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The Key to Retaining Top Talent: The 2 C’s

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Recently, I attended the M7 Economic Development Forum: Developing 21st Century Talent event. The subject? Yes – recruitment and retention. (Gasp!) The event hosted several leading Milwaukee area organizations, offering fascinating programs on addressing concerns about the current skills gap and the skill sets needed by changing business demands. At lunch, I had the opportunity to network with an HR Leader from the area who wanted to better understand how to get Senior Managers to be more accepting and willing

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New Job, New 401(k) – Now What?

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So, you’re fed up with your current job and you found the role of your dreams! Your cover letter impressed the recruiter, you nailed the interviews, and you start in two weeks! Now that you’re changing career tracks, what happens to your current 401(k)? While you can just take the money and run, there are several downsides to this scenario. Taking a lump sum withdrawal before retirement age incurs penalties, and before you can put your money towards tuition, a

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Talent Investment: Engaging Employees to Preserve Loyalty

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How do you know if your company is prehistoric? Have you kept up with industry trends? What about talent trends? While older generations might hang their heads and grind through a gray workday, the rising talent community will stay where there is a need. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Leadership expert, Simon Sinek I could probably fill this entire blog post with Sinek quotes – don’t

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Crafting A Cover Letter

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As a frustrated job seeker, it’s tempting to be dismissive of The Cover Letter. (Dun dun dun…) Do you really have to prolong the application process to tailor cover letters to every single job application? Do they even get read? While it’s simpler to send out batches of your carefully crafted resume and ignore the cover letter aspect altogether, please know that the C.L. isn’t going anywhere. Yes, there are some big companies that are so busy that they don’t

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