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Media Staffing Perspective From 26-Year Veteran Laurie Kahn

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Laurie Kahn has been helping media companies hire full-time employees since she founded Media Staffing Network in 1993.

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Tips to Help You Build an Effective Recruitment Plan

Media Staffing Network

A famous person once said, “ Good things come to those who wait.” ” Well, not when it comes to recruitment! Those who don’t have a recruitment strategy in place will end up hurting their companies in the long run.

Categories to Help Build a Talent Acquisition Budget

Media Staffing Network

Last month we discussed how important it is to have a budget for Talent Acquisition. We promised tips to help you build a plan for your budget. We have included categories to consider to help make your planning easier. As always, please let us know of any questions you may have. Categories to help build a Talent Acquisition Budget: Manpower – who will oversee the program? Do you have someone internal or do you need an outside source or do you need to create a new position? Marketing.

It’s Budget Time, Don’t Forget to Include Talent Acquisition

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With unemployment at the lowest it has been in 50 years, finding qualified employees is getting more challenging. Companies must become more proactive to win in the war for talented hires. It is crucial to be more proactive not only to attract great people but to hire and retain them too! . Just as companies invest in research and training, it is important to include line items to cover the all-important talent acquisition items. Below are tips to be considered when building your budget. .

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Better Positioning of Your Open Positions

Media Staffing Network

Do you post jobs and wonder why you don’t get the ‘right’ candidates responding? Perhaps it’s time to review your message. With low unemployment and high competition to hire, it is important to sell your opportunity to potential job seekers.

Do You Spend Enough Time Scouting Talent?

Media Staffing Network

With January almost done, you had better have a solid talent acquisition plan in place. I find it interesting that when I attend conferences or host webinars, the number one issue radio operators share is finding good, talented salespeople.

How The Holiday Season Can Help Recruitment

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With one month left in the year, this is an excellent time to think and act on your talent acquisition plan for the future. With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a great time to network, research, and build loyalty with your employees. .

Remember Sales 101?

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When all of us started in sales, one of the first things we learned was to pick up the phone to schedule appointments. Even better, we were encouraged to get out of the office and meet the potential client in person, right? As we moved into management, we asked our sales team to go on cold calls.

Do you know what you are worth?

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This is always a loaded question when considering a job or career change. It is important when negotiating to know what you are worth and what the market will bear.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Getting Your Ideal Candidate May Cost More Than You Think

Media Staffing Network

What you paid last year is probably not going to be what it will cost you today or tomorrow. There is a big war for qualified talent going on and to get what you want, you will pay more. We often get calls from Human Resources or Market Managers wanting to hire a new sales manager.

Looking for a job? Here are some tips…

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Looking for a new job while working full time can be tough. While you want to give your all to our current employer, it is almost a full-time job looking for a new one. Here are some tips to help: DO keep giving 100% while on the job. Try to do as much as you can on your search after hours.

Don’t be so Quick to Eliminate Senior Job Seekers

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Unemployment is at an all-time low. People aren’t aging as they have in the past, they are active, smart and still hungry. They have many skills that younger workers need to learn and have the drive and interest to learn from younger workers.

Attracting A Younger Workforce

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Article on Radio Ink. Recently I was asked what radio can do to attract the younger workforce. Most companies are still grappling with how to attract and manage millennials, and now we are starting to learn more about the Gen Z generation — those born after 1995.

The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

Job Seekers are in Control

Media Staffing Network

If you have experience, especially in sales, you are in demand. Not just in media, all industries have a major shortage of strong sellers.

Have You Been Ghosted?

Media Staffing Network

It’s a new term in talent acquisition, but it’s an old practice. However, it is becoming a more widespread challenge. Not sure what I am talking about?

As a job seeker, what can you expect from a recruiter?

Media Staffing Network

We often get calls from those wanting a new job asking if we can find one for them. We can sure help, but most of the work needs to come from them. As a recruiter, our fees are paid by employers who have specific job needs that need to be filled.

Overcoming The Challenge of Hiring Strong Managers

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Laurie Kahn. Many mid-size and local broadcasters face a much more difficult job when it comes to replacing or adding a new manager to their team. The perfect scenario is to grow organically and promote from within, however that is not always an option. .

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Dealing with business casual

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Consider this, you are moving through the interview process with a potential seller who has passed the resume review, done great in the interviews and has a great personality. You are ready to move forward but have a nagging concern that they dress more casually than you normally see in your office.

