Small business owners have to wear many hats. One of the most critical roles is knowing how to hire staff. But it can be overwhelming to contemplate how to go about finding the people to help you run a business that’s so near and dear to your heart. Every small business is different, but there are some general principles that are important to keep in mind. Here’s a guide on … [Read more...]
How to Attract Tech Talent as a Growing Business
Business leaders can find and attract top talent in a tight job market in 2019 and beyond by rethinking their current recruitment strategy. In today’s job market, nearly all organizations have trouble finding and retaining skilled professionals. It’s a job seeker’s market – and job hunters know it. However, you can win the ongoing recruitment battle. By making your job … [Read more...]
What Is Talent Acquisition?
Sponsored by Concordia University: Companies, especially new startups, succeed or fail based on the strength of their talent, but good talent is getting harder to find. In an Indeed survey of more than 1,000 HR managers, 86 percent of respondents indicated that they found it difficult to find good technical talent, and 83 percent of respondents believed that the talent … [Read more...]
7 Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Chances to Land a New Job
Looking for a new job? 93% of hiring managers review your social media profiles before they'll consider hiring you. Are your profiles telling the right story? If not, your chances for getting that job you want might be zilch. The infographic at the end of this post provides a bunch of data that you should know before you start your next job search. Most importantly, your … [Read more...]
Starting at the Bottom? Here’s Who I’m Hiring for an Internship
I was an intern once -- six times actually, before I finally landed a full-time role. As a manager now, I’ve reviewed hundreds of applications and interviewed a few dozen people for their first (or sixth) internship. It’s always a pleasure to give someone great news and welcome them to the team––even better when, at the end of their internship, we can offer them their first … [Read more...]
7 Attributes of a Great Management Hire
Hiring the best people for your team is tricky, but choosing a leader? For many recruiters, it can fast become an impossible task. Recruiting for a management position requires particular attributes and experiences which differ from other roles and need to be carefully noted on your interview checklist. Any management job, regardless of sector or business size, requires a … [Read more...]
Is Your New Recruit a Good Fit for the Position?
The two most difficult decisions human resources professionals must make with regard to a recruit are the decision to hire them and the decision to keep them or let them go at the end of their probationary period. Determining the candidate's skill and experience is usually a relatively straightforward process. What is complicated is determining after the hire whether or not … [Read more...]
Does Your Business Need a Live or Virtual Assistant?
Virtual assistants are all the rage these days. Generally speaking, they are cost effective, efficient, and work on an as-needed basis. The “relationship” is not complicated, and in most cases, you are paying per task. It's easy to see why this mode of contract work has become so popular. Despite popularity, virtual assistants are not right for all business owners and … [Read more...]
Human Resources for the 21st Century: Hiring and Training
The human resources department is an important part of any organization. From hiring new staff members to training them in an online training software, and then potentially transitioning them to a different organization, HR takes care of employees start to finish. In a knowledge economy, people, more than machines, are the major source of innovation and growth for any … [Read more...]
Job Applicant Background Check Basics for Employers
The hiring process can be daunting. Resumes and interviews reveal only so much, and many employers want to dig deeper. A background check can be a useful tool that reveals information the applicant might want to keep secret. Before you jump to get a background check on that recent applicant, here are a few things you need to know to protect your business: 1. Get Written … [Read more...]