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post #1 of Old 01-01-2014, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Finding new employees

How do you guys find new potential workers ? We did use Craigslist but now that they charge $25 a post it doesn't seem worth it for the semi-sleazy crowd it brought. Any body got any other ways they use to find new employees ?
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post #2 of Old 01-02-2014, 01:09 AM
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Even for the $25.00 I still find it's the best deal for the money. I have about 20 cleaning people that I found on Craigslist and many have been with me for years. I recently ran some ads to hire more cleaners and received between 100-200 responses. Many were very good and many not, but do your due diligence and you should find some good people through this method.
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post #3 of Old 01-13-2014, 10:29 PM
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I would suggest you post this information about recruiting new employees on social media sites. Social media can really be helpful.
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post #4 of Old 01-16-2014, 01:26 PM
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We have been using ZipRecruiter to find employees and it's worked very well for us. Your post will go out to over 40 job boards and you have the option to post it to all of the social networks as well as Craigslist. You will find them here - ziprecruiter.com
Bullhorn Reach is another site that we have had success with in the past.
Hope they help.

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You can give free ads on websites around

We think itís important to provide skilled and experienced personnel so our work is always of the highest standard. Corona Cleaning
We are a family business, we have several years of experience and we can clean your house, office or apartment and we do it reliably and on time
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$25 is a bargain. If you hire the right person they will make you tens of thousands of dollars in 1 year.
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If you want to take the good employees ,totally depends on because how much salary you will give.

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If you want to take the good employees ,totally depends on because how much salary you will give.
That helps, but also be picky about who you choose. You can pay a looser good money too if you are not careful!
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Hi there. You probably get what you pay for. Spending $25 with craigslist is not a bad deal. We posted on there for an office managers position. Everyone is looking for different positions but you probably want to spell out what you are looking for and credentials, experience and skill desired. A huge percentage of applicants may distort the "truth"about themselves. You got to crop them out. Ask them to send a resume in pdf for examples. The ones that do not send you an pdf are probably not the ones you want. ie. they don't read or follow instructions. Yet, it depends what you are looking for. Labor? Still. You want someone that knows how to read and follows instructions. They don't do it know, they probably will not learn how to. Set criteria! Craigslist is the "least" you should try. Yes, for higher paying positions try the monster, simply hired. etc.
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post #10 of Old 02-28-2016, 05:23 PM
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I suggest you read this post, it really covers a lot of things when trying to find loyal employees.
It goes over everything from places to post, things to look for, and so on.

Would love to hear what you think of it!
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post #11 of Old 02-29-2016, 02:31 AM
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Ugh - the hardest part of running my business. This year we have used the good ole craigslist but also trying indeed. A lot of unqualified applicants through indeed. A couple other ideas - I built a page on my website optimized around window cleaning employment. It ranks well but haven't got any calls yet.
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Finding the right employees, does count a lot.
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We are using Indeed.com. It is free unless you sponsor the ad. My last ad has generated about 40 applicants, out of which 5 are potential employees.
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If you want to take the good employees ,totally depends on because how much salary you will give.
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You can post ads to Backpage for free still ( that I know of ) and you can post ads in Craigslist under gigs for free usually. Post under Gigs and SUB labor.

Whatever you do try to put previous experience required and/or we will call references. Both will scare away most bad potential employees. Even if a great worker has no prior experience in this field they will be able to link their past experiences or still apply and plan on showing you during the interview process that they are worth a shot.
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post #17 of Old 06-26-2016, 10:40 AM
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I find asking other business people works. They know the problems with hiring crap people and will net send crap people to you.

Preachers are a lousy resource, they expect you to hire those who cannot get a job because they are not good employee material

Ask you present employees, just do not hire good friends of employees.

Give them an application and tell them to hand-write the responses. If they use a computer, that means they cannot take instruction or have horrible hand writing.

My office is in my home, anyone who insists upon delivering the application, fails.

Government employment agencies can be good, if you tell them that if they would not want to work with the applicant, not to send the applicant to you.

Expect to look at 50 or more applications before calling anyone. Expect a large number of references not to remember the applicant. After you talk to an applicant, and you decide they may be a good match for your company, invite them to your office, shop or wherever you work. Have your employees, as a group, interview the applicant. you just sit back and watch and listen. 15 or 30 minutes in plenty of time. Dismiss the applicant and then let your employees talk about if they want to work with the person. Schedule applicants about an hour apart. You do not want them to talk to each other. If they show up late, w/o calling and letting you know, they will not show up on time for work. I have talked to ex-spouses, if they do not see their kids, do not pay child-support or cheated, they do not work for me.
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Try putting up ads in newspapers or something.
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post #19 of Old 07-18-2016, 06:06 PM
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Monster

Have you thought about using monster or one of the other job finding sites ? Im not sure what it costs to post a job but its worth a check.
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post #20 of Old 07-19-2016, 01:42 AM
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3 Ways to Find The Right Employees for Your Small Business:
1. Show Them Why They Should Work for You
2. Recruit the Best of the Best of the Best
3. Use the Right Hiring Methods
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