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  • Behavioral Interview Questions To Ask

    • Jun 11, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    The idea behind Behavioral Interview Questions is that they give you a glimpse into the job applicant’s work ethic, their approach to challenges, and their ability to work as a team.

  • Automate Your Hiring Process

    • Jun 4, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    When the time comes to bring a new employee or team member on board, it’s critical you have some sort of automated system in place. This system will enable you to find your right person efficiently… without taking time out of your already way-too-busy day. Here’s how it works.

  • How To Build A Team That Doesn’t Make You Lose Sleep

    • May 21, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Sounds super easy, right? It can be! All it takes is a little planning before you start hiring.

  • Immediately Understand If Poor Performance Is Actually Your Fault

    • May 14, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    It is easy to assume you are blameless, but under performance can be a two-way street. If you think you are ready to have a difficult conversation, take a few minutes to see if you are part of the problem.

  • Contrary Evidence: The Trick I Use To Reduce Hiring Mistakes

    • May 7, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Using contrary evidence during the interviewing process is a very powerful trick that could mean the difference between a hiring mistake and a hiring win. It takes time to practice, but it’s worth it.

  • How To Conduct An Interview In 5 Uncomplicated Steps

    • Apr 30, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    She's got the how to conduct an interview bit down pat. And if you don’t? Don’t feel bad! Follow Rikka's 5 easy steps for how to conduct an interview and you'll be able to narrow down your candidates, and find the best hire for you.

  • Reference Checks Are A Waste Of Time

    • Apr 23, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Frankly, reference checks lost their value eons ago. You would be much better of spending time doing something else.

  • How To Deal With Toxic Employees In 6 Easy-ish Steps

    • Mar 26, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    If you've been in a leadership role for any length of time, chances are good you've had a nightmare employee. Here are 6 steps explaining how to address the situation!

  • How To Review A Resume In 10 Seconds Flat! – Recruiting Strategies That Work

    • Mar 19, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Here is a quick tutorial on rapid-fire resume scanning, so you can focus the bulk of your time on talking to the right candidates.

  • Annoyed? How To Make Difficult Conversations Suck Less

    • Mar 12, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Difficult conversations suck. Even though it is very tempting to avoid addressing issues, ignoring the situation doesn't help anyone. So instead of sticking your head in the sand, let's figure out some easy steps you can take to feel more comfortable.

  • Use Facebook To Recruit Employees

    • Mar 5, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Have a Facebook account? Great! It can be used as a powerful recruitment tool.

  • 5 Ways To Make Hiring (Nearly) Painless

    • Feb 26, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    In an absolutely perfect world, hiring would be quick and painless. Sadly, we don't live in this perfect world, and in the real world, hiring is exhausting, time-consuming, and expensive.

  • How To Write A Job Description

    • Feb 19, 2018

    One of the most critical areas for hiring well is writing a job description that’s clear on the goals and objectives of the position. So how do you do that? Follow these 4 steps.

  • 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring A Friend

    • Feb 12, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    It’s much better to bring someone you already know on board, rather than a complete stranger… right? Does it work on occasion? Sure. But most of the time, it’s a recipe for disaster.

  • Being The Owner vs. The Manager

    • Feb 5, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Owner vs. Manager – is there a difference?They’re very different, with their own specific benefits and drawbacks.

  • How To Fire Someone (In A Way That Doesn’t Suck!)

    • Jan 29, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Hopefully, you rarely need to fire someone, but the reality of building an amazing team & leading a growing business is that some people just won’t work out. Here is how you reframe the way you fire.

  • How To Hire Top Talent With a Less-Than-Awesome Benefits Package

    • Jan 22, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Sadly, this is not a perfect world and you may be trying to fill positions with a poor or nearly non-existent benefits package. How can you make a lack of benefits sound not-terrible? I’m so glad you asked!

  • Do You Need An Attitude Adjustment?

    • Jan 16, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    So when you’re starting the process of finding your perfect person, you might want to examine the way you feel about the whole thing. If you’re getting pangs of anxiety or stress: stop, take a deep breath and read on.

  • What To Do If You Don’t Get Much Interest From Your Job Ad

    • Jan 8, 2018
    • Rikka Brandon

    Almost everyone who has hired for a difficult to fill position has posted a job opening and gotten little to no response. Want Better Results? Do these 3 things.

  • Worst Interview Questions To Ask

    • Jan 2, 2018

    If you’re new to the hiring process, take a look at some of the worst interview questions and avoid them at all costs!