How to find sellers

Media Staffing Network

Written by guest blogger Laurie Kahn, founder and Chief Multi-tasker, Media Staffing Network. link]. We all read the study that the LMA released earlier this year on the difficulty of finding quality sellers. They are out there, they just need to be found, attracted and sold on your opportunity.

Pipeline Development

Media Staffing Network

In recent articles, I have shared some tips to help stations do a better job at attracting, hiring, and retaining good employees. With so much competition to hire, it is really smart to have a more proactive stance so that when you have an opening, you already have an idea of who you will hire. We know that in today’s climate, a job-seeker who is talented will get snapped up quickly, so it is important to build a pipeline of prospective employees well in advance.

What’s The Biggest Thing Missing In Talent Acquisition?

Media Staffing Network

(By Laurie Kahn) We hear that finding solid sellers is a major challenge for almost all companies, especially in radio.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

“Sales” Is A Bad Word To Use In Talent Acquisition!

Media Staffing Network

(By Laurie Kahn ) It’s what we do every day, regardless of whether you are in sales or not. You are constantly negotiating, upselling products or services. You sell yourself in every interview and in presentations, reports, and research. When you meet someone special, you sell yourself as the ideal companion. So, why do I suggest not using it in recruitment marketing? This is a major issue with Millennials, but also with other generations as well.

Are You Under Contract?

Media Staffing Network

Today, many companies in media have employment contracts in addition to non-competes or restrictive covenants. It is important to know your rights when signing or having them presented to you. Legally it is very difficult to stop someone from working and states vary in how they view and enforce them.

Tips for Recent Graduates and Employers

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It’s that time of the year when recent grads start reaching out looking for jobs. So, I would like to address two-fold = 1) tips for the recent grad and 2) ideas for employers on what will entice them to join your company. I will be brief, so for more detailed information, let us know and we can offer more in-depth advice. Tips for the recent graduate: · Your resume – while career services still encourage you to put your education on the top, it doesn’t go there.

Know your Clawback Rules

Media Staffing Network

I am sure many of you are not aware of what this means! I didn’t. With unemployment so low, many companies are offering signing bonuses. While this may be new in media, it is not for other industries. With high competition to hire quality talent, we are seeing this come into play much more. Often this is a one time bonus paid on the employees first day of employment. It can be in cash or merchandise.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Why Branding Is So Important In Recruiting

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Companies spend decades and lots of money building a brand to bring in customers, listeners, viewers, readers, etc. but in media, what is being done to bring in new employees and keep those you have? We cater to our frequent users but often forget those we see on a daily basis. With unemployment at an all-time low, it is essential to promote how you are as an employer. Share your culture, how much you do for your team and your community.

Launch of LSR Online Learning Center Levels Talent Acquisition Playing Field

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NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT . Local Sales Recruitment Program Launches. LSR Online Learning Center. LSR Online Learning Center Provides an Affordable, Easy Way to Attract, Hire and Retain Top Talent .

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Laurie Kahn Kicked a High-Paying Job, Braved Challenges, and Established Her Successful Venture

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Article by Scott Amyx. “If If you believe in what you are doing, don’t give up.”. Laurie Kahn, Founder, Media Staffing Network. Laurie Kahn wasn’t finding anything exciting in her job. A new boss, who wanted his own team, was the last straw to help her make a tough decision. She left a six-figure job as a radio advertising sales manager to begin a niche employment firm when she did not even know how to use a computer. How Laurie Kahn Built Her Business.

Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Laurie Kahn, Chief Multitasker of Media Staffing Network

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Radio on Main Street Podcast Featuring Laurie Kahn, Chief Multitasker of Media Staffing Network. Hiring Managers

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Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

How to Create Habits for Successful Recruiting and

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The 3 Recruiting Metrics That Matter in 2020

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The nineteenth-century Scottish writer Andrew Lang once criticized the leaders of his time for their poor use of statistics. . Lang observed that they used facts and figures “as a drunken man uses lamp-posts — for support rather than illumination.”.

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Hire Smarter and More Fairly with JazzHR and Checkr

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JazzHR is proud to partner with Checkr , an AI-backed background check provider, to help teams to make faster, more informed hiring decisions! Who is Checkr? Since 2014, Checkr has taken an innovative approach to pre-employment background checks.

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Recruiters. Competing on speed and price alone is suicide

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How do we thrive in a competitive recruiting world? What is the way to differentiate in 2020 and beyond? Here is the tip. It is what technology cannot do that our clients will continue to pay for. Don’t get me wrong.

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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.