What’s Your Talent GPA?

Earlier this year, I learned about a retail chain and the insights they gained from a unique way of measuring the training their team members had received. They developed a calculation for a Store IQ based on the number of cumulative hours that all team members from that store had spent in training. Unsurprisingly, the

What’s the Moneyball Stat for Restaurants?

Last week, I attended the HotSchedules Spark conference – an event that brought together restaurant operators and innovators for a couple of days to discuss what’s next in the industry. I was grateful to be invited to speak about becoming a Talent Magnet for today’s jobseekers. The most interesting presentation was given by TDN2K, a

What’s Your Bread & Butter?

How​ ​Top​ ​Austin​ ​Restaurants​ ​Attract​ ​and​ ​Retain​ ​Talent Austin is home to an impressive restaurant scene and a number of fast-growing chains, including Torchy’s Tacos, Hopdoddy, and Alamo Drafthouse. Despite hundreds of people moving here each week, Austin has maintained an incredibly low unemployment rate – creating significant recruiting challenges for restaurants in our hometown.

What Can Your College Football Coach Teach You About New Hire Onboarding?

I’m a big college football fan, more specifically a big Florida Gators fan. Sometimes I’m reluctant to share this because not everyone loves the Gators as much as me. In fact, I had a client write me last week and say that he had to reconsider his relationship with CareerPlug since he is a Florida

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How We Onboard At CareerPlug

We have a vision at CareerPlug to build one of the best places to work in Austin. Part of that vision means setting the standard for great hiring and new hire onboarding. To build the best place to work, we need to attract and keep the best people. As a hiring and onboarding software company,

CareerPlug helps you create a recipe to consistently make great hires

What’s the Recipe for Consistently Great Hires?

If you make consistently great hires, your business is more likely to be successful. And as a small business owner or leader, the first hurdle is learning how to hire great people yourself—you are the first ingredient in the recipe. But not every leader knows what exactly that recipe is. Many of us improvise when

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Still Using Paper Forms For New Hire Onboarding?

Old habits die hard. As the leader of a technology company, I’ve been relatively slow to give up my paper habit. I still write in a journal each morning. I take notes in a bound notebook or on a yellow pad. I print out my weekly agenda and, until recently, even printed my daily calendar.

Hire More Superstars with CareerPlug

Only Three Things Matter When Hiring

A hiring opportunity is one of the most exciting times for your company. Right? Ok, it can be stressful and frustrating…and time consuming! Trust me, I know. I just filled two positions myself and the week that followed felt like one of my more productive weeks in recent memory. “What have I been doing for

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What Can Your Sales Leader Teach You About Hiring?

Hiring a superstar to join your team could be your company’s most important sale. Revenue is critical, but your people will make or break your company. Superstar hires can multiply your sales – even if they are not in a sales position. Poor hires will do the exact opposite while driving your superstars away. Think

Give Back: SAFE Volunteer Event

One of our Core Values at CareerPlug is Give Back. The CareerPlug team put that value into action today by spending the morning volunteering with SAFE — a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both long-standing and respected human service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and