It’s Time For A Mid-Year Diagnostics Assessment of Your Recruiting Activities

Top Recruiting Metrics That Every Manager Should Have On Their Dashboard

You’ve just entered the back half of the year, and whether it’s 2019 or 2030, it’s still time for a mid-year review of your recruiting metrics and how your team has fared since the beginning of the year.

Previously, our team created a list of the top hiring metrics that every manager should have on their dashboard. You can see that information here. While we review these metrics constantly, we take extra time to review them at the end of June to ensure we are providing the highest level of service to our clients possible. We look for trends that could mean changes in the market, we look for best practices some recruiters are using and implement them company wide, and we look for gaps in our training that have to be fixed in order to reach our goals for the year.

This is not only a recruiting exercise. This is something that can and should be done in every sales environment across every product or se

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7+ Ways of Breaking Out with Boldness

7 Ways of Breaking Out with Boldness

At Cerca Talent+, there is one key success trait we deeply admire in the leaders of companies we serve and look for in the talented professionals we recruit for them. We work each day to display it in all we do, as well. It has immense power to obliterate roadblocks and speed bumps and dramatically accelerate your results.
It is to Be Bold.

We began this agency to help the best companies in the diagnostics industry dramatically accelerate their results. To do that, everyday, we recall the critical importance of boldness, courage and audacity.

When you consistently demonstrate bold and courageous behavior and deliver quality results with speed, you quickly begin to outperform those who do not. Boldness is a highly effective asset for achieving anything.

So, what do we mean by boldness? Boldness is the act of responding to a situation in a manner that may be viewed as daring to some yet truly is essential to most effectively address the issue at hand. To reach the upper echelons, you must reject there is any value in playing small, you must thrive under pressure, and you must dare to take big risks and create the actions others are just too afraid to attempt.

Boldness is a rare approach to any given situation that requires great situational awareness, courage and craftiness. It means having the chops to advance confidently toward your goals when others might choose to embrace the comfort of retreat. When you are bold, some people think you are odd or crazy. However, if you have big plans, it is far more insane to be timid.

Boldness is also the key component of creating real freedom and requires an increased capacity for accepting risk. When you do decide on a course of action, boldness demands you enact it aggressively.

Saying bold companies have too healthy an appetite for risk is far too simplistic. At the heart of bold companies and those they hire is an identity-forming quality that goes beyond a willingness to gamble with peril. The bold are standing up to challenges when others seek safer paths with fewer obstacles; they are advocating for innovation where others cannot fathom the need; and they are moving forward with dreams when people they respect may call them foolish.
So what are the benefits of being bold?
It allows you to pull away from the competition

Every company working in the molecular space right now is doing interesting work. What differentiates those running out front from those stuck in the pack is they are doing something radically different.

Bold companies stand out from the rest. They display confidence, courage and clarity of purpose. Given the right set of circumstances, they will take action to better the world around them.

In the beginning, those doing something meaningfully different will likely be scorned. At some point along the way, as they begin to execute on their radical vision, detractors begin to become raving fans or even mimic their work.
It gives you a platform.

Everyone wants to give the podium to those who are talking about taking moonshots. You know what they are going to share has got to be interesting. Boldness is attractive. When you’re bold, people are interested in hearing what you have to say.

Bold companies are not necessarily loud or boisterous, but when they have something to say, they say it….repeatedly and with great consistency. More important, they understand when and how to say it.

Being bold does not equal being a bully or a loudmouth. Bold leaders must be better at tact and empathy because the very nature of their words will carry power and impact. Bold leaders also understand that silence is often the greatest statement one can make, and they use it judiciously.

One of the best things you can do to grow your company is to be bold and describe, with passion, your vision to anyone who will listen. Make that plan so audacious your voice becomes louder than everyone else’s. Say what needs to be said before the silence derails the team. Have the loudest voice so you can change the world.
It creates confidence.

As you start to execute on wildly important goals, you begin to feel different. You feel almost electric as everything within you begins to believe what you’ve dreamed can become a reality. Having a wildly important goal changes the way you face each day.

You will start to operate differently because you become increasingly confident what you are doing is game changing. You have the unbounded capacity to be extraordinary. Simply believe it is possible.
It spurs you on….

Motivation can sometimes be hard to muster up….We’re not all coached by Gary Vee each day, yelling at us every moment to get our rears into gear and do more than the day before.

However, being bold generates motivation. Each time you do something bold, you access your own innate motivation. Compelling ideas give us energy we normally cannot unlock….The cool thing is, as you become motivated, so to do those around you.
It attracts A-players

The key problem for any brand is finding the right people to bring the vision to life. When you act with enough boldness, those with golden talents come to you one at a time.

