What We Can Learn from the New England Patriots about Teamwork

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 | 0 comments

by Mackenzie Harrington Whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying that the New England Patriots are one of the most successful teams in history. What’s their big secret? What makes their group click? How do they continuously succeed when everyone wants to take them down? Strong leadership Since Bill Belichick took over as head coach in the year 2000, he has led the Pats to 8 Super Bowls and broken all kinds of records in the process....

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How to Justify Scientific Evaluation for New Hires

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 | 0 comments

by Greg Barnett, PhD These days, almost every aspect of business involves metrics and analytics. As a result, many people have been trained, either through school or on the job, to make sure the decisions they make are data-driven. For instance, if you’re trying to decide where to put a new restaurant, you would likely analyze reams of data first to determine traffic patterns before choosing a spot. In fact, you wouldn’t even consider making a...

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‘Tis the Season for Short-Term Hires

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin Whether you’re trying to find a temp to cover for someone on maternity leave, ramping up for the upcoming holiday rush or planning ahead for the 2016 tax season, hiring short-term employees is a BIG business. In fact, America’s staffing companies hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees each year. And that number continues to grow. These include contract workers, freelancers, interim employees, summer hires,...

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Competing with the “Big Boys” for Top Talent

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 | 0 comments

By Matt Poepsel, PhD If you’re a small business leader, you may think it’s impossible to compete with the “big boys” when it comes to recruiting the best and brightest talent. Who could blame you? MegaGlobalCo and Humungous Inc. have bigger budgets, Chief People Officers with dedicated Talent Acquisition teams and programs, and endless benefits. Midday massage anyone? Smaller companies like yours just don’t have those luxuries, so you’re...

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Hiring Short-Term Employees – What You Need to Know

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 | 0 comments

By Drew Fortin When you’re a small business hiring a short-term employee – whether it’s for a season, a particular project, or as a fill-in – it’s more important than ever to understand the difference between hiring independent contractors and part-time employees, and your legal obligations to both. For starters, contractors don’t work for you, they work for themselves, so different rules apply. Caron Beesley, author of 5 Things to Know Now...

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Minimalize Your Legal Risks While Targeting Your Best Hires

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 | 0 comments

by Greg Barnett, PhD   Target recently agreed to settle an EEOC complaint that cost them a whopping 2.8 million dollars. Whenever a large company like Target is involved in a lawsuit of this nature, it is worth taking notice and understanding what went wrong. The EEOC complaint focused specifically on the company’s hiring for non-exempt, upper-level professional roles. The investigation found sufficient evidence that three of Target’s...

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Hiring for Retail: Three Tips for Thinking a Few Steps Ahead

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 | 0 comments

by Gabor Holch, Campanile Management Consulting   Have you ever been served by a shop assistant who treated you like a VIP yet gave you assertive advice when you got stuck with your choices? If so, then you met a retail specialist representing the exception rather than the rule. If the person in question was a supervisor, you may even have met the tip-of-the-tip of the iceberg. In this indispensable but challenging industry, finding smart...

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What’s Your Biggest Business Challenge? Check out our August Survey Results.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 | 0 comments

By Drew Fortin   No matter what role you’re in, everyone faces day-to-day business challenges. Driving revenue. Acquiring customers. Responding to market changes. Translating ideas into products and services faster. But when asked about your biggest business challenge, more than 1/3 of you agreed on one thing: overcoming resource shortages. And what’s your biggest resource? Your people. So how do you not only attract top talent, but keep and...

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How to Decrease Your Hiring Failure Rate

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 | 0 comments

by Drew Fortin   PI Worldwide’s CEO to hold webinar on hiring through the Six Sigma Lens   The Six Sigma methodology was introduced at Motorola in 1986. Jack Welch used it to bring General Electric to the next level in 1995. And thousands of companies have adopted the approach to improve their processes with great success. Yet, when it comes to talent acquisition, many of you are using the same old candidate selection tactics that haven’t...

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Take This Job and Love It: 3 Questions You Must Answer Before You Can Match the Right Person to a Position

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 | 0 comments

by Matt Poepsel, PhD   If you’re anything like me, you think my wife can be a royal pain in the butt. Last Saturday night, her watch stopped working. To me, this minor setback presented a perfect opportunity to conduct some thoughtful research into the wonderful world of watches. Selecting a timepiece is a serious decision, after all, since a new watch will be used every day for years on end. I was already thinking about how I was going to...

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