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If you've noticed the vibe among your employees is low, you're not alone. The employees who are on team have been stretched thin and to the max especially as the economy has reopened from the pandemic. But even though demand for services have increased, some employers are finding it challenging to staff up to meet that demand. So those who are working are working even harder to keep up.    With all of the current stress,...
  We really do appreciate our employees. Honestly, every business owner and manager does. We couldn't do what we do without them. We wouldn't be able to service our customers or grow our businesses  without them.  But as small business owners, there is just a lot of stuff to do. Sometimes, showing appreciation to our staff isn't something we can squeeze in a jam packed day consistently.    But weaving in...
The Great Resignation is upon us. Whether you've heard this exact term or not, chances are pretty good you have felt it's impact.    🙋🏾‍♀️ Have you had employees quit in record numbers? 🙋🏾‍♀️ Feel that it is nearly impossible to hire new employees no matter what you do?  🙋🏾‍♀️ The few applicants you may receive don't show for interviews?   Sounds familiar?   Then, my friend, you've...
Hiring in 2021 is definitely a challenge. The days of just offering a paycheck are, if not over, aren’t cutting it  right now. Workers are demanding more from employers in exchange for their time, labor and talent. So, as a busy small business owner, what can you do to compete in the war for talent and get people interested in applying for jobs at your company? Well, we got you covered.   Here you’ll find ideas...
These days finding high quality employees is harder than ever. There seems to be a constant battle to encourage folks to apply, then get them to stay engaged through the application process. This is why it’s so important that every employer does their best to create a positive applicant experience. Creating a positive applicant experience will help get more applicants into your pipeline and keep them there throughout your hiring...
The interview process for seasonal employees is just as important as for permanent workers. Seasonal employees will serve your clients, make your products and otherwise represent your company brand. So even though they may only be employed by your organization for a short period of time, they will have a lasting impact. So of course, you want to make sure that you’re bringing on the best talent that will be a positive asset to your...
If you’re preparing to hire seasonal employees, give these interview questions a try. These interview questions are a good starting point to develop your interview guide for seasonal jobs.     Sample Interview Questions to Ask Seasonal Job Candidates Why did you apply for a seasonal job? What attracted you to the position? This job requires that you work on __________ days during _________ hours. Are you...
A steady flow of applications is important for any business to be able to hire quickly when job vacancies need to be filled. There is nothing more stressful than needing to hire urgently and finding zero applicants at your fingertips. Not being able to meet your staffing needs could result in disruption to your business or missing out on an opportunity for your business to grow. Avoiding this stress requires a consistent recruiting...
The content of a job posting has a huge job. Those words can either make job seekers become eager to apply for the job or click on to the next job posting. But writing an engaging job posting can be challenging. Which makes simply copying and pasting the position’s job description very tempting.    However, with a little planning and rethinking about the purpose of the job posting you can easily write a job posting that...
What does the fourth quarter look like in your small business? For a good number of  businesses, the last three months of the year are super busy. The end of the year brings in a surge of clients, customers and events which may overwhelm your normal staff. Often times this influx of business, while a good thing for the bottom line of your business may be impossible to meet without bringing on some additional resources. If you know...
As the 2020 election draws near, many employers are committing to help get out the vote. Your company may also be involved in various civic participation campaigns to encourage your employees to vote. With all of the activity around boosting participation and getting employees engaged, we can’t overlook the very real need to support employees as they try to actually show up at the polls.    It is anticipated that this...