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Paul Falcone is a human resources executive in Los Angeles and has held senior-level positions with Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and Time Warner. He is the author of a number of AMACOM and SHRM bestselling books, and four of his books made SHRM's prestigious "Great 8" bestseller listings over the last few years: 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire, 101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees, and 2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews. His additional books on performance management include 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals and The Performance Appraisal Tool Kit. His newest AMACOM book, 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees, will be released in the spring of 2016. You can follow Paul on Twitter at @PaulFalconeHR and find Paul's website and blog at www.PaulFalconeHR.com.

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7 Creative Interview Questions to Ask Millennials

By | Posted Feb 19, 2016

Is your interviewing process outdated? Human Resources thought leader Paul Falcone explains the impact Generation-Y employees can make on your organization. Learn how to better connect with millennials you’re looking to hire by asking cutting-edge interview questions.

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Behavior-Based Interview Questions

By | Posted Feb 8, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you looking to improve the interview process at your organization? Companies are now incorporating behavior-based questions into their interviews, which helps single out the best talent to fill an open position. Human Resources executive Paul Falcone guides employers on developing the right queries and avoiding mistakes in the process.

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How Often Should You Give Performance Feedback?

By | Posted Nov 13, 2015

Are you keeping up with your employee’s progress or neglecting it? Take Paul Falcone’s advice and learn how increasing performance reviews will boost productivity within your organization.

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How to Legally Justify Employee Termination

By | Posted Oct 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is your company guilty of inflating performance review scores? Paul Falcone, leading thinker in human resources management, explains the issues with inconsistent documentation when terminating employees.

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Communicating Bad News for the First Time During the Annual Performance Review

By | Posted Sep 8, 2015

Are you dreading the performance review conversation where you have to deliver bad news? As natural as it may be, this conversation can be the difference between turning your employee’s career around and having to fire him altogether. Paul Falcone and Winston tan explain how you can have this conversation and use it as a springboard to success.

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Executive Coaching: How Do You “Coach to Normal”?

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015

Is there someone in your office that consistently makes inappropriate remarks or publicly shames other employees? Do you deal with them right away? How about if they are an executive? Executives can exhibit bad behavior, but often their actions are dismissed and no action takes place. Paul Falcone offers his advice on how to best coach your executives to improve their behavior and be held accountable.

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“Stay” Interviews: 6 Practical Questions for Key Employee Retention

By | Posted Feb 11, 2015

Your best employees may be performing well, but are they happy where they are? If not, you could be looking at replacing them in the next few months when they walk away. Paul Falcone believes this is a growing problem, and offers his advice on how to keep your key employees. See how a “stay” interview can help improve your relationship with your top employees, and 6 practical questions you need to ask.

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Correcting for Grade Inflation on an Employee’s Annual Performance Review

By | Posted Jan 13, 2015

Is grade inflation still a problem once you leave academia and enter the business world? According to Paul Falcone, yes. Grade inflation can undermine your ability to properly handle employees who have not performed up to par. Falcone explains how you can remedy the situation so that both you and your employee are on the same page. See how his advice can help keep your business honest.

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5 Simple Grammar Tips for Better Business Writing

By | Posted Dec 16, 2014 | 42 Comments

Are your business writing skills up to par? No matter your level in the workplace, being able to communicate effectively is an important skill to establish credibility and be more persuasive. Paul Falcone has written nine books and has an eye for details that people often stumble over when writing emails, letters, or memos. Check out his five tips for better business writing, and avoid making these common mistakes.

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Delivering Bad News during the Annual Performance Appraisal

By | Posted Dec 5, 2014

If you are a manager or an executive, performance review season is most likely not your favorite time of year. Delivering bad news to your employees is an unenviable task, but ultimately is crucial to maintaining a high level of performance. Paul Falcone offers his advice on how to deliver bad news during a performance review, so that both you and your employees are well-informed and in the know.

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