Fortunately, for many businesses, they leave the hiring to Human Resources, which may be responsible for designing and creating job descriptions. These professionals have the training and expertise to design job descriptions, which are essential to hiring processes and often used to protect the company when it comes down to legal issues. If you don’t have the luxury of an HR department, learn more about why you need job descriptions and how invaluable they can be to your small company. ……… Read More >>
Topic: Effective Hiring
Millennials – or “Generation Y” – includes anyone born between 1980 and 2000. Whether you like it or not, this generation is becoming a vital part of the workforce.
This generation, more than any before, is connected. They have access to a wealth of information and other people that makes it easy for them be in control of where of they want to work and make the best decision for them.
So how do you overcome the challenges they present and start hiring millennials that you need for your company? ……… Read More >>
Your employees are your biggest asset. When they are awesome – they help your company grow, keep your customers happy, expand your positive reputation, reduce your bottom line, and most importantly – keep your stress level down!
When you accidentally hire the wrong person for your team though, you can suddenly find yourself in a whirlwind of problems, conflicts, daily disruptions, and even legal issues.
So how do you attract those ideal people… let’s take a look. ……… Read More >>
So one day (maybe today) you find yourself sitting at your desk feeling like you’re surrounded by every one of the most inept, incompetent, useless, lazy, truly hair-pulling level of human beings that could possibly exist anywhere on the planet.
Or… maybe it’s not quite that bad, but you still feel like no matter what you do, no matter who you hire, you just can’t seem to get people that you need to make your day go smoothly.
Most likely, that means that your Interviewing & Hiring processes are out of sync… ……… Read More >>
We’ve all been there. You have an opening for a position in your company, and you need to fill it. Then the worry sets in. How do you find the right person? How do you figure out what questions to ask them to help you choose the right one? What legal concerns or bookkeeping concerns are you not aware of? What do you do to get it all right the first time?
If you, or the person you hire to do the interviews, is bad at interviewing, lots of horrible things can happen. ……… Read More >>
As if you don’t already have enough to do in a day, the boss also wants your help lining up interviews for that new position. So now you need to write up a job description, publish it out in all the usual places, filter the list of applicants… etc… etc… the list goes on. Did you know that pre-screening an applicant doesn’t have a major headache? There are some really simple things you can do help narrow down that list of candidates without all the headaches. ……… Read More >>
Let’s face it – attracting, hiring, and promoting the right people for the right jobs can literally make or break your business.
One of the biggest factors that can influence an employee’s success is the personality they bring to the position. Are they a natural leader, or do they prefer to be led? Are they internally motivated, or do you need to provide motivation for them to succeed? And these questions are just the tip of the iceberg.
So let’s take a deeper dive into one type of personality that you might want (or not want) to hire… the Extrovert.
We all know that having a great team of employees can make all the difference to your business. You need their expertise, you benefit from having their input, and you trust them to take care of your customers. So making sure you hire the right ones can be a challenge. I found this great slide presentation from Jason Webster, the Enterprise Sales Manager at Glassdoor, and Jennifer Slaski, the Executive Director of Marketing Communications at Spiceworks, that gives some really great tips and advice on how to write job descriptions that will help you attract and close that top talent. ……… Read More >>