Employment

  • Psychological Effects of Executive Salary Imbalance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When the salary imbalance between a company’s CEO and those below becomes excessive, the entire organization may be thrown out of whack. In a recent study by the CIPD, it was revealed that this wage imbalance does have a noticeable psychological effect on the workers below the CEO. Almost 60% of employees used in the study admitted that the salary imbalance demotivates them, and more than half said they felt excessive executive pay damaged the company’s reputation. This makes it more difficult to retain loyal employees and can turn off some job seekers...
  • How to Recognize your High Performing Employees

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As an employer, it’s important that you know how to recognize who your high performing employees are. Whoever you choose to place in leadership positions can either make or break your company. Research has shown that companies with strong leadership positions are more likely to double both their profit and their revenue. So how do you identify the right person for the job? Mainly through observation. High performing employees often have certain habits or characteristics that make them easier for you to spot, but only if you’re paying attention. For example, you should...
  • How to Hire Fast, for the Benefit of Both Sides

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The hiring process can be draining for both the employer and the potential employees. Employers get to sit and stare at that empty seat, imagining the expenses piling up from not having it filled. The interview process takes days, weeks, months even, and the money lost just keeps piling up in that empty chair. HR is running into maximum overdrive and the other employees are getting sick and tired of having to work overtime. It’s an extremely stressful situation, but that’s just on the employer’s side. For potential employees, the hiring process is...
  • 4 Phrases You Should Remove From Your Resume

    JK Consultants Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A good resume is essential to a successful job search. It serves as your first impression with your employer and is the determining factor in whether or not they will pursue you. Some employers have such high volumes of applications coming in at one time that they will toss a resume in the trash for the first error they see in order to speed up the hiring process. This is why it’s vital to make sure that your resume is pristine, and uses the strongest language possible. In school, students are taught more...
  • How to Hire Effectively in the 21st Century

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Are you looking to hire new employees? You have to remember, it is the 21st century and people are now being trained to put together resumes that show you exactly what you want to see, and to answer interview questions with exactly what you want to hear. So before you begin the hiring process, it is important that you be wary of first impressions. Keep in mind that great applicants and great employees are not the same thing. Do not let this discourage you, because although applicants are evolving with the changing times,...
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  • Introducing Yourself with a Clear Value Statement

    By Vistage Speaker Mark Satterfield   To get the most out of the time you invest in networking, you need to communicate what you do in a way that’s short, concise and memorable. Sounds simple, but it’s amazing how many people can’t do this. People tend to describe their businesses in a way that’s either too technical for the average person to understand, or way too general. An overly technical description of what you do is especially harmful if you're trying to sell to the top-level decision-maker. Most top decision-makers are fairly far removed from the detailed aspects of their...
  • Seven Strategies to Lead Your Team through the Recession

      By Vistage speaker Ian Cook and leadership development expert Scott Campbell When your employees are worried about layoffs, they gossip and commiserate about what they think is going on in the company. Sadly, this activity tends to reinforce negativity, pessimism, anxiety and stress, with the ultimate outcome of poor performance and diminished productivity. Turning this trend around requires leadership that keeps employees engaged, focused, and productive in the midst of turbulent times. Here are seven leadership responses that increase performance: 1. Pay attention to the messages you’re sendingDuring high-stress times, employees can question your messages and wonder whether you’re...
  • 15 Interview Questions that Uncover Talent

      By Vistage member and speaker, Russ Riendeau, Ph.D. Traditional interview questions oriented around performance, duties and responsibility are important, but the answers often obscure a person's commitment or emotional intelligence required for the job. By asking new questions, you’ll be amazed at what you can find out. The findings can help you make better hiring decisions, lower turnover and significantly reduce hiring costs significantly. Here are behavioral-based, legal, gender-friendly questions designed to flush out the deeper and more complex behaviors and thinking patterns of a candidate for hire. 1. What question do you have for me right away? 2. What would really surprise...
  • The State Of Recruiting

    JK CONSULTANTS QUARTERLY RECRUITING UPDATE Post Employment Noncompetition Agreements - part 1 Based upon our years of being in the recruiting industry and encountering post-employment noncompetition agreements on a regular basis, JK Consultants believes that the recent California Supreme Court case Edwards v Arthur Andersen is so important that we bring it to your attention in our quarterly recruiting update.   JK Consultants is not a law firm and we do not provide legal advise to our clients and candidates.  The analysis below is our own opinion based upon what we encounter in our recruiting experience.  We encourage you to seek...

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