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3 Ways to Simplify Your Part-time Hiring Process

3 Ways to Simplify Your Part-time Hiring Process

When you’re trying to fill a part-time job for your Kansas City business, the last thing you need is a long, drawn-out hiring process. Fortunately, there are ways to change that. Let’s take a look at some common hiccups in the hiring process and how you can simplify yours.

Simplifying Part-time Hiring: Right People In, Right People In

Have you heard of the phrase, “good data in, good data out”? Typically that means that if you get accurate information upfront, you’re more apt to make better decisions on the backend for whatever you’re doing.

But when it comes to part-time hiring, you want things to work a little differently. You want to get the right people in your job sourcing funnel to begin with, so that you’ll get the right people in those jobs—quickly and seamlessly.

With many traditional job boards, your work is doubled. You’re first trying to find people who are looking for the type of job that you’re offering, and then you’re weeding through those people to determine the best candidate for your job. That two-step process is not helping you simplify your hiring process.

That’s our mission here at HipHire. We work on getting the right part-time job candidates onto our platform and mobile app. This ultimately helps you begin streamlining your hiring process because you’re not trying to rule people in or out. We simplify the part-time hiring process by weeding through candidates for you.

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Simplifying Part-time Hiring: Prioritize Hiring

If you’re still posting your open positions on a traditional job site, you’re likely dealing with waves of applications, with no good insight into who’s best for your position. HipHire’s technology takes what you are looking for in a part-time hire and pairs that information with what part-time job candidates are looking for in a job. This leads to a more successful, streamlined way of finding the right fit.

The second thing HipHire does when helping you streamline your hiring process is prioritizing the best candidates. Our technology allows us to position job seekers who are most interested in your job opening—such as those who visit the listing multiple times—at the top of the stack. This gives you the ability to truly hire someone who’s a fan of your business and the job.

Simplifying Part-time Hiring: Clone Your Best Employees

This is a business term I once heard from a friend. As I was building my company, he told me to clone my best customers. And what he meant by that was to look at my list of clients and decide what attributes make them the best.

So my advice to you is to clone your best employees. Take a look at all your staff and consider what makes one or more the best. Do they always show up on time? Have they referred other great employees? Do they go above and beyond what’s asked? I’m sure you could sit down and make a list of those qualities.

Knowing what makes your employees the best gives you the ability to “clone” them somewhat. You know what quantitative attributes to look for when hiring your next employee. While HipHire doesn’t give you the ability to literally clone your best hires, knowing what you want at the beginning will help you find the best fit in the end.

Whether you’re looking to fill an insurance opening or a position on your retail staff, HipHire can help you simplify your hiring process—and find the right fit for your part-time jobs.

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The Part-time Job Bandwagon Effect: How to Break Free & Find Hiring Success

The Part-time Job Bandwagon Effect: How to Break Free & Find Hiring Success

Late one evening many years ago, I stopped by the gas station to fill up my tank. I had just finished high school the year before and was working late at a part-time job.

As I stood at the gas pump, another car pulled up just across from me, and a woman got out. As I glanced over, she looked familiar. I realized she was the mother of a family friend I had known many years before.

We struck up a conversation, reminiscing about family and jobs, until the topic landed on careers. It just so happened that the company she was working for was looking to hire.

That chance encounter, late one evening at a gas station, led me to my first full-time job. Sometimes in life, you don’t really find what you’re looking for until you serendipitously cross paths with someone or something. Imagine for a second if my old family friend and I had conformed to our normal schedules. Would we have crossed paths?  

Do you ever wonder who you’re missing because of how you unquestionably conform to the same hiring process to fill your part-time job openings?

Are You Sticking With the Same Old Processes for Part-time Job Hiring?

I hear the same argument all the time when I’m talking about hiring with business owners.

“Brian, look—we have an astonishingly efficient process that saves me a lot of time and headache. It allows our department to run like a fine-tuned machine. It cranks out applicants consistently for our positions, so that when one person quits, we have another person ready to go.”

Most of the time, their “process” isn’t necessarily a good one, or an innovative one. It’s the popular one—posting open positions on established job boards.

But sticking with the popular option because that’s how you’ve always done it may be holding your business back. The one-size-fits-all business models of most traditional job boards don’t allow them the flexibility to adapt as quickly as job hiring needs change.

Which means, if you’re using those boards, you aren’t getting the benefit of the latest technologies and processes. And you aren’t meeting potential hires where they are.

