How to Overcome Haphazard Recruiting

How You Can Overcome Haphazard Recruiting

Running a successful business takes time and planning. You have a clear vision and plan and you stick to it, except when it comes to your recruiting efforts. One of the most common mistakes I see is the lack of a clear vision and a plan for hiring employees. This results in haphazard recruiting and[…]

5 Hiring Mistakes No One Talks About | YOLO Insights

5 Hiring Mistakes No One Talks About

Hiring is hard work, even in the best of times—and times are tough right now in this candidate-driven market. Perhaps you’ve made one or more (YIKES!) of these five hiring mistakes. It’s difficult to know who the right fit will be. Even if you do know who that person is, finding them seems nearly impossible.[…]

Am I crazy to think I can hire great employees

Are You crazy to think you can hire a great employee?

You may ask yourself this question when you need to hire team members for your business, especially if you think it will be impossible to find the right person. Learning the art and science of how to hire a great employee will keep you from taking a ride on the crazy train. And more importantly,[…]

5 Tips to Attract the Right Candidates

5 Tips to Attract the Right Candidates

“I love spam,” said no one ever. You use spam filters to keep unwanted messages out of your inbox. But, keeping those low-quality or unqualified resumes away from your job postings is tough. Even if you use an automated system, you are still getting spammed. Imagine how much easier it would be to attract the[…]

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[…]

5 Artful Tips for Hiring Great Employees

Hiring great employees is both an art and a science. You need to understand a little of the science to create the art. For example, painters must understand colors, textures, light, and darkness (the science) to bring the images in their mind (the art) to life. When you are hiring great employees, most of us[…]

4 Surprise Ingredients for Hiring Your Ideal Team

4 Surprise Ingredients for Hiring Your Ideal Team

This week, I was the featured guest author over on the eWomen Network blog discussing hiring your ideal team. The other night I was wide-awake at 2:00 a.m. and was leafing through a cooking magazine. A few pages in, I found a mouthwatering picture of a pie. I immediately felt hungry and ready to make a[…]

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[…]

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[…]