Hiring and Recruiting Articles

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    Can You Afford a New Employee?

    by on October 20, 2014

    If you have more work than you can manage or your employees are claiming that they are completely overwhelmed, it may be time to increase your staff. Being short-staffed does more than just increase stress for you and your team. It can limit your growth potent…

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    6 Tips for Cost-Effective Subcontracting

    by on October 7, 2014

    When should you consider enlisting the services of a subcontractor, independent contractor, or freelance consultant for your small business? The need may arise during times of high customer demand or if you need certain specialized skills your employees don’…

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    What to Do When You Need Help, but Can’t Afford an Employee

    by on October 6, 2014

    So, your business is growing and you need help, but you don’t yet have the funds to hire an employee. Will you have to continue working 20-hour days to get it all done yourself, or is there another way? Luckily, small business owners — even home-based ones…

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    In the Trenches: Staffing with Growth in Mind

    by on September 3, 2014

    Since I started Cranky Concierge five years ago, I’ve always been a staffing laggard. Recently, however, I’ve gone the other way. It’s a little bit scary, but I knew it was the right thing to do.

    When I call myself a “staffing laggard,” I mean that I wouldn…

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    Checklist for Evaluating Job Candidates

    by on June 25, 2014

    Vetting job candidates can be a very tedious task. In the age of the internet, candidates have little to lose besides time, so weeding out unqualified applicants from your inbox is a daunting job. Beyond that, selecting the best employee out of the top candid…

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    How to Write an Effective Job Description

    by on June 25, 2014

    Managers find few phrases more irritating than “that’s not my job,” especially if the manager thinks that the activity in question is indeed part of someone’s job.
    That’s why it’s important to mitigate confusion from the start by writing clear, ef…

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    10 Interview Questions That Get to the Heart of Things

    by on June 25, 2014

    Some see the interview process as an art form, one that allows you to carefully coax candidates out of their shells and reveal a true glimpse of their personality. Others see it as a necessary evil full of polished answers and wasted formalities.
    The truth is…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting Top Talent

    by on June 25, 2014

    Large or small, international or domestic, the biggest asset any company has is its people. When companies don’t have educated and talented people to design products, run the equipment, keep the books, sell the products and make viable plans for the future, …

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