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It’s A Good Time To Find New Talent

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Last week Radio Ink ran an article I wrote about opening parameters when looking to hire sellers. I strongly suggested considering part-time sellers and looking outside of media. Now, with the coronavirus upon us, many quality sellers are out of work. Many have the skills that companies look for in a potential seller. Those stations that struggle to find and hire new sellers can help their communities by putting these displaced employees back to work.

Are you frustrated when looking for a job?

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For those of you that are 50+, are you frustrated when looking for a job? Do hiring managers ignore you or stop returning your calls when they see your work history? Or are you a manager that feels anyone over 50 can’t sell or be on-air anymore? In media, we have a huge number of age 50+ employees.

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Considering Older Workers For Your Team

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Are a high percentage of your sellers Boomers? If so, many may be looking to retire soon. Statistics show that 10,000 Boomers turn 65 every day until 2029.

Tips to Help You Build an Effective Recruitment Plan

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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.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

How You Treat Your Employees Counts

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With a new decade upon us, it’s a good time to reflect on how you, as an owner or manager, treat those who work for you. With unemployment low and competition to hire fierce, and challenges in attracting Millennial and Gen Z workers, culture is a major area that needs consideration. The younger generations are interested in working for companies that treat their employees well and with respect.

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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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. .

Categories to Help Build a Talent Acquisition Budget

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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.

Better Positioning of Your Open Positions

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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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Off Hours Business Etiquette

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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.

Do You Spend Enough Time Scouting Talent?

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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.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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.

Getting Your Ideal Candidate May Cost More Than You Think

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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.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

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.

Job Seekers are in Control

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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?

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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?

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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.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.

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. .

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

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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?

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

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

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

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(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.

Pipeline Development

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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.

Are You Under Contract?

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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.

Confidently Address the Unique Compliance Challenges of COVID-19

COVID-19 has quickly transformed how people interact, transact and do business. Download Gallagher’s COVID-19 Compliance Guidebook for important considerations and legal compliance issues surrounding employer-provided benefits during this global pandemic.

Know your Clawback Rules

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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.

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.

Applied AI in Talent

AI is both disrupting and transforming everything about workforce management. For HR leaders, that means changing the types of skills and competencies companies need, changing the way existing employees do their jobs, and altering the recruiting landscape. This handbook looks at how AI is shaping the way we think about workforce planning and development at the highest levels.