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Beyond the Far Cliffs - Hiring and Retention

Beyond the Far Cliffs - Hiring and Retention | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

We provide training programs for leaders and managers that are based on best practices with a heavy emphasis on assessment, practical application, and experiential learning.


Our most popular training programs are on hiring, interviewing, retention, performance appraisal, coaching, and on-the-job training.

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8 Signs an Employee Should Be Fired (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations)

8 Signs an Employee Should Be Fired (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Many are mediocre. Some are bad. And some are absolutely toxic. Here's how to tell.
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Why Do You Wait So Long to Train Your Managers?

Why Do You Wait So Long to Train Your Managers? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Millennials especially are looking for leadership development. Look for the details  about how to deliver it on TLNT tomorrow. “Just want to acknowledge and thank you so much for all you are accomplishing, always, but especially as of late. You are a rock for our office, always steady, calm, transparent, real
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Do You Know What Your People Value?

Do You Know What Your People Value? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Last week I took to social media to ask the question “What do you value most about your company and your leader?” It wasn’t a large sample, but big enough to get some diversity of thought. Take a look at some of the responses I got back. As I read through the results, I realised…
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How Culture and Values Fit Into the Onboarding Experience

How Culture and Values Fit Into the Onboarding Experience | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The moment your new hire walks through the door can be intense for all members of your workplace. This is especially true in the world of a startup, where passi
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Are We Setting Our New Millennial Managers Up for Failure?

Are We Setting Our New Millennial Managers Up for Failure? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
It is estimated that more than two million millennials step into their first leadership role each year—and that first year is critical. Research by Harvard business professor Linda A. Hill shows that the skills and habits people adopt in their first year of management can be a foundation for success—or an obstacle to it—for the…
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Why CEOs Fire CHROs and How to Avoid Being Canned

Why CEOs Fire CHROs and How to Avoid Being Canned | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
I just met with yet another HR head fired unceremoniously from an embattled tech firm.  HR heads may last longer than sales leads, but they still probably make
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How Will You Tell Them They’ll Have to Punch In?

How Will You Tell Them They’ll Have to Punch In? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Looming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules mean businesses of all sizes have to make some difficult decisions about how to control la
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HR Roundtable: Does HR Want to be Strategic?

HR Roundtable: Does HR Want to be Strategic? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The May HR Roundtable(in Cincinnati) jumped into a conversation that was honestly overdue. For years HR has yearned to be seen as strategic and they continue to
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It’s Unfair to NOT Fire People

It’s Unfair to NOT Fire People | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Firing people has a bad rap in business. But sometimes, firing someone is the greatest gift you could give the individual impacted, as well as the remaining tea
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How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire

How Companies Are Using Simulations, Competitions, and Analytics to Hire | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it

The rise of the corporate tryout.

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Congress Realizes New Overtime Rules Stink

Congress Realizes New Overtime Rules Stink | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
If only there was something congress could do to stop this horrible new regulation. Oh, wait.
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Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring

Why Coaching is the New Currency in Hiring | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
If you haven't already prioritized coaching in your hiring strategy, the time is now.
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4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam

4 Pro-Employee Trends That Are Picking Up Steam | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Declaring that 'The pro-employee tide is rising,' a report out this morning identifies four developments in regulations and compliance that if they don't yet affect your workforce, they soon may. New overtime regs, the push for a $15 minimum wage, paid leave, and 'ban the box,' are the leading pro-employee trends, says the
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5 Signs That Point to An Employee About to Quit

5 Signs That Point to An Employee About to Quit | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Every employer knows that recruiting the best and brightest is tough. What’s even tougher is having to replace them. One of the best ways to retain employees is by recognizing early warning signs. If you can mitigate problems and pain points before they worsen, you can keep (most) employees from looking for an
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The Ugly Recruiting Tactic That's Backfiring on Some Companies

The Ugly Recruiting Tactic That's Backfiring on Some Companies | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Beware! The use of the 'exploding offer' is a sign of a desperate employer.
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Are ‘stay interviews’ the key to improving retention at your company?

Are ‘stay interviews’ the key to improving retention at your company? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
A key to achieving success in human capital management is maintaining some control over employee turnover. It’s hard to run a profitable business if your e
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As part of retention strategies, I've been stating clearly for years that it's important to find out why the best employees stay -- not focusing on why employees leave.  Too many companies focus on finding out why employees leave when many are employees who the company are pleased with their departure.  The "stay interview" acknowledges the importance of this point!

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Training Has Little Effect On Workplace Sex Harassment

Training Has Little Effect On Workplace Sex Harassment | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Despite 30 years of training and sensitivity sessions since the U.S. Supreme Court first said sexual harassment is discrimination,  workplace harassment has co
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The full report is due shortly -- can't wait to read it because I see absolutely no evidence in the SHRM Conference announcement that supports the "no effect of training."  How does the EEOC know that the existing training in some (or many) companies hasn't prevented incidents of sexual harassment?

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How Will You Tell Them They’ll Have to Punch In?

How Will You Tell Them They’ll Have to Punch In? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Looming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules mean businesses of all sizes have to make some difficult decisions about how to control la
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Are You Guilty of Negligent On-boarding?

Are You Guilty of Negligent On-boarding? | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Negligent on-boarding may not provoke a lawsuit, but it sure can create problems. The fastest growing class of lawsuits in America today are those related to
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Use Your Turnover to Know If You Have a Problem

Use Your Turnover to Know If You Have a Problem | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
High employee turnover hurts the business bottom line. It’s estimated that the average cost of a lost employee is 38% of the employee's annual salary. Conside
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Why You Need To Stop Pretending Your Exit Survey Is Useful

Why You Need To Stop Pretending Your Exit Survey Is Useful | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
Let’s say you have an employee, Eric, who has decided to leave the company. Shortly before his last day, you ask him to fill out an exit survey. Once you get
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This is on-target but not new insight.  There have been others, including me, who have preached against "exit surveys" for years.

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How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference

How Diversity of Thought Makes A Difference | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
“A diverse team that does not see the value of the diverse perspectives might as well not be diverse.” -- Mark Gistdirector of industrial participation a
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40 Talent Principles That Represent the Future of HR

40 Talent Principles That Represent the Future of HR | HR - Tracks | Scoop.it
The Future of HR Is Already Here -- Dominate Your Industry by Adopting These Silicon Valley Principles If your CEO expects your firm to lead your industry, he/
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