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Building a Well-Oiled Team is Hard...5 Steps You Can Take to Foster Teamwork

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As business owners and leaders, you want to have a well-oiled team. One that collaborates, works well together, has the company’s and each other’s best interest at heart. When you give the team an overview of a project, you expect that the project will be done well, on time, and on budget, with little oversight from you. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Teams like that take time to develop. Your team can get there, too, but it will require you to foster the relationships that create this atmos…

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5 Things to Know When Screening Potential New Hires - And 2 to Avoid Doing!

5 Things to Know When Screening Potential New Hires - And 2 to Avoid Doing!

When I managed a team in my traditional job, hiring was standardized from the Human Resources department. While I was grateful to not have to think about the entire hiring process in detail, I still was tasked with reviewing well over 100 resumes on average for an open position. Regardless if you are hiring W-2 employees or 1099 contractors, the screening process you use should be top-notch. You want to attract and hire the best candidate for the position, and whether onsite or virtual, that tea…

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Why I Built Let’s Build Talent and Achieve VA

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Virtual assistants have a variety of options when it comes to working their businesses. In most cases, you would be a contract employee to your clients, and you would likely work virtually. You could be a one-woman (or man) show, or alternatively, could work with other VAs who are subcontractors for your business. But did you know that the virtual world has its own staffing companies? Yes, it’s true! As a VA, you could opt to work with a Virtual Assistant agency.  

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Tips For Attracting Today’s Top Candidates

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The job seeker of 2021 has changed. How do you, as an employer, appeal to the millennials and new workers of today? You have to realize what appeals to them. To find ways to make their jobs more meaningful, make a great impression from your first encounter, and show ways to advance and grow within your company.

Attract Top Applicants with the Company’s “Why”

It really does take more than just a paycheck to impress candidates of today. They want to know that what they do matters, that there is …

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How Providing Mentoring Programs Will Help to Retain Employees

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It is not enough to simply find and hire great employees in today’s business environment. Let’s face it though, that is not an easy task to begin with. So, once you find qualified individuals, you want to keep them. To do so, you need to provide a working environment where your team feels valued and satisfied with their job. One way to do this is through a mentorship program. Today we are going to look at why and how these mentorships can benefit your company’s employee retention.

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Cross-boarding: Why It Matters in Your Small Business

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After having read thousands of job descriptions in my recruiting career, I must say I always enjoy seeing that bullet point, “Other duties as assigned,” at the end. Does that statement exist as a way of the HR Manager or Hiring Manager covering their you-know-what? Yes, it is. That simple statement makes it acceptable to ask existing employees to do additional work that was not discussed in the interview process. It gives the manager something to point to when they request someone to add more du…

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Onboarding: An Employer’s Chance to Make a Great First Impression

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You’ve heard the expression, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Well, onboarding is your company’s chance with a new employee. Onboarding sets your new hire up for success and creates an overall experience (i.e. impression) that can lead to a happy and dedicated employee for years to come. Let’s face it, when you’ve invested time and resources in the hiring process, you want to keep them around. By establishing a thorough onboarding process, you will be well on your way to dev…

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

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Mission, Vision, and Purpose Statements - What They Are and Why You Need One?

Why do people want to work for your company? You may think that is a silly question, as most people need to work to earn an income. While that is true, the employees of today are looking for more than just a salary and benefits; they want a “why.” Why was your company formed? Who do they serve? What would their impact be if they worked for you? To stand out to potential candidates with the talent pool shrinking, make …

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Expanding Your Talent Pool with Internships and Apprenticeships

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As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, let's focus on how two non-traditional staffing options - internships and apprenticeships – may benefit your business. By investing your time and resources in these in these programs as part of your talent strategy, you are expanding your talent pool and solve your staffing needs. Let’s look at these opportunities.

Internships Are More Than Just Summer Jobs

Internships allow you to get to know a potential candidate and how they wo…

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Going Beyond the Basic Job Boards Will Help You Find High-Quality Candidates

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In this current job market, business owners find themselves with an ever-shrinking pool of potential candidates to choose from. The high-quality people you would like to bring onto your team are harder to find and have more options. What can you, a business owner do to find, and win, those quality applicants? A great first step is to think beyond the typical online job boards.

The Basics. They are Still Important.

For many employers, the “go-to” place to search for potential new hires ha…

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