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Leadership potential is the baseline from which everyone should be judged – including every candidate you assess as a potential new hire. Leadership influences the culture of your organization and determines the ultimate success or failure of your business. Pillars of Leadership Dave R. Palmer is the author of a book entitled George Washington and… Read more »

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Money matters – but it can’t beat advancement and fulfillment when it comes to employees’ performance, motivation, engagement and long-term loyalty to their organization. Experts agree that people perform at their best when their work environment is conducive to growth. Just ask the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Their research has concluded that proper… Read more »

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Did you know according to the most recent HR industry estimates, the average cost of a lost employee is 38 percent of their annual salary? And, since the average income in the United States is about $50,000 a year, this adds up to $19,000 per person – or higher in top-level jobs. It’s uncommon for… Read more »

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Employee engagement is key to building your strong corporate brand. Your employees are actively promoting – or devaluing – your company’s values, vision and mission every time they share related information in public, whether it’s through personal contact or on social media. Realize that your team members have an impact beyond their day-to-day work tasks,… Read more »

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The time following a job interview can be excruciating, as you keep vigil by your phone waiting for a call back. How do you keep in touch and follow up appropriately with a prospective employer, without appearing desperate or looking like a stalker? For starters, don’t panic. If you interviewed early in the process, you… Read more »

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Approximately 17 million people work as temporary or contract workers, consultants, freelancers or interns, according to the Associated Press. The inherent flexibility associated with these employees keeps them in the forefront and makes them an extremely valuable component of your strategic staffing plans. Summer is right around the corner … you may already be feeling… Read more »

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You’ve been invited to interview for a job you’re really excited about, so you’re probably spending lots of time reviewing common interview questions and coming up with amazing responses, but remember you’re not the only one in the hot seat. Just as the interviewer gets to decide whether or not you’re a good fit for… Read more »

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The latest research is turning the time-honored tradition of annual employee performance reviews upside down. From poor rating structures to the provision of negative feedback, studies increasingly show a variety of flaws that are inherently present in the concept of annual reviews. What’s wrong with annual reviews? There are numerous problems with the annual review… Read more »

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  Companies experiencing growth should ask themselves how to keep their founding culture alive while still enjoying the increasing profits and added benefits that come with change. Culture plays a key role in hiring and retaining top talent. Every employee has a need to belong – and a solid culture helps to fulfill that sense… Read more »

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These days, having a robust resume and a captivating cover letter isn’t always enough to differentiate yourself from other skilled professionals. If you want a competitive advantage, you’ll need to position yourself as a respected thought leader who is always in the know. After making your name recognizable to those in your field, expect hiring… Read more »