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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
Not Enough Applicants! Here Are The Best Ways to Recruit

One of the largest US retailers hung out “Help Wanted” signs … they got so few applicants that they hired “the next warm body,” but they hired so many low performers that their brand began to collapse.  We organized meetings for store managers and district manager, meetings that generated dozens of ideas for “jacking up” …

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Not Enough Applicants! Here Are The Best Ways to Recruit
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Hiring Challenges For 2022

Current pandemic-related hiring challenges have created a fiercely competitive environment for organizations looking to hire talent. Trends include offering higher salaries and plentiful perks – but will it be enough to fill vacant roles with high-performing employees? Considerations for 2022 hiring Candidate market Just as it’s a seller’s market in the housing industry, it’s a …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
HR Critical of Executive Leadership: 2 Keys to Improving Your Leadership Team

This year’s Global Leadership Forecast, in which DDI surveyed 18,000 executives, including 2,000 HR executives, shows an interesting trend: HR executives are increasingly critical of their peers in the C suite. Almost half of the non-HR executives polled say their company has “high quality leaders.” In contrast, only 28% of HR leaders say their company …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
Job References Done Right are Still in Style

The April 26, 2021 issue of The Wall Street Journal ran the article, “When Job References Still Makes Sense Before Hiring,” and noted that they are a “less popular way to vet job candidates than they used to be”.  How unfortunate!  Reference checks done the right way prevent almost all bad hires.” The big beef …

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