Looking for some daily inspiration? We’ve got 10 career quotes to keep you driven and focused when the goings gets tough.
Startup. That word evokes different emotions among different people. To some -- excitement! Others feel like it’s a big risk and perhaps out of their comfort zone. Of course, qualifying candidates is important, but there is an element of “selling” that has to be done as well. Think about the things you can offer desirable candidates who may feel a bit unsure in the early stages of your discussion. Here are a few selling points to help you tell your story and position your company as “the place to be”. (All may not be relevant to your company, but the idea is to get you thinking outside the box.)
Hiring can be daunting. Breathe deep and take a moment to begin with some basics when you are going to look for a new employee. Start simple. Before you even put a job description together, take some time to focus on the behavioral traits that will be needed to set you and your new employee up for success!
You know it by now - great candidates are not always easy to come by. Finding someone with the right qualifications, skills, experience and culture fit is usually just a part of the definition of a “great candidate”. Passion is always a key part of what we look for when connecting with potential employees on behalf of our clients. Often this enthusiasm originates from a genuine interest or appreciation for the services and or products your company offers its customers. So its common sense -- your customers (and vendors too!) can actually serve as valuable resources to keep in mind for your hiring needs.
We count collaboration as one of our key elements to success at our company. Why? We are believers in the old saying, “two heads are, in fact, better than one”. But does this contradict another classic adage -- “too many cooks in the kitchen”? Our ideology is strongly rooted in team work and a collective-effort style of problem solving.
“Be Prepared. The Scout motto means that you are always ready to do what is necessary to help others. It also means you are ready, willing, and able to do what is necessary in any situation that comes along. You are also being prepared to live a full and worthwhile life, being a physically fit, honorable citizen of strong character.”
If finding great new employees is the hard part, getting them to accept the job should be simple….not always. Candidates are receiving multiple offers as well as counteroffers again. To be successful you need to think about closing from the start.
1) Set the stage in the first meeting – explain the interview process, steps involved, expected time frames. Make certain you give candidate’s opportunities to ask questions and to evaluate you as well. Let them know prior to any offer being made you look for agreement that the opportunity aligns with their goals and that they have no questions remaining.