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January 8, 2015

5 Keys to Making a Great Hire

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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November 7, 2014

6 Types of Candidates You’d Do Well to Avoid

By: Maurice Gilbert We love our star performers, but not all talent can be top talent; in fact, a pretty large percentage of employees fall somewhere in the middle, those who earn their keep and advance the company’s objectives more often than not.  It’s that bottom-most quadrant of workers that…
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September 12, 2014

The One That Got Away

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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April 11, 2014

What Would Barry White Do?

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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March 13, 2014

Hiring “Customer-Ready” Staff

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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February 20, 2014

3 Ways to Read More Resumes

If you are or have been flooded with resumes, you know how tedious and difficult it can be to give all of them the attention they deserve. There are programs out there effective at searching resumes for keywords or points of attention, but ATS solutions make the most sense for…
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January 16, 2014

10 Questions on Interview Questions

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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January 14, 2014

Optimization is the Key

“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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January 3, 2014

Five HR Resolutions for 2014

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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November 18, 2013

Recognizing Quality

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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