When faced with a closed door, do you test it to see what’s behind it or do you accept that it is closed to you and wait for it to open? Unfortunately, that’s how most organizations are viewing their ability to attract top talent. They are standing in front of a metaphorical door, waiting for[…]
Hiring is hard work, even in the best of times—and times are tough right now in this candidate-driven market. Perhaps you’ve made one or more (YIKES!) of these five hiring mistakes. It’s difficult to know who the right fit will be. Even if you do know who that person is, finding them seems nearly impossible.[…]
Honesty is the best policy. Or is it? One of the core components of The YOLO Principle™ is communication, and I truly believe in communicating openly and honestly about the positions for which you are hiring. However, sometimes you can be a bit too far as evidenced by this job posting inadvertently published on Indeed.com.[…]
As we enter August, the effects of the dog days of summer start settling in. You need to crush your hiring goals for the year. Yet, the hot, sultry weather can make everything seem stale, stealing your energy and leaving even the most energetic among us feeling lethargic and unmotivated. Yet, that feeling is exactly what[…]
Are you hung up on a degree as a job requirement? Education bias is rising. I share my experience with this on the Mighty Recruiter blog. Hurdling Hiring Bias: Are You Too Hung Up on the Degree?
“Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.”—Bill Moyers, Journalist A woman on a recent webinar I gave asked, “Where is the best place to recruit on social media?” She explained she’s always had trouble understanding social media and how to use it effectively. “I want there to be a perfect place to recruit[…]
Recruiting is difficult. However, it can be easier with a high-touch recruiting. Today, I’m sharing my interview with Mighty Recruiter where I share some tips on how to recruit in today’s recruiting environment. The Art of High-Tech/High-Touch Recruiting Join the webinar on June 13 to learn even more ways to use high-touch recruiting.
Are you ready to hire a new college grad? It’s graduation season. For the next month, the workforce will be flooded with newly minted college graduates making the transition from school to the workforce. These eager grads are filled with hopes and dreams and are ready to begin a new chapter in their lives. They[…]
Many small businesses suffer from hiring dukkha. Dukkha is an important Buddhist concept commonly translated as pain or suffering. However, this translation is not 100 percent accurate. Some feel that suffering is too limited a translation and others leave it untranslated. No matter your preference, dukkha has three categories: Dukkha-dukkha—painful experiences Viparinama-dukkha—the changing nature of[…]
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 from Dr.[…]