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Selection: A Few Things to Remember

July 31st, 2018 by Mike Kestly

If you are reading this, you probably already know quite a bit about selection. Selection can be difficult to define. Selection is different in every organization. I am a student of all that is selection, and am particularly fascinated by assessments, i.e., psychometric instruments, that focus on […]

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How important is “hiring” the right people?

May 19th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

WE know that selecting new employees can impact the future of your (any) organization – right? IF you were to personally bring a “dud” into the group, what can you do about it? Coach them to be better? Promote them into another department? Fire them and […]

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Hiring and “Ban the Box”

October 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent HR Exec blurb about “Selection,” issues are tossed around like a salad. The last couple of paragraphs are the most interesting to me – read about it here.  

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Selection secrets from top-talent organizations

October 6th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

In a recent article in Inc.com we learned what top organizations are doing about selection – attracting top talent and hiring the right employees. As you probably know, this is a constant challenge – especially for small and midsize businesses with fewer resources and, often, less […]

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You’re New Hire Just Isn’t “Working Out”

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

You hired a new employee and think they are great. Your entire has staff interviewed them. The new employee fits the culture of your company and is off to a good start. A few months have passed and now things just “aren’t working out”. You’re frustrated […]

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Do This 1 Thing to Be a Great Listener

May 20th, 2017 by Mike Kestly

Everyone knows that listening is important for managers, for entrepreneurs, for everyone. What you might not know is that one of the most subtle, but effective listening techniques is actually quite simple to learn: It’s the art of the paraphrase. Paraphrasing is capturing – and communicating […]

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Guide to Being a First-Time Manager

August 10th, 2015 by Mike Kestly

How to be a Strong Leader Congratulations on your promotion! Being a manager is an exciting new endeavor in your flourishing career but can also be daunting. Here are a few ways to be effective as you start out. If you have not formed a bond […]

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Get Creative Ideas out of your Employees

July 8th, 2015 by Mike Kestly

Ways to Cultivate Creativity at Work You want your team to be more successful? Then you need to make a creative work environment. Creativity is very important to organizations that want to solve new problems, fix current problems and be inventive in their industry. If you […]

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Want more “On-Fire Employees?”

June 12th, 2015 by Mike Kestly

  “On-Fire Employees” is how a recent article related to their highly engaged people…which is every hiring manager’s dream for their new-hires. The article goes on to give you 4 Steps for them… Hire talented people of high character Clarify goals and objectives Train process and […]

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You’ve got the Talent, Now What?

June 1st, 2015 by Mike Kestly

Learn to retain your all-star staff Whether you like it or not, the stakes are high when you’ve got a talented team of employees. Hiring them is half the battle. Once you’ve done that, the next challenge begins – keeping them on staff. It’s up to […]

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