Good Leadership Improves Retention

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Within many industries, the success of a business relies more on the people you pay than the people who pay you. In other words, your people are your most important asset. In some industries, people are your only asset. Creating clear and quantifiable career paths, providing consistent reviews and feedback, and crafting an environment of ongoing learning… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence

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Evaluating a candidate’s emotional intelligence is a vital part of the interview process. It allows you to assess and determine a candidate’s potential for success. Sure, candidates will often be nervous and may not put their true selves forward right away, but an adept hiring manager or recruiter can artfully work around those limitations to… Read more »

How Much Is Mediocre Talent Costing Your Business?

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Defined as natural aptitude or skill, talent is something that can be difficult to find if you aren’t looking in the right place. Since many projections indicate that the number of younger workers entering the labor market soon won’t be enough to replace those retiring from it, too many companies are settling for executives with… Read more »

Building Competitive Advantage: How Using Customer Insight Helps

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Too often, business owners need to be reminded that getting new customers shouldn’t be the only goal that they focus on. As a business owner, you should also be delegating your efforts and resources toward retaining current customers; and nurturing the relationship that you’ve already built with them. Obviously, customers are one of the biggest… Read more »

Is Your Talent Acquisition Strategy Misaligned to Corporate Goals?

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Executives and HR leaders typically focus on basic talent management – sourcing, hiring and retaining good talent. This is only half the equation for optimal business success. The key is to align your company’s talent management with its overall corporate strategy. Organizations that take this approach are better prepared than their competitors to capitalize on… Read more »

Overcoming the Headaches of Executive Talent Acquisition

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Sixty-three percent of CEOs in a recent global survey said they were concerned about the availability of key management skills. Fifty-six percent saw critical gaps in their ability to fill senior leadership roles in the coming years. Only 22 percent considered their talent pipelines promising and just 19 percent said they found it easy to… Read more »