Hiring is scary business.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

Share This! To hire or not to hire? That’s a tough question for many small business owners who need to hire the right people for their business. You may have received some training and researched proper interviewing techniques. You know which questions you can legally ask candidates in an interview and you’ve learned to craft[…]

Honesty Uncensored…Is Your Job Posting Too Transparent?

Share This! Honesty is the best policy. Or is it? One of the core components of The YOLO Principle™ is communication, and I truly believe in communicating openly and honestly about the positions for which you are hiring. However, sometimes you can be a bit too far as evidenced by this job posting inadvertently published[…]

Recruiting Lessons from a Salad Bowl

Share This! A friend who is moving recently posted on social media about the challenges of deciding what to keep and what to let go as she and her family transitioned from one home to another. They were downsizing and because of that, were faced with letting go of some treasured items. The decision-making process[…]

Fall in love with hiring

Why I Love Using an ATS System

Share This!Small businesses struggle with managing and organizing all the details for recruiting. An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a tool every small business needs. I share my thoughts on why I love my ATS on the MightyRecruiter blog. SMB Hiring Tips: Why I Love Using an ATS (And You Should Too) Share This!

Fall Is the Perfect Time to Spice Up Your Recruiting

Fall Is the Perfect Time to Spice Up Your Recruiting

Share This!   Fall arrives Friday, and with it comes the annual pumpkin spice obsession. People go crazy for their pumpkin spice. It’s like some pumpkin spice cult mesmerizes us. It seems like everything has pumpkin spice in it these days—even Cheerios! A little spice can be a nice change; however, too much can put[…]

You Might Need a Chiropractor to Recruit Top Talent

You Might Need a Chiropractor to Recruit Top Talent

Share This! Alignment is critical to recruit top talent. If you are feeling out of alignment when it comes to recruiting, it might be time to apply some chiropractic principles. Keeping your spine in alignment is important to your health. Misalignment in your body may start out with a tiny ache or an occasional twinge. You[…]

Stand out in a mass of mediocrity and recruit the right people.

What Would You Change About Recruiting?

Share This! I was recently asked this question: “If you could change one thing about the way recruiting is done, what would it be and why?” That’s a pretty powerful question because it implies that the way recruiting is done is lacking in some way. As an expert recruiter, small business owners come to me[…]

10 Small Business Hiring Tips for a Tight Labor Market

Share This!   A recent NFIB survey identified labor quality as the second biggest concern for small business. It’s a tough labor market and small businesses face what seems like an insurmountable challenge to find qualified employees for their jobs at the salaries they can pay. To make matters worse, available workers often lack the[…]

Recruit Like a Pirate

Recruit Like a Pirate

Share This!   Recruiting is often a bold adventure that can feel like a pirate sailing the high seas. Like running a pirate ship, recruiting has lots of moving parts, needs skilled professionals to sail it well, and must be on the lookout for other pirates (aka your competitors) who are also searching for bounty[…]

Crush Your Hiring Goals During the Dog Days of Summer

3 Ways to Crush Your Hiring Goals During the Dog Days of Summer

Share This! As we enter August, the effects of the dog days of summer start settling in. You need to crush your hiring goals for the year. Yet, the hot, sultry weather can make everything seem stale, stealing your energy and leaving even the most energetic among us feeling lethargic and unmotivated. Yet, that feeling is[…]