Media Staffing Network

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.

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.

How The Holiday Season Can Help Recruitment

Media Staffing Network

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. .

Off Hours Business Etiquette

Media Staffing Network

We are living in a world of instant gratification. We are inundated with email, texts, instant messaging, Instagram, and numerous other communication platforms. For many, work is a 24/7 lifestyle and for others, it is M-F 8-5. What is right? There is no right answer.

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.

Do you know what you are worth?

Media Staffing Network

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.

Looking for a job? Here are some tips…

Media Staffing Network

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.

Remember Sales 101?

Media Staffing Network

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.

Don’t be so Quick to Eliminate Senior Job Seekers

Media Staffing Network

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

Media Staffing Network

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.

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.

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

Media Staffing Network

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. .

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.

Dealing with business casual

Media Staffing Network

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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?

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 .

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

Media Staffing Network

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

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The one thing you MUST achieve at a client meeting.

Greg Savage

Meeting with a recruiting client for the first time is a nuanced and sophisticated skill. Many recruiters don’t seek out this critical opportunity. In fact, some avoid it. Those that do, often make fatal mistakes which harm their chances of building strong business relationships.

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.

Agency Recruitment? Best it has ever been!

Greg Savage

Agency recruitment is the best it's ever been The data proves it and you need to take advantage of the opportunity now But also prepare for the way it will be. Recruitment

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8 HR and Recruiting Events to Attend in 2019

Lever

You know events are critical to professional growth and making great connections, but as busy as you are, it can be hard to narrow down your top picks. If you’re short on time, or not sure which events to go to in 2019, don’t worry — we’ve done all the hard work for you with this list!

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My key recruiting tip for 2019

Greg Savage

Chill over Christmas, for sure, you deserve it. And I wish you a safe and fun holiday period. But hit 2019 with a plan. This one! Coaching recruiters Recruitment recruitment tips

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3 Steps to a Successful ATS Software Implementation

Lever

You’ve found a recruiting platform that aligns with the needs of your business and meets your functional criteria. Before pulling the trigger on a solution, though, there’s one more area to dig into: implementation & customer support. Applicant Tracking System

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.

An unforgettable welcome for your new hire

Lever

At Lever, the moment a new hire signs an offer letter is the best part of our day.

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Recession. Are you vulnerable?

Greg Savage

I ask all my clients to consider this question at Board level. And it always shocks them. What would happen if our permanent Gross Profit (Net fees) dropped by 50%, and temporary/contract GP by 25%? And the drop occurred in a month and did not recover for two years. Would we survive?”

The length of your life is not as important as exploring its full width.

Greg Savage

My life??? 1958 – 2043. That’s what my tombstone will say. If the Shiraz does not get me sooner, and I last that long. It could easily say 1958 – 2018. Although I sincerely hope not!) But that’s the point. The dates themselves are not that important, as long as they are a reasonable span […].

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Top 9 Onboarding Questions Answered

Lever

In many companies where resources are limited, once the offer is signed there is little done afterwards. Hiring managers and people teams can often miss the opportunity to roll out the red carpet and truly make a new hire feel welcome. Candidate experience Employer brand talent management

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.