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Discourage Applications From People You Will Never Hire

Discourage applications to find qualified candidates and stop wasting recruiter time.

Are you flooded with unqualified applicants that have no chance of being hired? Proactively discourage them and avoid wasted recruiter time and legal risks. Due to record high unemployment levels during this unprecedented downturn, most organizations are being bombarded with applications. Unfortunately, many of these applicants have no chance of being hired. Every organization, of course, welcomes fully qualified applicants. …

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A Perfect Storm Of Distractions Will Soon Reduce Employee Productivity

Manager actions to reduce employee stress, anxiety, and worries during COVID

The pandemic has been distracting employees for months. But soon worrying about kids at school and possible evictions or layoffs will dramatically cut productivity even further. Can you even imagine during the first weeks of physically sending their kids back to school? The number of times each day when every parent working for you will continually wonder if sending each …

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Hire Those That Beat You – A High Business Impact Recruiting Strategy

Recruiting strategy

After a sports team beats yours, you try to hire their highest impact player away. Corporations can also prevent losing future competitions using a “hire those that beat you” recruiting program. Which is a program that targets directly hiring at least one key employee away from a competitor’s team that recently beat your company in a head-to-head product development race. …

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Is Your HR Function Strategic? – Take This Quick Assessment Test

Any Questions. Questions about HR strategy. Source Pixabay

Every HR function strives “to be strategic.” To actually qualify, I’ve found that all HR leaders need to be able to answer these 6 qualifying “Questions From Hell,” with the same consistent answers. Also, realize that simply having a goal of being strategic or stating that your function is strategic doesn’t make it so. The overuse of the word “strategic” …

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Mentioned in Stop Top-Talent Turnover

The professor of management at San Francisco State University recommends what he calls “stay” interviews, in which managers periodically sit down with top-performing employees and ask key questions to suss out the fundamental reasons why they like their jobs.

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Quoted in the New York Times – The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

Remote work is the future? Source: pixabay

“When people are in turmoil, you take advantage of them,” said John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University. “The data over the last three months is so powerful,” he said. “People are shocked. No one found a drop in productivity. Most found an increase. People have been going to work for a thousand years, but it’s …

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