• Part I: How your restaurant can go from having hiring envy to causing it - Imani Holmes

    Restaurants across the country, quick-service and otherwise, are getting on board with Snagajob daily. Often we hear them say they’d really like to be able to hire people away from [insert name of restaurant with a reputation for having great employees here]. Restaurants that always seem to have great employees get noticed by other restaurants….
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  • Hire Black Friday style - Imani Holmes

    You either love it or you hate it. Some people wait all year for the every man for himself, take no prisoners pandemonium that is Black Friday. Others avoid it like the plague and sit safely at home waiting for Cyber Monday. In all the hype leading up to Black Friday, shopping professionals were full…
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  • APTITUDE TRUMPS EXPERIENCE - Susan Stavitzski

    In an economy suffering with a nine percent unemployment rate, one would think that employers would have to look that far to find talent. But according to a survey done by the ManpowerGroup, U.S. employers and found that 52 percent of U.S. employers say they have difficulty filling positions because of talent shortages. Many argue…
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  • ALL THE RIGHT MOVES - Imani Holmes

    If you’re counted among the 40 percent of hiring managers who aren’t assessing candidates for attitude and skill level related to the job requirements, it’s almost certain you’re not finding out exactly how and how much you’re being penalized when you make poor-fit hires. Let’s just say if you did know, you’d be invested in…
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  • FOLLOW THE DETOUR AROUND TURNOVER - Nadine Jerome

    Turnover. It’s is a common blight on the reputation and earnings of countless businesses with an hourly workforce, so naturally we’ve sliced and diced the topic to shed some light on how to avoid it. But when I learned my beloved travel website TripAdvisor was under fire for knowingly playing host to fake reviews, it…
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  • THINK NOT WHAT WILL DRIVE REVENUE, BUT WHO - Nadine Jerome

    If you have a slender profit margin, it could be because you’ve put yourself on an unhealthy hiring diet. Most successful dieters track what’s going in to know what needs to be cut out – not unlike what you need to do to get your profit margin up to fighting weight. If you’re not putting…
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  • Fun with Assessments - Imani Holmes

    Assessments may not pack the heat of the batting cages, the cardiovascular whimsy of Wii tennis or the flip-floppy freedom of an all-expense-paid, six-day, seven-night Bahamian cruise. But they can still be fun. They free up your time by helping you hone in on right-fit candidates at a glance, the type of candidates who work…
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  • Assessment Science Keeps You from Hiring Blindly - Imani Holmes

    For too many employers, the only “applicant assessment” they serve up to candidates consists of going through the following mental checklist: Did applicant physically arrive at the interview location…eventually? Check. Did he or she wear a shirt and shoes? If not, were we able to provide them? Check. I didn’t personally witness applicant commit a…
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  • When Is Hiring Gambling? - Imani Holmes

    There is an interesting story that make the rounds recently about how President Barack Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie to thank him for hiring Michael Vick. This is the same Vick who served 18 months on a federal dog fighting rap and crawled back to the NFL as a second-string longshot chased by…
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  • Make Strategic Hires with Screening Questions - Imani Holmes

    It doesn’t matter what you call yourself: a small business, a budding enterprise, a mom and pop shop, or a medium-sized company in high-growth mode. If you have 500 or fewer employees, you face unique hiring challenges that rarely cause the global mega-corporations to toss and turn throughout the night. Odds are that in an…
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