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Risk vs. Reward

Written on February 21st, 2017 by in Blog

When I was in the Real Estate Profession, I consistently heard about the importance of location, location and location.  In the Staffing and Recruiting Profession TIMING has a great impact on your ability to place talent in new positions.

I’ve met so many potential Staffing and Recruiting Firm owners who were waiting for the perfect time to open their business.   There has never been a better time to open your business than today’s candidate driven market.  It is very difficult to find talent and that is the market that is best for our profession.

It will always be a risk to give up the security of a paycheck, but the potential rewards of being an entrepreneur far outweigh the risks.

ARE YOU A BABY BOOMER AND NO ONE APPRECIATES YOUR TALENT

Written on February 6th, 2017 by in Blog

Baby boomers are workaholics, it’s in their DNA.  This generation has lived to work most of their life, which is why they have become the bungee retirees.  With your level of experience and knowledge, imagine what you could accomplish if you worked for yourself for the next five years?

Staffing and Recruiting is a relationship building business, so think of the people you know and the network you’ve established over your lifetime.  This network is priceless in the Recruiting Profession.  Many of your fellow baby boomers will probably become your contractors because they also want to be appreciated for who they are and what they know.
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IS A PAYCHECK REALLY SECURITY?

Written on January 9th, 2017 by in Blog

IS A PAYCHECK REALLY SECURITY?

When your normal existence has consisted of consistently obtaining a paycheck, starting your own business can be frightening.  But does that paycheck really represent security?

That’s not the case of thousands of people who lose their jobs annually to merges, cut backs, outdated skills or many other reasons.  The days of working for the same company for 30 years and retiring with a gold watch do not exist.

It is also interesting to note that when you are working for someone else, your pay taxes and then pay your bills.  When you work for yourself, you pay your bills first and then pay yourself.  That is a tremendous difference.
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CANDIDATES CAN’T STAND THE APPLICATION PROCESS

Written on December 20th, 2016 by in Blog

There are plenty of reasons to complain about the application process.  It can be stressful, time-consuming, discouraging, and awkward.  But one of the biggest issues respondents say they have with the process is the lack of trust and communication between job seekers and the recruiter requesting the information.

If a candidate suggests you use his/her LinkedIn Profile that is an acceptable first step as you begin to establish trust and rapport.  We only place 5% of the candidates we attract and the other 95% often have a negative experience which they share on social media.

We provide a career portal that can help the 95% of candidates you don’t place because you want to provide a positive candidates experience for 100% of the candidates you attract.  If you want to obtain more information on this resource you can go to www.happycandidates.com.
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GET TOP PERFORMING PASSIVE CANDIDATES EXCITED

Written on December 9th, 2016 by in Blog

It’s easy to get an active candidate interested in your opening. Getting a top-performing passive candidate equally as excited is called recruiting.  It starts with a go-slow process looking for non-monetary motivators.  Your goal is to improve what a candidate would change about their current or most recent job if they were their boss.   Sometimes you can’t find the answer and sometimes you need to present several options.  However, when you do find a great match, you’ll quickly notice how interested the former passive candidate has just become.

It’s certainly appropriate for a passive candidate to opt-out of the recruiting process if the job does not offer a true career move.  Unfortunately, too many great candidates opt-out making short-term or superficial decisions with inadequate facts.  Great recruiters know how to prevent this from happening. A good rule of thumb is to be persistent until both you and the person being recruited have all of the facts.  The person ultimately hired will thank you for your tenacity.  So will the hiring manager.

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