Time vs. Cost in the Hiring Process

Time vs. Cost in the Hiring Process

By Eric Waldowski We have all been there. For one reason or another, it’s time to fill a seat in our office. Whether the opening is the result of business growth or the unexpected departure of a team member, all focus suddenly shifts to making a hire. Like many...
Phone Screening Candidates

Phone Screening Candidates

By Mara Miller As an assistant manager many years ago, I was introduced to the world of “recruiting and hiring.” Me being me and a cocky person, I vigorously dove into this new endeavor. I didn’t need advice. I didn’t need guidance. I...
Removing Applicant Friction: Why is it so Important?

Removing Applicant Friction: Why is it so Important?

By Eric Waldowski With the state of technology that we live with day in and day out, we have all come to demand instant gratification, or at a minimum, no unnecessary steps when it comes to tasks we must take on. Why go meet a local CPA when TurboTax will let you file...
Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills

Soft Skills vs. Hard Skills

By Eric Waldowski When it’s time to add staff, we all have certain criteria for education, time spent with prior experience, and certifications or licensing requirements. Advertising these requirements and identifying them in your potential hires is a major part...
Referrals for Hires

Referrals for Hires

By Eric Waldowski Businesses overwhelmingly benefit from referral business. TrustedChoice.com says that in the insurance industry, referral leads for new business close at over 50%, vs. less than a 20% top-end close rate on cold calling. We all ask for new business...
Managing Someone with Low Structured/Routine

Managing Someone with Low Structured/Routine

By Mara Miller Effective managers understand their employees’ unique personalities and know what motivates them. It’s important to know what motivates different employee personalities. The IdealTraits assessment assists you in understanding the personality...
IdealCharities – Be the Match

IdealCharities – Be the Match

By Kellie Lail IdealCharities is an IdealTraits employee-driven charitable fund, used to support charities and organizations important to our employees. Participating employees vote on a charity to support each quarter of the year. Be the Match was suggested to the...
Managing Someone with High Structure/Routine

Managing Someone with High Structure/Routine

By Mara Miller When it comes to your team’s success, your role as their manager is vital. Business goals, priorities, training, communication, and understanding of each individual’s different personalities all play a part in creating a solid team. To make that...