This is Part 2 of a three-part series on how your small business can hire the best employees. Part 1 discussed reaching active and passive candidates. Part 3 will show you how to create a new employee onboarding experience. Want to improve your hiring process and save you time and money? You will love these… Continue reading 7 Interviewing Techniques You Need to Know
Why You Need to Get Off Your But: The Science of Hiring
Do these statements sound familiar? “She’s a great employee, but she can’t get to work on time.” “That’s a great idea, but it won’t work around here.” “I’d love to do that, but I don’t have the budget.” When it comes to hiring employees, I hear lots of buts and rarely hear any “cans.” Using the… Continue reading Why You Need to Get Off Your But: The Science of Hiring
5 Easy Ways to Design Great Interview Questions
Recently, a small business owner shared her concerns about hiring great employees. She needed to hire the right people soon or she would have to close her business. That statement is painful to hear because hiring great people is possible with a few simple tweaks to your hiring process. One of those tweaks is asking… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Design Great Interview Questions
Small Business Hiring Tips: How to Check References to Hire Better People
Congratulations! You found a great candidate who has the skills you need and appears to be a good fit for your team. You’re ready to check references and make an employment offer. That’s an exciting feeling. And yet, it’s also a bit scary. Why? Because you’ve been fooled in the past. Maybe your perfect candidate… Continue reading Small Business Hiring Tips: How to Check References to Hire Better People
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 Its practices are often slow, outdated, and cumbersome for candidates.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… Continue reading How to Create a Delightful Candidate Experience Jobseekers Will Love
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… Continue reading Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool
Recruiting Insights From Green Eggs and Ham
Dr. Seuss’ classic book is fun to read and also helps us understand how important it is to refrain from making judgments until we’ve asked enough questions to know the truth. Throughout the book, Sam-I-Am tries to convince the narrator to taste green eggs and ham. Sam-I-Am keeps asking questions until the narrator finally tries… Continue reading Recruiting Insights From Green Eggs and Ham
To Hire or Not to Hire?
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 Insightful Interview™… Continue reading To Hire or Not to Hire?
Is Your Hiring Process a Game of Two Truths and a Lie?
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 candidates? Candidates… Continue reading Is Your Hiring Process a Game of Two Truths and a Lie?
Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting
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 your house… Continue reading Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting