Attract Top Talent When You Open Closed Doors

Attract Top Talent When You Open the Door

When faced with a closed door, do you test it to see what’s behind it or do you accept that it is closed to you and wait for it to open? Unfortunately, that’s how most organizations are viewing their ability to attract top talent. They are standing in front of a metaphorical door, waiting for[…]

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.[…]

Finding the right fit is extremely hard work

Hiring the right people is extremely hard work

Hot summer days are here already—can you believe it? For many of us, that means dreams of long weekends or vacations at the beach. For some of us, it means a dreaded trip to the store for a new bathing suit or hiring the right people for our summer job openings. I recently discovered that[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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