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July 26, 2016

How Benefits Can Help You Win the Talent War

My business helps companies grow by finding the right talent. We’ve worked with the majority of Atlanta’s start-ups and fastest growing companies, and one thing I’ve learned is benefits matter. Having a strong benefits offering can be big ammo when fighting for (and retaining) talent, especially in this candidate-driven environment. With healthcare costs at an […]

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July 17, 2016

Hiring for Startups: Advice from Founders and Talent Leaders

Growing a team from scratch can feel like a black hole. To shed some light on the process, we spoke with successful founders and talent leaders for their advice on everything from how to grow, to interviewing tactics and mistakes to avoid. Get a taste of their advice below, or download the entire (free!) ebook, […]

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May 5, 2016

Onboarding Best Practices That Benefit New Hires and Your Business

You’ve interviewed tons of candidates and finally found the right person for the job. You extend an offer and she accepts. Your work is done, right? Wrong. In reality, recruiting a candidate is just one part of an effective onboarding program. If you want to set your new hire up for success on day one […]

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April 25, 2016

5 Best Practices to Improve Your Employee Onboarding Program [Webinar Recap]

Great onboarding programs champion company culture, while giving new hires the tools and resources to navigate their role. Moreover, companies are 82% more likely to retain talent when they take the time to educate employees. On Thursday, April 21, I had a chance to talk onboarding best practices with Erika McGrath, VP of Human Resources […]

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April 14, 2016

Working Remotely Makes Employees Happier and More Productive

Technology has changed the way we work. According to Gallup, 37% of of U.S. workers say they have telecommuted, a dramatic increase from the just 9% who reported the same back in 1995. And, as the number of remote workers increases, a new study from TinyPulse finds that employee reports of job happiness and productivity […]

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January 20, 2016

How to Build a Company Employees Believe In

Keith Pescosolido wants to wake up each morning and love going to work. He also wants to help build the next anchor company in Boston, and by all accounts, he’s doing just that alongside Drift co-founders and start-up veterans, David Cancel and Elias Torres. As head of operations and talent at Drift, Pescosolido has hit the ground […]

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September 4, 2015

3 Ways to Lose Your Best Employees

Employee turnover is costly for business. It’s even costlier when your best employees jump ship, leaving behind a void of skills and expertise. In fact, the departure of highly specialized professionals can cost a business 400 percent of an employee’s annual salary! And that doesn’t include the hidden costs of attrition like increased workload for other […]

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September 2, 2015

Recruiters, Is Your Interview Process Chasing Away Top Candidates?

If you were to ask your last five candidates to describe their recruiting experience at your company, would their feedback be shining or scathing? Any recruiting process is a three-way relationship with you (the recruiter), the hiring manager, and your candidate. A clear, thoughtful interview process helps you and your hiring manager get the best […]

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February 26, 2015

The High Cost of Low Morale—And What To Do About It

Morale is a state of mind which involves feelings and emotions. Created within each employee, it is often considered an elusive quality. It involves the attitude and perception towards the job, work environment, team members, managers and the organization on a whole. Positive employee morale is usually exhibited by confidence, discipline and willingness to perform. […]

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February 1, 2015

5 Ways To Improve Employee Development At Your Company

There are a seemingly infinite number of initiatives that can lead to success at your company. You can pull levers on product development, QA, sales, marketing, customer success, and more. But prioritizing what will have the greatest impact is tough. It’s no wonder that employee development often ends up at the bottom of a very long […]

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