April 8, 2021
Topic: How to Recruit & Retain A Players
Guest: Jean Seawright, president of Seawright & Associates
In this episode we discuss:
How Jean, Donnie and Dan define "A player."
How to stand out as an employer of choice to attract great employees, including pay, benefits, flexibility and more.
The three most important drivers of job satisfaction for employees.
How using job boards like Indeed and Zip Recruiter might be hurting rather than helping your company.
Why you need a new mindset about recruiting.
The No. 1 thing you can do to attract more "A players" (hint: an employee referral program worth several hundred dollars or more).
A study Jean conducted for NPMA about women in the industry.
Why and how to attract more women to pest control.
Sourcing talent vs. recruiting.
Whether it's a good idea to get a freelance recruiter or share a recruiter between a few companies.
Why some companies think they need a recruiter but may need an HR person (and vice versa).
How do read and evaluate a resume.
Download: Ideas for Sourcing Talent
Download: Strategies for Attracting, Hiring, & Retaining Women
Advice: "If you're going to hire a recruiter, make sure you hire someone who understands how to source candidates using creative methods, not just job boards. Today a recruiter is part head hunter, part digital strategic and part customer service expert." —Jean Seawright
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