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Maintaining salary parity in the war for talent

It’s a full-on war for talent out there.  Top candidates are receiving multiple offers and in a world of choices, money talks!  But, if you pay top dollar to attract new talent, how will that affect your loyal employees who …

What not to say in an interview

Focus on the positive. Even the most experienced job seeker can be uncomfortable when asked, why are you leaving your current employer? Don’t be uncomfortable, be excited! You’ve just been given an opportunity to showcase your professionalism and define your …

The Top 5 Reasons Employees Resign

Don’t be caught off-guard. People quit jobs for all kinds of reasons, good and bad.  But too often, the loss of a valuable employee could be avoided if employers were more aware of the pitfalls to productivity and performance.  The …

How long is too long? Choosing the Ideal Time for a Career Move

In a perfect world, you are a part of an organization with a corporate culture that is inspiring and challenging you to grow and develop professionally.  In addition, they are rewarding your loyalty by providing opportunity for upward career trajectory …

Hiring Game Changers Talent Selection vs. Talent Identification

Many hiring managers and human resources professionals claim to be great talent identifiers, pointing to the accomplishments of their existing candidate pool as proof.  However, they are not talent identifiers.  They are talent selectors, and the difference could not be …

7 Steps for a Successful On-Boarding Process

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”  ~Unknown   Studies indicate that new hires who undergo a well-structured on-boarding program are 69% more likely to remain at their new company for more than two years. How …

December Holiday E-Card

From all of us here at Jeff Harris & Associates to all of our clients and candidates, we’ve made a short video card wising everyone Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year.

How to Empower Your Team for a New Year

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”  ~Henry Ford Successful leaders don’t pressure direct reports to follow the manager’s vision. They empower their people to create and follow their own vision! You can manipulate and …

Visioneering for a Strategic Year-End

“Begin with the end in mind.”  ~Stephen Covey, Habit #2 The holidays arouse a number of feelings in many of us. There is a vague awareness that, as we get ready to pull one calendar off the wall and post …

How to Avoid a Hiring Disaster

No question about it. Declining occupancy and revenue for the last two quarters is weighing on your mind, and you’re feeling the heat. You know what needs to be done, but you need someone who can execute.  This hire must …