Finding a Better Way to Fill Part-time Jobs

Imagine this scenario: You’re standing on a boat that’s slowly sinking and there are no lifeboats. What do you do? Do you run around and panic till the inevitable happens—or are you the one that decides to jump ship and are ultimately the only survivor?

It’s an extreme analogy, but if you’re using the same hiring platform as everyone else, how you can tell if your hiring methods are sinking?

You’re no longer getting the results you once had. Perhaps you blame the job seekers, but what if the problem is you and your hiring process? Your competitors in the business down the street use a certain job board because it’s convenient—and both of you get a lot of applicants, yet both of your businesses suffer from the same turnover problem.

New micro-hiring platforms like HipHire are designed to provide you with a better option than those established boards for one simple reason. Their main goal is to solve your part-time hiring problem.

Systems like HipHire help you stand out from the crowd because we solve just one problem. HipHire brings together dedicated part-time job candidates with businesses that have part-time hiring needs. Part-time isn’t just a portion of our services—it’s what we do!

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Don’t Follow the Trends—Be the Trendsetter in Part-time Job Hiring

The bandwagon effect of using the same system as everyone else could be leading you on a path that starts and ends at the same place—with the same pool of candidates and a cycle of replacing employees. Instead of following the trend and sticking with what’s popular, consider how you could be a trendsetter by transforming your part-time job hiring.

Changing up how you hire doesn’t have to be complicated. Signing up for HipHire is a simple process. In fact, with our new multi-job posting function, you can even list multiple openings at one time using the same account. Simply sign up for an account, tell us exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ll connect you with qualified candidates. And you won’t pay until you make a connection.

Take the steps today to break free from the bandwagon and find a new and better way of hiring.

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How Microtechnology Is Changing the Part-time Hiring Process

How Microtechnology Is Changing the Part-time Hiring Process

Long gone are the days when you posted an advertisement for a job opening in the front window of your business. Today, finding the right fit for a part-time job opening requires meeting job seekers where they are—online.  

This means that job posting technology needs to overlap with the job seekers’ tech, right? So, why are there still so many help-wanted signs and banners near roads and intersections?

I feel the answer is that the Big Job Boards haven’t solved the problem for businesses, since they’re more concerned with maintaining their monopoly over you. So put down the signs—and stop relying on those old-school job boards that pick your marketing budget clean. Turn to a revolutionary new part-time hiring process.

With HipHire, we have the technology designed to keep you out of job posting “jail” and, instead, keep you passing GO into the intersection of a fresh new audience.

Micro Job Posting Technology’s Impact on the Part-time Hiring Process

We can all agree that mobile has become the new internet, a change that didn’t happen overnight. Job postings on those big job boards aren’t as attractive to job seekers as they used to be. Technology is shifting quickly to match job seeker preferences that are far less reliant on job boards, which haven’t fully optimized to the mobile-friendly needs of part-time job seekers.

Micro job posting technology, like HipHire, offers a new solution to strategically target your job posting to exactly the right people looking for the type of positions you’re offering.

Many businesses fall into the category of hiring full-time, part-time, and seasonal people. However, the old-school job boards are not the solution, since they force everyone through the same doorway.

You need a technology that specializes in only part-time jobs like HipHire does. We’ve tailored our technology to specifically address the symptoms of hiring for these types of positions.

From our mobile app technology to our website interface, everything we do revolves around the world of part-time hiring. Because we’re specialists, there is a little extra effort required since you’ll need to step away from the platforms that are managing your full-time or career hiring. That’s not our focus!

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The Part-time Hiring Process Intersection

“Almost always, great new ideas don’t emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before.”—Clayton Christensen

You back out of the driveway and push the remote control to close the garage door. You have your hot coffee sitting in the console of your car while you’re sitting at an intersection you cross every day between home and work. The light is red, so perhaps you’re checking your email or Facebook account, but you look up for a minute. Is every car at that intersection in the same lane directly behind you turning right? Most likely not! The only instance I can think of where everybody’s heading the same direction toward the same goal would be a NASCAR race.

Think about when you post your part-time jobs on those old-school job boards and hit send. What are the chances your part-time job post is going to intersect with a person looking for that opportunity?

These one-size-fits-all job boards are more of a congested freeway waiting for you to pay the toll. HipHire believes in challenging businesses to think differently when hiring by putting you on the right highway, drastically increasing the likelihood your part-time job will intersect with people looking to collide with you for good.

Look out the window: Are you on the right highway because it’s easy? Or are you going the wrong direction?

