Three Sources of Great Hires You’re Not Using

You’ve done your due diligence and posted your job to all the major job boards, like Indeed and Glassdoor, but you’re not getting the quality — or quantity — of applicants you want. What gives? If you’re not finding the right candidate or you’ve exhausted your current applicant pool, it might be time to take

5 Ways to Prevent Missing Out on Great Hires

Don’t Miss Your Next Great Hire

Imagine this scenario: your next great hire is within the list of applicants in your applicant tracking system. But you have so many applicants to review that you’re overwhelmed, and you’ve dropped the ball on contacting candidates within days after they apply. You finally get a few minutes to call a candidate for a first

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.

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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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