When you’re bold, someone like Bill Gates could get involved. Sure, most of us don’t know Gates, but its likely we could engage him if we simply were bold enough. I don’t know him, but six degrees of separation almost guarantee I am connected with three people willing to arrange a meeting with him if I tried hard enough…If I was bold enough and driven enough to fulfill my vision.

Being bold will attract innovators to your big vision. Through their help, and partnering with others, you fill in the gaps with the essential resources and knowledge you may lack.
It grants you a following.

When you’re bold, people listen. When you don’t sound like everyone else, you are able to capture people’s attention. The challenge is that capturing attention nowadays doesn’t last for long.

Have you ever noticed who gets the most respect; who earns the most success and the most recognition in life? If you look closely, it is not the wallflower or the ones who sit back waiting for direction. Those who have made the biggest impacts on the world have been the nonconformists, the change agents, and those who have refused to accept the status quo. These are the Jeff Besos, the Bill Gates, the Sir Richard Branson and Bob Geldof and Elon Musks of the World.

Your narratives can be triumphant, even amidst failure. Every negative circumstance becomes about “learning and opportunity”. Embrace a growth mindset and understand how narratives shape the corporate esteem.

And have some real numbers to match the narrative. Remember, being bold is not enough unless you can back it up with something. Getting people to listen to your dream is part of building a great success story that will be passed down for years to come.
It’s exhilarating.

Imagine going to work every day and feeling excited. Ponder that for a second.

Most of us don’t start our days like this because we don’t decide to work on something that is bold. Being bold and having a vision to go to well beyond average is exciting. Feelings drive us to do so much in our lives.

When you are excited about what you are working on, it will change the way you perform. I find that when I’m excited about what I’m doing, I don’t focus on what stands in the way. Your goal should be to experience how great it is to operate with positive feelings. Being bold helps you feel that way.

Companies and individuals who choose to be bold are inspiring; not just because they accomplished big things, but because they also instigate growth, progress, and movement for themselves and others around them.

Perhaps it’s time to unleash boldness in the pursuit of your goals. If it isn’t naturally a part of your operations, try adding these seven actions to your daily repertoire, and see how much faster boldness propels you toward success.

1. Be clear about your flat spots and key differentiators. Bold companies and the talent that drives them are clear about what they are and what they are not. They know when they should take bold action and when they should remain more reserved. They minimize the risk for themselves and others by constantly reassessing the team and engaging others to accommodate for areas of weakness. Want to be a bold? Engage others who can complement your strengths and compensate for your weaknesses.

2. Keep your priorities straight. Companies which routinely jump into action without a plan are not bold, but rudderless. Bold organizations know their objectives and prioritize them clearly. They can risk more often as their vision is clear and focused making it possible to identify more readily the right time to act. Maintain clarity about what you need to accomplish and seek those chances that will move the team forward. Avoid unimportant activities that lead to distraction. Do not let the tyranny of the apparently urgent get in the way of the truly important.

Boldness comes when companies begin to make value based decisions and move, more determined than before, toward what they believe in….By being clear about where they are going, how fast they will get there, and by writing goals that are time based and from which they will not waiver, they increase the likelihood they will boldly take action that will compound into great success.

3. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable We all admire the great performers who constantly challenge themselves and others to step outside their comfort zones with a spirit of boldness and adventure. They are the ones who realize fortune does favor the bold, and they see seizing the day as both a fundamental right and a pragmatic reality.

Because of this, they are always challenging the existence of the comfort zone. They try innovative ideas, they confront and shatter old rules, they create new and innovative ways of doing things, and they are willing to attempt the seemingly impossible.

4. Pair plans with wisdom. Helen Keller once said, “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.” She reminds us all being bold is actually not more risky than playing it safe. If you don’t risk anything, you actually risk more. And fear, the opposite of boldness, can’t keep us safe from the business world’s sometimes random shortfalls and setbacks.

Even though bold companies lean into action, they are rarely considered rash. They apply the same sense of action to learning and due diligence as they do to any other activity. Bold companies want to make sure their actions lead to success, so they investigate before leading their team to the charge. Improve your odds of success by doing your homework. You’ll increase your confidence and your success rate.

5. Deeply respect failure. No one is totally comfortable with failure, but bold companies understand greater rewards are earned in greater risk. Still, they know how to avoid catastrophic loss and work to always protect the team. Bold companies also know how to use risk to their advantage. They harness the energy and adrenaline and make sure that every failure is a learning opportunity.

