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Delete Your Job Ad
“Your presentation helped me rewrite our help wanted ad and we were flooded with applicants!” was the note I received after a recent presentation on how to win the talent war. If you need more great quality job applicants, it’s time to delete your job ad and start fresh. Here is what is working for other companies who are flooded with applicants…
The Calm Before the Spring Hiring
As spring approaches, I’m seeing my network starting to post job opportunities on LinkedIn and Facebook at an accelerating pace. I’m also seeing posts lamenting the lack of qualified candidates. While the labor market remains difficult for our industry, the truth is that most job postings are missing the mark. Here’s how to get results....
'Tis the Season to Hire
Getting a jump start on more sales in 2024 requires action in December, which is why it’s the busiest month to start hiring key roles, especially salespeople. Here’s the top three reasons to start your 2024 hiring plans during the 2023 Holiday Season…
Hiring is Getting Harder
There were some who thought 2023 would bring an economic recession and restore some power to employers to hire employees more easily. Not only were they wrong, most people don’t realize how much harder hiring is going to get for businesses. Here’s what the latest job data is showing, and how businesses need to prepare…
Get More Applicants with an Open Hiring Strategy
In a recent webinar, Neal Glatt presented a solid case for adopting a radical new approach to hiring. As he sees it, today’s labor market is completely different from that of just 10 or 12 years ago—which, he says, calls for a completely different strategy to hiring.
How To Get More Employee Referrals
Employee referrals are the best source of hire, but just because you build an employee referral program, doesn’t mean they will come. For such a program to work, you’ve got to keep it top of mind for your employees, and design a simple system that’s easy to remember and navigate. Here’s how to do it:
Recruiting in 2023
As we move into a new year, it should be apparent that it has never been more critical to invest in your recruiting and retention processes with the right solutions. From my perspective, far too many companies are spending way too much on “solutions” that aren’t solutions at all because the results aren’t there. Other companies are spending way too little on recruiting and retention for a variety of reasons. And everyone is hoping to find some secret solution that nobody else has found yet.
Asking the Right Question
Every day, I read another article or hear another story about the labor shortage, the great resignation, or whatever you want to call it. And I experience it every day in my own interactions. The situation we find ourselves in is truly unprecedented. However, finding a solution will only be possible if we begin by asking the right question.
Flooded With Applicants
“Your presentation helped me rewrite our help wanted ad and we were flooded with applicants!” was the note I received after a recent presentation on how to win the talent war. If you need more job applicants, here is what is working for other companies who are flooded with applicants…
How to Reach Qualified Applicants in Time
Job-seekers are applying to many jobs at once. In some cases that could be because they want to shop around and find a perfect match, and in other cases it may be because they can’t afford to miss a paycheck and need a new job right away. In either instance, the first employer to respond will have the attention of the applicant, and a leg up on the competition. After that, make it your number one priority to get them through the hiring process as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of friction...
Spring Hiring Solutions
Are you tired of getting ghosted by job applicants? Frustrated with open houses and nearly no one showing up? Worried that there is no solution to hiring the people you need this spring? Here are three awesome educational resources to help you learn how to win the talent war…
Winning the Talent War
The current talent war isn’t going away. Last week, Home Depot announced their plans to hire 100,000 new positions this spring and revealed their game plan to accomplish their goal. Here is what they’re going to do - and how you can beat them in your local market…
Where to Find Snow Shovelers
If you’re working to hire snow shovelers for winter work, you might be starting to get a little frustrated. It’s always difficult to fill these seasonal positions with reliable workers but this year is absolutely one of the toughest. When I was hiring hundreds of shovelers, I always succeeded by looking at my “secret” labor sources. Here’s my full list of where to find snow shovelers…
Stop Getting Ghosted by Candidates
I don’t need to tell you how difficult it has been to hire candidates recently, especially if you’re trying to scale winter operations and recruit seasonal snow workers.  And I already told you why unemployment money wasn’t the problem.  This article is about what you really want to know: how in the world to stop getting ghosted by job candidates.  Read on to find out our top three tips and learn about our FREE new course on recruiting!
Now Hiring
We all know that labor is hard to find right now, and even the positions that are filled have increased responsibilities. Interns have always been known for being a source of labor, and in today’s job market, they can be more useful than ever. With positions hurting to be filled, college students are a means to fill positions and give the student a real-world experience in the fields they are preparing for. Whether it is just communicating with customers or managing a schedule, delegating simple tasks to an intern can help lighten the load for you or your employees and increase productivity...
Which Customers Deserve You?
We hear the same thing constantly from exasperated hiring managers: “There are no people out there who want to work.” While I may disagree with the absoluteness of the statement, I completely understand the frustration that produced it. We are in a difficult hiring situation, no question. There are many sides of this to explore but what does this mean with respect to your customers, and, as the title of this article suggests, do your customers deserve you?
Where Are the Applicants?
With the spring hiring season upon us, many employers are discovering that nobody is applying to fill their open positions. What was a serious problem in previous years has become an existential crisis this year. If there are no workers, there is no business. This is more than serious. This is about survival...
What Only 12% of Companies Know
Now that spring has sprung, it’s time for most of us to start hiring employees and preparing for the rush of spring work. This year, the task of finding great people seems even more difficult, but there is one secret to beating the competition when it comes to building a rock-star team…
Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market
When employers are struggling to fill open positions, it becomes even more important to be very selective during the hiring process. This may seem counterintuitive, but let me explain...
A Critical Message to Leaders...
I recently was able to spend some time with a business owner who managed properties for high net worth individuals. Think property manager for mansions. He was describing his job, the challenges, and the 24/7 demands that he faces. I couldn't help but...