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A great team can make ALL the difference. As the leader of your organization these critical decisions affect everything. The Hiring Success category is a place to find helpful information to make your next hire a great hire.

Why do CEOs hire people backwards?

Why do CEOs hire people backwards?

CEO’s have two choices in hiring:

  1. CEOs can search for great people and then create motivation, alignment and profits – BACKWARDS!!!!
  2. CEO’s can hire passionate,
  3. Read More

Retaining Employees: Your Most Important Job?

Retaining Employees: Your Most Important Job?

I write so much about employee issues, lawsuits and “mess management” that I sometimes sound as if I don’t value employees.

The reality is that Read More

Government Regulation in the Workplace – Don’t Get Left in the Dark

Government Regulation in the Workplace – Don’t Get Left in the Dark

The challenge of government regulation for business owners and managers is tough enough, but it can often be increased when multiple issues are overlaid.

I Read More

Who is De-Railing your Organization?

Who is De-Railing your Organization?

After two years, you make the decision to let go of an employee and now start hearing from employees all the problems this leader had Read More

Making Tough Decisions: Reward Good Employees by Removing Bad Ones

Making Tough Decisions: Reward Good Employees by Removing Bad Ones

I’m sure you’ve seen advice regarding employee bonus and incentive systems, including some that are quite complex. The idea is that, to achieve a high-performance Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Creating Clear Performance Goals

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Creating Clear Performance Goals

Do your employees understand what you want?  Resolve to create performance clarity.

This is the 2nd installment of a discussion about fuzzy job Read More

Background Checks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Background Checks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Despite some debate and even legal questions on method, I consistently recommend that my clients conduct background checks on all employees they intend to hire. Read More

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

Sustainability is the concept of managing an organization by considering environmental, social and a broad range of economic factors – and the external reporting on Read More

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

I am constantly surprised at how many companies and organizations miss or under utilize an important human resources tool: onboarding. It may be one Read More

When Hiring – Use a Rifle, Not a Shotgun

When Hiring – Use a Rifle, Not a Shotgun

When building your company, you need to ask yourself if you have the time and skills to recruit and hire the best people. Or are Read More

Is Your Human Capital Strategy Old School?

Is Your Human Capital Strategy Old School?

It’s rare that you read about management principles that are so counter to everything that you believe in, that you just shudder in disbelief.  Such Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014?  Probably not…

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Probably not…

Do your employees understand what you want?  Resolve to create performance clarity.

In this installment of our management blog series, the problem of fuzzy Read More

Talent Obsession- The Key to Great Leadership

Talent Obsession- The Key to Great Leadership

The realization that motivated employees to drive business success is what separates good leaders and their companies from great ones. But when it comes to Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? 5 Resolutions for an Awesome New Year

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? 5 Resolutions for an Awesome New Year

Whatever you are doing to get ready for this year’s success, there is one thing you are not paying enough attention to: talent.  But Read More

Republicans’ Medicare Fix: Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

Republicans’ Medicare Fix: Defined Benefit Becomes Defined Contribution

The Republicans’ proposals for the Medicare fix are quite different than the Democrats’. The Republicans begin with fundamental structural changes that will convert Medicare from Read More

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Conflict Minerals, Part 2: 5 Tips for 2013 Deadlines & Beyond

Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals (DFCM) is an SEC rule intended to reduce financial support for rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by improving transparency Read More

Want to Hire Great Sales People? Look for these 2 Qualities

Want to Hire Great Sales People? Look for these 2 Qualities

I am often asked by my clients to interview potential sales representatives for their teams.  During the candidate’s interview, it is easy to be swayed Read More

How to Perfect Your Hiring Strategies

How to Perfect Your Hiring Strategies

Cyndi Gave is an accomplished and frequently called-upon speaker, known both for her expertise and energy in examining Read More

FLSA Regulations: The Impact of Improper Salary Deductions

FLSA Regulations: The Impact of Improper Salary Deductions

In this third part of our series, we explain how to avoid improper salary deductions that could destroy the overtime exemption of an employee who Read More

FLSA Regulations: Basic Principles on Employee Overtime Exemptions

FLSA Regulations: Basic Principles on Employee Overtime Exemptions

This Part 2 in our series addresses the challenge that businesses face in complying with the FLSA rules on treating certain employees as “exempt” from Read More

Wage-Hour Compliance Steps to Avoid Expensive Problems

Wage-Hour Compliance Steps to Avoid Expensive Problems

Wage-hour compliance continues to be a pressing challenge for businesses, and recent developments make things even more “interesting” for responsible executives and managers.  Courts have Read More

Retirement: Medicare is Not Free

Retirement: Medicare is Not Free

A retired couple can expect to spend about $6000 per year (or more) for Medicare. And since Medicare does not “cover” all costs, there will Read More

How to Determine Job Positions and Titles Better in Organizations

How to Determine Job Positions and Titles Better in Organizations

Leaders, and especially human capital management (HCM) professionals, are charged with ascertaining not only what the human capital and staffing needs are for current and Read More

Why Are Medicare Costs Rising So Fast? It’s Actually Not Complicated

Why Are Medicare Costs Rising So Fast? It’s Actually Not Complicated

Medicare is complicated.  It’s also expensive to government and individuals. It’s not simple but can be understood. My last post was the beginning of a Read More

How Employee Benefits Can Help You and Your Employees

How Employee Benefits Can Help You and Your Employees

It is safe to say that today’s CEOs and business leaders face economic challenges unlike any other point in our history. With the ever-evolving marketplace, Read More