6 Ways to Hire and Manage Remote Workers for Business Advantage

The shift towards remote work has gained momentum, particularly after the COVID-19 outbreak. A FlexJobs survey reveals that 65% of participants prefer to work remotely full-time after the pandemic, while 31% are inclined towards a blend of office and remote working. While remote work presents certain challenges in business operation, many have thrived with its incorporation. Look at the case of Cisco. Back in 2009, Cisco released their telecommuting study results declaring $277M in annual savings for the company. Here are some key metrics outlined in their press release: The average Cisco employee now telecommutes 2.0 days per week. 60… Continue Reading

How to Handle a Resignation by a Key Player on Your Team

Handling resignations can be a tough process especially when it’s the top employees who are leaving. Searching for the best replacement for that soon-to-be-vacant role is the most challenging part of the process. So, as much as possible, you want to prevent them from leaving and ensure that employee turnover remains acceptably low for your company. There is a very common fallacy stating that people don't quit jobs, they quit managers. That's definitely the case in many corporations and large organizations with tens of thousands of people and tons of different management layers. Managers are important. But in large organizations,… 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, and accountants who sell themselves as virtual assistants simply because… Continue Reading

10 Hiring Paradigms to Consider in 2023

This year continues to be surprising even after all that we went through in the past years. 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 2023 for most companies out there is a lot different compared to what… Continue Reading

Common Recruitment Challenges in the IT Industry

My position in my LinkedIn profile is a CEO of a team of 25 for several years now (nowadays 45), and yet I still do receive about a dozen emails every week through LinkedIn inviting me to apply as a junior developer somewhere or take on a senior position for an industry that I hadn’t even heard of. Additionally, even though I’ve had the opportunity to build technical solutions in numerous platforms and stacks over the years, I regularly receive invitations for a senior engineer gig in one of the few stacks I’ve never worked in, don’t have listed anywhere on LinkedIn - no… Continue Reading

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

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, and 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 cultural misalignments (and a toxic environment), and ensure everyone can… 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

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