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The Cost of Making Hiring Mistakes

As much as 80% of employee turnover is due to bad hiring decisions.

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What is Emotional Intelligence and Why does it Matter?

Why is it that 70% of the time people with an average IQ outperform those with high IQs? The answer lies in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). So what is EQ?

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Announcing the 1st Annual Talent Scope C-Suite Survey

The Leadership Group is conducting a brief and anonymous survey sponsored by The Overture Group. The Leadership Group is a career development and networking group comprised of C-Suite executives.

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Why is PTO Important in Your Employee Benefit Package?

Paid Time Off, or PTO, is a popular topic among employers and prospective employees today.’s January 2016 findings indicate that while most companies still are using Traditional PTO systems as part of their overall compensation programs, the use of banks that combine vacation, sick and personal days into one allotment continue to increase.

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Employee Benefits 101: Where’s The Value?

Are benefits a reflection of what the company values or what the employees value? The answer is both! A Glassdoor survey reports that 57% rank benefits and perks among their top considerations before accepting a job.

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Understanding Millennials and the Work Force

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How to Reduce Tech Distractions at Work

As many as 41% of workers respond to incoming emails in 15 seconds or less and are interrupted at least 11 times an hour on average. Considering it takes the average person 15 minutes to regain focus after a distraction, that has a tremendous effect!

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5 Sure-Fire Ways to Attract Candidates to your Company

According to a Willis Towers Watson Study, 65% of companies are experiencing problems attracting top performers. There are ways in today’s highly competitive market to ensure that you are attracting the right talent.

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Management Succession Planning: Why You Should Start Today

It is easy to put management succession planning off until people near retirement, but Randall Beck, managing partner at Gallup, pointed out in a 2012 interview that succession plans need to be about more than putting a name behind a title and they should be reviewed often.

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Compensation Consulting to Retain Your Workforce

Top organizations, such as GE Company, are moving away from annual reviews and raises in favor of creating compensation systems that are more effective at improving employee performance and commitment to the company.

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