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Finding Tomorrow’s Leader Today: Succession Planning

Succession planning, finding a qualified individual to continue the success of your company, is one of the most complex and stressful tasks for any manager or executive.

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New Report Shares the Pulse of the Illinois Middle Market

With such a huge focus on both ends of the business spectrum—established enterprises and fast-growing startups—many in Illinois fail to realize one of the most important pieces of the economy, responsible for 31% of employees in the state.

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Hiring Secrets: The Rise of Content Recruiting

You know social recruiting and you know employer branding, but there is one thing that employers have ignored in their quest to source both passive candidates and active job seekers. That secret? Content Recruiting: The practice of using content marketing to brand and promote your company, and acquire and retain top talent.

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A Hiring Manager’s Guide to the 2015 Fight for Talent

Starting to notice more vacancies, fewer employees, and more resignation letters? More and more people are changing jobs, and hiring managers are scrambling to keep up. It’s a fight for talent, and the best candidates will not be around for long when they hit the market (if they hit the market at all).

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4 Retention Strategies for Companies Not Named Google

Even the smallest companies have the tools available to them to engage, acquire, and retain employees. Maybe you don’t have a private chef, or a Nordic country level time-off package, or even a ping pong table, but there are ways to keep the best employees from leaving in 2015.

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Top 10 Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Companies or organizations that constantly struggle with employee turnover are facing serious costs associated with hiring and on-boarding. Not only does it cost a significant amount of money but it also takes time away from HR and hiring managers.

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Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have a Culture Problem?

Your nonprofit organization should provide an environment that encourages high performance, retention and engagement among all employees. If you sense your organization lacking in these areas, perhaps it’s time for a cultural needs assessment.

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Should You Recruit a Board Member for an Executive Position?

The cost of recruiting and hiring executive positions may be high, but making the right decision will be rewarding in the end. Some firms are turning to their board members to fill executive positions. However, recruiting from a board of directors may not be the best choice for your firm.

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Is it Safe to Hire a Job Hopper?

If you were presented the candidate who matches every single need of your organization, but he or she had acquired the skills, traits, and history in brief stints; what would you do? We’d like to dispel some of the myths that come with job hoppers in the 21st century, and point out some statistics that you should know.

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Job Seeker’s Guide to Mastering the Phone Interview

The phone interview. Loved by hiring managers, often despised by job seekers, this cost effective and introductory phase of the interview process comes across as the easiest way to narrow down a list of candidates. This step, the first in the path to your next job, needs to go smoothly.

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