How to Align Culture for Successful Hires

Many years ago, I was trying to develop a system to quickly identify the best potential candidate fit for clients. It seemed like every candidate wanted more money, bigger titles, better commutes, work-life balance and so on.  It bugged me was that none of these things firmly addressed improving the probability of a successful hire…. Read more »

How To Improve Your Annual Review Process

Annual reviews can be more than challenging; they can be downright daunting. Not only does carving out the time to write out a review, go over the review with your employees, and then file the paperwork sometimes seem impossible, it’s equally difficult to quantify the quality of someone’s work or motivate employees to meaningfully self-evaluate…. Read more »

Best Practices For Reducing Turnover and Increasing Employee Retention

Best Practices For Reducing Turnover and Increasing Employee Retention

Employees are not just the heart and soul of every organization – providing it with its personality and ultimately reputation with customers – they’re also the backbone of the day to day work that moves a business forward. Hiring the best employees is key to a successful, thriving organization, no matter what industry. Having an… Read more »

Risky Retainers?

When it comes to using an external source for making an important hire, nothing is more important than getting it right the first time. After all, who wants to spend budget dollars on an outside expert and get poor results? Many companies have turned to use contingent recruiting firms because no fee is payable until… Read more »

Value of Talent Pipelining your Organization

We all know that hiring in rich, competitive talent markets can be extremely difficult, especially when competing with organizations that will do anything to win. That is why many organizations are taking a more proactive approach. Talent pipelining is building a stable of fully vetted candidates before an actual need arises. Having candidates that have… Read more »

Lower Fees – Good on Paper, Poor in Execution

One of the more challenging issues we face is determining what the recruitment and retention costs really are for a company. Corporate hiring and procurement teams have found it easy to focus on demanding lower fees from third-party recruiters, however, in most cases, what we have seen in really a transference of cost from one… Read more »