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Hiring and Recruiting

We often hear from clients that it's difficult in today's market to recruit and hire the right people for their team.  Whether you are looking for tips on hiring, unique ways to recruit, or systems for hiring  we often touch upon hiring and recruiting in our Business Owner Insights.  Below is a collection of articles we've covered over the years.

October 8, 2019

Hiring can be costly, especially if you hire the wrong person! Interviewing is a skillset many small businesses struggle to develop. Many owners learn by trial and error which isn’t always the best teacher. Hiring for Success, an Inspired Action Training BBG offers, takes a step-by-step approach to helping businesses...
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March 26, 2019

If you ever find yourself thinking it’s hard to find good candidates for an open position, it’s time to look at your recruiting processes. The truth is, most recruitment ads are not designed to attract the best candidates. They are too often designed to blend in with all the other...
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February 26, 2019

As a business owner, have you ever experienced the following scenario? You decide to hire a new employee. But you don’t want just any employee, you want a rock star! So you spend more money than usual to advertise. You take additional time to conduct interviews to make sure their...
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May 31, 2016

Last week we focused on internal solutions to capacity issues other than hiring. This week we're going to look at external solutions. 

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May 24, 2016

In the last few weeks, we've encouraged you to study your capacity and the division of work in your business. As we've noted, the knee-jerk reaction for many businesses when things start to get busy is to hire, but it's not always the only solution. Below are a few internal solutions that can sometimes prevent the need to hire.

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May 17, 2016

Last week, we asked you to start digging into why you think you need to hire by looking at the true problem.  This week, continue to get clarity around the problem your business has, which is capacity, by looking at the functions of your business by position.

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May 10, 2016

Quote:  "If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions." - Albert Einstein

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May 3, 2016

Is it time to hire?  The question seems so simple to answer on the surface, especially if someone has just handed in their notice or worse, just quit on the spot. This month, we're going to challenge you to dig deeper into the hiring question. We're going to challenge you to view hiring decisions not just from the business' short term needs, but also from its long term strategic needs.

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August 26, 2014

When you're recruiting, especially in a Hiring Drought, there is a need to sell the position and your company. Just like in marketing, if you want leads for an open position you have to know how to attract them. However, there's a danger in over-selling the position. You can chase away good candidate or even worse end up with the wrong candidate if you get too caught up in selling the position. Here are a few tips to help you reach the right balance of selling the position.

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August 19, 2014

Quote: “The secret of my success is that we have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” Steve Jobs Question: What lengths have you gone to in order to hire the best people for your business? Our Thoughts: In many businesses recruiting is a very...
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