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How to eliminate robotic recruitment

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Rapid technology growth is causing significant waves in talent acquisition, with many recruitment professionals questioning how long it is until they’re replaced by robots. Rather than viewing technology as a replacement, we like to see it as a complement
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Google, TurboTax and WebMD: The robotization of society

Thought Leadership on Employee Benefits-Risk & Reward presented by Tyler Eure at TriBridge Partners. I love everything the movie-going experience offers: mounds of popcorn smothered in streams of butter, buckets of ice-cold Coca Cola that could quench a camel’s thirst, how a theater magically fills with 50 movie critics when
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Top 5 reasons to host your company’s holiday party in January

Thought Leadership presented by Cescaphe Event Group A busy time in the office For most industries, the end of the year marks the busiest time. From year-end reports to closing budgets, it is a time when both management and employees are spread thin and already working overtime to get the
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Making the most of your nonprofit board involvement

Thought Leadership on Growth Strategies for Technology Companies presented by Wiss & Co. It is a privilege to be asked to join a nonprofit board, whether it’s a prominent organization or one that’s fairly under the radar. Registering for a board unlocks the noteworthy ability to assist others on a
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The difference between passive candidates and active applicants

Thought Leadership on Flexible Staffing presented by Symphony Placements. You may have heard the terms "passive candidates" and "active candidates" before. Staffing agencies such as Symphony Placements look for candidates in both categories. Each type of candidate requires a different hiring strategy. Active candidates Active candidates are those who are
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These hiring trends will dominate the talent pool this year

Thought Leadership on Flexible Staffing presented by Symphony Placements. Trends influence the ways we find, recruit and retain employees, and they change almost on a yearly basis. After all, that’s why they’re called trends. Successful companies should keep an eye on these trends to ensure they’re hiring and retaining the
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Millennials will become the largest hiring pool in history: Is your company ready?

Thought Leadership on Flexible Staffing presented by Symphony Placements. The Baby Boomer generation is in the process of retiring. They were the largest generation so far to dominate the hiring pool; but recent research shows that Millennials, who are about to hit the mid-career level, have taken over the ranks
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3 surefire signs it’s time to outsource recruiting

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Hiring needs are difficult to predict, leaving recruitment departments understaffed and overwhelmed. No matter how many people you have on the recruitment team, they may not have the expertise to attract and acquire the top talent your company needs.
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4 hard facts about your organization’s ‘soft’ side

Thought Leadership on Execution Strategies presented by Simple Solutions. Most leaders understand that achieving high performance in an organization requires hard work. For example, executives who successfully execute a business strategy to produce sustained growth, profits and high customer satisfaction are thought to posses the highest level of business acumen
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6 tips to prevent employee vacation scheduling issues

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. Ensuring businesses have an appropriate amount of coverage can be an issue at any point during the year, but it can be extremely challenging during the summer months, as employees are trying to
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Harboring eminent young talent: How to help a millennial workforce blossom

Thought Leadership on Growth Strategies for Technology Companies presented by Wiss & Co. Appealing to young professionals is remarkably fundamental to modern corporations. These employees, usually young recruits in their 20s, amplify the energetic, innovative culture many companies attempt to conserve, transforming the workplace for the better with their optimistic
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How personal branding benefits the bottom line of your organization

Thought Leadership on Leveraging Your Executives to Increase Company Visibility presented by Brand id | Strategic Partners. As the head of your company, are you absolutely certain that if you walked up to the first five employees you encountered and asked them to state who they are, what they do
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Wisdom from women leaders

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. There is no doubt that men and women are different (we all know “Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars”) and there is no question that women and men lead in different ways. According to the Pew Research Center
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The commitment: Are the people on your team ready to say ‘I do?’

Thought Leadership on Leveraging Your Executives to Increase Company Visibility presented by Brand id | Strategic Partners. How committed are the people who work for you? I’m serious. When you aren’t around, and they are left alone, are they excitedly discussing the projects, opportunities and environment you have created or
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Mindlessness: The invisible line item in your budget

Thought Leadership on The Neuroscience Of Leadership presented by Zero Point Leadership. Have you ever driven somewhere and not remembered how you got there, or zoned out while walking to the coffee shop on your mid-morning break? Times like these demonstrate what a good job our autopilot does of taking
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Judy Zangwill of Sunnyside Community Services: Creating growth and enriching lives

