Last week, I was sitting on The Talent Fix Book Club webcast with one of my recruiting managers, Zach Jensen, and Zach made the comment that great … Read more
Don’t Let Them Make Bad Hires
As an organization that’s handled hundreds of HR situations for small businesses over the years, we’ve seen our fair share of hirings, firings, and … Read more
5 Recruiters Share Their Ideas For Hiring the Best
It is well known that the unemployment rate is at a record low and the economy is healthy. While smart business leaders are focusing on growth due to these … Read more
‘Entry-Level, Experience Required’: Seriously?
For recent college graduates, nothing is more frustrating than applying for entry-level jobs that require experience. With degrees in hand, an eagerness to … Read more
3 Simple Steps to Avoid Fighting With Hiring Managers Over Pay
Even though they are our daily bread and butter, recruiting and hiring remain very inefficient and time consuming processes. Because they take so much of … Read more
Does Technology Have an Answer to Quality of Candidates Complaints?
Quality of hire is the most important and most difficult metric in talent acquisition. Talent Tech Labs, a New York based incubator, introduced me to … Read more
Here’s How to Make Sure You Don’t Hire a Toxic Worker
Nobody intends to hire the whiner, the troublemaker, or the sharp-tongued twit that ticks off customers and drives coworkers crazy. But somehow a few seem … Read more
Hiring Wisdom: Hard Questions Make For Better Hires
Although impolite, rude, and bullying social media behavior grab the headlines, ours is still a basically polite society. That’s why most of us rely on our … Read more
Should You Hire Someone Without a Degree?
Success in careers or business is determined by various factors. One common factor in question is how important a university degree is for success. It’s no … Read more
What’s Best for Chains: Centralized or Local Hiring? It Depends
There’s a trend in the marketplace these days to go local. Restaurants and grocery stores are touting locally sourced ingredients while Small Business … Read more
Maybe You Should Interview Everyone
Note: With unemployment at a 17 year low, and the number of people in the labor force hovering around a 40 year low, there’s no reason to think … Read more
Is Credential Creep Strangling Your Hiring?
Every organization wants to hire top performers on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, this doesn’t happen very often. In fact, in most cases, … Read more
3 Challenges to Successful Onboarding
Effectively incorporating new employees can be a challenging task for HR and managers alike. Back when the majority of new hires were expected to stay with … Read more
The Not So Soft Skills to Look For When You Hire
Talent acquisition isn’t easy. Far too often employers focus on just a skills fit to try to determine whether someone is qualified to do the job. Sometimes … Read more
Are Your Recruiters Wasting Time Or Providing Value?
I had a conversation the other day with a corporate HR director and we were talking recruiters, corporate recruiters. My friend had a dilemma, a classic … Read more
How a Job Search Is Like a Marketing Presentation
“I have some ideas as to how I am going to approach this and would like for you to take a look and give me your thoughts.” My response was as usual, “Talk … Read more
The Most Important Question You’ll Ever Ask a Hiring Manager
How are those hiring manager “intake” meetings going? You know, those meetings you have with a hiring manager every single time they have an opening. You … Read more
3 Secrets to Building High Performing Teams
Whether you’re scaling a large organization or building a new company, hiring and retaining top talent and building a high performing team is absolutely … Read more
Hiring Wisdom: Open Doors and Interview Rewards
With unemployment at record lows, making your jobs easy to apply for has never been more important. And that’s especially so for hourly workers. Here … Read more
How AI Is Improving Recruiting and Hiring
The HR technology landscape has been transformed in just a few short years. From advances in ATS software to the emergence of cloud-based systems and … Read more