Tutorial on Planning With a Mind Map

Mind mapping is a highly effective technique to organize your thoughts, ideas and/or goals. It looks like a spider web on paper – and is formed to create clarity, understanding and comprehension. Here is a 1 minute mind mapping video tutorial.

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Why are your employees leaving after only a year?

As a leading talent management consulting firm in California, we have noticed that not only are employees not staying at companies for the long-term, but they are increasingly leaving companies within the first year after starting a new job. We’re here to tell you why!

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The Best Hiring Practices for 2017 Include Succession Planning

Businesses that intentionally spend a good chunk of time EVERY year to develop and implement succession plans thrive under transitional periods by appropriately filling talent and knowledge gaps when needed. To help with succession planning, we’ve listed 4 of our favorite qualities of an effective strategy.

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Hiring and Recruiting Tips for Managers

As one of San Diego’s leading talent management consulting and recruiting firms, we know firsthand the importance of hiring right – the first time. To encourage the best hiring practices, we’ve pointed out five items that the top hiring managers are doing – to ensure the right hire – the first time.

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Retaining Your Top Employees Means More Than A Paycheck

As a leading San Diego recruitment and talent management consulting firm, we welcome the evolving trends in the recruiting and hiring process – but we have found one thing is consistent –keeping top talent should be a company’s #1 priority! According to Globoforce.com, the number-one reason most Americans leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated. In fact, 65% of people surveyed said they got no recognition for good work last year. Here is one strategy that will help retain top employees.

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Why Your Job Ad Sucks and You Aren’t Attracting Qualified Talent (FINAL – Part 3)

The final part of finding the right-fit candidate is all about screening for culture fit. It’s a critical step – and the great news is – it can be done early in the hiring process – starting with the job description/ad! As a company, knowing WHY you’re in business, and not just what you do is the best way to identify your company culture.

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Why Your Job Ad Sucks and You Aren’t Attracting Qualified Talent (part 2 of 3)

How can the job description/ad sound LESS like a job and MORE like an opportunity? SIMPLE: Shift your focus from the HAVES to the DOS. Instead of having a checklist of what someone needs to HAVE for a job, focus on what someone has to DO to be successful in a job. Top talent will only leave their current roles for an opportunity – not just a job . Those employees want to be challenged – they desire to learn something new. A successful job description/ad outlines the opportunity throughout the entire ad.

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