Four Steps to Reducing Turnover and Improving Retention


Hiring for private security and building services contractors never stops. Turnover in these industries is notoriously high, and company growth requires a simultaneous growth in employee count

Working Style 2.0 in Action


Recently, we introduced our latest update to our Working Style Assessment for Building Services and Security companies. The assessment is designed to identify applicant working styles to match candidates with roles where they will have the greatest potential of being long-term employees




Kwantek Clients See Growth in Applicant Volume


Over the past several years, there has been a growing consensus among employers - it is more difficult than ever to find good people to work. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this is not too surprising


Live Webinar: Train Like a Boss – Close the Skills Gap and Boost Employee Retention

Recruiting quality employees is no easy task. With unemployment at an all-time low, it's now more crucial than ever to engage and retain the employees you've hired. A demonstrated investment in employee development can set you apart and help attract more quality candidates. According to a recent report from Linkedin, over a fourth of HR professionals expect to be increasing their budgets in learning and development. Join us on 8/30 for a live webinar with Greg Goold, Director of Learning and Development at Paycor.

Mastering Messaging in Your Recruiting Process


This is the final post in a five-part series on hiring for low-skilled employees. Our data comes primarily from helping post over 1,000,000 jobs in the building services, janitorial, and security industries

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Introducing: Working Style Assessment 2.0


Using our working style assessment, we have been able to analyze millions of candidates in the Building Services and Security industries. This has helped us understand the pre-hire indicators of long-term employees. Historically, the assessment has provided color-coded checkmarks to indicate the likelihood of long-term retention

Top Hiring Metrics to Monitor for High Turnover Industries


Your hiring process should be methodical, well-calculated, and driven by data, especially if you’re in a high turnover industry. Whether or not you use applicant tracking software, it is critical to maintain a well-documented process that will track these two core metrics: applicants to offer and time to hire

Recruiting for Low-Skilled Jobs: A Five Part Series


Recruiting for Low-Skilled Jobs: A Five Part Series


Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

Google's Impact on Job Boards


Google Hire launched in mid-2017 while every ATS provider held their breath. To date, it hasn’t disrupted the market like many thought it would. Niche players (like us at Kwantek) are still thriving in our markets, specializing in solving the specific hiring need of our clients. Google is notoriously tight-lipped about their go-to market strategy, but a few recent developments may reveal their strategy. The first indication showed up in search results a few months back

The Most Important Person in the Interview Process


This is the second post in a five-part series on hiring for low-skilled employees. Our data comes primarily from helping post over 1,000,000 jobs in the building services, janitorial, and security industries

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When Background Screening Finds Criminal Records: Are You Making These Common Mistakes?


According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nine out of ten employers conduct background screening on candidates when hiring. It’s clear employers want to make safe hiring decisions. This is even more important because of the growing number of American workers that have a criminal history. In fact, the Bureau of Justice reports that almost one-third of working Americans have a criminal history on file — and this number is continuing to rise

How to Increase Janitor Applicant Volume


Most BSC companies maintain the need for high applicant volume. High turnover and acquisition of new clients make hiring a constant. What’s not always a constant is keeping up a steady flow of applicants. Here are four tips to make sure your applicant pool remains full and healthy

WOTC Explained


For high-turnover industries focused on hiring hourly employees, it’s common to hire employees that would qualify for Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC). For companies with significant annual hiring volume, using these credits can help deduct tens of thousands of dollars from taxable income. Given this, let’s dive in to how to maximize WOTC for your business

Applicant Tracking System Vendor Comparison Matrix

Trying to decide which ATS is right for your company? Newton is the only ATS built by recruiters, for recruiters. Download the comparison matrix to see how Newton compares to other ATS vendors.

How to Modify Your Job Application to Increase Applicant Volume


This is the fourth post in a five-part series on hiring for low-skilled employees. Our data comes primarily from helping post over 1,000,000 jobs in the building services, janitorial, and security industries

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2018 TEAM Client Conference Preview


We are so excited to be at the TEAM Client Conference once again in Omaha, NE. In case you’re wondering, we’ve already eaten a lot of steak and we’re probably not going to stop! As an exclusive partner with TEAM (and the only applicant tracking software with end-to-end integration with WinTeam), we’re already quite familiar with many of the faces. We are excited to reconnect with our long-standing clients and colleagues and meet new people along the way

Five Reasons Security Guards Quit (And How to Prevent It)


The annual turnover rate for the average private security firm is over 75% according to ASIS. This is about five times that of most industries, and we believe it's even higher due to 'hidden' turnover (which we'll discuss at a later date). We’ve identified five primary reasons for this turnover that can have major repercussions on an organization’s ability to attract and retain clients. Retention

How to Hire Security Guards Quickly


Many times when you need to hire security guards, you needed to hire them yesterday

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter…the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It’, breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

10 Must-Read Employee Experience Articles for HR Pros

ClearCompany Recruiting

We’ve carefully curated this list to include unique articles covering the different facets of employee experience; including, why employers are investing in it, what it truly is, how to build the strategy, questions to ask, how to measure and so much more!

