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Staffing Advisors Blog

What Drives Employee Retention and Employee Turnover?

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 15, 2017

Why does a headhunter need to know about long-term employee retention and how to prevent employee turnover? Why do we read the latest research? Because knowing what causes people to leave their job, and what causes people to accept a new job is our stock-in-trade. That's what we do all day, every day. Executive search firms make a living replacing underperforming employees with top performers recruited from other organizations.

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The Executive Search and Hiring Process

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 7, 2017

As it turns out, creating the perfect hiring process is fairly difficult. Who knew? For more than ten years, we've been on a quest to bring you the most useful tools for every kind of hiring situation, and for every stage of the hiring process.

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The Mistake in Expecting Millennials to Pay Their Dues

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 31, 2017

How to Replace an Underperforming Nonprofit Executive

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 16, 2016

Replacing an underperforming executive is one of the most challenging situations that a nonprofit leader must confront.

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Why Recruiting is Not an HR Function Anymore

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 16, 2016

 

If you work in an association or other nonprofit organization, it’s risky to think of recruiting as an HR function. It’s not.

By telling HR to “Post a job ad, get some resumes, and then I’ll starting interviewing,” you are making a career-limiting mistake, one that puts your personal reputation at risk.

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Is that Rock Star Employee Getting Credit for Other People's Work?

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 28, 2016

Hiring requires you to make decisions about people you don’t know particularly well. But people-evaluation is prone to pitfalls. Although most people trust their own assessments of candidates, extensive research shows that we’re just not that good at it. We give too much credit to the individual and not enough credit to the work environment. (Pro tip: If you want to get better at hiring, you need to learn from your mistakes and stop blaming the candidate. Most people don’t understand all the factors that led to their success. Every time you hire someone and they disappoint you later, you just might have missed something in the hiring process.)

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How Big Goals Can Destroy Motivation

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 26, 2016

My client Bill has a unique yardstick for measuring results. It has no markings between one inch and 36 inches. Every project either measures up as a total success or a total failure, with nothing in between.

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4 Early-Warning Signs of a Problem Manager

Posted by Bob Corlett on October 21, 2015

A few years ago, the caliber of your management team was not a public matter. Your internal disagreements stayed private. Outsiders rarely knew whether or not you had few bad apples on your leadership team.

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When You Undervalue HR, You Undercut Your Managers’ Effectiveness

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 24, 2014

One of the fastest ways to sabotage your business results is to hire the cheapest HR professionals you can find. When you saddle your executive team with under-staffed (or under-skilled) HR support, you hobble their performance. Here’s why:

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Rewarding Achievement and the 'Curse of Competence'

Posted by Bob Corlett on February 11, 2014

The Zen riddle of hiring and performance management is trying to distinguish individual performance from team performance.

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