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    August 13, 2013

    5 Elements of an Engaged Culture & Integrated Human Resource Strategy

    The Importance of People, How Does Your Company Compare?

    "Companies have a hard time distinguishing between the cost of paying people and the value of investing in them" -Thomas A Stewart 1997 I think this quote from Thomas Stewart captures one of the most significant issues that organizations still face almost 200 years after the Industrial Revolution, the idea that the acquisition and deployment of talent typically determines the long-term success and sustainability of organizations.   A recent poll of CEO’s regarding what they perceived as the...Continue reading

    By Mark HerbertPosted in Human Resources on August 13, 2013

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    July 23, 2013

    Weaknesses Aren’t All Bad

    Seek to identify Self Awareness & Authenticity in every hiring candidate.

    By Joseph Skursky, President of Market Leader Solutions How many times have you read an article or Q&A forum regarding the classic interview question, “What’s your greatest weakness?” If you never have, here’s a spoiler alert – the topic is rarely positive and the supporting responses are quite caustic.    Do you use this question yourself or perhaps someone else in your organization? In the proper context and with the right objective in mind, it’s...Continue reading

    By Joseph SkurskyPosted in Human Resources on July 23, 2013

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    May 16, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Low Standards, Poor Leadership & Job Loss

    Downsizing: Lessons Learned for Leadership & HR Professionals

    By Joseph Skursky, President of Market Leader Solutions Some time ago my company had a project that was not fun or rewarding for anyone – a massive reduction in force. Literally thousands of lives were affected by the outcome, and in it, there were some clear lessons to be learned for leadership and HR responsibilities.   The mission was to identify the top 25%-30% of the workforce that should be retained. Everyone in the company completed a psychometric assessment so that the results...Continue reading

    By Joseph SkurskyPosted in Human Resources on May 16, 2013

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    March 21, 2013

    The Essence of Effective Hiring: 4 Steps to Improve Business Results

    A NEW 80/20 Rule for Human Resources & Management

    By Joseph Skursky, President of Market Leader Solutions Have you ever felt like you’re paddling as hard as you can to go upstream but just can’t seem to make any progress? If you have, you’re not alone. I see this quite often both in HR and in leadership areas. Most often, the cause is the same.   People.   If they just did what they were supposed to do… If they cared even half as much as you do… If they weren't so difficult...Continue reading

    By Joseph SkurskyPosted in Human Resources on March 21, 2013

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    March 7, 2013

    Employee Engagement: Myths, Opportunities & The Role Of HR

    Are your employees committed to achieving business results?

    By Mark Herbert, Principle Mark F. Herbert & Associates, Inc. and New Paradigms LLC Imagine a company where employees come to work engaged, determined and committed to support the goals of the organization (physically, psychologically, and emotionally).  95% of the time this is the case when an employee starts working for you; before things get in the way of their enthusiastic engagement. What gets in the way? Unclear expectations A variance in what the employee is doing and what we want them...Continue reading

    By Mark HerbertPosted in Human Resources on March 7, 2013

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    October 11, 2012

    Recruiting Well-Rounded Candidates

    A roadmap for finding the best talent in today’s economy.

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. Recruiting the right talent is hard work. High unemployment rates may swell your candidate pool, but sorting through all those resumes for the proper combination of skills and cultural fit can be grueling.  Given today’s lean and over-worked staffs in todays current job climate, the cost of onboarding a new employee is higher than ever and selecting the right candidate demands more due diligence.  Here are a few tools you can use to...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Human Resources on October 11, 2012

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