A Fresh Audience

I speak with hundreds of businesses a month, and eventually, the conversation steers toward the type of job board they’re using. “Look, you’ll need to speak with our corporate office because we’re only allowed to use job posting systems approved by our home office.”  

Yet many part-time hiring processes are still suffering from the same problem. What’s that? The use of big job boards! What if you chose another road for the sake of meeting new people? Where would you go, and who would you ask?

The easy answer is HipHire. With our tools, we put you in front of a new audience that is also tired of the status quo. Job seekers who use our platform clearly understand exactly what we do and are only interested in connecting with like-minded businesses.

It’s a fresh audience seeking change, looking for businesses that also believe in approaching part-time hiring differently.

The time for posting job openings in the front window of your business is long gone. Should you be considering micro job posting technology that strategically targets the exact people your job needs?

Doing so increases the chances you intentionally cross with a fresh audience. Is it time to get off the highway or to turn right and head down the right road of opportunity by simply using HipHire?

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Why HipHire Believes an App Can Help Your Business Fill Part-time Jobs Faster

Why HipHire Believes an App Can Help Your Business Fill Part-time Jobs Faster

HipHire believes in challenging businesses to think differently when hiring. The way we challenge them is by delivering a simple service that streamlines the hiring process for part-time jobs.

Want to hire your fans? The web and app worlds are colliding fast—and so are the ways job seekers find and learn about employment. Technology is the disruptor that’s magnifying their inability to discover the right opportunities—or is it?

Ever had that anxious uncertainty about where to turn when looking to hire the right part-time people? Our “app for that” is a tool meant to relax that uneasy feeling by putting your job in the hands of the right job seekers. We do this by helping job seekers concentrate on their needs, then matching those needs with the best job. Prioritizing their interests, in turn, helps those hiring fill their openings faster with employees who are fans of their business!

Why We Believe There’s an App for That When It Comes to Part-time Jobs

Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, followed by the App store in 2008, which jump-started the app revolution. According to CNN Money in February 2014, mobile apps had overtaken PC internet usage. It only took seven years for apps to take over how we use the web, because these apps are designed to do just one thing, whether it’s to provide us with music, games or fitness tips. We no longer have to open a browser and search for what we need—we now have an app for that!

Apps are tools that reduce friction, connecting us to the internet seamlessly at the push of a button. However, hiring is still widely performed in a web browser on the hiring manager’s desk. HipHire helps businesses bridge the app divide by combining your web world with the job seeker’s mobile app world.  

Because we have an app, we’re able to streamline the hiring process for businesses in a way that traditional, old-school job boards cannot. You know, the ones that still offer the post-and-replace solution that increases your administrative and marketing costs and makes more work for your overworked staff!

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Why Prioritize Your Needs in a Job Seeker-only App?

The question that I’m often asked as the founder of HipHire is why just part-time jobs? And my answer is: focus! Steve Jobs said it best, “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are.”

Years ago, I was a partner in a sporting goods company. In the early days, we sold everything from tube socks to baseball bats. Over time, we matured and realized how difficult it was to be good at everything. We decided to only focus on one type of sport played by both men and women. That allowed us to hire fans, who were passionate about their jobs because they loved the product we sold. However, that epiphany didn’t come naturally.

Think of the same thing when you’re hiring people—how can they be good at everything? Michael Jordan, we know, was good at basketball, but I assume, stunk at doing his taxes. OK, sure, he retained accountants, who were good at one thing: accounting!

It’s common for mobile tools designed for businesses and consumers to do everything. We chose to take an unconventional approach by eliminating business functionality from the mobile platform. Focusing the app on only job seekers helps them identify the right part-time jobs, resulting in you hiring the best employees!

Want to Hire Fans to Fill Your Part-time Jobs?

Let me ask you: Who’s your favorite sports team? Why are you so loyal to that team? Teams hire brilliant sports marketers to help establish strong brands that build fan loyalty and, therefore, fans are often a key factor in determining the success of a sports club.

So we borrowed that concept of loyal fans to help businesses hire fans. Our solution helps companies make increasingly better hiring decisions by presenting them with the part-time job seekers who are the most interested. You see: With the HipHire app, job seekers who visit a job posting frequently are prioritized over those who only visit once. This is because we know businesses want to hire their fans.

Sure, one of the most common ways this is handled today is that we ask our best employees to refer their friends. However, best friends often don’t always equal the right hires. Once the luster of working for the new team wears off, that best friend quits, sometimes followed by the friend—and now you’ve lost two employees. Fans love their team in good times and bad, which is why we want to help you find fans who love your business.

