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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Giving Thanks in Small Business Recruiting

Giving Thanks in Small Business Recruiting

When it comes to small business recruiting, gratitude is difficult to come by. November is traditionally a time of giving thanks and reflecting on the things for which you are most grateful. If you struggle to hire the right people to help you be more productive, efficient, and profitable, grateful may be something you rarely[…]

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[…]

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™[…]

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