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

How to Check References to Help You 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[…]

7 of My Behind the Scenes Recruiting Tools You'll Love

7 of My Behind the Scenes Recruiting Tools You’ll Love

There are so many great sourcing and recruiting tools out there, yet we tend to forget about some of the easiest and free tools available. Most of us get stuck in our comfortable, old ways and complain about how long everything takes. The problem with this is other organizations are using recruiting tools that make them[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

Irresistibly Easy Ways to Learn the Truth About Your Candidates

I recently stumbled on a NY Times article about the uselessness of the job interview. The article described a situation where an interview panel hired a candidate based on their misperceptions rather than the truth. While I disagree with the reporter’s views and the relevance of the research cited to job interviews, I agree that[…]

Write good job postings using these 7 tips to transform your job postings into candidate magnets.

7 Easy Ways to Quickly Transform your Job Ads

Job ads are the most common way of letting your potential candidates know you are hiring. Unfortunately, most job postings are poorly written and miss a critical opportunity to attract the talented people you need to build your business. The truth is you have about 20 seconds to capture your candidates’ attention and make them[…]

Win the war for talent during the holidays

4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Recruit During the Holidays

I’m obsessed with the holidays. Maybe you are too, but I would hazard a guess that my obsession is much different than yours. I’ve read all the social media posts about decorating, baking goodies, putting Christmas trees in every room of your house, and let’s not forget the deal-chasing shopping frenzy. That is so far[…]

Recruiting Lessons

Recruiting Lessons from Timeshare Salespeople

Recruiting Lessons from Lisa the Timeshare Salesperson On a recent rainy Saturday afternoon, I headed to my local nail salon for a little me time to get a mani/pedi. The salon was very busy and while I waited, I chatted with another customer, Lisa, who was a timeshare salesperson. Lisa and I had a lively[…]

Is Your Recruiting Strategy Jenga Ready? 

Is Your Recruiting Strategy Jenga Ready? 

Is Your Recruiting Strategy Jenga Ready? Jenga is the Swahili word for “to build.” It is also a game of strategy and precision. You must be careful about how you build your Jenga tower; support is everything. Building a stable structure requires strategic thinking about how moving individual blocks will impact the overall stability of[…]

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