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  • The Cost of a Bad Hire

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When you need to fill a position, you are often in a time crunch and feel urgent. No matter the need, try and slow down to hire well. The cost of a bad hire is both pricey and hurts a variety of other areas of your business. Costs Associated with a Failed Hire In the event that you make a hire that doesn’t work out, you’ll find that the costs associated with this unpleasant situation are not just financial. Other Costs include: • Salary loss • Recruitment time • Training and education •...
  • The Benefits of Teleconferencing

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Companies constantly look for new ways to attract the most talented candidates to hire for their open positions. One way to obtain and keep top talent team members is to embrace technology and encourage them to use it in their work. Video conferencing is a popular and excellent communication option for your team. You’ll find this type of meeting is good for employee morale, a low cost way to meet and a welcome change to the traditional staff meeting. Employee Morale The younger generation believes in and trusts technology. Companies that embrace options...
  • How the Mighty Fall – Part 3 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In Jim Collins’ third book How the Mighty Fall, he reemphasizes there is one consistent factor for success – having the right people on the leadership team. Mr. Collins’ repeatedly states that those who build great organizations make sure they have the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the key seats before they figure out where to drive the bus. This is sound business advice. JK Consultants has seen throughout the decades that companies have faltered when there is an imbalance in their...
  • 2017 Draft – Do you have the right players on your team? – Part 2 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? BUILT TO LAST COMPANIES USUALLY AREN’T Another classic book Built to Last, analyzed 18 visionary companies that outperformed the market and their competition with principles and practices like, among other things, core values, innovation, promoting from within, continuous improvement, big goals, and trickle down leadership vision. Did you know that, over the last 10 years, almost half of those 18 companies dropped in performance and reputation and have faced serious questions about their leadership and strategy? In other words, they were not built to last. Most CEO’s desire continuity in structure and are...
  • The 10 Biggest Leadership Mistakes to Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Anyone that is a boss, a manager or a leader knows that strong leadership qualities are a must if you and your team are going to succeed. There is so much information out there on how to be a great leader; however, there are also things that should be avoided if you’re in a leadership role. The 10 biggest leadership mistakes to avoid include: 1. Forgetting to listen Leaders have an agenda, a plan and a mission that they are trying to carry out. However, they can sometimes forget to listen to the...
  • 2017 Draft – Do you have the right players on your team? – Part 1 of 3

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? In the classic book Good to Great, companies hired the right people and they put them in the right seats.  Hiring the right people is just good common sense.  You would be surprised how many companies fail to reach their goals of greater financial performance and, not surprisingly, have mediocre leadership on the team.  You may ask, “Who are these right people?” and “How do I hire these right people?” JK Consultants has been helping companies in your space hire great people for nearly three decades.  Many companies believe their employees are their...
  • 7 Things that Mentally Strong People Avoid

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Mentally strong individuals have common characteristics such as optimism, persistence and a drive that help them to succeed. They are a force to be reckoned with and often avoid things that will draw them away from productivity and their overall goal for success. Mentally strong people avoid these 7 things and find greater achievement and fulfillment as a result. 1. Entertaining the fear of change Those that are strong mentally do not fear change. Rather, they embrace it and feel more inspired because they do. These individuals won’t shy away from change but...
  • Internet Overload for HR and Recruiters

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? The internet is a necessary tool for job seekers, recruiters and HR managers. However, it can be extremely overwhelming! Talk about internet overload. Recruiters can help Today’s technology can be helpful and can make things difficult. How does a company find someone that is motivated to make a job change and join their team? We can post ads and network but how do you find serious candidates for your positions? The answer is simple. Connect with a recruiter to help stretch your time and find more qualified employees for your company. A recruiter...
  • Effective Benefit Engagement Strategies

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Do your employees “get” and appreciate the benefits package that your company offers? Statistics show that most employees don’t fully understand the value of what they have. Companies should educate their staff about their benefits. How quickly they forget orientation day! They were most likely too nervous to comprehend what you told them anyway. One thing is for sure, you want to continuously market your benefits package to your team. The goal is for them to feel the value that they have received. You want their continual buy in. Steps to increase benefit...
  • Make Your Company Values Known

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Every business owner has a reason behind starting their company. Whatever that reason is, it is important that your staff understands it. When employees know your passions, they will feel more motivated to help you be successful. People will put more of themselves into something they believe in. It is your job as a CEO to make your vision for the company known to those that work for you. It is just as important for your top level management as well as your entry level employees to understand your vision. Here are ways...

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