This is Part 3 of a series on how your small business can hire the best employees. Part 1 showed you how to reach active and passive candidates. Part 2 gave you 7 secret interview techniques. Now, you will learn how to ensure your new hire shows up for work on their first day and… Continue reading 10 Tips to Engage Your New Hire
Recruit Using Core Values
“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 dress that… Continue reading Recruit Using Core Values
It’s Time for Your Annual Checkup
Going to the doctor is just one of those things you have to do to stay healthy. Most of us dread this annual visit, and while a commentary on what’s wrong with our health care system is outside the purpose of this blog, I am going to use it as a case study to… Continue reading It’s Time for Your Annual Checkup
Hurricanes, Power Outages, Flooding, Oh My!
Let’s talk gratitude. Having survived Hurricane Matthew with minimal damage, gratitude is top of mind. Before, during, and after the hurricane, I watched people come together to help prepare, weather the storm, cleanup after, and deal with the widespread power outages. Watching our small community pull together to help each was beautiful to see.… Continue reading Hurricanes, Power Outages, Flooding, Oh My!
3 Lessons from a Demolition Project
On a Saturday morning in July, with a heat index close to 100 degrees at 7:00 a.m., a group of seven men, three young boys, and one women (me) came together to demolish a burned out mobile home. The county was pressuring the owner to demolish the home and the owner had no insurance or… Continue reading 3 Lessons from a Demolition Project
Why You Need to Wear Your Bathrobe in Public
My bathrobe is soft, warm, and best suited for a cold winter day and a hot cup of coffee. Yet it was over 90 degrees, and I wore my bathrobe in public. Not Walmart-public, but more public than the privacy of my home. You’re probably thinking I’ve gone off the deep end, but I assure… Continue reading Why You Need to Wear Your Bathrobe in Public
10 Ways to Engage Your New Hires and Get Them Productive Fast
DON’T LET GREAT CANDIDATES EXIT BEFORE THEY START You’ve done the hard work of recruiting and found the perfect employee. Now you can relax and wait for them to arrive on their first day of work. Pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself on a job well done. Stop right there! Don’t be… Continue reading 10 Ways to Engage Your New Hires and Get Them Productive Fast
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… Continue reading Use the 4Cs to Find the Love in Your Hiring Process
FROOT LOOPS® OR CHEERIOS?
Healthy hiring requires focus. I recently read a health coach’s Facebook post about her early morning grocery shopping trip. She talked about the items in people’s shopping carts and their impact on healthy living — for example, breakfast cereal. That made me think about the health of our hiring practices. You’re probably thinking I’m crazy… Continue reading FROOT LOOPS® OR CHEERIOS?