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Tips for Employee Retention in 2014

Since 2008’s economic slump, many companies have been focusing on restructuring, and ultimately recovery rather than growth. However, with the economy picking up, 2014 is sure to be a year of transition and accelerated growth for many of these same companies. This period of growth will lead to increased competition for top talent between you and your competitors.

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3 Role Review Questions CFOs Should Ask

Often times, those in the management role see annual performance reviews as a process required by HR. Various polls also show that employees don’t find much usefulness in the review process due to their formality and infrequency.

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Compensation Trends for 2014

In a competitive workforce, employers are constantly focused on retaining top-level talent. A critical factor in securing and retaining the best employees is your compensation package and how it compares to what your competitors are offering.

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Overture Group Opens New Office in Cedar Rapids

The Overture Group has announced that it has opened a new office in downtown Cedar Rapids. The new office will continue to serve the small and mid-sized companies based in Iowa, focusing on manufacturing and distribution, financial services and healthcare, and professional services firms.

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Key Strategies for Implementing Employee Benefits

Changing demographics in the workplace have made it necessary to offer employee benefit options that attempt to meet different employee needs.

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On-­Boarding: The First Year

On-boarding is a crucial process. A successful on-boarding program helps make new employees feel welcome, accelerates a new employee’s contribution and productivity, reduces the risk of turnover and improves customer/client satisfaction.

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Orientation: The First Step to Successful On-Boarding

One of the most common misconceptions about on-boarding is that it is essentially the same thing as orientation. Orientation is only the beginning of a comprehensive on-boarding plan. However, that doesn’t make the orientation process any less important, and many companies fall short on making a great first impression.

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Top 10 Attributes of a Successful CFO

If you’re currently a CFO, or searching for one, this information can be invaluable during your search and hiring process.

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6 Reasons Your Employee Turnover is High

Do see value in keeping your employees happy? You should. Companies that value low employee turnover rates see much more long-term success than companies that recycle and use up unmotivated employees.

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Businesses Back Detroit in Full-Page Ad

The ad entitled “Here’s $250 billion that says the city of Detroit has a very bright future” first appeared on Sunday, September 22, in the New York Times, Washington Post, Detroit Free Press, and Detroit News. Since then, it has also been shown in several other high profile, national publications including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and

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