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Make Reference Checks A Part Of The Selection Process.

It’s hard to determine who has less respect for reference checks: hiring managers or candidates.  Today, hiring managers rarely conduct effective reference checks and, as a result, candidates have little motivation to maintain those past relationships. Brad Smart, the author of the popular book “Topgrading: The Proven Hiring and Promoting

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Now Is No Time To Lose Good Employees!

We all know that the current job market is very tight for hiring new team members. What you may not be considering is that it is also a good time for your current employees to jump ship. In these times, it is critical that you retain your good employees. What

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Establish Success Factors For Direct Reports

Success: (noun) the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. – The New Oxford American Dictionary How do leaders know success when they see it?  In athletics, a look at the scoreboard or standings shows who’s successful.  In school, report cards indicate success.  Businesses use the balance sheet or income statement

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Job Definitions Should Be A Group Undertaking

Leaders are constantly struggling to find time for the important but not urgent activities. One of those activities is creating and updating the job descriptions/accountabilities for each of their direct reports. Though HR or their direct reports may help, they need to take the lead for managing this critical leadership

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