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5 Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting New Teams

February 6th, 2018

5 Common and Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Starting New Teams

Many articles discuss the cost of a bad hire. The U.S. Department of Labor has put the cost at one-third of the new hire’s salary, while a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) report found that the cost be as high as five times the new hire’s salary.

However, no matter how steep the cost of a bad hire...

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The 6 “Simple” Steps for Quality Talent Selection & Onboarding Programs

January 3rd, 2018

The 6 “Simple” Steps for Quality Talent Selection & Onboarding Programs

Leadership author Jim Collins, known for his book “Good to Great,” has said, “Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”

In other words, having great people is mandatory for your organization to thrive. That’s why having quality talent selection and...

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Quiz: Is Your Organization Accommodating Enough to Attract Today’s Talent?

November 28th, 2017

Quiz: Is Your Organization Accommodating Enough to Attract Today’s Talent?

Roy Cohen, formerly the CHRO of TruGreen and now a partner with the consultancy ResultsThroughPeople.com, has astutely observed that the current talent pool “depends on two things: the strength of your brand and the market.”

Clearly today the latter of the...

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The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

October 25th, 2017

 

 

The Magic of Strategic Early Wins for New Leaders and Managers

According to Gallup’s “The State of the American Manager” report, just 30 percent of employees and 35 percent of managers are engaged at work.

Managers, Gallup finds, account for at least 70 percent of the variance in...

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4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

September 27th, 2017

 

 4 Tools That Help Leaders Proactively Manage Their Team’s Performance

Effective leaders are proactive instead of reactive. Rather than reacting to problems, they proactively promote employee performance and enable their teams to thrive.

As a leader, four critical tools enable you to proactively manage your team’s performance:

  1. Coaching
  2. Delegation
  3. ...

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How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

August 25th, 2017

How to Deliver Critical Onboarding Feedback That Works for New Leaders

While organizations should give all new employees early feedback about their behaviors and how they’re perceived, it’s IMPERATIVE to do so for new leaders.

Effective onboarding feedback empowers new leaders at your organization to align more quickly around the organization’s culture and expectations .Failing to...

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A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On

July 23rd, 2017

 

A Diagnostic Toolkit for Solving Employee Performance Problems Early On

As a leader, you’re going to run into employee performance problems. They’re inevitable and unavoidable. But they are addressable and often solvable. It’s important to address them quickly and effectively, so that the consequences of the performance problems are minimized for employees, your team, your department, and/or your...

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5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program

June 22nd, 2017

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5 Keys for Creating a Fortune 500-Style Mentoring Program

Surveys show that 70-75 percent of Fortune 500 companies have dedicated mentoring programs. It’s easy to see why so many do. Successful mentoring programs have many powerful benefits for employers, including:

  • Reduced turnover and recruiting costs. Both mentees and mentors are about 20...

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10 Questions You Should Ask New Employees

May 31st, 2017

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10 Questions You Should Ask New Employees

Are you taking advantage of the highly valuable intelligence that new employees can give you about the candidate and onboarding experiences you’re providing?

You should be. Their insights enable you to improve candidate and onboarding experiences, helping:

  • Reduce time to hire
  • Reduce cost per hire
  • ...

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How to Customize Onboarding for Promoted Employees and Rising Stars

April 14th, 2017

How to Customize Onboarding for Promoted Employees and Rising Stars

The best onboarding programs combine general best practices with practices that are customized for the individual needs of the particular...

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