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September 13, 2016

Reduce Employee Turnover with a Data-Driven Approach

Employee retention has reached an eight-year low point, which has damaging implications for income and productivity across all industries. According to employee management expert Dr. John Sullivan, there is a solution to more effective employee retention: enriched data.

March 22, 2016

The Internal Audit Executive: Strong Attributes Required

internal-audit-leadershipInternal audit, risks, controls, and regulation are significant to CEOs and other stakeholders more than ever before. As the function becomes increasingly imperative and complex, confidence in and dependence upon the profession have progressed immensely. As such, the professionals who spearhead Internal Audit need strong, cross-functional leadership capabilities in order to keep their organizations afloat and secure.

February 01, 2016

Present Yourself as a Leader in a Job Interview

Leadership is one of the most sought-after soft skills in the job market. Technical skills and experience are extraordinarily valuable, but employers are equally interested in high-potential, motivated individuals i.e. leaders. It’s no surprise, then, that the topic of leadership frequently comes up in job interviews.

May 18, 2015

The CEO’s Role in Employer Branding

ceo-employer-brandingWe have always maintained the significance of promoting a strong employer brand and have talked about the ways in which a business can highlight specific economic, psychological and functional aspects to attract a target group of professionals. Beyond its execution (How can we do it?), the concept of employer branding has newly been discussed in terms of ownership (Who’s responsible?).

October 11, 2013

Five Simple Steps toward a Better Company Culture

Consult any professional for hiring advice and you’re likely to hear something about cultural fit, which, as we’ve noted before, refers to how well a candidate’s personality, values and attributes align with an organization’s intangible, non-business aspects. The assessment of cultural fit is a vital part of the hiring process, but how should you approach it?