Pre Employment Assessment

“Get to the bottom of it” Interview Questions

It doesn’t always matter how many previous employers you’ve spoken with or how great a candidate’s resume looks. While those are important aspects of the hiring process, it is your one on one time with a potential hire that will really reveal if they are right for the position. During the hiring process, pay attention to body language and ask questions that speak to the individual’s ...

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Is Your Parachute the Right Color?

Unemployment has caused a havoc among all layers of society. Many students are no longer interested to continue college because they see their graduated counterparts standing without steady paychecks.  Furthermore, midlevel and c-level executives have experienced many layoffs which have created confusion and disarray about future plans and goals and discouragement.  Most of the change has not been positive. Many ...

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How do you increase organizational effectiveness and the productivity of your workforce?

To increase organizational effectiveness, winning companies create sustainable competitive advantage by aligning their talent and business strategies. Mergers or acquisitions, restructurings or shifts in business strategy are examples of fundamental organizational change which create a strong demand for processes and systems to bring focus and restore the organization’s capability to function more effectively.   Organizational Effectiveness Solutions need to be ...

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Combating the Unemployment rate

The March 2013 unemployment numbers are in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and they aren’t exactly cause for celebration. Having only dropped 0.1% to a national unemployment rate of 7.6%, employers and employees have reason for concern. Fortunately, companies are slowly hiring on new employees, though they seem to be hesitant. This is understandable as with the fragile state of ...

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Dig deeper to avoid CEO terminations

Senior level terminations have been on the rise. A recent Korn/Ferry international survey found that 48 percent of 262 participants were terminated from senior level positions within their first year on the job. Some CEO terminations seem to be tied to business and financial performance, such as Groupon’s recent firing of CEO, Andrew Mason. However in consideration for retention strategies and the toll ...

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Recruiting your knights

With the unemployment rate high, HireRight.com recently found that 34 percent of job seekers falsify information on their resumes to get ahead in the race for employment. That is just one problem hiring managers run into during the hiring process. Some businesses that have poorly screened employees have suffered much more than lack of productivity. From avoiding negligent hiring law-suits, to workplace ...

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Considered Veterans Affairs

 President Obama’s State of the Union address brought with it so much to chew on. It was his mention of withdrawing 34,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan within the year that caught our attention. We began thinking about the challenges vets often face in returning home. Already there are issues for veterans trying to find employment. CBS reports that in 2010, the veteran unemployment rate ...

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Hiring success avoids a work place mess

From considerations like office safety concerns spurred by events like the Sandy Hook Elementary Massacre, to the Americans with Disabilities act, and the implemented changes post Fiscal Cliff in December of 2012, as was highlighted in our Expert Panel , the hiring process is evolving rapidly. Keeping up with the changes is crucial for all companies. Discussing the changes rigorously alone makes ...

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Management Tips for Motivating Employees

It is Management Monday! Any manager can attest to the importance of employee motivation. Without proper motivation, organizations typically suffer huge setbacks including high turnover, low morale and ultimately declining success due to lack of employee productivity. This is a chain of unwanted outcomes that typically are not brought on solely by one party, but rather by everyone involved. Companies ...

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