Addressing Social Media Usage in the Security Industry


With the rise of social media and smartphone ownership, contract security companies are struggling to get their employees to abide by their policies around on-the-job phone usage

Paul Flart: What Went Wrong


In August 2018, Paul Flart became an Internet sensation. Flart (whose real first name is Doug - he remains anonymous) held a 2-11pm position at a hospital for a private security company. Retention

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Industry Labor Trends for the Janitorial Industry


Over the past fifteen years, the U.S. economy and job market has seen dramatic ups and downs. With labor being a top expense, businesses in the janitorial industry, specifically building service contractors, have felt the impact of those fluctuations stronger than in other industries.

What Happened to Service in Software?


Let's take a trip back in time

Candidate Screening Simplified

Speaker: Allen Samuel, Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur

When it comes to finding the right candidates for your company, you want to ensure that they are a good “fit.” By having an understanding of the job description, accurate skillset criteria and a short conversation with the hiring manager, you will be armed with the resources to quickly and effectively convert potential candidates to new hires. Join Senior Sourcer & Serial Entrepreneur Allen Samuel to learn the steps you should be taking in your candidate screening process.

Using Retention Metrics to Grow Your Business


Over the past few weeks, Kwantek and TEAM Software have shared the importance of knowing your retention numbers through our five-part blog series

The End of Organic Posting on Indeed?


In the recruiting game, the only constant is change - and BIG changes are coming for the BSC and Contract Security industries when it comes to posting jobs on Indeed

Are Your Site Manager Bonuses Incentivizing the Wrong Actions?


Site managers play critical roles in both the contract security and janitorial industries

How Supervisor / Employee Check-Ins Can Be Profitable


In the Building Services Industry, poor retention presents a major problem. Recruiting and maintaining employees are the largest expenses in your organization, and retention continues to worsen. Worse yet, nobody has the silver bullet to fix it completely

Red Flags to Watch for When Hiring Cleaning Staff


If you’re in charge of hiring cleaning staff in the commercial cleaning industry, you may feel like high turnover rates come with the territory, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

How to Calculate Your True Cost Per Hire


This blog is written in partnership and in conjunction with TEAM Software , and is part two of a five-part blog series on employee retention

Security Guard vs. Security Officer - Which Should You Use?


So, you have a position opening up in your contract security firm. Now is the time to post the job in various places using your standard job description and other boilerplate materials you use when hiring

Most Searched Building Services Job Titles of 2018


For Building Services Companies, the first step in getting a job applicant is getting them to look at your job listing

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Kwantek 2018 Year in Review: Bringing You More, Better Applicants


When it comes it hiring in the commercial cleaning and security industries, there are two primary challenges: not enough applicants and high turnover

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

3 Tips for Managing Security Guards at Lower Rates


High turnover rates can be common in the contract security industry, particularly if you can’t afford to pay your security guards competitive hourly rates. Retention

Improve Your Candidate Quality by Improving Your Job Listing


A job listing for potential employees is like the back of a book for potential readers. Job Postings


Announcing Jeff Davis as President of Kwantek


Twenty years ago, I founded Kwantek with a simple mission: to streamline the hiring processes of companies across the country. Over the years, we have evolved dramatically and released several iterations of our software

6 Tips to Retain Good Security Guards


Turnover is always a challenge in the contract security industry, but not all employee turnover has the same impact. Retention

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.

Introducing the New Jobs on Facebook Integration


Kwantek Clients can now benefit from having their jobs posted to Facebook where their job pool already spends their time

Kwantek Announces Jobs Posting Integration with Facebook


LOUISVILLE, KY - Kwantek Announces Jobs Posting Integration with Facebook

Are Your Interview Questions in Compliance?


Interviewing and screening job applicants carries a high amount of legal risk for any industry. In high-turnover industries such as commercial cleaning or contract security, this risk is exacerbated

Job Seekers are in Control


In October 2018, CareerBuilder and SilkRoad released results of a new Harris Poll survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding

Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal Analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory

While we may be “people” professionals, it is part of our job to understand AI and how this technology can enable us to make smarter decisions and develop more efficient processes. Join Lighthouse Research & Advisory Principal Analyst Ben Eubanks where he will discuss how AI can be used for HR and recruiting processes, including how to create more human interactions and engagement through the strategic application of technology.

Introducing: The Prospects Tab


Our internal data has shown nearly two out of three candidates will start an application without completing it

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Text Reminders Provide Lift in Applicant Volume


In a world filled with distractions, most people have difficulty completing a task at hand. Whether their phone rings, their baby screams, or the light turns green, our minds are always elsewhere

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Kwantek Launches


LOUISVILLE, KY, September 25th, 2018 - Kwantek has announced the launch of a new web property exclusively for Private Security Contractors to post their jobs. officially launched this week with thousands of security guard job postings across the United States


Two Big Takeaways from 2018, and What They Mean for 2019


As always, I spent a lot of time last year talking to Kwantek clients in the field


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.

Why Your Applicant Volume is Decreasing and How to Stop the Bleeding


Today’s world is filled with distractions

Establishing a Company Culture Built for Long-Term Retention


Among the most overused buzzwords in business today is “company culture.” Everybody knows they need it, yet nobody seems to have the same definition of it

What We're Watching at the 2018 BSCAI Contracting Success Conference


Our team is in Dallas presenting at the ISSA Show North America in booth #6061. If you haven’t yet stopped by to see us, come find us

How to Hire Candidates for Long-Term Retention


In the BSC and Security Industries, the work for hiring managers and HR Directors can become very repetitive. After all, they’re mostly hiring for the same job every single day

Dice's 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Report

A vital step to becoming more inclusive is first understanding how inclusive your culture is right now. Dice’s Diversity and Inclusion Report highlights how tech pros currently gauge their industry’s progress – and how frequently they've experienced discrimination based on gender, sexuality, age and political affiliation.

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

Creating a 30-Day Employee Engagement Plan


In the Building Services Industry, 44% of new hires don’t make it past 30 days. In the Security Industry, that number is closer to 40%. Retention

Retention Metrics to Monitor


As you know, employee turnover is a major problem in the Building Services and Security Industries. It can cripple a company’s ability to grow, and it can be a cancer that destroys company culture and employee morale

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


3 Best Practices to Engage Employees During Onboarding

Speaker: Lilith Christiansen, VP of Onboarding Solutions, SilkRoad

Join SilkRoad's Vice President of Onboarding Solutions Lilith Christiansen where she will explore how to create a strategic onboarding process that will engage and retain your employees.