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The Way They Start Affects How Long They Stay

You make only one first impression. That’s true for individuals—and it’s true for businesses. How people experience your company starts before they are applicants or candidates and ends long after they’ve left your organization. Having an exceptional recruitment process that both engages and represents you authentically is essential in winning

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The Many Ways to Put Your People First

If people are your most important asset (yes, they are) and their talent your top competitive edge, how do you show that you value them above everything else? Saying so—over and over—is important. But unless those words are backed by your culture and practices, your employees may be looking for

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10 Reasons Top Employees Quit

If it feels like you’re spending a lot of time and money on recruiting these days, you’re right. Hiring has never been as hot. Today, people are quitting at a rate equivalent to 30 percent turnover a year, a number that’s not sustainable. 76 percent of employees are either actively

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Letting Go with Gratitude

It has only been three months, so I’m still in the traumatic mind-frame of an empty-nester. My son John, blissfully off at college, is stepping into his adult life with the world at his feet. Letting go of someone or something precious, or a situation that’s comfortably familiar, is hard.

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Clues That You’re Not Recruiting Strategically

If your answer to the question, “what’s your recruiting strategy?” is “LinkedIn” or “Indeed,” then you don’t get it. Posting jobs is a recruiting tactic, and one that you should use, but it’s a long way from a recruitment strategy that incorporates multiple tactics to ensure you compete successfully for

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Do You Know Who’s On Your Bus Or Are You Guessing?

As Jim Collins famously advises in his book Good to Great: “It is better to first get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats, and then figure out where to drive.” Assessments help organizations follow this wisdom by taking the

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MARVELous Ways To Rethink Your Work Culture

“If you cage the beast, the beast will get angry,” said Wolverine. As we saw in the movie X-Men 3, this bit of wisdom helped “cure” the issue of mutant monsters. It can also cure an outdated workplace culture. The fact is, today’s employees (who are not monsters) demand increasingly

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Signs That You’re A Great Place To Work

You may have given up on becoming one of the best places to work because you can’t afford to offer the crazy-expensive perks you’ve read about over the past few years. If so, you’ll be happy to know that now the best companies, the ones with the strongest engagement scores,

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The Wild West Of Hiring: What, Why, & How To Measure Results

Who’s the best hire? Where does the best talent come from? Who will stay the longest? Who’s thinking about leaving? An entire new industry of vendors has sprung up to answer your every question about hiring talent. Employers are spending about $20 billion a year on these new tools—most without

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The Wrong Way to Hire

“Businesses have never done as much hiring as they do today. They’ve never spent as much money doing it. And they’ve never done a worse job of it.” I agree. This opening statement from Harvard Business Review’s spring article, “Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong,” by Peter Cappelli, is

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Talent & Culture Report Card

Your company’s ability to find and keep people is based on much more than your recruiting tactics. It’s dependent on several interrelated factors. Take this brief quiz to help identify areas of strength and opportunity within your organization’s human capital strategy.

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