Hiring and Recruiting Articles

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    In the Trenches: Building a Management Team

    by on June 24, 2015

    To say we’ve had a flat organizational structure at Cranky Concierge is an understatement. In the six-year history of the company, every single person has reported to me directly. That’s fine when you’re small, but as we’ve grown, it’s become a real burden. An…

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    How to Write a Job Posting to Bring in Better Applicants

    by on May 19, 2015

    Quality employees are key to business productivity and growth, but if you’re like many small-business owners, you struggle to find ideal candidates. You may also be mindful that more than half of employers have experienced a loss in revenue, hits to employee m…

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    6 Tips for Hiring Your Next Sales Superstar

    by on May 13, 2015

    Choosing a salesperson to represent your small business to your customers is a big decision. “At the root level, your profit comes from revenue, and revenue comes from salespeople,” says Eliot Burdett, founder and CEO of Peak Sales Recruiting. He says ther…

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    What You Need to Know About Hiring Seasonal Employees

    by on March 24, 2015

    Summer is right around the corner, and if you own a seasonal business, you are probably already thinking about increasing your staff in the months to come. But hiring seasonal employees can be a challenge if you don’t know the ins and outs of the process. Here…

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    8 Ways to Attract Top Talent (Without Breaking the Bank)

    by on March 17, 2015

    When you hire new employees for your small business, you’re competing with other companies (of every size and hiring budget) in your area who are also clamoring for the top talent in the city. You may not have the deep pockets to always offer top-of-the-line p…

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    In the Trenches: Triage During a Difficult Situation

    by on March 11, 2015

    Last week I wrote about my challenges with letting an employee go from Cranky Concierge. Little did I know things were about to get far more difficult. Just one week later, another person left on his own — without warning — and that meant we had to create ne…

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    The True Costs of a Bad Hire

    by on February 17, 2015

    In a perfect world, employers would be able to hire people based on their merits alone and never have to worry about the repercussions of a potentially bad hire. However, since people are people, with idiosyncrasies that are hard to ferret out in a 30-minute i…

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    5 Tips to Optimize Job Postings for Your Startup

    by on February 12, 2015

    It’s no secret that the average startup is operating on a limited budget. As a result, most startup founders have to wear various hats. Along with handling the company’s accounting and marketing needs, the average startup owner must also act as an HR manag…

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