20 11, 2018

10 Ideas That Will Help You Reinvent Your Hiring Process — and Make Better Hires

To be 20% better, all you have to do is be more efficient doing what you’re now doing. To be 100% better, you have to start over. You've probably heard that there were 6.7 million job openings in July 2018, which exceeded the number of people looking for work, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet [...]

14 11, 2018

Attract Top Talent with Unconventional Benefits

According to a recent survey, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.¹ Yep, that means that big paychecks are no longer motivating today’s workforce. Our flexible, technology-driven environment impacts what people expect out of their jobs, regardless of generation.  Instead of [...]

12 11, 2018

7 Recruiting and HR Leaders Give Career Advice to Their 23-Year-Old Selves

Twenty-three is an awkward age for most. You’re definitely not a kid anymore, but not quite considered an adult either. You’ve got your whole life and career ahead of you—and that can be as daunting as it is exciting. Navigating a career in the fast-paced world of recruiting and human resources is tough and [...]

18 10, 2018

5 Mistakes Bosses Make When Onboarding New Hires

Baptism by fire. Sink or swim. To the wolves! Call it what you want, but—generally speaking—this isn’t the most effective method to train a new employee. Really. For one thing, it does little to build trust between you and this new person, much less inspire confidence in your company’s overall leadership [...]

17 10, 2018

Why AI Is No Match for HI (Human Intelligence) in Today’s Hiring Process

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making rapid strides in improving the ability to identify the best Inbound candidates. By Inbound, I mean people in your resume database, those who applied to your job posting, or responded to your email. But this same AI is less effective when it comes to identifying [...]

19 09, 2018

The New Construction Workforce: Smart, Ambitious and Ready to Learn

Are you a construction company worried about losing some of your best workers to retirement - younger candidates don’t seem to be lining up to apply for those open jobs?  The highly skilled workers of the baby boomer generation are retiring, yet millennials stepping into the work force are often viewed by [...]

8 08, 2018

The 4 Trends Changing How You Hire in 2018 and Beyond

Hiring talent has become highly transactional. The tedious candidate searches, the endless scheduling, and the repetitive screening can be inefficient and mind-numbing. It’s time for a new era of recruiting that focuses on the more gratifying parts of the job — the human part, the strategic part. Today we [...]

2 05, 2018

How to Hire Great People When Your Business Is Tiny

Our owner, Deanna Baumgardner, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com:   A large company has a lot going for it when it comes time to hire talent: resources, name recognition, and years spent showcasing company values and culture. Applicants know what they are applying for. But small [...]

2 04, 2018

8 Benefits You Can Adopt to Attract and Keep the Best Employees

It does not matter if you are running a startup or a decades-old corporation. The benefits and perks included in your compensation package can sway potential employees toward saying "yes" to the job. Glassdoor’s 2015 Employment Confidence Survey revealed that benefits are a major factor in a future employee [...]

13 03, 2018

Hiring: The Best of the Bad is Not a Strategy

I was listening to a podcast and the writer/actor being interviewed was asked about the process of writing for his movies, and how he captures those ideas. He mentioned a specific movie writing software program that he uses and the interviewer asked him why he used that particular program. The response went [...]