Kwantek

Red Flags to Watch for When Hiring Cleaning Staff

Kwantek

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.

Job Seekers are in Control

Kwantek

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

Text Reminders Provide Lift in Applicant Volume

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

Today’s world is filled with distractions

The Ultimate Hiring Toolkit

Hiring is hard enough. Without the right HR templates and tools, keeping track of and managing the whole process can get out of hand quickly. Get the essential toolkit for all your recruiting and hiring needs, from job requisition to hire. 8 templates, tools and worksheets for every stage of recruiting.

Kwantek Launches MyGuardJobs.com

Kwantek

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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Establishing a Company Culture Built for Long-Term Retention

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

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

Kwantek

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

Four Steps to Reducing Turnover and Improving Retention

Kwantek

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

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?

Creating a 30-Day Employee Engagement Plan

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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Working Style 2.0 in Action

Kwantek

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

Building AI to Unlearn Bias in Recruiting

Research shows that the hiring process is biased and unfair. While we have made progress to solve this, it’s potentially at risk due to advancements in AI technology. Our eBook covers these issues & shows you how AI can ensure workplace diversity.

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

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Top Hiring Metrics to Monitor for High Turnover Industries

Kwantek

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

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.

Recruiting for Low-Skilled Jobs: A Five Part Series

Kwantek

Recruiting for Low-Skilled Jobs: A Five Part Series

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Mastering Messaging in Your Recruiting Process

Kwantek

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?

Kwantek

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

The Most Important Person in the Interview Process

Kwantek

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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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.

WOTC Explained

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

Google's Impact on Job Boards

Kwantek

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

Introducing: Working Style Assessment 2.0

Kwantek

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

Live Webinar: Our Gift to You – 12 Tips, Tools and Tricks for Recruiting in 2019

With the New Year right around the corner, make the resolution to get your recruiting processes dialed in. Attract top talent by providing a cohesive and enticing experience that get candidates in the door and excited about your company. Join Alissa Bencks, VP of Organizational Effectiveness at Wonderlic and leading Recruiter Rick Powell in a joint webinar to learn how you can drive more candidates to each opening, 'sell' your company to top candidates, and create a positive brand image with your recruiting efforts this holiday season with 12 tips for a more impactful hiring process.

How to Modify Your Job Application to Increase Applicant Volume

Kwantek

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

Kwantek

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

2018 TEAM Client Conference Preview

Kwantek

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

How to Hire Security Guards Quickly

Kwantek

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

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.

How to Achieve Holiday Recruiting Success

ClearCompany Recruiting

Every holiday season, companies increase their staff in order to accommodate the increase in traffic. The quality of the experience that companies provide to job seekers can affect the success or failure of the hiring process.

The Current State of Onboarding

ClearCompany Recruiting

Employee onboarding is one of the most crucial parts of the employee lifecycle.

Revolutionary HR Technology - What You Can Expect in 2019

ClearCompany Recruiting

The HR tech stack has been consistently evolving for decades. From moving to the cloud, to the rise of mobile and video, to big data, we’ve been following this evolution for quite some time.

Q&A: Meet Lead Consultant James Ellis!

Proactive Talent

We want to introduce you to James Ellis, our Lead Employer Branding Consultant and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! James is based in Chicago and came onboard with us in September.

Dice 2018 Tech Salary Report

Dice’s new Tech Salary Report is here. The skinny? While Cloud, Big Data and Process Management skills are driving the biggest pay increases, employers are also offering non-monetary motivators to attract and retain tech talent. Find out which skills and incentives are hot.