Hiring and Recruiting Articles

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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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    In the Trenches: Crafting a Job Description

    by on June 11, 2014

    We’re growing again here at Cranky Concierge, and the time has come to hire a new person to join our team. I really, really hate the whole hiring process, so I’ve been trying to figure out ways to make it easier. This time, I focused on the job description.


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    6 Tips for Hiring Your Successor

    by on May 6, 2014

    You know you’ve succeeded as a small-business owner when you can finally hire someone else to run your company’s day-to-day operations. Handing over the reins can give you a chance to grow, try something new, or simply relax for a while.

    But letting a new…

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    How to Spot Job Candidates Who Can Grow Your Business

    by on January 31, 2014

    Costs associated with employees are among the biggest expenses you may bear as a small-business owner — and there’s no guarantee you’ll get a return on your investment from them.

    So, when hiring, how do you figure out which candidates will be able to …

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