Thoughts on Talent Strategy

March 20, 2017 by Beau Garrett

You don't know how to conduct an interview.

You don't know how to conduct an interview, but then again neither does anyone else in business. You are probably thinking, "How do you know?! You don't even know me or my hiring results!" Well, we don't mean you personally..

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December 19, 2016 by Beau Garrett

Do you know how to network for job candidates?

Their emails always say they want to talk to me about my experience in PeopleSoft. They have "a great opening for an experienced developer". In 1999, I would have been excited to receive such a note. Back then, I was an.

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December 05, 2016 by Beau Garrett

Want to know how to get a pay increase? (answer: maybe do nothing)

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported we had hit a 38-year low in regards to labor participation in the country. This is either good news or bad news given which side of the equation you are on at.

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November 21, 2016 by Beau Garrett

The opposite of using onboarding to increase employee retention

The room was set up classroom style. About 20 of us were jammed into a space that was originally designed for 12. This was not how we envisioned our start at one of the world’s greatest consulting firms. It was the.

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November 07, 2016 by Beau Garrett

The importance of culture fit in how to hire A players

We were on hole number 12 getting ready to take our second shots. My playing companion that day has been a close friend for many years. He is what I would describe as a 1 percenter. What I mean is, the guy was a full.

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October 24, 2016 by Beau Garrett

How to replace a top employee, before it happens

Do you wait for an opening and then go on the hunt to fill the vacancy? Do you wait for your annual budget of headcount and then begin looking for new talent to bring to the team? Do you struggle with how to replace a top.

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October 17, 2016 by Beau Garrett

Invest your time to improve engagement at work

Recently, my friend and colleague Matt Norman wrote about mid-organization leaders and the critical importance to the success of a company. Matt’s insight regarding the need to free these leaders from being task doers so they.

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