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Small Business Should Win Most Recruiting Battles, Here’s Why They Don’t (Recruiting advantages at small businesses – a comprehensive guide) (Part 1 of 2)

Ask retirees what was the best job in your career? And often the answer is a job at a small business. And because so many respond positively that a job at a small business was the best one in their professional career, I literally laugh when small business managers complain they can’t recruit against elite firms like Google. Even though …

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Raise Your Credibility With Executives – Dealbreaker Phrases To Avoid (Part 2 of 2)

A Think Piece – a new language for HR, “Speaking With Dollars and Data” and avoiding turnoff phrases. The goal of this article is to provide direction to HR professionals who want to learn how to impress and build credibility with their executives. By making presentations that include more dollars, data, and numbers. And that completely avoids “dealbreaker words” like …

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Alert For An Exceptional Talent Opportunity… Target Elite Firms That Are Currently Undergoing Layoffs (Job security is becoming a major attraction factor, so why not poach at Twitter?)

Targeting struggling firms allows you to hire exceptional talent that now seeks greater job security. Yes, during a time when talent opportunities have been quite rare, there is suddenly a recruiting opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. This opportunity now exists because a significant number of elite but temporarily struggling firms, including Google, Tesla, Microsoft, Coinbase, Netflix, Starbucks, and Warner Bros., …

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The Only Metrics That Matter – Business Impact Metrics (A comprehensive example covering the business impact metrics for the compensation function)

The only HR metrics that execs don’t consider to be dreaded “so what metrics” are bus. impact metrics. A Think Piece – for getting HR leaders to begin adding business impact metrics. Few within HR realize it. A whopping 70% of all variable business costs can be expended on employee compensation and benefits. Yet despite being literally the most costly …

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The Untimely Death Of Workforce Planning – HR’s Most Costly Omission

HR mistake

HR’s almost nonexistent workforce planning has created our most costly business impact this century. And those billions in business damages have been created primarily over the last decade. We have had a constant mismatch between a company’s talent needs and its workforce capabilities. The primary reason for this talent mismatch is that over the last decade, HR has made developing …

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The Untimely Death Of Workforce Planning – HR’s Most Costly Omission

HR mistake

HR’s almost nonexistent workforce planning has created our most costly business impact this century. And those billions in business damages have been created primarily over the last decade. We have had a constant mismatch between a company’s talent needs and its workforce capabilities. The primary reason for this talent mismatch is that over the last decade, HR has made developing …

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Act Before The Supreme Court Decisions On Guns & Abortions Impact Your Workplace (The top 10 problems created by each recent SCOTUS decision)

HR must plan for the upcoming workplace turmoil as a new gun and abortion court decisions take effect. Of course, everyone is talking about the two recent Supreme Court decisions covering abortion and gun rights. And even though most of the impacts from these two rulings will fall into the legal and political categories. It would be a grave mistake …

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Inflation – Low-Cost Ways To Counter Its Impacts On Recruiting And Retention (Steps for convincing applicants not to worry about low base compensation in their new job)

This action piece… is a scannable list of alternatives to raising employee pay during high inflation.  This article covers a list of compensation selling approaches. They are designed to minimize potential applicants’ fear about whether the compensation in their new job will allow them to maintain their current living standards during inflation. These corporate alternatives to increasing pay are essential …

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