6 Ways to Improve the Content on your Careers Page

Franchises, restaurants and businesses of all shapes and sizes are constantly in sales mode- either selling their product to customers, their business idea to investors, or their employment opportunities to candidates. These days, hiring has become a two-way street. Just as employers evaluate candidates, those same candidates are sizing up potential employers. And some of

The Franchisee Journey

The Importance of People at Each Step In February, I attended the International Franchise Association (IFA) conference in Phoenix. One of the most memorable sessions that I attended was the Franchise Relations Summit. Greg Nathan hosted the session along with a group of executives and franchisees. The framework for the session intrigued me: it followed the

Who’s On Your Bus?

This might be the most important question you ask yourself this year. There are three essential components of a successful business: strategy, people, and process. Someone recently asked me which one was most important. My mind immediately went to Jim Collins. Here’s how he put it in Good to Great: “The executives who ignited the

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.

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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

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

The four essentials to building a hiring process that identifies the best and brightest

How Many Stars Would You Give Your Hiring Process?

Better yet…How many stars would your applicants give it? How about your hiring managers? Or your leaders? Your new hires? All of these ratings matter, so sweat the details. It’s the little things that you do as an organization that make you who you are and have helped you succeed with your customers. Too often,