Author Archives: James G. Lenhardt, CPC, CTS

Healthcare Recruiter – Houston

Who is Hire Priority and what’s in Houston:
Hire Priority is a hyper-niche Healthcare staffing and recruiting firm. We specialize in temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and payroll hire placements.  Hire Priority is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing Staffing Companies and has been listed in the INC 5000 for three consecutive years.  Hire Priority is searching for a Rock Star recruiter to search for the healthcare industry’s top talent and match them with the industry’s leading medical clinics and physicians offices.


The Healthcare Recruiter is an integral part of this profit center and is responsible for:

  • Recruiting/Selling (75% of the time): Placing four Healthcare professionals per month.  This will require recruiting on open job orders, skill marketing qualified professionals, Cold/Warm contacting of medical offices as well as visiting.  
  • Staffing (15%):  Starting two new temporary, temp to hire or payroll hire assignments per week.  
  • Admin (10%):  updating internal database and daily Reporting.  

This is a high volume business and you can expect to make up to 80+ connects per day.

Compensation:Base Salary: up to $50,000.00

Commission:

 (1) 15 – 50% of Direct Hire based on cash in. 

(2)  2 – 5% of Monthly contract/temporary Gross Profit

  • Realistic first year 65K; Realistic 2nd Yr 90K; Realistic 3rd Yr+ 120K+ (a superstar could get here in ½ the time).  Experience and Contacts are helpful.
  • We offer awesome benefits including 401k, health insurance & unlimited PTO.

Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree is preferred
  • 2+ years Healthcare, Healthcare Recruiting or Recruiting Experience is a must.
  • Great attitude, self-confidence, resourcefulness, excellent communication skills and a high sense of urgency are needed.  
  • History of winning.  

Hire Priority Staffing

Hire Priority is a 30 year old Staffing and Recruiting company that recruits and employs only the highest quality Healthcare Professionals. We are 100% committed to providing the very best personalized Customer Service to every client.  

Our Values are the B.E.S.T.:  Being Bold, Education, Service and Tenacity! 

Come work with the BEST!  

Email your resume today to RCote@hirepriority.com

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Bilingual Recruiter/ Admin – Austin

Job Description

Hire Priority is Austin’s leader in Multifamily staffing and recruiting. We are the only company, specializing in multifamily industry staffing included in INC 5000 list of fastest growing private companies (2015, 2016, 2017). With offices in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Hire Priority specializes in multifamily, healthcare, administrative and light industrial staffing and recruiting.

Compensation/ Benefits:

  • Starting base salary up to $45k + monthly commission
  • Unlimited PTO Policy
  • In-House Training
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance options
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement benefits with 3% matching
  • Growth opportunities within
  • and more!

Job Summary

As a Bilingual Recruiter/ Admin team member, you would be responsible for carrying out many of the daily, weekly and monthly administrative functions for your division. The Recruiting specialist provides the administrative support necessary to ensure the smooth, efficient functioning of each division.

As a member of the recruiting team, you make a positive contribution to your division by:

  • Effective organization and prioritization of tasks and completion of objectives.
  • Acknowledgement of divisional needs and initiation of appropriate action to resolve them.
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with co-workers to accomplish tasks and projects
  • Your ability to multitask in a fast paced environment

Activities for this position may include some or all of the following:

  • Act as the first point of contact for all incoming telephone calls as well as office visitors.
  • Sourcing candidates based on client needs, keep up with current recruiting trends
  • Act as a candidate advocate to ensure their needs are being met
  • Ensures that candidates fill out the appropriate paperwork and coordinates testing.
  • Acts as the primary support person for a team of Staffing Professionals and other branch office personnel. This includes taking the candidate calls, scheduling interviews, entering candidate information into CRM, candidate screening, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual- Spanish- required
  • Customer Service Experience
  • Comfortable calling candidates to schedule interviews
  • Working Knowledge of Office Administrative functions and software such as Microsoft office products.
  • Ability to anticipate needs
  • Advanced problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in sales, staffing or the multifamily industry is a plus!

Submit your resume to Loa@hirepriority.com

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How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

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Sometimes, attracting the best talent and keeping them with your company can seem like a big mystery. The two go hand-in-hand and there are certain tricks of the trade that can ensure your hiring success. Below are this year’s hottest trends in talent acquisition and retention.

Corporate Branding

Gone are the days when a salary and benefits package were enough to have the the industry’s top professionals clamoring to get hired by your company. In this modern age where Millennials (people who reached adulthood about 16 years ago) are comprising the largest demographic in the workplace, companies now have to develop a strong culture that is publicly known. Corporations such as Google, Zappos, and Southwest have paved the way by developing awe-inspiring corporate culture that have top-level professionals begging to work for them. The corporate culture is also the biggest factor in whether a employee will stay with the company long-term.

Embark on a “Hiring” Public Relations Campaign

Talent acquisition done well is a strong branding tool. Think of your hiring need as a chance to create a “hiring campaign” that will not only serve the purpose of attaining your next company superstar, but also gain exposure to the community you are hiring in. This is a great opportunity for a coinciding public relations campaign to make sure you are reaching as many potential candidates as possible and representing your company in its best light.

Work With an Industry Expert

Just because you are a private entity doesn’t mean you have to go through your hiring needs all alone. Partner with the leading industry-related online communities or regional experts. For example, if you are in the apartment industry you can partner with your local apartment association or even the National Apartment Association if you are hiring for a top level position that includes relocation allowances.

You can also team up with an industry-specific staffing company. It’s their job to find the best talent, all you have to worry about is keeping them, which you will easily do with the right working environment.

Get Your Current Employees Involved

Including your current top-level employees from all departments in the hiring process can be a huge benefit for you and the potential new hire. This does not necessarily mean putting potential candidates in front of unqualified interviewers, which could seriously backfire.

