Elevating the Game

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The concept of having a best friend may seem more appropriate for schoolyard conversations than workplace ones. Although there is no need for friendship bracelets to be exchanged across cubicle walls, there is most certainly a need for significant connections within the workplace in service of employee contribution and employee retention. The best employers recognize… Read more »

Evaluating New Talent – Corporate Matchmaking Part 2

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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 »

Why Hire a Recruiter?

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At some point in your life you may have worked in an organization that had a higher than desired turnover rate – even in the executive level roles. You may have wondered – what are they doing wrong? Why are there so many positions sitting empty? You probably noticed that the HR department and internal… Read more »

Establishing Mutual Commitments Part II

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Part one of this post explored leadership strategies to improve employee morale and retention. Getting feedback from your team emerged as a valuable tool in that process. This post will cover evolving your corporate culture by setting expectations for both employees and colleagues as a way to build trust and accountability. Clear Expectations It can… Read more »

Developing a Leadership Style

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What comes to your mind when you hear the word “leader”? Each style of leadership is unique. And it is this uniqueness that can be both motivating and confusing as a manager takes on this role and tries to identify his or her leadership style. Different styles are appropriate for different employees and different scenarios…. Read more »

What You’re Overlooking in Your Hiring Process

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The hiring process can be exhausting. There are many stages in the process and usually several players who need to be involved to bring it to a successful conclusion. A lot of thought goes into hammering out the details of the position and the expectation of the potential candidate, so it’s easy to overlook some… Read more »