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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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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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COMPETITION FOR TALENT, WHAT’S NEXT? “Your next entry-level compliance staffer will be a robot.”

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In a society that is increasingly directed by advanced technology, there is a widening gap between worker skills and the positions that are being created. We foresaw this gap back in January, and the future is now. In our Technology Practice, we have received an increased demand for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Automation Process (RPA) Specialists, or RPA Configurators, Developers, and Enterprise Architects. Why is this happening? According to a Gartner report, business stakeholders are excited by the potential

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Winning Executive Career Strategies

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I recently read an article about career strategies, and it inspired today’s post. I took some time to reflect on my day to day and the relationship dynamics I’ve seen in my line of work. One such observation frequently happens to executives: As professionals scale the corporate ladder, their schedules quickly become booked and they begin to detach from external networking and developing relationships with the recruiters in their market. However, there can be a sudden shift in the marketplace

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No Luck Finding Good Talent? This Might Be Why

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered

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Your Top 3 Recruiting Fee Questions Answered: An Interview with Sandra Smith It’s Friday at 4:30pm. You struggle to remain productive for the last thirty minutes of the day as you anxiously anticipate the upcoming weekend. Tonight, you have reservations at the new Thai restaurant in town, tomorrow you’re going boating with your college roommates, and Sunday? Sunday is the best day because you plan to spend it watching football and relaxing at home with your family. It’s 4:55pm and

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The 2018 Talent Shortage You Can’t Afford to Ignore

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When it comes to hiring, times have changed. During the recession of 2008, candidates were lucky to secure a job and hiring managers could be as selective as they wanted, knowing that they had a plethora of candidates to choose from. In 2014, the job market shifted to that of a candidate-driven market and is continuing towards that trend. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the unemployment rate will continue to drop from 4.3% in 2017 to 4.2% in

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4 Strategies to Identify, Hire, & Retain Top Performing Employees

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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

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America’s Heroes at Work: Strategies and Benefits of Hiring Veterans

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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

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3 Reasons to Hire a Recruiting Company: Increase Revenue, Grow Market Share, and Improve Efficiency

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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

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