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Wages continue to rise – expect more

November 3rd, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Average hourly earnings for production and non-supervisory workers increased 3.2 percent from a year earlier, following 2.8 percent in September The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey called for an increase of 200,000 jobs. Average hourly earnings for private workers advanced 3.1 percent from a year […]

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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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