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Developing Employees

“Don’t let candidates that are trained to answer interview questions – fool you.  Assess for job fit.”

February 13th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

The PXT Select™ Comprehensive Selection Report helps “hiring professionals” make smarter hiring decisions.  If you have ever hired someone that didn’t work out – you know the costs which are not just monetary. With a complete view of candidate data, the report focuses on Fit with […]

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How Important is Onboarding?

February 4th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

Since unemployment remains low, employers are recognizing the value of effective onboarding   A recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder and SilkRoad says that 93 percent of employers agree a good onboarding experience is important for retention. Organizations recognize the importance […]

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A new report uncovers the four leadership characteristics for tomorrow’s leaders

January 26th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

Today’s leaders are always looking for the best way to focus their time. This report looks at Industry 4.0 strategies. According to Deloitte’s second annual Success Personified in the Fourth Industrial Revolution report, it found four traits through a survey of 2,000 C-suite executives across 19 countries surfaced. […]

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What is Job Fit?

January 7th, 2019 by Mike Kestly

In 2019, Job fit is so much more than placing a person in a job. Job fit gets to the core of who a person really is. When you identify and evaluate a person’s innate personality traits, abilities, and behaviors, you can determine if a person […]

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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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Creativity is Measurable

October 15th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Many professionals are incredibly creative – they just don’t realize it. Don’t assume you can’t do something before you even try. Children are too smart to make this mistake. They’re creative because they follow their natural impulses. Adults just need a good atmosphere that promotes their […]

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“Full Employment” and Inflation

October 4th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Wikipedia describes full employment as the level of employment at which there is no cyclical or deficient-demand unemployment. Some (economists) reject full employment and see inflation as being a likely consequence. Does this mean that when hiring, you are contributing to inflation?  And will this result […]

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The Competitive Advantage of Conflict with Diversity

August 8th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

What happens when an argument breaks out between team members? Arguments can be bad, and they can be good – really good.   Conflict, almost any conflict can be uncomfortable or it may be an enlightening and thought provoking match because it may allow you to […]

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Leadership Skills – like Hiring, Motivating, Promoting, and (when necessary) Firing

July 25th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

Have ever hired someone that didn’t work out? You know it can be difficult decision like “now what?” Do you pump more money and time to convert that person into a productive employee? You have sunk costs already and adding more $ is probably not the […]

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Registration for the A2Y Chamber Leadership 2.0 2019 – now open

July 17th, 2018 by Mike Kestly

The first class is February 27 and then one day a month every month thru June. You will learn more about yourself, network with leaders from around the community, learn from some great presenters. More info: http://www.a2ychamber.org/foundation/leadership-2-0/ Class Schedule (save the dates): http://www.a2ychamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2019-A2Y_Leadership-2-0-Info.docx

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