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3 Tips for Managing Security Guards at Lower Rates

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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

Red Flags to Watch for When Hiring Cleaning Staff

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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.

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

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

Improve Your Candidate Quality by Improving Your Job Listing

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

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Live Webinar: Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

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

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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

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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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Job Seekers are in Control

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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

Introducing: The Prospects Tab

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

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Retention vs. Turnover - Understanding the Difference

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In the janitorial and security industries, it’s difficult to keep good people employed for any length of time. As strategic partners with end-to-end solutions specific to the janitorial and security industries, Kwantek and TEAM Software know how important issues like retention and turnover are to your business

2019 Compensation Best Practices Report

Following a record-year of job growth in 2018, employees now have the tools to research and evaluate employers, and feel empowered to make moves if they don't like what they find. Get the latest trends in compensation, and find out how your organization stacks up.

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

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

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Text Reminders Provide Lift in Applicant Volume

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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 MyGuardJobs.com

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

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

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Today’s world is filled with distractions

2018 in Talent Acquisition & The 2019 Impact

2019 will certainly have its own set of talent acquisition challenges. This valuable report reflects on key events in 2018 and extracts critical insights to help lay the path forward this year. Get on board or get left behind with these key takeaways.

Establishing a Company Culture Built for Long-Term Retention

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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

How to Hire Candidates for Long-Term Retention

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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

Four Steps to Reducing Turnover and Improving Retention

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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

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

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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

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.

Creating a 30-Day Employee Engagement Plan

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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

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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

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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

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Introducing: MyCleaningJobs.com

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Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

Working Style 2.0 in Action

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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

An Exercise in Frustration - Hiring Talent in a Tight Labor Market

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Originally posted by Claudia St. John, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President – Affinity HR Group, Inc. From trucking to construction to car care to print distribution, across all sectors in which we work, there is one common trend that our recruiting team has noticed – there’s a shortage of skilled and unskilled workers to fill available jobs. And this shortage significantly impacts our clients, particularly the small businesses with whom we work

Who's Interviewing Who? A Counterintuitive Approach to the Hiring Process

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This is the first 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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The True Goal of the Phone Screen

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This is the third 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

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.

Top Hiring Metrics to Monitor for High Turnover Industries

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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

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Recruiting for Low-Skilled Jobs: A Five Part Series

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Mastering Messaging in Your Recruiting Process

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

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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

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.

WOTC Explained

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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

How to Increase Janitor Applicant Volume

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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

The Most Important Person in the Interview Process

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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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Google's Impact on Job Boards

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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

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.