Attracting Talent Away From Big Business

Can it be done?

As small business owners we often worry that we can’t offer enough salary or fabulous health and dental benefits to attract talent away from big business.  But remember, not everyone is in it for the money.  And I would argue that there are lots of people working in big companies that would be happy to trade their large salaries and “cog in the wheel” jobs for something better. What you really need to do is get Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Talent Attraction

3 Ways to Find, Hire and Employ Top Talent for 3 Months

without paying a dime

My good friend and colleague, Shawn Baldwin, wrote the following post for my blog this month.  Shawn is an entrepreneur, business owner and super star recruiter.  Check out  officejobs.com and Hire 10 to find out what Shawn is up to. As a small business owner I recognize that cash flow is king. My business success or challenge in many ways is defined by economic climate and if I’m making an investment I am always focused on achieving the highest possible Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Human Resources + Recruitment Process + Talent Attraction

Diversity for Small Business

Its easier than you think!

The Diversity conversation is everywhere.  Think ‘OscarsSoWhite’.  Think Justin Trudeau and his gender-equal cabinet. Both stories created world-wide headlines.  And there are many more.  If you haven’t been paying attention you should.  And not just because of the news.  But because its been proven that diverse companies outperform those that aren’t.  They outperform in financials, in innovation and many other performance measures. As a small business owner you might be thinking that diversity is about Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Human Resources + Talent Attraction + Talent Retention

What the heck are ‘People Skills’?

I hate when people tell me that they have great ‘people skills’ in an interview.  I don’t know what the heck that means and when I ask them what it means, more often than not they can’t really describe it to me.  Drives me crazy! As a recruiter, and business owner, my goal is to hire the best person for the job every time.  Every job and every team is different so I spend a Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Talent Attraction

Define Your Employment Brand

Add Value to Your Bottom Line

Your Company brand articulates to customers what it’s like to do business with your organization.  Similarly, your employment brand tells potential employees what it’s like to work with your organization.  Both should be grounded in your corporate culture and, therefore, intimately tied together.   They are two sides of the same coin. I recently chatted with Suzy from Switchback Creative about the fact that many organizations miss the boat by paying little or no attention to Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Corporate Culture + Employee Branding + Human Resources + Talent Attraction

Recruiting in a Slow Economy

Quantity does not equal Quality

If you recruit in Alberta you may be experiencing an unusually high influx of job applicants for your positions.  It could be because you are an amazing organization to work for and you have a highly effective recruiting strategy.  If so, nicely done!  Or, it could just be that our labour market is flooded with laid-off energy sector workers, former Target employees and Shaw Communications people who are anticipating the closure of their call centre Read the full article…

Written by Deanna Hunter

On the category of Recruitment Process + Talent Attraction

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