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Calculating the Dollar Costs of a Bad or Weak-performing Employee

Almost every manager, when asked, readily agrees that weak employees underperform average employees by a significant amount. We certainly know from sports teams, where performance is easily measured, that there is a huge performance differential (often double or triple) between the below average, average, and top performers in the same position. From a talent management perspective, if the “performance differential” …

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Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Strategic Talent Leaders

The New Year is the perfect time to reexamine and refocus your talent efforts. The coming year will see a surge in economic growth, but it will occur in a business environment with continued volatility. Succeeding in this environment will require a new approach. So before all of the activity that accompanies any new year begins, take at least an …

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Who Are the Despicable Mes in Recruiting?

The combination of the popular “Despicable Me” movies and the Christmas season made me think about who in the recruiting process should get “a lump of coal” in their stockings for their naughty behavior. Obviously any list like this that identifies problem-causers involves some generalizations, because there are always some individual exceptions. However, in any field there are individuals who …

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The Top 25 Recruiting Trends, Problems, and Opportunities for 2014, Part 1 and 2

Even if you work in a corporate recruiting function with low resources or minimal expectations for change, every recruiter still has a professional obligation to maintain their awareness of the latest trends and predictions. I have grouped 25 predictions of the leading corporate recruiting trends for 2014 into four separate sections. Part 1 includes two sections that cover 14 new …

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Stay Interviews: an Essential Tool for Winning ‘the War to Keep Your Employees’

The complete guide on how to use stay interviews to improve retention Many firms use exit interviews to find out why employees are leaving their jobs. Unfortunately, asking an employee on their last day “why are you leaving?” doesn’t provide useful information in time to prevent the turnover. A superior approach that I’ve been recommending for over 20 years is …

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Remote College Recruiting — Capturing Top Students From Schools You Don’t Visit

Many exceptional students probably do not attend the schools that you visit If you assume that the best students only attend the top ranked schools, you are making a big mistake. A while back I asked a recruiter at a large well-known network firm that recruited engineers at MIT, Caltech, and the other top-ranked technology schools to identify the single …

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UPCOMING WEBINAR – Employee Referrals – Your Go to Strategy for 2014

  Dr. John Sullivan Speaker, Advisor of Management, Author and Professor DR. JOHN SULLIVAN & ASSOCIATES If you’re frustrated with the mostly mediocre results produced by your current corporate employee referral program, it is important to realize that with only a handful of action steps you can dramatically improve both the quality and the volume of referrals. Referral Program managers …

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[Video] Facebook’s Amazing Talent Management Practices — and What You Must Learn From Them

“Amazing” is the most accurate word to describe both the business results and the talent management approaches at Facebook. This presentation will highlight the results of a five-year case study of Facebook conducted by Dr. John Sullivan. At this session, you will learn: • How Facebook’s talent management practices are so advanced that some of them are superior to the …

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College Recruiting — Capturing ‘Passive’ Students Who Don’t Visit the Career Center

How Your Current College Approach Misses Top Talent  Unlike modern “experienced hire” recruiting, most college recruiting is neither scientific nor data-driven. A majority of college programs run on tradition, which means that they rely almost exclusively on students attending information sessions and then interviewing students through the campus career center. Print Friendly

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