Learn to live with fear, the occasional scraped knee and unanticipated outcomes without letting it steal your will or derail your vision. Understand that failure is essential in learning, as long as you fail forward.

Make failure an acceptable part of your process. Train everyone how to analyze and mitigate risk so those unanticipated results happen without real damage. They may, in fact, lead to happy accidents. When they just lead to dead ends, train people to learn and reboot.

6. Make the most of small victories. Many companies delay action waiting for the “right opportunity” before stepping forward to take action. Sadly, sometimes that right opportunity never comes. Bold organizations understand that rarely is any situation perfect from the beginning. They seek to optimize success in any situations, among a myriad of variables, so that they can routinely create wins. Celebrate them, even if they are small. Cumulatively, consistent little victories spell success, attracting followers.

Start with a small opportunities you believe you will win, craft a solid strategy, and take bold action. Winning builds confidence as well as your reputation.

7. Master momentum. Bold companies recognize a single victory is not enough to sustain competitive advantage. They work to develop a logical plan designed to help the organization gather confidence, speed, and power. Like a great coach, their leadership has a sense of when to pour energy into a drive forward and when to let the momentum itself carry things forward efficiently.

Craft your strategies so each progressive step builds on any advantage gained previously. Capitalize on any win that garners attention, earns respect, and amplifies popularity. Activate your fans, cultivate relationships, and build buzz.

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
Norman Vincent Peale

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5+ Essentials to Effectively Promoting Your Brand in Crisis

This is not a time to sit still and wait until ‘everything is normal again.’ This is a time to use your isolation to intently think long and deep about who you are as a professional, what your company REALLY does, and what the world should know about your brand – either professional or corporate. Get clear, and get ready to make sure your voice, your talents, your value and your message are heard, not silenced ….revealed, not suppressed…made visible, not extinguished…during and long after this temporary cloistering.

Without self promotion, something terrible happens – nothing. Being the best kept secret in the world is nothing to be proud of, unless you are in special ops or other covert line of work….If your breakout strategy depends on waiting to be discovered and rewarded based on merit alone, bring a lunch and several good reads – you will be waiting a long while. You have just this one life to live, and without mastering the fine art of self promotion, it is

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7 Ways to Use This Time to Craft Simplicity Into Your Life

1. Begin by creating a flow chart of your daily activity, and then aim each act toward simpler work with greater results.

2. Look for simple solutions, simple pleasures and simple ways to accomplish maximum results with minimal effort.

3. Stop multitasking. Study after study has proven it never works…for anyone, even those that claim they are great at it.

4. Examine your work for the Rube Golbergs that are sapping your energy.

5. Then, ask yourself things like:

a. How can I simplify my sales effort?

b. How can I help simplify marketing?

c. How can I maximize follow up efforts?

d. How can I simplify our returns process?

e. How can I simplify the In-service of clients?

f. How can I simplify the buyers’ journey?

g. How can I simplify our billing efforts?

h. How can I simplify gaining referrals?

6. Then, do the same thing in your personal life.

7. Focus on simplicity in everything, every day.

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12 Ways Your Career Can Benefit From Solitude in This COVID Crisis

For most, it is important to spend time around and engaged with other people. In social groups and at work, by surrounding ourselves with colleagues, family members and associates who challenge us to think and move outside our comfort zone, we find we can improve our habits and learn new things. Of course, much of life’s biggest joys and most lasting memories stem from our relationships, and in times like these, those can become absent, strained or even strange.

And some say too much “people time” might also be a bad thing. Our digital devices often make us feel like we need to be connected 24/7. All of the noise, activity, constant contact and hustle can wear us out and, ironically, can leave some feeling lonelier than ever. If our electronics are all we have right now to get our work done and stay in touch, truly disconnecting during this isolation may become even more important.

While we may not all be enjoying the global forced cloistering we find ourselves in today, let us

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6 Characteristics of a Champion’s Mindset You Can Develop and Use Today

1. Unconquerable – you will not allow yourself to be beaten, vanquished or overcome. You will pursue every goal with the belief and unquenchable conviction they will be achieved, no matter the obstacles. You will have victory.

2. Invulnerable – remain immune to mental attack. Train your mind to be mentally impregnable. Self doubt and negativity are non-existent in someone who has an indomitable spirit.

3. Self-confident – you have a healthy belief in your abilities. You respect yourself and others. You have a rock-solid personal constitution. You project a calm, focused, no-nonsense attitude when it comes to setting goals and getting results.

4. Initiative – you are always proactive. You have the motivation and energy to endure. You make sacrifices. You know what must be done, and you take the appropriate action to ensure success without compromise.

