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When I inquire about the investment to hire new employees, many executives either look at me with the deer in the headlight gaze or mumble off a few cursory costs such as recruitment or even training. by Leanne Hoagland-Smith The business landscape has changed especially when it comes to the workforce. Beyond having three to four generations in the workplace, the ongoing Silver Tsunami along with a shrinking qualified talent pool has...

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New Hires: To Coddle Or Not to Coddle

New Hires: To Coddle Or Not to Coddle


Posted By on Mar 27, 2013

by Merit Gest Last week in Winnipeg, Canada, a group of CEOs braved the below zero temperatures to gather together and discuss how to improve productivity by systematizing their new hire Onboarding programs. After completing a painful experience of calculating the cost of keeping a non-performer in a job too long, the group was “on-board” with the concept of ramping people up or weeding people out fast. Then, as I engaged the group in...

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Ramping Up the Hiring Process

Ramping Up the Hiring Process


Posted By on Jan 21, 2013

by Merit Gest It is the first official work week of the new year.  All the folks who made new year’s resolutions involving making a change in their work life are back in the office.  They may be in your office.  Or maybe they didn’t wait around for the end of the year bonus check and they already left, giving you an opportunity to hire someone better. If the thought of hiring leaves you anxious and overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many...

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What is the difference between chaos and temporary disorganization? How do you know if your onboarding system is in need of a tweak or an overhaul? Merit Gest has the answer. by Merit Gest Jill’s office is a mess.  There are papers everywhere and no rhyme or reason to her paper or electronic filing systems.  Tom’s office is also a mess, but within ten minutes he can put everything in its proper place. The difference between Jill and...

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