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Why Hire Slow, Fire Fast May Not Be the Best Advice

“The startup community loves to latch onto a corny catchphrase, but this latest gem to guide hiring isn’t just dumb, it’s counterproductive.” –Danny Boice, Co-Founder and CTO of Speek.

Boice says it perfectly, “Hire slow, fire fast,” isn’t always the best option simply…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 17, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

4 Easy Equations to Better Understand Millennials' Training Needs

Millennials are often considered entitled, lazy, and everything in between. Not a very good stereotype to try and enter the workforce with. People ask if they are ready for the workforce because they are generally assumed to be lackadaisical when it involves responsibility. The real question, however, is whether the workforce is ready for…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on July 11, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

How the U.S. Navy Improved Training with Video Games

Kinesthetic learners make up over one-third of the population, so most people learn by doing. This is where games come in. Using games in the workplace combines all of the senses, not to mention all three learning types (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic). Gamification (game-if-ick-ation) can …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 27, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why the Talent You Want Doesn't Want You

The average professional receives an average of 304 business emails a day. As a recruiter, a great portion of the day is probably spent wading through an inbox and shipping out messages to applicants or qualified candidates. Though the …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Training is the Coconut Oil of the Workplace [Part Two]

Did you catch the first part of this two part series on the natural wonders of training? Okay, so there’s nothing very natural about an LMS, but what we’re going for here is that training seems to be the fix-all when it comes to finding a remedy…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Training: The Coconut Oil of the Workplace [Part One]

Have you seen these posts, “The 5,769 Things You Can Do With Coconut Oil”? Every once in a while we find something that just seems to be the cure-all; something that makes life easier in a lot of different ways. Well, we consider training to be the coconut oil for organizations. Training won’t whiten your teeth or speed up your metabolism, but there are a ridiculous amount…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

4 Corporate Training Stats You Should Know

Did you know that corporate training spending trends are a strong indicator of economic activity? Good economic times mean that corporate training is back in a big way, and I bet there’s more you didn’t know about corporate…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 9, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

3 Ways an ATS Will Change Your Recruiting Department

Called an Applicant Tracking System, but oh so much more to the recruiters who have come to know and love this software. Once known for being a luxury that only the larger companies could afford, ATSs are quickly becoming the Swiss Army Knife of tools in recruiting and HR departments of all sizes, in every industry. As the tech has gotten more user-friendly,…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 7, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Pro Hiring Tips

Everyone has an opinion on how to make a great hire. Having an opinion about it is easy enough, but consistently making great hires is what makes a pro. With the rising popularity of people metrics and big data for hiring, it has become a science, but there’s still room for the art of hiring from some seasoned greats.

Steve Jobs of Apple recommends you define…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 29, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Balancing Accountability in Training

As a learning management software provider, we try to give the best information and latest training news to our users so they can create great training programs for their organizations. It’s entirely up to leaders to create and properly implement an effective training program, but it is vital to recognize that there is a certain amount of accountability on behalf of the…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 26, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Top 3 Benefits of All-in-One Training Programs

Software decision makers know just what a hassle finding the right training tech is, and then finding the content to go with it. The software has to be user friendly and the content has to be effective. For a while, training programs that offered both were very limited in what they could offer because the tailored design didn’t lend itself to growth or…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The 5 Most Avoidable Hiring Mistakes

You’ll never hit the mark 100% of the time, but it is important to always look back and reflect on your hiring successes and failures to identify their common traits. We have been in the recruiting and hiring business for a while now and have identified some common hiring mistakes that are totally avoidable.

Stop hiring resumes and start hiring…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

4 Ways to Give Your Employees a Work-Life Balance This Summer

I know far too many company leaders that avoid time off or other perks that they believe will put a dent in production, with no real evidence that that will in fact happen. With attraction and retention on the top of most employer’s to-do lists, it’s the perfect time to create your…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do Your Company Values Perform?

It’s nice to have values that you could put on a billboard –the ones that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. However, are they the values that are going to help you hit your numbers this quarter, attract talent and keep your existing talent? The right set of values should be that beautiful combination of awesome brand meets performance machine.

This is easy to…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 8, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

5 Reasons Your Employees Stay

Disengagement and turnover are among the top concerns for employers today. Both of these issues can negatively impact a company in a huge way. Celayix revealed that one in four employees leave their place of employment within the first year, and the cost of replacing them can be higher than…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 7, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Spring is Here! Revisit Your Vacation Policy

Spring has sprung and those request offs are rolling in. There is a happy place somewhere between keeping employees motivated and maintaining a competitive edge in business…the problem is that it’s pretty hard to find. The good news is that other leaders have been there and done that, and they’ve reported back. Workplace leadership expert and …


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 27, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Elements of a Stellar Onboarding Program

Attraction and retention are on the minds of company leaders everywhere right now. HireRight revealed that 52% of respondents in a study stated that their top business challenge was hiring and retaining talent. With low engagement and increasing…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 26, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

What Cultural Fit Isn’t

small 4617759902 Let’s define this already! “Cultural Fit” has become such a buzzword in recruiting and HR, but is anyone 100% sure what that means for their own organization? Knowing what a cultural fit looks like in the light of the unique values of your organization is vital, but it is also important to be aware of what a cultural fit isn’t.

A popular definition of…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Dos and Don’ts of Referral Programs

Employee referral program software provider Zao, pulled together some powerful statistics in their infographic, “How to Implement an Employee Referral Program”. They found that:

  • 1 out of every 5 referrals gets hired.Tweet it!
  • Referrals are #1 for…

Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 20, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Culture Interview 101

You’ve heard it enough times, “Hire for cultural fit, train for skills.” It makes sense, it creates cohesive workforces and reduces retention rates –but how exactly do companies assess a cultural fit? Companies like Zappos that are known for their focus on…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on April 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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