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How Pre-Employment Assessments Help Companies Hire the Best

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by heatherladd

An article by Michael Mercer on the Assessment Business Center website discusses how pre-employment tests can help companies hire the best candidates that will be the most productive, profitable and honest employees.  The article mentions the sole reason to assess applicants is to predict or forecast how an applicant will behave on-the-job BEFORE you hire […]

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Hiring Great Employees

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by heatherladd

I recently reviewed an article that discusses how to hire great employees on the Entrepreneur magazine website.  Bill Bartmann, the article’s author, suggests there are five fundamental characteristics to look for when hiring new employees.  These five characteristics are Aptitude, Attitude, Intelligence, Intensity and Integrity.  He believes he was able to determine a potential new […]

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Should You Use Assessments in Your Hiring Process?

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by heatherladd

In the article, Should You Use Personality Testing in Hiring? Paul Forti, founder of PCM Management Counsultants LLC, states that personality tests can help you find employees with specific traits that are well-suited for the position you’re trying to fill.  He states that the assessments need to be legal under the EEOC guidelines, they should […]

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Employee Assessments and Succession Planning

Posted on February 19th, 2014 by heatherladd

I recently read an article that discusses the relationship between employee assessments and succession planning on the Entrepreneur magazine website.  The article makes several good points, and here is my opinion on some of the assertions that they make: The article focuses on succession planning within government agencies.  However, I think this is most important […]

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Have you considered upgrading you talent?

Posted on February 8th, 2014 by heatherladd

The current economy has created some significant challenges, but the supply of talent has never been so plentiful or affordable.  The most successful organizations have seized this unique situation to upgrade key positions and become even more competitive in the market. Low performers can cost your organization as much as $200,000 per year. The greatest […]

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Find and RETAIN Your Best Employees

Posted on January 18th, 2014 by heatherladd

In his article, Employee life cycle not one of burn-and-churn Marc Drizin, former Vice President of Walker Information, mentions that the average employee stays with their employer 3.5 years.  He also mentions that the average employee will hold 13-15 jobs during the course of their career.  Further, he says it costs employers 18 months of […]

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Now is the Time to Pay Attention to Great Employees

Posted on January 6th, 2014 by heatherladd

A number of articles have talked about employees becoming less engaged over the last 12-18 months.  Other studies and polls have indicated that some very high percentages of people, if they have a chance, will go to work somewhere else.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Feb/Mar/April more workers voluntarily quit their […]

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