It Doesn't Pay To Be Cheap
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It Doesn't Pay To Be Cheap

If there is one word that cuts through the complexity of employee compensation, it's fairness. Fair pay for the actual work, and fair pay in relation to colleagues and market expectations. There are many reasons to make fairness the cornerstone … Read More

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Six barriers to finding and keeping great people
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Six barriers to finding and keeping great people

Here are two things you should know about today's candidate-first talent market" The best companies are radically changing how they hire people in 2018. (Inc.) Talent precedes growth. (Joe Galvin, Vistage) There are only so many great people out there … Read More

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You and everyone else are competing for top talent-so what should you do?
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You and everyone else are competing for top talent-so what should you do?

Talent management has become much like trying to fill a bucket with a hole in it. According to Vistage and our clients at TalenTrust, more than 70 percent of small to medium-sized businesses plan to add headcount this year. While … Read More

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Culture + employment brand = talent advantage
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Culture + employment brand = talent advantage

Culture permeates every workplace, but it's invisible if you don't pay attention to it. How would you describe yours? Would employees say the same? Becoming a "best" company, "cool" company, or whatever you want to be, will not happen by … Read More

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Why you need a strategic HR
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Why you need a strategic HR

Until now, high-level strategy meetings ended with an afterthought something like "...and, oh yea, we better tell HR ..." HR was traditionally seen as a cost center, relegated to administrative and transactional back-room responsibilities like finding and training employees when … Read More

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Valuing sexuality while keeping our heads
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Valuing sexuality while keeping our heads

I believe in men and women leading together. Everything is better when we do. That said, if you're a woman you probably have a #metoo story of one kind or another. Me too! And that fact complicates things. My fear … Read More

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CEOs list Talent as #1 Concern for 2018
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CEOs list Talent as #1 Concern for 2018

Hiring in 2018? You are not alone! Vistage Reports that CEO optimism has reached historic levels, and the percentage of CEOs (72%) planning to expand their workforce in the coming year is the highest in the 12-year history of the … Read More

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Resolve to value the things you can't measure-like people
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Resolve to value the things you can't measure-like people

In the age of the internet, we think we're pretty unique when it comes to dealing with big change. But did you know that the quote, 'The only thing that is constant is change,' was first said in about 500 … Read More

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Exit autopilot and hit refresh
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Exit autopilot and hit refresh

We regularly refresh our memories, our screens, our drinks... Too often we let our relationships drift into autopilot, especially our closest ones. This is the time of year we start thinking about what we'll do better to improve our lives … Read More

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Gratefulness and Grace. A short letter of Thanksgiving.
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Gratefulness and Grace. A short letter of Thanksgiving.

All year long, I dig in and drive TalenTrust to the next goal. A good trait in some ways, but it often makes me forget to slow down and remember all of the meaningful things I've done in my life … Read More

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