5 Tips to Make Text Messaging an Effective Recruitment Channel

ClearCompany Recruiting

Mobile-focused, generational groups like Millennials and Gen Z are taking over candidate pools in full-force. They want to feel connected to their employers, and they want faster means of communication and they want to work for businesses that care about their preferences and needs.

Are You One of LinkedIn’s Most Predictable Recruiters?

Social Talent

There’s no second chance to make a good first impression. Recruiters pour a lot of time and effort into investigating and prepping candidates. They pour over resumes and sift through the keywords to try and tease out the most eligible candidate. However, this is a two-way system.

Company & Candidate: The Candidate Experience

ClearCompany Recruiting

We all know that candidates bring their A game to the. recruiting process , so why should it be any different for the company? Starting long before the interview, candidates begin to form their opinion about employment with your company.

17 Features Every ATS Must Have

What should an ATS do for you? With so many applicant tracking systems on the market it can be hard to find the best one for your organization. Check out our list and learn the 17 crucial features every ATS must have!

6 Signs You Need a New Applicant Tracking System


Applicant tracking systems are an incredibly useful asset for HR leaders. The software not only saves time and resources, but also gives stakeholders the ability to more easily identify high-quality candidates.

ApplicantPro Named to Inc. Magazine's 2018 List of Fastest Growing Companies


ApplicantPro's 6th Year of Inc. ApplicantPro is thrilled to named one of Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies for the 6th consecutive year! Magazine's esteemed Inc.

4 Tips for Hiring, Training and Managing Seasonal Employees Effectively


Hiring seasonal workers is a challenge because they often have the least experience yet work in the most hectic environments. Here are four tips for maximizing the potential of your seasonal workforce: 1. Hire seasonal employees in advance of the seasonal peak.

Why Building an End-to-End Candidate Experience Should Be Priority #1

ClearCompany Recruiting

Creating a great candidate experience used to be nice to have.

Beyond the Buzzwords: Using Artificial Intelligence + Machine Learning to Inspire Authentic Human Conversation (and Power Higher Response Rates)

Speaker: Susanna Frazier, Innovative Talent Acquisition and Management Leader

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a machine’s ability to have human-like intelligence, and Machine Learning (ML), a type of AI that provides a machine with the ability to learn from inference, continue to dominate the headlines and integrate into our daily lives. It’s natural to question how our jobs (and job security) may be affected. Well… Good news, Y'all ? AI doesn’t replace you, it empowers you!

Create the Performance Management of Your Dreams with the Best of ClearCompany

ClearCompany Recruiting

ClearCompany has processed millions of applicants, created thousands of hiring programs and taken hundreds of talent acquisition teams to the next level with their industry leading ATS, Sourcing Module, Onboarding Platform and Video Interviewing capabilities.

The ‘M’ Word

The Whiteboard

I was mortified recently to discover that I am a millennial. I always thought of millennials as kids, but it turns out that millennials (also known as Generation Y) are simply people born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s.

By the Numbers: August 17, 2018


BountyJobs Bites. Worker Pay in 2019 Forecasts as Slight Increase. The Numbers: A Willis Towers Watson survey found that slightly larger pay increases are on the horizon for 2019 – 3.1% increase, compared to 3.0% in 2018. Pay raises have stuck around the 3% mark for the past 10 years.

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Disruptive Interview Tactics to Improve Quality of Hire


As new technologies arise and become standardized, employees need to keep up. Indeed, the very nature of work changes with each new technological development. As a result, the interview tactics HR leaders use to identify top performers also need to change.

What Employees Really Think About Their Benefits Package

Employers invest a lot of time and money crafting a benefits mix they hope will attract and retain talent. But are you offering what employees actually want? We asked over 1,200 professionals how they feel about their health and wellness benefits for our 2018 Annual Employee Benefits Survey.

10 Recruiting Trends That You NEED To Implement In 2018 (Infographic)

Social Talent

As we all know, the recruitment industry has come a long way. Especially when you look back at old-school techniques that were used by recruiters in the past. The day’s of scrummaging through large piles of paperwork is almost a thing of the past.

The Existential Angst Of Recruitment

The Whiteboard

Hello again. It’s been a while. What have you been up to? Oh, this and that. You know. Well maybe not, but I’ll explain later.

Closing the Skills Gap for Recent College Grads


As the employment market continues to favor job seekers, there will be far fewer unemployed skilled workers. For recruiters, that means more positions will have to be filled by recent grads, or risk sitting empty for a prolonged period.

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Talent Success Toolkit Lesson 7: Learning & Development

ClearCompany Recruiting

Corporations have come to grasp the emphasis behind learning and development plans with the average shelf-life of a skill being five years , and the largest reason for employees to leave a position is lack of career development.

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Attracting & Retaining Superstar Talent

Speaker: Ryan Turnbull, VP, Wellness Practices Leader at Tolman & Wiker, & Bryce Eddy, SVP Employee Benefits at Tolman & Wiker

Ever wonder how companies differentiate themselves to attract and retain superstar talent? Join us for a panel event featuring thought leaders from Tolman | Wiker, voted '2017 Best Place To Work' by the Pacific Coast Business Times, as they share insight on the strategies used by top employers to win the war for talent.