Need Answers? Ask the Right Question.

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 fatigue you[…]

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

How to Recruit without Fear

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 through an[…]

How You Sabotage Your Ability to Hire Top Candidates

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 as scared[…]

How You Can Avoid My Ten Rookie Hiring Mistakes

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 learned the[…]

HIRING LESSONS FROM THE GAMBLER

“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 children. In[…]

The Lost Art of Listening

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 and[…]

3 Tips to Turbocharge your Hiring Strategy

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 right people[…]

7 Things to Consider When Hiring Employees

7 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE HIRING EMPLOYEES

Hiring employees can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for many small businesses. You can tame this big, hairy monster by using this list to research and plan a successful hiring process. Hiring the wrong people can be one of the most expensive things your business does; hiring the right people saves you time, money,[…]

3 Interview Lessons from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

I have always loved to read and because of that, I’ve gained invaluable knowledge and experience through the lives and stories of the characters in books. Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Harper Lee, passed away recently. Her book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is an American classic, and her passing caused me to reflect on the impact of[…]

Love Your Hiring Process

Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process

Love is in the Air — Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process It’s 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 every day: either you have the right people and celebrate their[…]

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