Why Didn’t I Think Of That? Become a thought leader to brand yourself–and your company

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  Thought Leadership–Defined   Like “core competencies” and “best practices,” “thought leadership” is in danger of making Forbes’ list of most annoying business jargon. The term is definitely overused and often misused, mostly because it’s so difficult to define. Many use it interchangeably with the term “expert”–but thought leaders are much more than that. True… Read more »

Top 10 Job Hunting Blunders

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Whether you are just starting your professional life, a seasoned pro looking to make a savvy career move, between jobs, or simply feeling the need to move on, the quality of your job hunt will determine your level of success. Do you know what actions might put the kibosh on your quest? Here are 10… Read more »

The Top 10 Ways to Retain Good Employees

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Share the results of good work, tangibly. Bonuses, cash, and non-cash rewards need to be tied to results so that, in receiving them, the employee knows that he or she is being rewarded for his or her specific contribution. Gifts given at the whim of the CEO can be regarded as actually demeaning in that… Read more »

STAFFING FOR PROFIT

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips.

Think about it-staffing expenses are probably the biggest line item on your P&L. The more actively you manage that expense, the more profitable you can become. But, managing staffing is not just about cutting costs. It’s about effectively matching your staffing resources to the challenges and opportunities your business faces. Here are a few ideas… Read more »

10 Strategies for CONTROLLING COSTS

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Looking to improve operating margins in your business? Then take a look at your staffing strategy. From the assembly line to the executive office, effective staffing is essential to maximizing profitability. Below are 10 practical strategies for using staffing to reduce overhead, manage operating costs, and improve organizational performance.   Convert Fixed Cost to Variable… Read more »

On Time – On Budget: Secrets to Effective Project Staffing

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The Challenge Many departments across most organizations have been severely cut during recent months. And just as we’ve become “lean and mean”, the economy seems to be rebounding. Within months, we’re likely to see a deluge of new projects and new demands for technical talent. The pressure is going to be intense. Not only will… Read more »

A Contingent Workforce Strategy as an Effective Part of Workforce Planning

Posted & filed under Contingent Workforce, Intraplacement, Planning, Staffing Tips, Workplace Stress.

In a constantly changing world, successful organizations must become more flexible. Just as the human body can react and “shift resources” when an infection strikes, successful organizations must also develop contingency plans that allow them to shift their resources rapidly. What is a Contingent Workforce Strategy? A contingent worker is a worker who can easily… Read more »

50 Behavior Based Interview Questions

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Are you looking for behavior based interviewing questions? While the questions and behavior characteristics listed below are by no means comprehensive, they might be just the jump-start you’re looking for. Try These… If You’re Looking For Behaviors that Revolve Around Leadership: Tell me about a time when you accomplished something significant that wouldn’t have happened… Read more »