Author: aggiealvarez

How to Create a Long-Term Success Plan For Your New Hires

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A new season of hiring means welcoming lots of new members to the team. Change can be challenging, so it’s important to focus on creating a long-term plan for your new hire’s success within your organization. This helps build an employee development framework for both you and the individual so they can make a smooth… Read more »

3 Ways to Identify Quality Candidates During Seasonal Hiring


The summer and holiday months are a busy time of year for many employers. Many companies ramp up their hiring during this time to accommodate the influx of demand from consumers and travelers. As such, hiring managers receive a deluge of applications, and they need to have a strategy in place in order to get… Read more »

Personality Assessments Aren’t Just For Hiring


Personality assessments have a reputation for being a hiring tool — something that helps managers to know hiring candidates a little better, and that’s it. But, a good personality assessment provides employers with so much more than a few simple character traits. The Caliper Profile uses scientific data and validated job models to provide insights… Read more »

How Competencies and Personality Should Drive Employee Performance


95% of managers believe they could have a more effective method of performance management. Rather than going through the standard steps — set goals, review performance, set a plan, repeat — think, instead, about how you frame the process. How are you determining goals? What factors go into the goals you create? Do they take… Read more »

HR Students: How to Make Them Employable Right Out of School [Infographic]

Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and every student is counting on their future career to help them out of student loan debt. In today’s job market, however, it takes 3 to 6 months for these individuals to secure employment after graduation. Americans are currently suffocating in more than $1.5 Trillion of student… Read more »

Build Your All-Star Sales Team [Guide]


“Succeeding in business, in sports, in your life, is a matter of pulling together people you can trust, who are honest, who have their priorities in line, who have the talent, ambition, and desire to reach beyond themselves and make something really big happen – particularly when the pressure’s on.” -Roger Stubach Former NFL Al-Pro… Read more »

Competency-Based Training: The New Trend in Employee Development


Traditional learning is a large commitment for employees, and online courses can be hit-or-miss — the curriculum may cover inapplicable abstract theory, basic concepts, or irrelevant content. It can be difficult for employers to find impactful learning programs where employees can bring back knowledge and developed skills that result in recognizable, quantifiable results. Competency-based learning,… Read more »

Does Your Interview Process Lead to Successful Hires?


On average, only one in five hires turn out successfully. The effect of a bad hire is not just lost productivity and money, but it can also reverberate through company profits and overall team morale. To combat this, many teams are overhauling their onboarding processes and training programs, but often it can come down to… Read more »

How Personality Can Identify the Right Candidate


As talent increasingly becomes a competitive advantage for companies, many hiring managers, HR Professionals, and Talent Acquisition experts find themselves tasked with pulling in the best talent with less time, smaller budgets, and more competition. In fact, 89% of companies are dealing with talent shortages. As they do, an emphasis on soft skills has taken… Read more »

Avoiding Turnover in High-Performing Salespeople


The average annual turnover rate for salespeople is 20%. Many factors account for that number, but a sizeable amount of voluntary turnover occurs from burnout and lack of motivation. To combat turnover, it’s crucial to put added resources behind your onboarding and development process to ensure your hires maintain the engagement, mental toughness, and willingness… Read more »