And how explaining jobs to children can help…
Outside of the developmental disabilities field, who knows what a Direct Support Professional is?
Almost no one.
So, if a person looking for a job has no idea what a DSP is or does, is it possible for them to want that job? No.
Continue reading Can An Applicant Want a Job They Don’t Know Exists?
In my last post, I broke down the misconception that your organization is competing for employees with places like McDonald’s because of similar pay.
Developmental disability organizations often added to that concern.
What I heard was, “We’re competing with McDonald’s. The pay is similar, and you’re not responsible for someone’s life.” Continue reading Does Responsibility Scare DSP Job Applicants?
Late last year, I wanted a broader perspective on the struggle to find more Direct Support Professionals. So I reached out to more than two dozen organizations helping people with developmental disabilities. As I listened to their challenges, I was really surprised by something I heard over and over.
“We’re competing for employees with places like McDonald’s—or anyone who will pay $9–12/hour.”
Continue reading A Common Misconception Holding You Back From Finding More Direct Support Professionals
When we’re helping clients attract more DSP applicants, the initial focus is on increasing applications online. With a recent DD job fair in our area, I went to observe, listen, and take some notes.
I wanted to see what’s holding organizations back from more applicants in an environment where people are ready to apply on the spot.
Continue reading The Hidden Challenge of Attracting DSPs at Job Fairs
And The Simple Four-Step Formula to Guide You
In our last post, How to Improve your DSP Ohio Job Posting, we talked about the mindset and approach to make your job postings more attractive to potential applicants.
Now that we’re on the same page, let’s cover how to motivate more people to apply for Direct Support Professional jobs.
Continue reading Motivate More People to Apply on DSP Ohio
And Why Approaching It Like a First Date Will Help
Imagine you’re on a first date and your date keeps talking about himself/herself. Are you going out on a second date? No.
So what does this have to do with your job posting on DSP Ohio?
Continue reading How to Improve your DSP Ohio Job Posting
And Why Understanding Batman Will Help Your Cause…
When you write your non-profit’s mission statement, do you feel something missing?
Do you struggle to find the right words to convey your passion, your beliefs, and how worthy your cause is?
You know people understand what you’re doing, but you wish you could motivate more to help you in your mission.
Continue reading How to Motivate People to Support Your Nonprofit
If you need inspiration and have twenty minutes to read, this is well worth it.
Don’t let the fact that this book is simple deceive you.
Continue reading Together is Better by Simon Sinek
“We can’t find the employees we need.”
We hear this message over and over from manufacturers and industrial firms. I handled the same challenge before selling my manufacturing company in 2002. What’s the answer… marketing!
Continue reading Proven Ways to Attract Amazing Employees
What?! We know, you’re reading the headline again and wondering, “Did they make a typo? Did someone hack the blog?” Surely, we don’t mean that your business does not need a website—because we are in the web marketing business, after all.
But we’re serious. You do not need a website.
(Take a deep breath.)
What you do need is an effective online business. Believe us, there’s a difference. Continue reading You Do Not Need a Website