20 Actionable Ways to Retain Top Talent

How do you retain top talent? Retention rates are going down for most companies around the globe, especially with COVID-19 negatively affecting the workforce and with remote work opportunities.  It has now become more challenging to retain top talent.  The Information Technology (IT) industry itself and the digital world is making it look more competitive because people can work remotely and take advantage of great compensation packages. Most great hires out there are already employed for an obvious reason. Now, companies are the ones chasing after top talent and the sooner you adapt to the new hiring paradigms, the better… Continue Reading

11 Aspects to Focus On to Boost Recruitment Marketing

Why do companies invest so much time and resources in recruitment marketing? Gone are the days when companies could easily go cherry-picking among hundreds of applicants. Sure, CVs are flying in all the time, but they are predominantly interns or juniors looking for a job in a different industry or field of work. Top brands invest significantly in recruitment marketing. What is Recruitment Marketing?  If you're running a business, then you know how hard recruitment is. If, for whatever reason, you are unfamiliar with recruitment marketing, this is basically the type of marketing that is bringing applicants closer to closing… Continue Reading

10 Hiring Paradigms to Consider in 2021

This year continues to be surprising even after all that we went through the past year. As a result, we had to shift the way we work, the way we think, the way we process information, and the way we pivot in business. Many of us had to go through a new process of hiring and managing people, dealing with stress, organizing events due to the semi-remote nature of work, finding different ways to communicate with one another, and so forth.  As a result, hiring in 2021 for most companies out there is a lot different as compared to what… Continue Reading

The Definitive Recruitment Process for Top Talent

The hiring process is broken and we know that. 72% of hiring managers believe they are giving candidates clear job descriptions 36% of candidates say that is what they experience 55% of candidates report frustration with the recruitment process 71% of employers have discovered misstatements in resumes 40% of them even found a required skill (reported in CV) was nonexistent Stats were gathered by TEKsystems surveying 13,000 job candidates and over 1,400 employers. The recruitment process is becoming more and more complicated and there’s no tool that fits all needs. I learned that ~14 years ago and I was overwhelmed… Continue Reading

Onboarding Best Practices That Every Business Should Use

Onboarding new employees is an essential part of the recruitment process. Skipping this requirement can backfire big time.  But here's the thing: onboarding a new hire takes months until reaching efficiency. Hiring the wrong fit is often a 5-figure investment (and past $100K for some roles), considering mentorship, training, involving other team members and management in the process. Onboarding Is Crucial To Reduce Hiring Costs Since hiring is so expensive, it's approached carefully. I try to simplify the recruitment process by hiring motivated people eager to solve problems, avoid culture misalignments (and toxic environment), and ensure everyone can learn on… Continue Reading

All You Need To Know About My Firsthand Experience With Hiring Virtual Assistants

Finding and hiring virtual assistants (VAs) depends on where you live, what sort of activities do you need to be covered by your Virtual Assistant (VA), how would you expect to interact with them, the level of proficiency in English or the requirements to deal with a specific market. People delegate different activities to their assistance - from website maintenance, social media, and content production through scheduling appointments and helping out with travel plans to dealing with paperwork, hiring, organizing events and whatnot. In fact, I’ve seen paralegals, web developers, accountants who sell themselves as virtual assistants simply because they… Continue Reading

Top 10 Interview Questions When Hiring A Content Marketer

First off, freelance marketplaces are underappreciated. I remember I’ve submitted several jobs for part-time freelance writers on Upwork in 2017 and I received a total of ~20 applications. Most of them were spam and automated bot submissions. I remember that posting the same job 5 years ago would have yielded 60–100 applications, or about 10x what one may expect at the moment. Most people gave up on Upwork while legitimate clients still use it as one of the many channels for finding freelancers (and even full-time employees). Second, most freelancers applying through different channels are lazy. We’ve posted three more… Continue Reading

7 Useful Tactics To Establish A Solid Team

Every business owner or manager dreams of having the perfect team. But since there isn’t such a thing, settle for the next best — a team you’ve created and carefully trained. So, how do you establish a solid team? Hiring the best people does not necessarily and automatically equate to having the best team. Like cogs in a well-oiled machine, you don’t need to find the perfect employees, just the ones that can fit in perfectly into your team. More importantly, after hiring the ones you wanted, you need to have the ability to keep them. Here are practical  tips… Continue Reading

The Practical Guide to Hiring Employees

Hiring new employees is among the biggest problems businesses face. From micro businesses to large enterprises, finding and closing top talent is a major challenge that we're all eager to overcome. Hiring Employees With Qualified Talent Having led over a thousand interviews, I’ve faced challenges with almost every role I looked for in IT. Software engineers — needless to say, companies are competing for top talent in engineering, not the other way around. Resources are scarce and companies keep growing, therefore demand is through the roof. As an extra challenge, top engineers often switch to management/training, open their own companies,… Continue Reading

Key Factors To Consider When Recruiting Front-End Web Developers

If I have to classify the factors that we consider while recruiting front-end web developers, I would break them down into several categories. Different Categories Considered in Hiring 1. Skills The "skills" factor is the amount of know-how you possess, your portfolio, and being able to solve different problems. Depending on the complexity of the job, some people are expected to be merely programmers, while others have to be engineers. Being able to slice a PSD may be handy for smaller agencies, but there are other skills involved for larger projects - from working with various libraries, grids, to automating your dependencies… Continue Reading