Thought Leadership on Peer Advantage presented by Vistage Worldwide. Sunnyside Community Services' (SCS) website explains that the Queens, NY-based not-for-profit strengthens its community by providing a continuum of vital services and activities that enrich the lives of individuals of all ages. For Executive Director Judy Zangwill, "continuum" is the key
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Innovation stems from the human experience

Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. “Innovation” — while a rightfully popular, yet overused buzzword over the past couple of decades — is never going out of style as a priority in business. Companies and organizations have been and always will continue to seek the next Holy
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(How to) Be the spark that ignites innovation

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. IBM, a 130-year old company, didn’t get where it is today without constant innovation. Disney started out as a cartoon studio and has evolved into a leading entertainment company always creating new products and new businesses. And Apple didn’t stop
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Why investing in corporate wellness provides great returns

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. Let’s talk wellness and what it means to the corner office executive. When we think of our health and how we can better it, we often think, “If I could just make time to go to the gym or
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Batman vs. Superman: The true greatness behind successful alliances

Thought Leadership on Business Ideas for Growth Companies and Growth Consultants presented by Cerini and Associates LLP. The excitement is undeniably in the air for the iconic battle between our fictional heroes Batman and Superman. You might be wondering why they are even fighting in the first place. Immediately, it
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Corporate housing vs. hotels: How to keep your employees happy, healthy and within budget

Thought Leadership presented by National Corporate Housing For the discerning executive, considering options and alternatives for business travel and temporary lodging for employees is a must for effective company policy. While hotels and extended-stay hotels are the traditional standard, depending on length of stay and number of individuals traveling, temporary
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Corporate culture shock: reinventing your brand

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. Any world traveler can tell you that stepping off a plane in another country can sometimes feel like walking into a new, bizarre and unfamiliar world. The language, food, rituals and customs all differ from what we are accustomed to.
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Top 5 tips for choosing an event venue

Thought Leadership presented by National Press Club Selecting the right venue for your event can make all the difference. Whether you’re planning a large multi-day conference, cocktail reception, lavish awards gala or business meeting, there are lots of things to consider when exploring venues. Based on The National Press Club’s
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How to avoid costly turnover: 3 reasons employees don’t stick around

Thought Leadership on Flexible Staffing presented by Symphony Placements. The good news: The job market is finally facing an upturn after years of being in a slump. Workers are feeling more secure about the job market, and as such are more inclined to look for new careers if they’re not
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How the staffing industry has changed over the past 20 years (or has it?)

Thought Leadership on Recruiting and Retention presented by Vector Talent Resources. The staffing industry has been shaped by everything from new legal and political initiatives, to technological advancements and shifts in culture. The question now becomes, what has remained the same, and what does it mean moving forward? A revolution
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Cloud 2016: Get your homework done

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. Now that 2016 is upon us, it is a good time to learn about the tools that are shaking up the world of collaboration, document management, knowledge management and information architecture. There is one clear standout: the Cloud.
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3 steps to building a positive ‘mindsweat’

Thought Leadership on The Future of Wellness presented by LifeWork Strategies. Creating a positive workplace “mindsweat” means that, as an employer, you are going beyond the normal nine-to-five mindset to create a mentally fit workplace. Why should you have a mentally fit workplace? Besides the obvious reasons, a mentally fit
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Nonqualified deferred compensation programs: Good for now and later

Thought Leadership on Employee Benefits-Risk & Reward presented by TriBridge Partners. When I was a kid, one of my favorite treats were Now & Laters. The candies came packaged together in a long tube that was filled with a seemingly endless amount of individually wrapped fruit chews. As I recall,
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Employee feedback: Why you need to stop avoiding the hard conversations

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. We all get those moments when we feel like bad news is imminent. Whether it’s right before you hop onto a scale for the first time in a year, or 10 minutes before you walk into the doctor’s office for
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The right fit: Why sales personality matters

Thought Leadership on Online Staffing presented by Salesmatchr powered by MyStaffNow. Salespeople can make or break an organization. Do you have a great product or service? Great! But if you don’t have someone on your team who can sell it, your idea might be dead in the water. Salespeople are
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How to create an environment that fosters innovation

Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC Companies that cannot break free from traditional thoughts and approaches regularly go the way of the dodo. Yet companies still struggle to create an environment that fosters innovation, but where work fundamentals are still completed. So how do you find
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Getting your employees to buy in might cost less than you think

Thought Leadership on Talent and H.R. presented by Speed Raceway. Great ideas are the lifeblood of innovation. However, in the real world, ideas are only as good as their execution. And for most of us, it takes a team of people in multiple disciplines, departments and facets to execute an
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Do you have the mindset of an industry thought leader?

