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8 Ways to Find and Screen Candidates for Strategic Thinking

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 22, 2021 |
Ways to Find and Screen Candidates

The ability to think strategically is one of the most sought-after skills for high-level employees. Surveys of executives show that 97% of those surveyed cite strategic thinking as one of the top skills they look for when hiring. This fact leaves us with two questions: what is strategic thinking, and how can you look for it when…

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Organizational Development Guide: Definition, Benefits, and Phases

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 16, 2021 |
Organizational Development Guide

The term “Organizational Development” sounds like one of those phrases that exist to codify something as ill-defined as the growth of a business. Thus, many business owners dismiss it as a buzzword without looking deeper. That is, unfortunately, a detrimental behavior. First, let’s start by defining organizational development. What is Organizational Development? A Definition Organizational…

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How to Handle Insubordination by Employees in The Workplace

By Andrew Greenberg | Jul 8, 2021 |
Employee Insubordination

Insubordination is one of those words that commonly appears in fiction to describe a hero fighting against an oppressive regime. However, it’s even more common in the workplace, with unruly employees who refuse to listen to directives or obey orders. SHRM describes it like this: “Insubordination in the workplace refers to an employee’s intentional refusal…

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Performance Appraisal Guide: Definition, Measurement, and Examples

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 29, 2021 |
Performance Appraisal Guide

The performance review, performance appraisal, or performance evaluation is a critical part of every company’s process. Every employee, periodically throughout their employment, must have their performance evaluated. This evaluation is an essential tool for various purposes, so you must understand what it involves, what it’s used for, and how to perform one if you’re in…

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What is Adverse Impact? (And How to Avoid It When Recruiting)

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 24, 2021 |
What Is Adverse Impact

Adverse impact is a term that comes up in discussions related primarily to recruiting. Still, it can also influence advertising (both commercial and job advertising), business practices, reputation building, and every other department in a business. It’s essential to be aware of adverse impact, as well as the ways that you can mitigate it. So…

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The Ultimate Guide to Human Resources Models and Theories

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 18, 2021 |
Models and Theories

Human Resources exists at a crossroads between sociology and business theory. There are many theories and a lot of science that contribute to new and ongoing models of HR practices. Some of these practices have been around for decades, while others are relatively recent developments in the field. As an HR manager or executive, it’s…

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FAQ: What Are the Differences Between HCM and HRM?

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 11, 2021 |
Differences HCM HRM

The world of HR is filled with all manner of terminology, from the common to the arcane. Moreover, some of these terms are commonly treated as interchangeable, despite having their specific nuances. Many of them are practically synonyms; virtually identical in meaning, but with different connotations. The two specific acronyms that we’re referring to today…

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List of Traditional C-Suite Roles and Job Titles with Descriptions

By Andrew Greenberg | Jun 4, 2021 |
C-Suite Positions

C-level positions – also referred to as C-suite positions – start with the letter “C” for “Chief”. These are often the most important positions in any company. They’re the people in charge of daily operations, guiding everything from the overall direction of the company to the core responsibilities of individual departments. These positions require the…

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The Pros and Cons of Giving Candidates a Second Interview

By Andrew Greenberg | May 28, 2021 |
Second Interview

An increasing number of companies, ranging from multinational enterprises to small businesses, are implementing second interviews in their hiring processes. As a business owner, HR manager, or another decision-maker, you may have wondered whether or not it’s a valuable option, or if other companies are doing it just because everyone else seems to be. The…

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Guide: How to Accurately Calculate Your Employee Retention Rate

By Andrew Greenberg | May 21, 2021 |
Calculate Retention Rate

As difficult as it is to recruit high-quality candidates, it makes sense that your company should do everything it can to keep your employees around. This means that one of the most important metrics measuring your workforce is your employee retention rate. Some level of turnover is natural and unavoidable. People retire. People have outside…

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