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Small Business Bootcamp: Getting Back Into the Hiring Game

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Automated Data Processing reported that small businesses added 75,000 jobs in January. If you are part of a small business that took a hit in the latest recession, you may have been out of the game recently when it comes to hiring. With the market swinging upwards for small business growth, it is time to review effective hiring methods that can be used in even the smallest of organizations. Here are 6 ideas from Forbes to get back in the game: Measure passion. Skills and talent are important, but you must also take into account whether...

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Small Business Tech Spotlight on Nimble

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The integration of social media into business processes is not just for the big players. Small businesses can take advantage of the benefits of social media, as well. New-to-the-market app Nimble touts itself as the “only solution to offer small businesses the best features of high-end CRM systems combined with the power of social media.” Planning a launch for next month, co-founders Darren Bounds, Dennis Eusebio, and Grant Fields want Nimble to be the “simplest way for small businesses to attract and connect with their next hire.”...

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Applicant Tracking Systems for Small Businesses

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Depending on the position you are hiring for, a recruitment campaign or job posting can generate a candidate pool hitting the hundred or more mark. If you are hiring for 20 positions, that is 2,000+ candidates that you will have to log, track and keep notes on at any given time. With that in mind, how many organizations are still using spreadsheets and manual processes to manage their applicants? A recent study by software consulting company Software Advice found that while the number of companies utilizing manual methods has declined since...

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The Millennial Workforce – Money, Power or None of the Above?

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If you were given the choice between an increase in salary and a better job title with no pay increase, which would you choose? Ten years ago, the majority of candidates would choose a salary increase without hesitation. It seems that it has always been about making a better wage…until recently. Now, more often than not, the answer is “a better title” or even indifference, “whichever choice at that time in my life would make me the happiest.” Employees are less focused on the bottom dollar today and, in general, are focusing more and more on...

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The Millennial Workforce – Why Businesses May Need to Change Their Current Strategies

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Gen Y is not like any generation before them. They have different values, different motivators and a completely different view of the world. However, as Generation Y continues to take over more of the workforce, understanding what makes them tick may be the key to future business success.   An article was recently posted on LinkedIn that brilliantly sheds a little light on the Millennial mindset. Written by Ashley Caldwell, a Gen Y entrepreneur, the explanation is given as to why Millennials don’t subscribe to the mindset of just doing...

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Employee Happiness – Increasing Productivity and Success Through Engagement

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Job satisfaction and happiness not only keeps employees from turning over, it also increases productivity. Forbes cites a recent study from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania which proved what we’ve know for a while to be true: employees with high levels of job satisfaction perform better than those without. In fact, engaged employees are found to be 12 percent more productive to be exact. Armed with this data, you would assume employers would spend more time and energy making sure their employees were engaged...

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HIRING FOR SUCCESS – TOO MUCH TALENT MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

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The Columbia Business School published research (Team Interdependence Determines When More Talent Is Too Much Versus Not Enough) on the ways in which having too much talent on one team can cause a peak and eventual downturn in performance. The question was posed as to “when and why high levels of talent reduce team performance”. The phenomenon, coined the “Too-Much-Talent Effect”, is evaluated in this paper by Roderick Swaab, Insead Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, and the students and professors he collaborated with for his...

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Hiring Generation Y – Time to Change Your Current Strategy?

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This topic has been run through the mill countless times, however, as more and more Generation Y workers take their place in Corporate America, it is helpful to remind ourselves why recruitment strategies must be altered and/or expanded when hiring Gen Y candidates. It used to be that a Gen Y interviewee would be quick to distance themselves from the seemingly negative stereotypes and judgments bestowed upon them. Now, an increasing number of youthful candidates embrace these stereotypes and make no excuses for them, as they shouldn’t. A...

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Social Media’s Influence on Talent Acquisition

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Glassdoor recently reported that 96% of the online population belongs to at least one social network. Add that to the fact that 47% of today’s workforce was born after 1980 (and by 2025, more than 75% of workers will be come from the “social media generation” having grown up with internet and social networks) and begin to understand just how influential social media will continue to become in regards to the way we approach talent acquisition. Here are a few key ways social media has made an impact:   Sourcing Obviously placing an...

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Mobile Recruitment – Why Your Current Strategy May Be Failing

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Mobile recruitment is a relatively new strategy in talent acquisition. An increasing number of organizations are employing mobile capabilities in their recruitment processes, as the applicant pool moves to tablets and cell phones as their method of choice. Huffington Post estimates that 33 percent of all Fortune 500 companies now have mobile-friendly career sites. For those that have not jumped on the mobile bandwagon, various factors are taken into account. It may be a lack of resources, lack of upper-management buy-in or it may be that a...

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