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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Set Yourself Up for Success in 2018

Welcome to 2018! This is a great time to examine your 2017 and set yourself up for success in 2018. What kind of a year did you have? If you looked back at your business on January 1, 2017, and the goals you had for the year ahead, how would it compare? Be honest, if[…]

Recruiting Insights From Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss’ classic book is fun to read and also helps us understand how important it is to refrain from making judgments until we’ve asked enough questions to know the truth. Throughout the book, Sam-I-Am tries to convince the narrator to taste green eggs and ham. Sam-I-Am keeps asking questions until the narrator finally tries[…]

Hiring is scary business.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

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 Insightful Interview™[…]

Honesty Uncensored…Is Your Job Posting Too Transparent?

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 on[…]

Recruiting Lessons from a Salad Bowl

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 was difficult,[…]

Fall in love with hiring

Why I Love my Applicant Tracking System

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)

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