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Bend, Don’t Break: Why Being Flexible at Work Matters

Running a business is like playing a game. Sometimes, the rules change. In business, being able to change with the times, or being "flexible", is really important. Think about it. Every worker is different, and every job is different. If a business tries to make everyone follow the same strict rules all the time, [...]

2023-08-01T09:27:33-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Challenging the ‘Perfect Candidate’ Paradigm

Intricate issues often have the knack of generating further complex problems, often larger and trickier than the initial hiccup. The economic landscape is no exception. Consider the present economic climate. With recovery proceeding at a slow pace, companies are desperately seeking out talent, but their search strategies often leave much to be desired. Paradoxically, [...]

2023-08-01T09:22:40-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Speed Up Your Hiring Process for the Best Talent

The current employment market is dominated by talented job seekers. Top-notch candidates are in high demand. Organizations that can swiftly identify and recruit them will prosper in the face of an impending labor crisis. Although you cannot control the number of applicants, you can indeed control something very important—time. Time to carefully evaluate candidates [...]

2023-08-01T09:17:51-05:00August 1st, 2023|

From Money to Development: A New Retention Approach

We all know the old saying that employees stay in a job because of good pay and perks. But recent studies have made us rethink this. In the wake of the event known as the Great Resignation, Mortensen and Edmondson (2023), in their Harvard Business Review article, have suggested that it's not just about [...]

2023-08-01T09:13:58-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Material Offerings: A Necessity or a Trap?

In the business world, companies often use material offerings - things like pay, flexible work options, office space, equipment, and other perks - to attract and keep employees. These offerings are easy to understand, quick to give out, and usually well-received by employees. Especially during The Great Resignation, when many people are changing jobs, [...]

2023-08-01T09:10:31-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Understanding the Great Resignation

The contemporary labor market is currently facing an intriguing phenomenon, widely referred to as "The Great Resignation". This term has been coined to describe the massive wave of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs, significantly affecting the workforce worldwide. As Mortensen and Edmondson explain in their Harvard Business Review article, "Rethink Your Employee Value Proposition: [...]

2023-08-01T09:06:33-05:00August 1st, 2023|

How Un-Appreciating an Employee Will Cost You

We're halfway through the year, and it's worth remembering: saying "good job" goes a long way. A quick pat on the back can really lift spirits. But people often want something more concrete, too. Ask yourself: Do I have any reward systems in place? If I do, are they working? Are they fair? It's [...]

2023-08-01T09:02:39-05:00August 1st, 2023|

The Courtesy Interview Strategy

Imagine this scenario: You're at your desk, battling a deadline when an associate (or perhaps a headhunter) informs you that a high-achieving employee from a rival company, let's call him "Paul," is inquiring about job openings at your company. While Paul would be a great fit, there are currently no vacancies. What do you [...]

2023-08-01T08:46:40-05:00August 1st, 2023|

Leveraging ‘MPCs’ for Recruitment Success

In a market where top-quality candidates are elusive, imagine having one practically land in your lap. This might seem improbable, but it's entirely possible with a robust relationship with your recruiters. An MPC in recruiting terms stands for Most Placeable Candidate. Recruiters spend considerable time researching and qualifying key players in their field. Occasionally, [...]

2023-08-01T08:42:04-05:00August 1st, 2023|