Thought Leadership on Leveraging Your Executives to Increase Company Visibility presented by Brand id | Strategic Partners. After 8 years of running a full-service Personal Branding + Elevation Agency, one thing has become abundantly clear. If your mindset doesn’t match your vision, you will never attract the level of success
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You’ve got a deep bench. Why aren’t you leveraging the talent?

Thought Leadership on Leveraging Your Executives to Increase Company Visibility presented by Brand id | Strategic Partners. Ever wonder what some of this nation’s most successful organizations are doing that yours is not? They are leveraging the talent of their key players. You would be surprised to learn how many
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Workplace fitness: 3 simple changes you can make to improve productivity

Thought Leadership on The Future of Wellness presented by LifeWork Strategies. You can go crazy and invest in things like treadmill desks, massage chairs and onsite chefs (trust me, I won’t stop you), or you can simply add one more resolution to your annual business strategy – a resolution to
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Recruit, retain and reward your best people

Thought Leadership on Deferred Benefits presented by Schiff Benefits Group. As a business owner, it’s a delicate task balancing compensation, benefits and profitability at any time, let alone during uncertain economic times such as these. Rarely is base salary and health insurance enough to attract that top performer or, even
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Flexible staffing makes ‘cents’

It’s 7:30 A.M. and you have received a call from your front desk employee, who has strep throat. Your clerical support person and backup for the front desk is eight months pregnant, and may deliver her baby at any time. What do you do? Who is going to answer your
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How to bring generations together through workplace design

Thought Leadership on Workspace Solutions presented by Benhar Office Interiors. Today, it isn’t unusual to have four generations working in an office. On occasion, that number could even rise to five or six generations in one office, and in the future it definitely will. In discussing workplace strategy and design,
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How to get the most from regression data analysis

Thought Leadership on Strategic Human Resources Solutions presented by Sibson Consulting. Many organizations use regression data analysis1 to help make major decisions about how to select, motivate, compensate and reward their employees. Unfortunately, some users of regression embark on misguided expeditions by simply entering data from a group of variables
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3 reasons you need a chief information governance officer in 2016

Thought Leadership on Business Strategy & Technology Value presented by Paragon Solutions. In case you missed the recent webinar hosted by theInformation Governance Initiative, “Introducing the Chief Information Governance Officer – A New Information Leader for a New Era,” here is a recap of the three main gaps addressed by
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Personal safety: How to hire the right bodyguard

Thought Leadership on Staffing for Lifestyle and Corporate by Quintessentially People. The security and close-protection industry can be a complicated one to navigate. Trust is an important factor when it comes to you and your bodyguard or security detail. With an increasing number of people requiring close protection in the
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Making virtual teams work

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. As the war for talent rages on, the use of virtual teams continues to grow as companies look well beyond the 30-minute commute to find the right people with the right stuff. Companies who limit their sights to
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Can you handle unbridled innovation?

Thought Leadership on Leadership Training presented by MKS&H. The term innovation can sometimes bring forth a sense of dread, as it usually leads to change, and change can be scary. Who knows what the future holds when you change things up from your normal routine? But change is an important
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5 questions to ask yourself when hiring an HR leader

Thought Leadership on HR Strategy presented by Levy Employment Law, LLC and RealHR Solutions LLC. CEOs often ask us to help them determine what they need in a human resources professional to lead their HR function. They also want to know how much it will cost them. This opens up
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When it comes to selling, do you have an image gap?

Thought Leadership on Creating a High Performing Sales Culture presented by Sandler Training Chartwell Seventeen Advisory Group. Have you ever heard of a concept called the image gap? Everybody has some degree of image gap. The image gap is simply the gap between where you think you are, and where
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Different strokes for different folks: The importance of taking a country’s culture into account

Thought Leadership on Strategic Human Resources Solutions presented by Sibson Consulting. For companies doing business abroad, understanding how each country’s culture influences sales compensation can be the difference between designing an effective motivational program, and one that confuses or even alienates the overseas sales force. Take the case of a
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The third way of leadership: The four voices leaders use

