited about wearing them, and yet afraid to wear them because you didn’t want to ruin their appearance? Maybe I’m the only one that feels who way, or maybe there are plenty of you out there who share my anxiety[…]

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[…]

Recruit Using Core Values

Recruit Using Core Values

Share This! “You had me at hello.” This phrase from the movie Jerry Maguire came to me the other day while shopping. Imagine you are shopping with a girlfriend and stepping into a store to browse and perhaps try on a cute dress, blouse, or ooh and aah over some jewelry. I immediately found a[…]

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[…]