Why should you care if there’s an app for that? Because we believe in challenging businesses to think differently when hiring. To be the best at one thing—part-time hiring—while helping customers continue to navigate this transition of technology, reducing anxieties by placing the right part-time job seekers on your desktop through our technology, allowing you to hire your fans!

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How to Define Your Goals in Your Part-time Job Search

How to Define Your Goals in Your Part-time Job Search

I’d like to share with you one of my favorite morning rituals – It’s journaling. It’s the first thing I do when I wake up. Write my goals for the day, getting them out of my head and down on paper.

Personally, I want to make a conscious effort to move the needle, daily, by getting these ideas out, through the process of writing.

Why paper? If you’re like me, when I open my computer or phone I am immediately inundated with other message notifications. Within seconds I’ve spiraled down the distraction rabbit hole, which is why low-tech journaling works for me.

I use two journaling systems. One is the five-minute journal by UJ Ramdas and the second type is your basic college journal book that you can purchase from Wal-Mart, Target, or whatever store you prefer.

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Establishing the Habits of Happiness

The five-minute journal is simple. It starts by asking you, “What three things you’re grateful for” followed by three tasks you’d like to accomplish and then finally one affirmation. Typically at night, I’ll go back and review my achievements. The whole process reminds me of the main things I want to accomplish, my daily goals.

According to Ramdas, “In under 5 minutes a day, you begin to practice the habits of happiness that are now proven to improve your well-being through over 20 years of research.”

You’ve got to know your goals before you can reach them. So, starting the day knowing your goals is a powerful daily method to realizing self-worth by reaching that goal.

What Does This Have to Do With My Part-time Job Search?

The five-minute journal is such a simple yet enjoyable system. It enables me to achieve my personal and business goals and it has made me realize how useful it can be for people looking for a part-time job as well.  Part-time job seekers can use this system to improve their job search process and use intentional objectives to find the right job this time.

Ask yourself, what are three things you really want in your next part time job? Jot that down and then let’s use the S.M.A.R.T. method to ensure our goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.

What would the best part-time job look like?

Not sure what you want to improve? Try choosing from this list: wages, commute distance, shifts, hours, industry. Here are some examples:

  • I’d like to make between $12 to $14 an hour
  • Wish I drove less than 10 miles a day round-trip from home
  • Need to work less than 30 hours a week

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What would make each of these part-time job attributes ideal?

Next, think about what specific attributes of your ideal part-time job will allow you to do. These are things that are not possible in your current job situation. Here are a few more examples:

  • By earning more money I can work less and still pay down my school loans
  • Driving less than 10 miles per day saves me money on gas
  • Working less that 30 hours a week allows me to focus on my schoolwork while still meeting my financial obligations.

“Jobs To Be Done” Framework

If you’re a part-time job seeker, it’s important to ask yourself at this point why you want a new job. If you’re a business owner hiring a new part-time employee, this is a question you need to answer too. Often a good place to start is using the “jobs to be done” story framework.

Ask yourself: I want [personal or professional goal]. To accomplish this, I know I need [ideal part-time job attribute].

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Nice framework, but how does that actually play out in your decision making process? Let’s take a look at an example:

I want to start paying down my student loans before I actually graduate. To accomplish this, I know I need to work no more than 30 hours per week so I still have time for school and have a part-time job that pays between $12-$14 per hour to free up money that I can use to pay down my loan.

With the jobs to be done system we essentially collected our set of goals into a single paragraph using the jobs to be done system. Right or wrong I often like using this tool because it helps get down to the bottom of the problem you’re trying to solve.

Earlier we talked about the things we want to change in our next part-time job but it is really more about something deeper we wanted to impact. When you’re thinking about why you want a new job and how it’s going to impact your lifestyle, you build your job search on a strong foundation.

How Does HipHire Help Me Reach My Goals?

HipHire is a system that connects job seekers with quality part-time jobs to interview. It’s no different than the other tools that I showed you above. However if you use our platform or the HipHire app with no intention you might find you end up going in the wrong direction again.

By beginning with the end in mind using goal systems like the few I showed you above, you can start improving your job results. When your part-time job search becomes more aligned with what you want to do differently this time around, these slight tweaks can help you get to the root of the change you’re seeking to make.

With the HipHire filter system you can take those ideal part-time job attributes identified earlier and select them within our system to reveal only jobs that meet your goals.

Ultimately HipHire solves your problem by helping you identify the things you’re looking to change in your next part-time job and presenting you with job opportunities that specifically meet those needs.

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