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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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Employee Engagement Falls in 2015 to 32.9 percent – what’s yours?

April 15th, 2015 by Mike Kestly

A recent Gallup survey found that employee engagement levels in America fell to an average of 31.7 percent in March, down from 32.9 percent in February. According to the report, “The recent drop in employee engagement follows a three-year average high on the measure in February. […]

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Retain Top Talent – 5 Tips

December 17th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

Employee turnover is about more than just the emotional loss of saying goodbye to a familiar face. Recruiting and replacing an employee is an expensive process. There are the immediate costs of interviewing and training a new employee, as well as the long term harm from […]

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What “the best” are doing about hiring – that you are not?

November 9th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

Most organizations can’t simply go out into the world and pick up quality talent on a whim; skilled staff – especially, it seems, in the areas of engineering, Internet technology, and customer service – are in short supply, and the competition is becoming increasingly resourceful in […]

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Coaching Employees That Don’t Want to Be Coached

September 29th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

Resistance to coaching takes many forms… The resistant employee may be passive, putting off your meetings or acting as if he’s open to coaching but never actually changing his behavior. Or she might be direct, making it clear she doesn’t want your help. Often the manager […]

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Predictive Validity and Hiring

May 27th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

You are in a forest with no equipment or means of communication …and trying to get back to civilization – what should you do? That was a question when I interviewed for a large company shortly after graduating college. My answer was to climb a tall […]

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Measuring High Potentials

May 15th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

What does a high-potential employee look like to you? Is it the person that works double-hours every week, and even weekends? The person that goes “above and beyond” to help their colleagues, or the person that exceeds their professional goals? How do you really know? According […]

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Hiring Tip #1: Hiring People Better Than You

March 5th, 2014 by Mike Kestly

A mistake many managers make when using employee recruitment services for new staff is being too careful in their approach for fear of taking on a new person who could ultimately pose a threat. It is human nature that managers may not want to employ someone, […]

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