Your best sales executive just submitted her resignation. This salesperson was consistently outperforming everyone in your organization and contributed 35% of your company’s annual revenue. You know that leaving a position open for any length of time can lead to decreased productivity, overstressed employees, loss of revenue, and an overall sense of discontinuity. However, filling the job with the wrong person could be worse. A recent study done by CAP found that the average cost to replace a midrange salary
Insight Talent Solutions had the opportunity to connect with Chris Cashell, Senior Vice President of Business Unit Services at WPS, as well as Timothy Thornton, a former Army National Guard Veteran, to learn their perspective on why they believe it is smart business to hire veterans. WPS employs over 100 veterans and has proudly supported more than 10 local veteran non-profits. They have a Vet Group that is made up of over 120 employees and is committed to supporting causes
Aug 2, 2017 8:53:31 AM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “No company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch, former CEO of GE As a busy executive, it’s no secret that you place tremendous value on your time and are strategic about delegating important projects to your team. However, when it comes to hiring, many CEO’s express concern. After all, it’s
Jun 22, 2017 2:19:42 PM / by Amy Roesch & Cassandra Czech “Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.” – John Zenger What makes a good leader? Research shows good leaders have common qualities that enable them to motivate others. If your organization is looking to hire strong leaders, it is essential to hire candidates that embody the traits listed below. Learn key characteristics of a good leader and check out our
Mar 23, 2017 3:32:40 PM / by Melanie Cain & Cassandra Czech Do your jobs sit open for months with no interest? When you do receive applications, do you find that the candidates are not good matches for the role? You may have heard about the “War for Talent” and think there is nothing you can do to attract the employees you need. Think again—while it may be a job seeker’s market right now, there are things that your company can do to
Dec 8, 2016 5:12:49 PM / by Cassandra Czech The Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its November 2016 report and the findings are good for job seekers – hires are up and unemployment numbers remain low. While this is good news for employees, companies seeking to fill roles may find themselves lost in the competition. Not only are there just not enough skilled workers to go around, but finding and successfully engaging talent can be hard. Many companies struggle to stand out to
Oct 10, 2016 10:59:11 AM / by Cassandra Czech& Karen Relucio What keeps HR leaders up at night? Based on research, things like increased competition for skilled talent, new technologies, and cutting costs are the top concerns for HR professionals. Fortunately, there are certain human resource strategies that can solve these problems. An increasing number of HR leaders are seeking the help of experts to outsource the recruiting function in an effort accelerate the hiring process, find candidates with special qualifications, and reduce time to hire.
Mar 13, 2015 6:00:00 AM / by Mary Dowell What is the “New Normal”? As the Baby Boomer generation begins to retire, corporate America is faced with the inevitable and most dramatic work force change in US History. We are starting to feel the initial backlash of the largest exodus, and greatest void, of work force talent that has ever been experienced. With an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, companies are facing talent shortages, leadership changes and a lack of mentors.
Mar 3, 2015 7:30:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith Opportunity cost of an unfilled job for your firm is painful and could be costing you more money than you realize. For roles that are billed out or bringing in revenue, the impact is even more direct to the bottom line. Further, just imagine what else managers could be accomplishing if they were not burdened with the increased stress of supervising teams and individuals filling in for the open position? Are
Dec 15, 2014 4:00:00 AM / by Sandra M. Smith When hiring new talent, it is important for hiring managers to understand whether the candidates they are pursuing are active or passive candidates. To distinguish between the two, an active candidate is any candidate who is already active in the job marketplace – this candidate is enthusiastically pursuing new jobs and is highly engaged in his or her search. A passive candidate, on the other hand, is one that is
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