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Might This be the Time to be an Entrepreneur?

Over 4 million people have quit their job since the beginning of the pandemic, they want something different — maybe a virtual job or, on the flip side, an in-person job. They may be seeking employment at a company with a more positive organizational climate or one with greater growth prospects. But – not so …

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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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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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