Can You Spot Your Candidate's Easter Eggs?

Avoid a Costly Hiring Mistake: 3 Helpful Ways to Find a Candidate’s Hidden Easter Eggs

Easter is over for another year and with it those colorful Easter eggs that are so much fun to decorate and hide. However, Easter eggs also have another meaning. They can be a secret feature or hidden message. Movies, video games, or software often have this kind of Easter egg. Small businesses can make a[…]

Would You Like to Hear My Shocking Confession?

I have a confession. It could be described as a deep—perhaps some might call it severe—problem. I’m taking a deep breath here because it’s hard to put it into writing for everyone to read. But, I have to be honest. My life rarely goes the way I plan it. Shocking, right? Despite my efforts to[…]

The YOLO Principle on Vacation

A Behind the Scenes Look at The YOLO Principle on Vacation

The YOLO Principle™ Takes a Caribbean Vacation On a recent trip to the Caribbean, one of my choices was to dine at a restaurant that got exceptionally high reviews for food, service, and atmosphere. That meal earned a place on my top ten best restaurants, and I will definitely return on my next vacation. Why?[…]

How to Overcome Your Hiring Complaints

How to Overcome Your Hiring Complaints

One of the most frequent hiring complaints I hear in a gathering of business people is “It’s too hard to find and keep good people.” When asked why, responses typically include: there are no qualified candidates available, larger companies take the best applicants, or, the most frequent excuse, no one has a strong work ethic anymore.[…]

How to Check References to Help You Hire Better People

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[…]

Solve Your Hiring Puzzle

Surprisingly Simple Secrets to Solving your Hiring Puzzle

Life is filled with puzzles and solving them can be both exciting and challenging. To relax, I do traditional puzzles where you put together a picture with a few hundred tiny pieces. However, there are other kinds of puzzles, and they are everywhere when you stop to think about it. Have you ever tried to[…]

How to Create a Delightful Experience Your Candidates Will Love

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[…]

Why Words Are an Amazingly Powerful Recruiting Tool

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[…]

10 insanely fun and creative search techniques

10 Insanely Easy and Fun Search Techniques

Hiring great employees is hard work. Even in the best of times, hiring isn’t easy. You can no longer rely on posting a job and having plenty of qualified candidates come to you. Finding these great employees requires strategic planning, creativity, and some fun search techniques. Fun? Yes, hiring can be an enjoyable process. Here[…]

The fascinating truth about the skills gap

The Fascinating Truth You Need to Know About the Skills Gap

It seems we’ve been hearing about a skills gap for the last ten years or so. If you Google “skills gap,” you will see differing opinions about its existence. What’s fascinating is some organizations are feeling this gap while others aren’t. However, recent research sheds light on why a skills gap is a myth for[…]

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