Tips for Employee Retention

Tips for Employee Retention

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As a business owner, it is very important for you to not only attract and hire the best talent into your company, but what do you do to keep that talent that you have spent time, money, and hard work to find? First of all, you want to make sure from the very beginning you want to make sure you are keeping your employees happy, engaged, challenged, and motivated. So how do you go about doing that? You want to make sure that you are continuously incorporating the employee retention tips that I have listed below, into your company’s culture. If you are already using some or all of these tips, that’s great! If not, it is never too late to start implementing these methods into your business, no matter…
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The Argument for Skills Based Hiring

The Argument for Skills Based Hiring

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Attributional interviewing is about hiring based off of certain attributes that make a candidate someone who aligns with your corporate culture. Hiring based on these attributes leads to lower rates of employee turnover, higher employee moral and engagement, higher company performance and a more flexible team. However, this is not an excuse to hire a heart surgeon with no experience. (more…)
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If You Hate Hiring, Don’t Do It

If You Hate Hiring, Don’t Do It

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It seems like there's always more work to be done on your businesses. You're a non-stop idea machine creating ways to dominate the marketplace and making sure to keep up with what's in process. You already feel behind with what's on your plate. When are you ever going to be able to devote time to hiring more team members? The truth is, hiring is a constant necessary evil. There will always be the voice in your head that says your time can be better spent on other things, that wonders if it's time to add another person to your team, that will allow you to get distracted by every finger print on your desk to keep you from starting a new hiring process. It doesn't have to be that way.…
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Top Three Most Revealing Interview Questions to Ask

Top Three Most Revealing Interview Questions to Ask

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Attributional interviewing is a fantastic way to find new team members that will be a long term fit for your organization. We encourage you to spend time thinking about what attributes will be most important to you when hiring someone new. After you've identified what's important to you and your organization, start thinking about how you can ask your candidates questions that will uncover how well they personify those attributes. If you happen to have an interview in an hour and are just now looking for what questions you can ask (Don't worry, we've all done it. There's never enough time!) we suggest using at least these three questions: (more…)
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Q&A: Why Is It So Hard to Find Employees?

Q&A: Why Is It So Hard to Find Employees?

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Q: "Why am I having such a hard time finding candidates? I can't seem to fill this position" I'm glad you asked this question because it's one of the most common things we hear small businesses say. There are usually three questions that can turn your difficulties around. Where are you advertising? Job seekers go to the internet to look for jobs. Plain and simple. Some new team members may have the initiative to come in your front door but if that's not happening, you need to get your jobs online. Post your position to a relevant location such as Craigslist or Indeed and make sure you also call attention to your openings on your website. If you're already posting online, maybe think about using a different job site. There…
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The Tale of Two Interviews

The Tale of Two Interviews

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I’m currently working with a candidate who narrowed down their choices to two potential companies. One company was a household brand in the top Fortune 50 and the other was a regional company that they didn’t know much about. This person was so excited to get the chance to interview with the large company. They told me “I’ve wanted to worked for them ever since I moved here!” We went through preparing for the interviews at both companies. I’ve helped others get positions at both organizations previously so I knew plenty about how they interview and was able to prepare this person for exactly what to expect. After an initial phone call to make sure the candidate can string a few sentences together, the big company has a very formulaic…
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How To Find Candidates

How To Find Candidates

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Let’s pretend for a moment that we worked at a large, Fortune 500 company with a typical hiring process. In that world, we’d be going about our jobs as normal until one week we realize that there is no possible way we can do all of this work ourselves and we need some help. We have to hire someone. Panic sets in. We realize we have no idea how to go about that so we call our human resources team for help. HR says “Sure, just send us a job description and we’ll show you some resumes”. “Job description? I don’t have one of those, let me find an old one from when I got my job.” You send that one over to HR and get nothing but silence for…
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Hiring Attributes – Amiable

Hiring Attributes – Amiable

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Here at HR Coaching, we advocate for the use of Attribute focused interviewing. Typical hiring processes are focused on skill sets which fills a temporary hole in your organization. Hiring for Attributes assures you will have a great fit for your organization no matter what role you’re putting them into now because they will grow with you into the future. For this article we’ll focus on Amiable. Hiring a new employee is not only hard, it’s scary. If this is your very first team member, this is the person you will interact with almost as much as your own family. If you’re not hiring someone you enjoy being around or that others will enjoy being around, you’re setting yourself up for hiring the first person you’ll need to let go.…
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Hiring Attributes – Appreciation

Hiring Attributes – Appreciation

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Here at HR Coaching, we advocate for the use of Attribute focused interviewing. Typical hiring processes are focused on skill sets which fills a temporary hole in your organization. Hiring for Attributes assures you will have a great fit for your organization no matter what role you’re putting them into now because they will grow with you into the future. For this article we’ll focus on Appreciation. In order to talk about appreciation, we need to define a spectrum of what the word appreciation can mean. At the low end of the scale, you can imagine someone who does nothing but talk ill about all of their former employers. This person blames everyone else for their job changes and circumstances while failing to accept responsibility. At the high end of…
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Hiring Attributes – Adaptability

Hiring Attributes – Adaptability

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Here at HR Coaching, we advocate for the use of Attribute focused interviewing. Typical hiring processes are focused on skill sets which fills a temporary hole in your organization. Hiring for Attributes assures you will have a great fit for your organization no matter what role you’re putting them into now because they will grow with you into the future. For this article we’ll focus on Adaptability. How many days do you work where each and every day is exactly like the day before it? I’d venture a guess that answer would be zero. The world that we live in is unpredictable and a day at the office is no exception. One of our favorite quotes is “the only constant is change”. Given the constant changing landscape of the business…
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