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Recruiting Tips & Tricks: Colorado SCORE Presentation

 

*Presented at Colorado Springs, CO SCORE meeting on July 12, 2019

 

I'm obsessed with Richard Branson. Anything that comes out of that man's mouth is like gospel to me. I aspire to be a Richard Branson, well a female/ American, Richard Branson one day. I believe that his people philosophy is really where it's at. And I think that this quote right here says it all: “A company is people... employees want to know... am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted". -Richard Branson

To start off on the right path of having sound employee practices, let's look at some recruiting tips and tricks. This blog is going to look at how to prepare and attract the right candidates and to evaluate those candidates. But first, let's look at the mistakes small businesses often make when it comes to recruiting. I'm sure all of you guys have seen these mistakes.

Small Business Recruiting Mistakes
1: Lack of Planning
First and foremost, small businesses...

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10 Expert Recruiting Tips Every Small Business Should Know

One year as a recruiter, I hired over 200 employees. Given that one typically interviews an average of ten candidates to hire one, I likely interviewed candidates in the ballpark of two thousand (at least it felt like it!) 

To stay organized and ensure I hired quality candidates, I needed a process. With help from HR Branches' Reanna Werner (my mentor) and research of what top companies do, I was able to hone our process into a well-oiled machine!

I know first hand how many hats you wear as a small business owner and your limited time and resources. If you need the right hire yesterday, these recruiting tips will teach you how to set yourself up for success, ask the right questions, and increase your hiring efficiency.

 

First and Foremost:

1.     Build A Focused Job Description

A proper job description will keep you on track when searching for the right candidate with the experience you need.

Be sure to include any soft skills...

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Workforce Well-Being...Not So Well

Like most Americans, small business workers want less stress and better work-life balance

Guest Post by Clint Perry at Unlimited Benefits

Benefits offered by small firms contribute greatly to the financial, physical and emotional wellbeing of America. Guardian’s latest Workforce Well-being Index reveals that employees of small firms have an Index score of 6.5 on a 10-point scale, virtually the same as the 6.6 average for all working Americans. However, the financial wellness component of the Index is low among small business workers and is lower when compared to employees of large companies.

% Rated excellent/very good health by small business workers

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Money is the primary stressor for small business workers. Six in ten cite personal finances as the top source of stress in their life. That is nearly twice as many as those citing job-related concerns and three times as many as those mentioning personal health issues, housing costs or the economy.

The well-being of 60...

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Does Your Business Need a Recruitment Tip? Here Are 9 Tips From the HR Pros

Do You Need a Recruitment Tip? Here Are 9 Tips From the HR Pros

Does your company have a successful recruiting strategy? If you think you need a recruitment tip or two, click here! Here are 9 recruiting tips from the HR pros.

 

Statistically speaking, every corporate job opening gets 250 resumes for a single job. For your business, this means a lot of CVs and resumes to sift through in order to find the one stellar candidate that fits the role.

How exactly does your business go about recruiting for job openings in order to find that perfect candidate? Have you always attracted the right type of people you're looking to hire, or do you need a little bit of extra help when it comes to creating the best staff you possibly can? Do you need a recruitment tip or two to get things going?

Read on for 9 awesome recruitment tips from some of HR's best.

1. Use Social Media to Promote Job Openings

Nearly 2 in 3 employees stated that their employer did not know how to use social media in...

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How to Prepare for a New Employee

So, you have hired your new employee, and he starts in a few days. Where do you even begin? Do you just assume that this person will kick start with a stellar performance in mind reading? You hired him to do a job, that’s all that needs to be done, just the job right? Wrong. There can be a number of fundamental challenges that must be overcome in the first few days leading up to the employee’s BIG day on the job.

Just imagine your new employee arriving early, eager to prove his validation of why you chose him for this job. Yet, nothing has been prepared. No coordinated introduction, an office hasn’t been assigned, you can’t find the new badges, and now you are unsure if all systems have been properly allocated to the employee. Your new employee then creates a sense of dysfunction, which has been permanently imprinted in the mind of the employee as he now waits hours or even days until everything is completely sorted out. Congratulations, this is your...

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Recruiting Made Easy for Small Business

Recruiting can be a very daunting task.  Determining what tasks and roles you need to have filled, marketing and attracting qualified candidates while evaluating the best fit can be extraordinarily painful for managers.  At the bottom of this page, we have created a 5 Step Recruiting Process just for you.  Following this process will make your recruiting endeavors much easier. In addition to the HR Branches 5 Step Recruiting Process, there are a few other tips that we would like to share with you to help you along this journey.

 

Keep bias (and discrimination) out of the recruiting process. It seems that a lot of people learn a lot about their unnoticed biases during the recruiting process. I once had a manager turn down a very qualified candidate because the candidate worked at a restaurant that they didn’t like. Do not let this get in the way of finding the right person to complement your operations. This can have very large ramifications, including legal...

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