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5 Keys to Making a Great Hire

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By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search Finding valuable additions to your team takes time and discipline.  If you rush through the process and make a poor hiring decision, your replacement costs can be as much as 400 percent of the departing employee’s base salary (this may include…

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The One That Got Away

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By: Maurice Gilbert Attrition: it’s an unfortunate yet necessary part of the HR professional’s world.  Now, it’s not such a shame when the underperformers walk out the door, but when your top talent leaves for greener pastures, that’s a different story. Your most valued contributors are difficult to replace, and…

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What Would Barry White Do?

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Recruiting is a bit like dating.  You’re after The One, and – if your prospect is really attractive – he or she is probably already being pursued by a half dozen other interested parties. ERE’s Andrew Kinzer recently wrote on this topic, considering how smooth operator Barry White might have…

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Hiring “Customer-Ready” Staff

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Customer experience is among the top priorities in any organization, arguably a close second only to profitability.  Because customer interaction is such a critical touch point, it would stand to reason that employers would focus on staffing workers who consistently deliver an exceptional experience. But since that X factor is…

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10 Questions on Interview Questions

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Making a positive impression is priority number one, whether you’re conducting an interview or sitting comfy in the hiring manager’s chair. Recruiter.com’s Michael Moffa offers a guide to reviewing your questions before preparing for an interview, keeping these questions in mind: Is my question going to sound clichéd, stale or…

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Optimization is the Key

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“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it:” an adage many of us heard from fathers and grandfathers and a pearl of wisdom in many circumstances.  It’s the way the majority of us go about our daily routines and our careers, as well.  And recruiters aren’t immune to the lure of…

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Five HR Resolutions for 2014

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Yesterday we outlined several New Year’s Resolutions for job seekers.  Today’s focus is on HR.  Oracle’s Mike Vilimek suggests wide-ranging improvements or greater attention to a number of areas, including: Candidate Experience You’re most likely to win top talent when you make a positive impression from the get go.  A…

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Recognizing Quality

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Recruiting top notch candidates is part art, part science.  You may know a hot candidate when you see one – the problem-solving leader with drive, passion, and an unwavering positive attitude – but the way you interview may make it struggle to recognize those qualities. Fletcher Wimbush of ERE wrote…

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