Hiring is scary business.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

Share This! To hire or not to hire? That’s a tough question for many small business owners who need to hire the right people for their business. You may have received some training and researched proper interviewing techniques. You know which questions you can legally ask candidates in an interview and you’ve learned to craft[…]

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[…]

Need Answers? Ask the Right Question.

Share This! Do you know we are hiring a president tomorrow? In our digital and social world, it’s hard to miss because the presidential election is everywhere. In case you’re wondering, this is not a political post. However, if you’ve been following the election, you are most likely suffering from unanswered question fatigue — the[…]

Recruiting can be scary. Learn how to recruit with confidence.

How to Recruit without Fear

Share This! Happy Halloween! Halloween can be fun and scary. I had the best time going to a haunted house a few years ago called “The Trail of Terror and the Depot of Death.” The haunted adventure consisted of two parts: The Trail of Terror through a dark wooded area, and The Depot of Death[…]

How You Sabotage Your Ability to Hire Top Candidates

Share This! Let me tell you the story of my first job interview that took place more decades ago than I care to admit — because I simply can’t be that old. I wanted that job so badly because I had heard how great it was to work there. I’ll be honest, though; I was[…]

How You Can Avoid My Ten Rookie Hiring Mistakes

Share This! Although it’s been a couple of decades, I still remember my first hire. In those days, I was definitely not an expert. When I think back to those days, I have to smile because I was so naïve about the hiring process. Fortunately, I had a mentor who patiently taught me, and I[…]

HIRING LESSONS FROM THE GAMBLER

Share This! “If you’re going to play the game, boy you gotta learn to play it right,” sang Kenny Rogers in his song The Gambler. This song popped into my head as I ate lunch in a restaurant while observing two families with small children who had very different definitions of good behavior for their[…]

The Lost Art of Listening

Share This!You’re not listening. How many times do we hear that phrase every day? We think we’re listening, but what we’re really doing is trying to solve the problem, fix the person, or move on to the next thing on our long list of things to do. I participated in a leadership challenge last week[…]

3 Tips to Turbocharge your Hiring Strategy

Share This! In a recent post, I talked about things to consider before hiring. Now, the tough work begins because the major factor that consistently separates top businesses from businesses that never quite take off is the people you hire — and how you hire them. I’m going to share three tips that will help you hire the[…]