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What to Consider When Hiring New Employees

April 25, 2014 Leave a comment

You’re probably very well aware that good employees make your company more successful. After all, it’s often through employees that you find sustainable growth. A bad employee on the other hand, is an entirely different story.

When you hire a bad worker, you can plan on losing about 30 percent of that person’s first-year of potential earnings. So, this means if the person is expected to make about $30,000 during his or her first year, you’ll be losing upward of $9,000. Take three or four bad workers, and the losses add up very quickly.

To combat the problem of hiring the wrong workers, many companies are seeking out alternative hiring methods. And with Google turning to emotional intelligence like it has over the past couple years, it makes perfect sense that these companies are turning to it as well. Emotional intelligence involves five major components:

  • Self-awareness
  • Motivation
  • Social skill
  • Empathy
  • Self-regulation

 

If a person has high levels of each of the qualities listed above, then he or she is likely to fit in well with almost any company as well as provide sustainable growth.

It’s time that you realize that being “book smart” doesn’t necessarily qualify a person to be a good employee. This isn’t to imply that a high IQ won’t go a long way in making an employee a good one; however, it is to say that being smart and possessing a wide range of characteristics goes a long way in making a good worker valuable to your business.

Problems Solvers Do Just as the Title Implies

When you employ workers who are emotionally intelligent, this usually means that they are ‘problem solvers.’ And although they take the time to notice problems, their ultimate goal is to find solutions to them. Not only do they want to find solutions to them, but they want to do so in a quick manner, which means higher levels of productivity for your business.

Managing Emotions is Key in Running a Successful Business

All humans have to deal with emotions, and while some are more emotional than others, emotionally intelligent people know how to properly handle the pressures of life. Did you know that “90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in pressurized situations in order to remain calm and in control?” Stress affects each and every person, but those who know how to deal with it–those who are emotionally intelligent–are the best types of workers to employ.

Finding Emotionally Intelligent Workers

There are all types of people who are emotionally intelligent. When you start your search for such workers, remember that some will come from the outside, while others can be found at home, meaning internally among the workers that you already have.

Also don’t forget that the best talent can be found, recruited and cultivated only by using top of the line Applicant Tracking Software.

Hiring Software Upgrade

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Hiring Software Upgrade

Newton Continues Momentum with New Version of Hiring Software.

Responsive Design is the New Mobile for Applicant Tracking

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Responsive Design is the New Mobile for Applicant Tracking

Mobile is arguably the future of everything. Responsive design is the future of mobility.

Hiring Software Developers via Outsourcing and Utilizing an ATS

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

One would think that hiring a software developer for your growing tech company wouldn’t be terribly difficult. Everything is evolving and more and more technical workers are graduating or moving on from old jobs and are anxiously searching for the next great company to work for… right? Once you post the job opening however, the applications won’t necessarily pour in. What gives? Much of this has to do with young software developers wanting to work for a company with a recognizable name, so that when they tell people what they do for a living everyone is impressed. No one knows your small tech company by name, so fewer young upstart software developers will be sending in their paperwork hoping to get hired.

The other problem is that even though there are tons of job openings in your company and in other smaller tech firms who desperately need software developers, the United States won’t have enough qualified young workers to fill all of those jobs. While a lot of people are studying engineering and computer science in college and graduating into the technology marketplace, it doesn’t even half way fill the demand for workers within the American technological industry.

So what’s a solution? Simple. Outsource. Find those incredibly skilled workers in countries from around the world who have an eager workforce who would love to work for an American technological company and even come to America to enjoy all this country has to offer. This can be done in a number of different ways. You can partner with an offshore outsource provider who will find workers and set up an office in that country for you to monitor from America. These offshore partners will know the workforce in these international locations better than you ever could and will help mange your development team in this new location. It will also mostly eliminate the frustration, cultural and geographical problems associated with recruiting the right talent for your company.

Doing this will also expand the reach of your company and may turn you on to other markets of opportunities for your business. If the partnership with offshore partners flourishes, you will undoubtedly be bringing people from their office to America and vice versa, allowing your previously small technology company to have an influence and operations in different parts of the world. This is a benefit you probably never planned on when you set out to hire qualified software developers but it is certainly one worth building upon as your company and work force continue to grow.

One other way to ensure you can discover and hire the top software developers is by using a cutting edge Applicant Tracking System.  An ‘ATS’ will enable you to utilize the power of social media, referrals programs, and beautiful careers sites to engage the brightest minds in software development.

A Mobile Strategy is a “Must Have” for any Applicant Tracking System

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

A Mobile Strategy is a “Must Have” for any Applicant Tracking System

A complete mobile strategy is the new must-have feature for any future-ready applicant tracking system.