Posted on Thursday May 20, 2022 at 08:00:00 AM
Amid “The Great Resignation” it may feel impossible to find and hire the right person. No one seems to be immune to the challenges. Whether a solo entrepreneur or an established business with full payroll, the time will come when you need more bodies. More skilled, capable, independent workers who are able to act on your behalf when you can’t. When your business needs another you, how do you go about hiring? Here are 3 pro tips to help you navigate hiring the right people to help you reach your goals. 1. Budget You get what you pay for. And hiring the right person is an investment. But, by hiring better quality help up front the higher your return on investment will be. Budgeting for a particular role is going to vary business to business. When you start, don’t limit yourself by thinking you cannot afford a quality hire. Simply start by outlining what type of work you want to hire for. Determine the logistics...
Posted on Saturday May 1, 2022 at 08:00:00 AM
The dreaded negative interview questions. Hiring managers often ask these questions to see how you handle pressure, your level of honesty, and your self awareness. The work environment isn’t always a walk in the park. There are disagreements, unproductive days, projects that fail. They are unavoidable. However, it is important for the hiring manager to see how you perform under pressure. The key is to acknowledge your weaknesses and reveal how you have made adjustments to manage it better through appropriate behaviors. Don’t get defensive. Remain calm and confident. Remember, the interviewer isn’t always assessing the actual weakness. They want to see how you react and hear how you respond to questions that require you to give what seems to be a negative response. Take time this week to read through and prepare answers to these 8 questions. Acknowledge your weakness then show how you have made adjustments. ...
Posted on Friday April 30, 2022 at 08:00:00 AM
For many hiring managers, a new recruit signing on the dotted line is the end of the hiring process. The reality is that the first few weeks of their time in your company are crucial for shaping their future with you. How good your onboarding process is can directly impact staff retention. New employees who go through a structured onboarding program are 58 percent more likely to still be there after three years. It’s the first impression they have of life at your company, so you absolutely want to make a positive and long-lasting one. For too long we’ve been overlooking the importance of this first step so, in this blog, we’ll cover the basics to help you create a welcoming atmosphere from day one.Go Beyond the ProductOften people think that onboarding should focus primarily on the product or service that the new hire will be selling. It’s vital that they understand the product inside and out so they feel confident answering questions and pushing back against objections....
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