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As the economy picks up and the job market becomes more and more competitive, you may be seeing fewer candidates for available jobs. With unemployment now under 4%, many employers are happy just to find ‘warm bodies’ who can fill their vacancies - particularly for unskilled positions. Some might think that the benefit of being able to use the Predictive Index® to match a candidate’s attributes against the ideal behavioral and cognitive “Target Profile” for any...

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California HR professionals are constantly greeted with new laws to educate their company on and implement. Sometimes they are good laws and other times they seem to make life harder either for the company or its employees. As your company’s workforce advocate, it’s good practice to know what laws could be coming your way and have a stance on them. You might even decide to take action on a bill still in the House. If things...

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Many people I know would rather visit the dentist for a root canal than attend a “networking event.”  And yet, those same people know that networking is valuable and that they “should” be doing more of it.   So...they go, and spend a good deal of the evening checking their watches, looking just as uncomfortable as they feel. On the other hand, there are those among us who are “natural-born” networkers, and who genuinely enjoy the give...

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There are few relationships inside of a business that are more essential to get right as the one between a supervisor and their employees. This relationship is one that can often make or break a department to the point where it can have an impact on the overall business. In fact, turnover is often a direct result of a poor relationship between the employee and their immediate supervisor, as it remains the top reason for employees to leave....

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Does your organization use job descriptions to define roles? Are they effective? Do your people use them to manage their work daily, weekly, monthly, annually? Probably not! Are they a list of 87 tasks in no priority, or do they focus on any outcome or goal that only get pulled out when we need to fill a position? When was the last time your team members actually looked at their job description? Most are a...

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Categories: Job Analysis

No matter what services you provide or what products you sell, everything starts and ends with your staff. If the team is not up to snuff your business is sure to suffer. On the other hand, if you built your company of nothing but ace individuals, then it is sure to succeed. Of course, sometimes your employees need some tweaking to find that right fit. There are seven different signs it might just be time...

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Categories: Leadership

The search for executive talent is a unique part of the human resources world. Recruiting for these C-suite positions is very different than looking for front-line workers, and success here requires a particular kind of talent and plenty of real-world experience. Continue reading: http://www.refresher.com/7-executive-search-trends-for-2018-and-beyond/ 

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Having made use of the Predictive Index® methodology for over three decades in building small, medium and large sales organizations the benefits have been overwhelming. Not only is one able to determine the best fit for a particular candidate or employee, one can further designate a role by whether it will require higher levels of dominance, process, or extroversion and patience. An example would be a job that requires a more technical make up, for...

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Finding the right fit is a big win for any business. The recruitment process takes time and resources. After such an intense exercise, every employer is happy to have the right person for a job. When a good employee leaves a company, it is a significant setback. The replacement challenge exceeds getting another person qualified for the job. There is training and understanding the company way of doing things and relationships with clients, among other things. A...

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Categories: Leadership

Whatever your line of business is, chances are good that turnover is a big problem. It costs a lot of money and other resources to bring new hires up to speed, and there is often a loss of productivity during the search. If you want to minimize turnover, then the key to success lies in your style of management. Continue reading here

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