September 07, 2017 – Colleen Niese
Want To Know Your Company's Cost Per Hire?
Any parking management company would agree that the highest overhead line item in a given budget is labor and outside payroll, one of the main drivers to this overall expense is hiring. Ironically, the hiring process is often overlooked in financial reviews and yet, it's likely one of the most controllable expenses.
August 17, 2017 – Colleen Niese
Advance Your Leadership Craft From Parking Pro's
I can sum up in one phrase what leadership entailed when I first came to the parking industry: "Tell 'em what to do and if they don't like it, tell 'em they can leave." It's kinda comical some twenty years later to think this was the essence of leadership and at the same time amazing how far the industry has come in supporting our parking leaders to better their ability to drive results through their teams' performance.
July 26, 2017 – Vicki Pero
3 Tips to Recruit for Hourly Parking Jobs
"This is the most fun interview I've ever been to!" said a candidate who attended a recent group interview session I facilitated for a client as part of a large hotel valet opening. It was great to hear this feedback from one of the applicants, but what was even better is that my client and I left the session feeling like we could objectively evaluate each attendee's potential to succeed as a hotel valet.
June 28, 2017 – Colleen Niese
Are Your Parking Careers Posted Where Candidates Are Looking?
Recently I was with a client who was lamenting that his company was having a tough time attracting a more diverse candidate pool for any given parking operations manager position. We jumped onto his company's career page, reviewed the parking job postings on a couple of other sites and discovered two easy opportunities pretty quickly: his company wasn't present on those sites where career seekers are looking and his postings were about as interesting to read as a telephone book.
August 04, 2015 – Vicki Pero
Is Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Career Search?
A survey conducted at the end of 2014 stated that roughly 74% of adults in the world have a social media account, and it is easy to say that Social media is becoming part of everyday life in all kinds of new ways. Having these accounts is not just for entertainment anymore and has become a way for individuals to get connected to others for career purposes that used to be impossible unless you knew someone who knew someone. These sites make it much easier to view your name, picture and showcase of your experience to the masses. With all of this exposure, it is important to remember the purpose of particular sites and how to utilize them to your advantage.