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retaining top talent

Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

By | Posted Nov 18, 2016

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

difficult conversations

Awareness And Intention: Critical Skills For Difficult Conversations

By | Posted Nov 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.

hire veterans

Field Tested: Why Your Company Should Hire Veterans

By | Posted Nov 11, 2016

The military heavily invests time and money in training servicemembers. Consequently, many have received extensive (and expensive!) technical training and certifications. This represents a tremendous cost savings to civilian organizations that hire veterans.

talent rotation

Mix It Up: The Benefits Of Talent Rotation For Leadership Development

By | Posted Nov 7, 2016

As part of your leadership development toolbox, rotational assignments can go a long way in strengthening your frontline leadership muscle and succession planning strategies, says HR expert and author Paul Falcone.

new overtime rules

Get Ready! The New Overtime Rules For Salaried Employees

By | Posted Nov 3, 2016

New overtime rules are about to go into effect. Some of your salaried employees will become hourly, like it or not. So how should you go about explaining it to them?

paying for staff training

Survey Says… Employers See Value In Paying For Staff Training

By | Posted Oct 28, 2016 | 6 Comments

Kathleen Downs, Recruiting Manager, Robert Half Finance and Accounting, explains how today’s employers—and employees—should approach the concept of companies paying for staff training.

lies on LinkedIn profiles

Reduce Your Risk: 3 Tips To Spot Lies On LinkedIn Profiles

By | Posted Oct 24, 2016

There are generally enough untruths on many people’s résumés, but lies on LinkedIn profiles are worse. Here are some rules of engagement when employing these profiles in your recruitment processes.

goal setting

Goal Setting Is Still The Most Effective Way To Manage Performance

By | Posted Oct 21, 2016 | 3 Comments

The more things change, the more one thing has remained the same. Goal setting (based on mutually agreed-upon goals) is still one of the most effective tools in the manager’s toolbox for managing performance.

written warning

The Written Warning: What If An Employee Won’t Sign It?

By | Posted Oct 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Corrective action, in its purest form, is meant to be an alert that performance isn’t meeting company expectations, so the individual can turn things around and get back on track. But what if an employee refuses to sign a written warning?

personality conflicts

Workplace Personality Conflicts: How We Drive Each Other Nuts

By | Posted Oct 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are the people you work with and supervise driving you up the wall? These are the four types of colleagues you’ll find in every workplace. And we hate to break it to you, but one of them is probably you.

keeping employees happy

Keeping Employees Happy: Tips To Retain Your Best Talent

By | Posted Sep 27, 2016 | 2 Comments

Keeping employees happy isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in a competitive hiring environment. Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank, offers a few pointers on how to make sure your employees actually want to work for you.

sales managers

Are Your Sales Managers Hiring The Wrong People?

By | Posted Aug 16, 2016

Why are so many of your sales reps not meeting their target numbers? It could be that the problem dates back to when those salespeople showed up for a job interview. Too often, sales managers are hiring the wrong people to begin with.

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