How will your business look at the end of 2018? Hopefully better. If things are good now, you still want better. Better parts, better business.
Companies are putting plans in motion to improve this year. Those plans will involve a lot of recruiting to replace weaker parts and to add businesses, product lines, or divisions. Identifying key areas for improved or additional talent is critical and will lead the way to a better business by the end of the year.…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on January 17, 2018 at 9:39am — No Comments
A lot of companies - especially small businesses - often have a difficult time finding the most qualified candidate for a position, and even when they do get someone for the role, the new employee isn't always the right fit.…Continue
Added by Devin Caldwell on January 16, 2018 at 8:18pm — No Comments
It's the time of the year when everyone starts thinking 'New Year, New Me!' There is no right or wrong time to start making changes to your life, change can happen whenever we decide, the key is to stick with these changes! Too many people decide changes need to be made, identify exactly what needs to…Continue
Added by Charlotte Barrington on January 11, 2018 at 12:09pm — No Comments
The role of Human Resource Manager or HR professionals is not limited to some certain task. There are hundreds of things they need to manage is an organization. HR pros! Do you agree with my statement?
No one can deny the fact that HR recruiters have to perform numbers of the task from managing…Continue
Added by Robin joseph on January 11, 2018 at 4:58am — No Comments
In sports, acquisition of talent and development is the name of the game. You win with better talent and better development of that talent.
Alabama and Georgia in college football. Duke and Kentucky in college basketball. The Patriots in the NFL, the Yankees in major league baseball. Any team that rises to the top is successful because they acquired and developed better talent.
The drive to obtain the best talent in sports is relentless and great businesses are no…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on January 10, 2018 at 9:36am — No Comments
So, are you also in a race of purchasing tools that make your HR job quick and easy? Oh! it's a big yes. Great, such tools really make our job easy. But do you know nearly 8 out of 10 HR professionals regretted their software purchases? According to a report, only 24 percent of HR managers and…Continue
Added by Robin joseph on January 9, 2018 at 5:42am — No Comments
The scarcity created by the IT talent shortage understandably makes companies cautious about who they hire. To lower the number of bad hires, many implement a…Continue
Added by TransTech Staffing on January 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Maybe not for you. In recruiting we tend to fall into the trap of the ideal candidate. While there are tremendously talented people that any company would benefit from having on board, there are too many talented people out there to make any one candidate the ideal fit for every business.
One particular great candidate is not for everyone and maybe not for your business. Focus on fit is extremely important. What will this candidate do in your particular business? What kind of impact…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on January 3, 2018 at 10:01am — No Comments
If you are a nurse, PA, or physician looking for work, it can be an arduous journey. After all, you’ve got bills to pay, and you want to end up at the right hospital or health facility for you. Knowing what to look out for is a big part of this search, and it can…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on December 27, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The hiring manager comes to you and says I need this and I need it yesterday. That’s typical, but definitely not optimal. If you need it right now, it’s late, and you’re at a disadvantage. This leads to mediocre hires, maybe even bad hires. Mediocre hires build mediocre businesses. Bad hires…..well, you know the rest.
If the long range plan is that you will need someone with xyz qualifications, but there is no plan in place to get to the point where the business really needs that…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 27, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments
In any business, the workforce is the lifeblood of the organization. Without a skilled, devoted and creative team working for you, your business may falter and even fail over time. If you are running a startup and are…Continue
Added by Devin Caldwell on December 21, 2017 at 8:10pm — No Comments
With the new tax law, corporate budgets will change. This will impact recruiting on all fronts. More money for recruiting budgets, to spend on ads and outside help, to hire more internal recruiters. More money to push a company’s reach out further and to draw in the talent they need.
More money to hire more key people. When cash flow increases, the first thought is to figure out how we can best use the increase to grow the business. Hire more salespeople, open a new plant, develop a…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 20, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments
Added by Rick Girard on December 14, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The first reason that you recruit is to solve an immediate need. The hiring manager recognizes a need, a strategic change, or some deficit that is preventing the business from achieving an objective. He or she comes to HR or recruiting and says you need to find me this. Whether you are patching, growing, or replacing there is an immediate need that you have to take care of.
The second reason you recruit is to build a better business, a great business. You have a vision for the…Continue
If your business model requires proven profitability for a given hire, you may use some form of trial hire to make sure your new hire is profitable. Some 100% commission sales positions are a fit for this. Other roles typically involve a high percentage of hires that don’t stick for one reason or another. If the job is difficult and not very high paid, employees may have a tendency to give up or there might be a good number of unreliable candidates in that field. Other roles are technically…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on December 6, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments
Robots are going to take your job, but not your opportunity.
For decades we have heard talk of robots taking our jobs, but we are getting a lot closer now. By all accounts, AI is making big strides and everything from manufacturing to brain surgery is going to be handled by robots at some point. Some say that by 2060 we are all out of a job.
This is, of course, extremely short sighted. We’ve lost jobs to robots and automation little by little over time. The manufacturing…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 29, 2017 at 9:41am — No Comments
There is a vast amount of information readily available online in regards to the concept of time to hire, but the flip side of this is the cost of a bad hire-how much to do you know about this? 1 in 5 decision makers within a company are unaware of how much a bad hire actually costs their…Continue
Added by Charlotte Barrington on November 23, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments
The Objective section of a resume is typically the most fluffed up and useless thing in the resume. Rarely do you see this section saying anything worth reading. Candidates struggle with what to put there and how to say it, resulting in a couple sentences of nonsense.
Much more effective is a Key Skills section in replacement. Right at the top of the resume. Too often the first question from a hiring manager is something along the lines of…..
Is this guy…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 22, 2017 at 9:15am — No Comments
Overall hiring strategy is a momentum game. Slow hiring, lack of hiring, and reluctance to move forward and hire to improve the team will kill momentum and leave the business stagnant.
One really good hire makes an impact and gets the ball rolling. A strategy to make a number of key hires over a specific period of time is better and will pick up momentum as you move forward. The key is to make the first hire strong and one that impacts the bottom line.…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 15, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments
Last week we had a strong jobs report. 261,000 new jobs is not a great number, but it’s a pretty good number. Considering the fact that this included significant disruption from multiple hurricanes, the number is impressive. This brings us down to 4.1% unemployment. The lowest number since 2000.
Yes, we still have a good number of non-participants in the population, not looking for a job, and a good number of underemployed. Regardless, the raw number is still really good and…Continue
Added by Todd Kmiec on November 8, 2017 at 9:43am — No Comments