Who Thanks Whom?

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A recent article penned for Inc by Suzanne Lucas made the bold statement: “Dear Hiring Manager, Perhaps You Should Write the Thank You Note.” She continues: “The traditional thank you note is from candidate to hiring manager. That’s wrong… Just what are you exactly thanking the manager for? Taking the time to talk with you… Read more »

Big Business Perks on a Small Business Budget

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Let’s face it: this is a challenging employment market when it comes to hiring. There are more job openings right now than there are qualified professionals to fill them. Organizations need top talent to succeed. Yet to attract the best, companies need to set themselves apart to remain competitive. Larger companies have laid the groundwork… Read more »

The Marshmallow Experiment

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Inside each of us, a tumultuous war rages. One side offers immediate gratification, the exhilaration of living life in the present, and the excitement of spontaneous enjoyment. On the opposing side of the battlefield: patience to endure the uncertainty of the future, the cognitive ability to remain focused on a singular task or goal, and… Read more »

Smart Retention Strategies

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The challenging steps to land a talented new employee are complete. They have the skills you want. They align with the organization’s culture and they have good chemistry with the other team members. How can you ensure your new hire will make a long term commitment to your company? Here are some suggested retention strategies… Read more »

Hiring and Leadership Lessons Learned from Netflix

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Netflix has redefined the way companies attract and retain employees. No matter what industry you are in, Netflix offers unique hiring and leadership lessons that have influenced talent management reform. Hire Talented People Who Model Adult Thinking and Behavior The cornerstone of Netflix’s hiring process is that they go out of their way to hire… Read more »

The Employee Experience: How to Boost Engagement and Cultivate Retention

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Retention and longevity of productive employees can be attributed to their job satisfaction. If your organization is struggling with higher turnover rates, then it might be the right time to focus on boosting employee engagement. Here’s how can you help develop this for your team. Two-Way Communication One of the most prevalent reasons why employees… Read more »