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As we approach the dog days of summer, the days are long, outdoor activities and vacations are abundant, yet the demands of the office do not wane. The subject of providing an environment for work-life balance often resurfaces during the summer, but the topic is one that should be addressed on an ongoing basis within… Read more »

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Studying Corporate Culture Over a career spanning nearly half a century, Harvard University psychology professor J. Richard Hackman garnered widespread esteem and accolades for pioneering the study of team dynamics. Following the events of 9/11, Hackman led a team designed to evaluate what makes intelligence units effective by surveying, interviewing, and observing hundreds of analysts… Read more »

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In part 1 of this blog post, we introduced talent management issues and the importance of a needs-assessment process. Accurate job descriptions and the need for a strong cultural fit were also examined. This week we’ll continue to uncover aspects of talent management you can incorporate into your retention efforts. Employer Brand A company’s “employer… Read more »

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How will you attract and retain the best executive talent? Ask a CEO about the number one issue that keeps him up at night, and you might be surprised by the answer. For many senior executives, the biggest cause for concern is talent management, not the competition. Upgrading Talent As the economy continues to gain… Read more »

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Part one of this blog post introduced the use of personality testing for evaluating new talent. It examined the goals of testing as well as the legal ramifications of using tests for this purpose. This post will continue this topic and explore different types of tests, as well as other factors to consider if you… Read more »

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Personality Testing in the Employment Process Like singles using dating services, many companies try to find their “perfect match” through the use of personality tests and other psychometric testing. It has been estimated that 30% of all companies have incorporated some sort of personality testing into their hiring process. The potential “cultural fit” of a… Read more »