All Podcasts> Top Unexpected Recruiting and Retention Tactics (with James Baker – Keynote Search)

Small businesses can thrive by maximizing talent, fostering a dynamic culture, and adapting to the evolving business landscape. Eric, and guest James Baker discuss the challenges and opportunities that small businesses often overlook, from recruitment pitfalls to harnessing government grants, this podcast explores some unexpected tactics small businesses can use to optimize their operations and culture. James is the CEO and Co-Founder of Keynote Search, he boasts two decades of industry expertise and remarkable accolades along the way, like Fastest Growing Company by Globe and Mail and Forty under 40 to name a few. James emphasizes the importance of defining expectations, leveraging technology, and embracing remote work options. Discover practical strategies and actionable advice to propel your small business to new heights.

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0:00: Introduction

1:11: James Baker

2:20: Recruiting in the past, not for the future

8:30: Fostering your small business narrative

10:30: The culture trap

12:50: Culture awareness

12:45: The hybrid work movement

19:05: Brought to you by Zenbooks

20:33: Poaching talent vs developing talent

22:22: Employee centric legislation

24:31: The good, the bad and the ugly

25:52: 80/20 recruitment rule

29:30: Changes in the war for talent

32:33: Mitigating the risk of turnover

34:46: Find, fit and stay; the employment placement journey

37:35: Investment structure

40:45: Controlling scale and retaining values

42:12: People are your best asset

43:35: Humani HR Sponsor

44:17: Next Episode

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