recruiting

Why Employee Turnover Is Expensive and What You Can Do About It

By |March 6th, 2017|

As we grow our businesses, there comes a time where we need to hire someone to pick up the slack. Oftentimes, these are the entry-level jobs. While entry-level jobs aren’t the highest paying jobs, turnover can make them expensive because you are spending time, money, and resources in hiring and training new employees.

What is employee […]

Hiring: How to do a Needs Analysis

By |May 1st, 2016|

Sometimes a job opening arises because someone left an existing position. Sometimes you just have a sense that you are working longer hours and cannot keep up. Or other people on the team are overworked. Here are some of the signs that it is time to look at the quality and the quantity of your […]

Recruiting Mistakes You Can Avoid

By |April 25th, 2016|

I am sharing some tips on the recruiting mistakes I have come across in my research the past few months. Some of these are simply no brainers and I am positive there are more items we could add to this list. These are some issues I have had people ask me about and discussed in […]

My Top Three Candidate Screening Strategies

By |April 5th, 2016|

Here are three strategies you can implement to improve your candidate base before you meet anyone.

Ask for a cover letter and resume

I am a stickler for spelling and grammar. I appreciate that society has relaxed its views around it, yet for me, it speaks more to attention to detail than a reliance on texting abbreviations. I […]

Why I Started Checking for Resilience

By |March 15th, 2016|

I was watching Barbara Corcoran’s TED Talk on Rethinking Failure. One of the key messages that popped out for me was the ability to handle failure. Her message was that her successes always came on the heels of failure.

One of the qualities that helps a person recover from failure is resilience. It is the ability […]

With Growth, There Is Pain

By |September 1st, 2015|

In March, my residential cleaning business had a huge growth spurt. The franchise was awarded an exclusive contract with a local employer to provide cleaning services to their employees. It was fantastic news. It was also scary news. 

It meant I needed to hire and train new people to handle the new client base. That is all […]