Build a Business, Not a Job

Category: Hiring/HR

Your Hesitation Is Costing You Your Business

Your Hesitation Is Costing You Your Business

For many business owners the only thing worse than hiring, is firing someone. I have seen it far too often with my business coaching clients. It often starts with procrastinating filling a position in the first place, only to find out days, weeks or even months down the road that you chose a team member […]

Read more


How to Be Honest With Yourself about Why You’re Not Hiring (and Quit Blaming Budgets)

How to Be Honest With Yourself about Why You're Not Hiring (and Quit Blaming Budgets)

“I would love to hire help, but I just can’t afford it right now.” I have heard this statement a thousand times over the last twenty five years as a business coach, from business owners that are stressed, overworked and overwhelmed. Their businesses are usually doing well and growing, which leads to the need for […]

Read more


The Common Mistake That Can Ruin a Job Interview in 10 Seconds or Less–And How To Hire Smarter

The Common Mistake That Can Ruin a Job Interview in 10 Seconds or Less--And How To Hire Smarter

Over the past 25 years, I have helped thousands of small to medium business owners learn how to hire smarter and more efficiently. And if I am being completely honest here, it took me another ten years before that to learn the ins and outs of finding and hiring qualified team members. The biggest mistake […]

Read more


Flip the Hiring Model on Its Head With 1 Simple Move

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 25 years, and the majority of that time I’ve hired just like most people do: When I had an opening, I’d write an ad, sort through résumé​s, and hire the best candidate I could find. Is it any wonder that the stats on bad hires are so shocking? According to a survey […]

Read more


Why the Timing for Hiring Top Talent Has Never Been Better

Just a few short months ago, businesses were flourishing. In February, the unemployment rate was hovering around 3.5 percent . It was the perfect situation for job seekers and as employers we had to work hard to attract, recruit and retain top talent.  Fast forward to the present. Job seekers are facing a completely different […]

Read more


3 Things You Need to Know About Hiring Top Talent in Today’s Job Market

As you are probably aware, finding and motivating talent to fill your job openings is becoming increasingly difficult in today’s very competitive job market. The following will provide you some insight to the reasons why and what you can do to be more effective. There’s a shortage of great talent We are at a historically […]

Read more


6 Ways to Avoid Being ‘Ghosted’ By a New Hire

Employers have had it good for way too long. Back in the old days, you would put together a written outline of the ideal candidate, compose the perfect job post and then wait for the resumes to roll in. You would then schedule interviews and make your selection based on your selected criteria. Then you […]

Read more


How to Know In Advance If You’re About to Make a Bad Hire

Tired of turnover and bad hires? Here’s a simple 4-step system to know in advance if you’re about to make a terrible mistake (and how to make a much better hiring selection).

Read more


The Most Overlooked Hiring Strategy to Find Great Talent

Let’s start with the plain truth – it’s hard to find great talent. And every hire is a gamble of tens of thousands of dollars or more which you lay on the line hoping that the person you hire lives up to even most of your hopes from the selection process. I was recently giving […]

Read more


The Single Biggest Recruiting Mistake (and How to Turn Your Job Ad Into a Powerful Magnet to Attract Your Ideal Candidate)

Do you have an open position that you just can’t seem to fill? Having an open position for longer then 30 days has turned out to be a real hot spot for our business coaching clients – recruiting more effectively to find the right people for your open seats on the bus. In fact, I […]

Read more


Don’t Ruin Your New Hire! 10 Tips to Onboarding a New Hire the Right Way

Warning! Too many companies wreck the odds of their new hires succeeding by how poorly they onboard them. Here are 10 tips to onboard a new team member the right way.

Read more


The 3 Biggest Reasons to Hire Slowly

Hiring is such a critical part of scaling your company that you must do it with great intentionality. Here are the 3 biggest reasons to hire deliberately and avoid shortcutting the process. (Hint: you’ve likely fallen guilty of one of more of these hiring pitfalls.)

Read more


6 Keys to Look for When Evaluating the Resume of a Job Applicant

Here are the six tips to help you quickly scan through your initial resume stack and increase your odds of spotting your potential winners.

Read more


A Little-Known Leadership Lesson to Retain Your Top Talent

Avoid the expensive mistake that leaves your key team members vulnerable to jumping ship with this simple lesson that you’ll have to learn – one way or the other…

Read more