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December 2, 2015

The Cover Letter Dilemma: To Write or Not to Write

By: Taunee Besson and Ruth Glover "By the time a cover letter arrives on my desk, it better be good!" said Alyson Cate, Vice President of Human Resources at Lyrick Corporation, a privately held company in Allen, Texas, which produces children's programs featuring Barney the Dinosaur and Wishbone the Dog…
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November 30, 2015

Successful Hiring Managers Never Fall for These Myths

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search You already know you need high standards when it comes to hiring the right person for the job. The best person is out there, and you won’t settle for less, right? Good for you – keep those expectations high. But what about your…
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November 24, 2015

How to Become Your Own PR Person

By: Grace Killelea Having a good public relations or media specialist on your team is one of the keys to selling yourself. But regardless of how good they are - you are your best representative. After all, you know how fabulous you really are. And with the right tools, you…
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November 24, 2015

Ranking and Yanking Your Performance Management Process

SilkRoad explores how employee performance review processes stack up and how to make them better. No one likes performance reviews.  Managers hate to give them and employees hate to hear them.  HR professionals across the globe are starting to believe that annual or biannual performance reviews are killing the productivity…
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November 20, 2015

10 Things Productive Professionals Do in the First 15 Minutes of the Day

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search Your workday has already started. Have you set the tone yet for the rest of your day? If you’re already too busy to have given that any thought, then good luck to you. After all, in just a few minutes you’re going to…
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November 17, 2015

Deciding Between Two Jobs

By: Taunee Besson You have a high-class problem! You've been offered two excellent positions, both of which have their pros and cons. You've gone over and over the issues, and you can't decide which one to take. You must make your decision within the next three days. What do you…
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November 13, 2015

Should You Promote Underperformers?

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search There’s an old adage: “Hire slowly and fire fast.” On its face, that statement makes sense, and it’s right up there with, “Marry in haste, repent in leisure.” But sometimes even the best advice needs to get turned on its head, according to…
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November 11, 2015

How to Make Your Code of Conduct More Engaging

By: Jimmy Lin The code of conduct is one of the single most important documents a company will produce. It outlines the organization’s principles and serves as a behavioral guideline for all employees. It’s meant to guide employees through ethical dilemmas and create a trusting image of the company. Despite…
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November 10, 2015

8 Tips for Positive Self-Talk to Spur Success

By: Grace Killelea Each of us has about 50,000 thoughts each day. Most are judgments. Many are negative. All are stories. Most of them are fiction. We find ourselves saying: “I’m never going to get that promotion.” “Money is not my strong suit.” “I’m so disorganized!” If we hear these…
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November 6, 2015

Retaining Top Talent

By: Maurice Gilbert, Managing Partner of Conselium Executive Search Because the cost of losing top talent is high, so is the incentive to retain your star performers. But when competitors are attempting to poach the best of your team, you may find yourself exploring options for keeping people on board -- from…
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