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  • Strong Leadership – The Key to Success

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The key to success in any company is great leadership. So why, in a recent study, did 75% of HR professionals report that people in leadership positions at their company were only adequate leaders or worse? Other research has shown that two-thirds of employees who quit their jobs are only quitting to get away from their boss. Hiring leaders that are merely sufficient for the role, or worse, makes it very hard to hang on to good employees below them. What do you think about the leaders in your company? How can you...
  • How to Improve Your Relationships with Recruiters:

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Recruiters are essential these days. How else do you find top candidates for your company? The goal should always be to work smarter and not harder. A strong relationship with your recruiter will help with this process. Tips to Improve Your Relationships: 1. Communication is Key Be sure that you communicate by email, phone and even the occasional letter by mail. The goal is to communicate well so that the expectations are understood. Your recruiter is an extension of you and the more you communicate the better. Plus, not everyone likes email or...
  • Exceptional Leaders Cultivate Potential Leaders

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? A number of men and women in middle management are increasingly reluctant to take the next step up in their careers because the corporate ladder is not as appealing as it used to be, and the sacrifices to climb it are too high. For them, in their personal lives are too great. Instead, they are redefining how they can keep contributing to their organizations, but on their own terms. Rather than subscribe to the onward and upward motto, they are more interested in staying with what they are doing than following an upward...
  • The Fight Against Automation

      Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Technology is evolving, and it has been estimated that by the year 2030, about 2 billion jobs will have vanished due to automation. That’s almost half of the current jobs we have today. How can you prevent yourself from falling into this statistic? First of all, be aware of what jobs are most likely to disappear, and try to steer clear from those industries. In a recent study, researchers have found that the job most likely to vanish due to automation is telemarketing, but that’s no surprise considering it has already started....
  • Taking Steps to Improve Crisis Management

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? It’s important to have a well thought out and rehearsed plan of action in place in order to properly and efficiently manage a crisis situation. It is common place for a crisis to occur without warning. First and foremost, familiarize yourself with the different types of crisis that may happen within or to your company. Every business is based on different fundamentals and is characterized by numerous factors, as is crisis. Crisis can be clustered into groups. Here are some suggestions you should consider, familiarize and plan for in case of a crisis....
  • 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...
  • Addressing the Pressures on Our Professional Talent Today

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer?   Part of running a successful company is addressing the real-life pressures on our professionals today. Hiring top talent is not enough. You need to nurture professionals to ensure maximum productivity and ongoing loyalty. Recognizing the needs of your valued professionals makes it easier to keep them engaged and working as a team. Long Hours Inevitable parts of professional life are long hours. While most professionals expect to work overtime, it gets grueling when it happens all the time. You as the leader must recognize the need to have time off. Encourage professionals...
  • How to Conduct Reliable Reference Checks

    Let’s talk about reference checking. During the hiring process, employers will use a candidate’s references to get a better idea of who they are as a person and how they act in the work place from someone who has actually experienced them firsthand.  This makes it common sense for the candidate to only offer up references that will represent them well. This is why the task of checking references has become seen as a waste of time to many employers, and some have done away with it completely, but this is not the solution! Reference checking can provide you with...
  • How the Best Leaders Persevere Through Tragedy

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? You are a leader in your company, but you are still a human. We all have tragedies hit us or things happen in our lives that can make going to work very difficult. So, how do you lead when you are in the midst of personal crisis? Find Encouragement and Inspiration From Others There are many people that have suffered such great loss in their lives. Watch how they stand up to the pressure and draw your inspiration and encouragement from them. You know that you can do this because others have been...
  • 4 Phrases You Should Remove From Your Resume

    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...

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