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From the Desk of Brad Smart: Estimate the Cost of Your Mis-hires

When CEOs, HR managers, and hiring managers, at all levels, take a few minutes to systematically estimate the costs of mis-hires, they are shocked … they then become more motivated to improve their hiring methods. Google “costs of mis-hires” and you’ll see estimates ranging from 1/10 of a person’s salary (entry-level job), to $62,500 (Fast …

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Recruit and Retain Passive Candidates for Future ‘A-Player’ Roles

The hiring process can become a source of burn-out for your team if challenged with high turnover and mis-hires. Posting job ads and screening candidates over and over is, well, overwhelming. One solution to consider isn’t an overnight fix but will pay dividends: cultivating an ‘A Player’ network of passive candidates for future open roles. …

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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
Wall Street Journal on How to Game Your Resume

With Artificial Intelligence-assisted Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) vetting resumes, job hunters should understand how to construct a resume that will maximize their chances of actually talking with a human being. In May 2022, author Heidi Mitchell wrote an article for the Wall Street Journal, How to Make Sure Your Résumé Passes Muster With an AI …

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Wall Street Journal on How to Game Your Resume
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Consistent, Thorough Assessments + Job Scorecards Ensure Retainment of High Performers

In a challenging recruitment and retainment landscape, employers must utilize tools, processes, and resources certain to hire, retain and promote high performers at all levels of the organization.  A vital key in building a team of A Players is to use these practices throughout every step of the employment journey – by every member of …

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