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2019 Recruiting Maneuvers
HireHorticulture.com founder, Suzanne Kludt, shares her advice in the second of a five-part series dealing with creating a well-rounded workforce, diving into the recruitment process.
HireHorticulture.com is now offering recruiting videos that can be added to your company profile page and job postings. Supercharge your recruiting efforts with a quick recruiting video showing YOUR culture.
Happy New Year folks! It's time to get a strategy in place to combat recruiting in 2019. Get started ASAP, post now, jump ahead of your competition.
Take the Recruiting hat off, put the Marketing hat on. Candidates have choices; how are you going to set yourself apart and REALLY engage a candidate to continue through the process of applying and interviewing with your company?
The Labor Game - 2018 State of the Industry Report
Greenhouse Management magazine published their 2018 State of the Industry Report in the October issue. In this article, the author highlighted the difficulties companies face finding qualified labor.
New employee onboarding is the process of integrating a new employee with a company and its culture, as well as getting a new hire the tools and information needed to become a productive member of the team.
We asked thousands, and they responded. Great info on attracting talent via job postings.
The Perfect Storm
One concern that knows no bounds is labor. Initially, labor crunches were on the supply side. Now we’re starting to see it on the retail side.
CANDIDATE QUALITY vs. QUANTITY: WHICH IS REALLY BETTER?
In a perfect world, with perfect candidates around every corner, quality candidates in large quantities would be just lovely! But this is not reality and sometimes finding one quality candidate can be a challenge.
Resolving Conflicts
Whether at home or at work, conflict is unavoidable. Addressing conflict head on—working through it and moving forward are essential for the bottom line. Suzanne Kludt, founder of HireHorticulture.com, offers advice on how to tackle conflict.
Hiring for the Long Haul
Labor shortage. Two words no employer wants to hear, particularly right before hiring season. However, if you’ve started your hiring process already, you may be coming across a climate that favors the candidate because of shortages in the workforce.
5 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Ask
Dig a bit deeper by asking situational questions.
3 Ways To "Kill" The Candidate Experience and Lose Interest From Applicants
Easy, fixable ways to keep your candidate "pipeline" alive and strong. Don't "kill" the candidate experience!
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 5
More HORT humor to bring some laughter to your day.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 4
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Hire Externally or Look Within?
How to identify and determine if the best course of action is to hire an external candidate or promote an internal team member.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 3
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
5 Tips to Writing Great Job Postings
Recruiting via the Internet in the Hort World is here to stay. Here are 5 tips to writing great job postings that will help attract more qualified applicants for your open positions.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 2
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Retaining Top Talent – A New Focus on Employee Engagement
Once hired, retaining that perfect candidate as a long term, productive employee becomes important. With the unemployment below 5 percent it’s no surprise that business owners are focused with employee engagement to retain their top talent.
Hort Humor Corner Vol. 1
A little bit of HORT humor to lighten the day.
Turnover Costs Way More Than You Think
The cost of employee turnover can be staggering, consider a mentoring program to retain talent and get employees THRIVING and not just SURVIVING.
Recruiting vs Marketing. Time to Think Differently.
Companies have realized that they need to promote their jobs the same way they market their services and products. We think creativity and understanding are of utmost importance.
ANALYTICS. Do You Really Know Where Your Candidates Come From?
Keeping track of your hiring-source analytics will help you understand the true cost per hire. Choosing the right recruiting source is good for your bottom line.
LET'S GET PERSONAL!  Write a killer job posting.
Get personal when trying to find top talent. More tips on how to write a fabulous job posting that will attract top notch candidates, even those that may be just "browsing."
REALLY?  DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT?
Don't EVER say this in an interview.
4 Painful Horticulture Job Recruiting Mistakes
Common, but easy to correct, recruiting mistakes.
Are Your Job Ads Annoying?
Find out if what you're saying is seriously annoying and driving potential candidates away from applying.