This means meeting with your staff along the way and gleaming from them the personality traits and real-world skills that the new hire needs to have to be successful in your company culture. Allow employees to submit potential interview questions, put together a small group of department representatives to meet with a potential candidate in the final hiring stages, or help review resumes in the early stages. Take their feedback seriously. Not only will this instill a sense of involvement and importance in your current employees, but they will also feel much more responsible for ensuring the new hire’s success because they were involved in the hiring process.

Using the above tactics combined with a tried and true hiring strategy (well developed job descriptions, candidate profiles, and competitive salary/benefits package) you will be sure to not only find, but keep your ideal employees working hard for you and themselves.

Looking for quality talent?

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5 Halloween Ideas for Your Apartment Community!

5 Halloween Ideas for Your Apartment Community! Now Hiring Apartment Jobs
A good leasing office is always looking for fun ways to interact with their residents. Luckily, one of the most fun holidays is right around the corner! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to show your residents a spooky good time. Below are 5 GREAT Halloween ideas for your apartment community!

1. Trick or Treating for the Kids

Get both residents with, and without, children together by organizing a trick or treat door guide. Have residents who are interested in having trick or treaters visit them sign up with the front office. You can then compile a list of apartment door numbers for parents to safely take their kiddos to so they can fill their candy buckets. Include the times it will be appropriate to knock on doors and the unit numbers that are participating. You can even one up this and give the residents 5 tokens to hand out to their favorite costumes. The child with the most tokens can win a prize from the leasing office!

2. Resident Costume Contest for Social Media

This idea is a great hands-off approach that will still get your community some credit for being fun and creative. Have your residents post photos of themselves dressed in their Halloween costumes and tag your apartment community on your chosen social media platform. Have the residents get their friends to “like” the photo. The tagged photo with the most “likes” wins a prize from the leasing office. This is a great way to get your community’s page or profile some great, organic followers.

3. Halloween-theme Potluck

If you are willing to get a little messy, a Halloween potluck is a great idea. These are best usually done a few days before Halloween. Have your residents bring Halloween-themed dishes (green noodles, witch cupcakes, pumpkin casserole), basically anything that is in the theme of the holiday. Pinterest has some great ideas if your residents are stuck. You can serve the beverages and host the get-together in your community room.

4. Resident Door Decorating Contest

Have your community transformed into the spirit of Halloween without lifting a finger! Have a door decorating contest for your residents and the winner gets a prize. The hardest part will be deciding who gets to judge, try to make sure it is completely impartial as to not upset anyone.

5. Candy Bags at the Front Gate

A small gesture that can go a long way is to pass out little bags of candy at the front gate as residents come and go on Halloween night. You post up just after dark for a hour and get some fun car face-time with your residents. Even better, do it in costume!

No matter what you do, your residents are sure to appreciate living in a community that makes it fun to be a part of.

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Top 5 Austin, Texas Experiences in December 2018 and January 2019

Things to do in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is a great place to live for many reasons. Besides the Tex-Mex and live music, Austin also offers many unique and fun events for its residents and visitors to enjoy.

Now that the weather has turned to non-sweltering temperatures in central Texas, you will want to get outdoors and experience all that Austin has to offer!

Below we have listed the Top 5 Austin Experiences in December and January!

1. The Trail of Lights in Zilker Park (2100 Barton Springs Road, 12/10/18-12/23/18)

This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the infamous Trail of Lights in Zilker Park! There you will find dazzling holiday lights to walk through with your family and friends, along with yummy food vendors selling everything from hot chocolate to tamales! You can spin yourself into a dizzy stupor under the Zilker Christmas Tree located at the entrance and pictured below or just take numerous selfies with all the holiday characters you will find there!

Things to do in Austin, Texas

2. The Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Barton Springs (2201 Barton Springs Road, 1/1/19)

Barton Springs is a perfect 68°-70°F year-round that is refreshing on a hot summer day and cozy on those frigid winter mornings, but that doesn’t make jumping in on New Year’s Day any less impressive! Join other Austinites as they start their 2017 off shivering from the magical waters of Barton Springs. Be ready to warm up with free coffee and donuts right outside the gate after you take your plunge!

3. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar (900 Barton Springs Road) and the Blue Genie Art Bazaar (6100 Airport Blvd) (11/24/18-12/24/18)

We admit it, we cheated a little on this one because it’s two events…but you can’t mention one without including the other! It is the ultimate holiday shopping experience that is quintessentially Austin. At the Blue Genie Art Bazaar shoppers can browse thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun and kitschy items. A great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists. The Armadillo Christmas Bazaar also features local award-winning artists along with with live music and two full bars making it the ultimate shopping experience.

4. Free Week (Various locations, 1/1/19-1/8/19)

The first week of January might be the best time for a music fan to visit Austin. Why? Hundreds of Austin bands participate in this annual FREE event that encompasses multiple venues all over Austin. Plan to be out and about to take part in a music tradition that showcases why Austin is just so darn great!

5. Ice Skating on the Plaza at Whole Foods (525 N Lamar Blvd, 11/27/18 – 1/7/19)

Just because you live in central Texas doesn’t mean you don’t need to brush up on those ice skating skills! Spend an afternoon on the ice rink at the Whole Foods flagship store on North Lamar. Then head inside for a cup of cocoa or cider and live, local music on the weekends! You can also plan to eat a delicious lunch or dinner at one of the pop-up restaurants in the store and enjoy a glass of wine or a craft beer at the sit-down tasting bars. The PERFECT date night!

2019 is going to be another GREAT year to live in Austin, Texas…but 2018 isn’t over yet! Get out there and enjoy all this city has to offer!

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