5. Focus – you must center yourself and design where you spend your efforts. Master negativ

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10+ Ideas to Overcome the Career Curveball COVID Has Thrown and Make the Most of Self Quarantine

The greatest key to make massive performance gains in disruptive times like these is to look for trouble then confront it, to overcome obstacles, to navigate new mental terrain, accommodating and adapting to change, and then eliminating or at least limiting any behavior that stands between you and goal achievement.

Things like COVID represent a serious anti-success issue and yet give us time to improve areas of underperformance that warrant ruthless examination. Let’s get busy embracing this idea that what stands in the way, becomes the way.

Obstacles come to instruct, not destruct. All great success in your life will come by facing vexing problems and overcoming them with a potent cocktail of creativity, focus, and courage. Challenges are the common threads woven through all great lives. They are present to teach us to get where we must go by carving a new path. As Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Things which hurt, instruct.” Consider what you could do differently, right now, t

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Furnace Service Spruce Grove

Furnace Service Spruce Grove

Living in Spruce Grove in the winter months, your home heating system is the largest energy expense.

Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average Edmonton family’s energy bills?

A great way to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular maintenance and periodic checkups.

In Spruce Grove AB, most wait until a furnace problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after damage has already begun. To catch a problem early ensures that your equipment remains fully functional and operational, no matter if it sits for weeks without use, or is used 24 hours per day.

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ith regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. This simple checklist will help you maintain the life of your furnace.

Clean or replace your filter

The filter in your furnace serves a crucial job in the process of delivering warm air throughout the rooms in your home. A furnace filter is usually installed where the return duct enters your furnace. It removes particulates from the air before it moves into the furnace equipment and is heated. A furnace filter will remove all kinds of particulates, including dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, spores, and more.

Inexpensive filters provide basic protection. They are designed to catch a high percentage of the particles that flow through your home. More expensive air filters offer improved air quality, which can help individuals who may suffer from allergies or asthma.

If the airflow is impeded by a dirty air filter, the furnace will have inadequate airflow and won’t operate as efficiently as it was designed. In

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Furnace Service Sherwood Park

Furnace Service Sherwood Park

Living in Sherwood Park in the winter months, your home heating system is the largest energy expense.

Did you know that on average, a furnace accounts for about 45 percent of the average Edmonton family’s energy bills?

A great way to ensure your furnace is both running properly and operating as efficiently as possible is to schedule regular maintenance and periodic checkups.

In Sherwood Park AB, most wait until a furnace problem exists. Yet in most cases, a problem arises after damage has already begun. To catch a problem early ensures that your equipment remains fully functional and operational, no matter if it sits for weeks without use, or is used 24 hours per day.

With regular care, you’ll experience less downtime. This simple checklist will help you maintain the life of your furnace.

Clean or replace your filter

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The Importance of Being Awesome and What It Really Means

Wake up and smell the reality around you. Remove the desire to be deceived. The news, whether you call it fake and despite which outlet you prefer, is slanted. It has some bit of truth, and a ton of opinion couched as fact, all designed to elicit emotion by using extremes.

Mark Twain said, “You can kill the truth easily, but a well told lie will live forever.” This, in reality, all points to perspective and perception; and we have all heard, “Perception is reality.”

Really, we all do perceive the world through our own eyes. In reality, we all see things a little differently. No matter your perception, reality could care less. Reality does not change. It does not adapt to our viewpoints. It is what it is. It is non-negotiable. That’s a fact.

Reality is the truth. The acceptance of reality, in other words, is dealing with the truth, and that is a moral obligation, not an option. Unfortunately, the truth often becomes a piñata for those who refuse to accept it

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9 Ways Being a Standout Will Benefit Your Career or Brand

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This post is devoted to standing out, to being different, and thinking outside the norm. It is to encourage everyone to occasionally be a round peg in a square hole. It is meant to celebrate the nonconformists, those others think a little “crazy “, the revolutionaries, the visionaries, the renegades, the mavericks….those who just see and do things differently. It is for those who always Take a Walk on the Wild Side and who wonder, “Why fit in when you were born to Standout?!” –Dr. Seuss.

Today, challenge yourself and others to push the envelope, become inspired to test the limits, learn exactly what it takes to be different in the right ways, and empower each other to show the world that you were fearfully, wonderfully and uniquely built to make a BIG difference.
Leap out in front

Why is nonconformity and standing out from the crowd a good thing? Most of our lives, we are told to get in line, follow directions, and spend a great deal of time trying to fit in

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