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Creating A Fake Ad…. Why You NEED to Do This!

As a CEO, I know what it means to get creative when drumming up new business. Now, what does this have to do with hiring or finding work? A lot. In fact, advertising your company to prospect employees is just as important as advertising your company to prospect clients. You want to generate interest and promote your company’s message and mission as often as possible. This is why creating a fake ad is important. Now, when I say ‘fake ad’, I do not mean you should try to trick people… Read more

You Did What?

Tempers might flare in the workplace. You really should keep your cool and so should your employees. But, this can be easier said than done sometimes. So, how do you keep your cool when something sets you off at work? Here are our top two tips. #1.  Walk away from the situation. Once you are out of the situation, do something nice for someone. This will help you put the situation and related emotions aside. It also causes your brain to make dopamine, which will inspire more positive energy. Even… Read more

The Worst Way to Interview….

You have to conduct an interview.  And, you’re just as nervous as the candidate. Or, maybe you’re not.  Either way- don’t let nerves or lack of nerves impact the interview. Studies show one of the worst ways to conduct an interview is by performing it a coffee shop.  Yes, at a coffee shop. Many employers are trying to use the Google model to rearrange their work culture. And, while Google receives high praise for their work environment, trying to put someone at ease by conducting a coffee shop interview isn’t… Read more

You Hire Often……

Do you find yourself hiring often for the same position? When this happens more than three times in the course of two years the challenge becomes discovering what about the position (or your work culture) is causing the turnover.  Yes, it is possible that all the candidates were not a right match for the position,but then there are hiring mistakes being made. We put together some tips to help you evaluate why you might hire often for the same position. If you find one or all of these tips to… Read more

Recruitment Advertising 101

  As the CEO of Building Team Solutions, I am often asked about recruitment advertising.  Does it work? How much should I spend? What are some mistakes to avoid?  Yes, recruitment advertising does work but it can backfire.  Here is what you need to know;Maintaining your ads.  Don’t set a run on a position for 10 weeks straight.  Chances are you will find an employee within the first two weeks.  Old ads can equate to annoying phone calls, upset walk-ins, etc.  Make sure to always update and change your… Read more

Are You Killing Your Spirit?

People tend to become miserable at their own expense. We are a society built on making money and pleasing people. But, this becomes problematic when we spread ourselves too thin, accept jobs we don’t want for the sake of cash, and for a variety of other reasons.  Sometime our circumstances can create misery, too. The trick is to know when your spirit is being killed and how to avoid this from happening. If you run a company or you’re an employee of a company – pay attention. Here is what… Read more

LinkedIn…. Is It Worth It?

Books have been composed about LinkedIn and its role with employment today. While many people praise the social media outlet for allowing professionals to network and connect, it isn’t the job resource many candidates would like to believe it is. In fact, relying on LinkedIn can stall your job search. Ask yourself how many people you actually know who found a job on LinkedIn. Don’t get us wrong, the website is a great tool to network and to brand yourself- but it doesn’t deliver the numbers when it comes to… Read more

Immigration Reform From A CEO’s Point of View.

Recently, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill. In fact, the New York Times published quite a big article on it.  You can find the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/us/politics/immigration-bill-clears-final-hurdle-to-senate-approval.html?_r=0  As a CEO, the verbiage in the bill will impact my company- and possibly yours. Here’s why; Changes to the I-9 form have already happened. See the new one here: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf  The changes don’t really do more than confirm identify and verify a person’s right to work within the U.S. Before, these forms were basic but had to be completed on… Read more

Long-Winded Employees? We Have You Covered!

Do you know a talker? Someone who is amazing at their job and in life- but they can’t stay quite, not even for a second! We love people who are bright and enthusiastic, but not so much when all they do is talk and talk and talk… well, you get the picture. So, what do you do when you have a long-winded person on your staff? Or, in your life? First, be direct. Have a private discussion about a work issue. Don’t be negative in anyway, either. You want to… Read more

How To Be A Great Startup CEO!

If you’re starting a business and will be its CEO then this post is dedicated to you. Congrats on mustering up the courage to take control of your own destiny, provide great products/services, and being able to employ others and provide for your community. Now what? Being a CEO requires amazing leadership, especially when you’re the CEO of your own company.  One of the many things you will be required to do is promote the vision you have for the company. You’re going to have to be a Spartan cheerleader.… Read more