Thought Leadership on The Third Way of Leadership presented by The Leaders Edge/Leaders By Design. In this series of articles so far, we have established that the "first way of leadership" was masculine, created when men dominated the workplace. The skills practiced include: taking initiative; adapting to frequent change quickly;
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A healthier bottom line: 3 ways to measure it

Thought Leadership on The Future of Wellness presented by LifeWork Strategies. What does it really mean to have a healthier bottom line? Is it the bottom number on your P&L? Is it the report to your board of directors? The short answer is: The health of your employees IS your
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5 questions you must ask when hiring for sales

Thought Leadership on Online Staffing presented by Salesmatchr powered by MyStaffNow. Last week, as I was meeting with one of our sales managers and lamenting about some of the past hires that haven’t worked out, I asked him how he’s been vetting and interviewing prospective candidates. When we interviewed someone
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Top companies use strategy and vision to get results in staffing

Writing job descriptions, posting job openings, reading resumes, and interviewing and vetting candidates must all be done before an employee is selected from a small pool of peers and hired. Staffing services are useful to companies because they cut out the work.
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Why ironmen and ironwomen make great CEOs

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. Over the last decade, triathlon has become the executive sport de rigueur. Triathlon tests you in different ways than most other endurance sports. And interestingly, it is analogous of the unique challenges of executive leadership. Unlike single-mode sports,
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Why your best performers can be your worst managers

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. I’ve seen it time and time again. A small company sees success, and starts to grow. They hire more people to increase capacity and develop new products and services. But soon, it seems as though the entire staff
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The best ways to build and maintain great business partnerships

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. After many years in product design and development, I founded a technology company in 2003. We did well and the company grew in both revenues and people. We made the Inc 5000 list five years in a row,
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Using conflict to succeed

Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC. Conflict is generally a word with strong negative connotations. When most people think of conflict we think of disagreements, uncomfortable arguments, even outright war. At the same time, we all know that on some level conflict is the process of
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Fiduciary risk management: 2 developments that have increased your risk and what you can do about it

Thought Leadership on Risk Management presented by AHT Insurance. Offering a retirement plan can be beneficial to employees, their beneficiaries, and the company. Administering a plan and managing its assets however comes with great responsibility and possible risk. If your organization has already implemented a retirement plan you are likely
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Filling a key role in your company

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. "Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." --Andrew Carnegie The team you build within your company is
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10 question checklist: Flexible staffing as a competitive advantage

As sighted by statistics in the labor force index provided by The American Staffing Association, since the 2008-2010 recessions, the number of temporary or contingent jobs has outpaced the growth in core positions by a ratio of 2-to-1.
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The importance of reflections in team building

Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC. When people come to a challenge course they participate in a series of different challenges. These could be introducing yourself to a complete stranger, playing a goofy tag game, passing someone through a web of rope or catching a teammate
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Temp agencies: growing in popularity

With the job market becoming increasingly competitive and requirements becoming stricter,temp agencies have begun to grow in popularity. Not only first time job seekers, but veterans of the professional world have come to temp agencies in the hopes of finding regular work.
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Blurred lines: How a holistic approach to risk and benefits management can improve your bottom line

Thought Leadership on Risk Management presented by AHT Insurance. In many organizations, particularly larger ones, there is frequently a distinct separation between those that manage the corporate insurance (property and casualty/business risk), those that manage employee benefits (human resource liability), and even the retirement benefits (fiduciary liability). Breaking down these
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5 things new CEOs should focus on

Thought Leadership on Leadership and Organizational Performance presented by Eckfeldt & Associates. Recently I had lunch with a long-time friend and senior executive of a successful company. She’s been at the job for many years and the company has gone from a startup of twenty people to almost six hundred.
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3 ways leaders build successful teams

Thought Leadership on Team Building presented by Terrapin Adventures, LLC. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” Henry Ford True leadership can take a mediocre performing company to new heights by building great teams. No matter what the environment: work, school, sports team, non-profit
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Cyber risk insurance: You bought the policy. Are you really covered?

Thought Leadership on Risk Management presented by AHT Insurance. Cyber risk insurance has evolved over the last 15 years to protect companies where technology and the internet play an important role in the business operations. Today, that is nearly every business. However, simply purchasing a cyber insurance policy in addition
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Executive recruiting: successful strategies

Thought Leadership on Executive Recruiting by Search Consultants. While staff recruiting is important to building a business, executive recruiting is essential in maintaining and growing a successful business. If the executive recruiting process fails, your business could suffer. If your company is in the business for executive recruiting, turn to
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