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Governors in 26 states have already eliminated the federal $300 unemployment benefit. For the other 24 states, roughly 10 million people who rely on jobless benefits will lose them on September 6th if Congress allows the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program to expire.
Jobless claims fell to a new pandemic low last week, suggesting the labor market continues to heal even as the Delta variant causes uncertainty. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said that while the extra weekly payments should expire next month, states that want to contin... FULL ARTICLE >
Recently I read an article in Barron’s (May 31, 2021) titled ‘Adding Discipline to Decisions’, an interview with Daniel Kahneman who also wrote a book called ‘Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment’. Kahneman, who won a Nobel Prize in Economics in 2002, changed our understanding of how people think about money and make financial decisions. He and his research partner rejected the notion of the “rational actor” and instead mapped the myriad of errors people make due to predictable biases and behavioral tendencies. In my view the same could be said for hiring managers, recruiters interviewers and all of your employee... FULL ARTICLE >
In short, haste makes waste. Companies are facing hiring hurdles in 2021. Some companies are not getting enough candidates to apply while others are not getting enough qualified candidates to apply.
On Wednesday, April 28th, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that an apparent hiring bottleneck in the labor market has made it difficult for employers to hire workers despite a persistently high jobless rate. He predicts that this will likely end in the coming months. Powell mentioned several reasons for the labor market shortage, even though the unemployment rate is down to 6% and some 9.7 million Americans say they are actively looking for work according to the Labor Department’s February jobs report. As some of you battle with these challenge... FULL ARTICLE >
Kane Brown wrote a song called What Ifs? Take a break and listen to his song here.
What if you tried something for the first time and it worked out? We all have, this happens all the time in life.
What if you never applied for the job you are in now because you were afraid to fail? What if you never tried your favorite restaurant? You would have missed out.
For those of you that have never used an assessment to help you during the selection process or with managing and developing employees, what if you used the right assessment and it helped you? You might have less stress during the day and sleep better at night. Your team or company might be the best in the area, your industry, the US or the World.
For those of you that are u... FULL ARTICLE >
Using Employee Assessments for selection, for managing employees and for development is a win-win for the company, managers, candidates and the employees. We would like to start your year off with some important topics that are not discussed enough. One, the benefits for the applicant or employee of being assessed and hired for a position that is a good fit. Two, helping managers become better managers by using assessment results with their direct reports.
Applicants may not think that we are on their side, we are. One of our main jobs is helping our clients hire the right person for the job. What does this mean? For our job fit assessments, it means the candidates’ scores fit most of the ranges and measures deemed to be successful in the job. When the new em... FULL ARTICLE >
A Year for the History Books – For Good or Bad, 2020 will be a Year to Remember
Aside from having one of the most challenging and strange years faced by most of us, attracting quality candidates, hiring the right person for the right job along with managing and developing employees are still one of the biggest challenges of running a successful department, location, business or organization.
These areas are relative. Some of you are constantly looking for an edge and to improve, some of you are happy with your current status and may be blind to your weak spots while others do not place any of these areas as important enough to consider seeking improvements. We are in business to help those of you who are looking to improve or open to it for any of these areas mentioned.
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Hiring a salesperson or a manager that meets or exceeds your expectations is one of the more challenging and important hires that many of you face. Employees don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses. And companies do not prosper when sales are lacking. Anything that will increase your odds of making a more informed decision for these positions and any other position is worth consideration. If Vegas had odds on this trait against success or failure, I could have retired years ago to my own island that doesn’t have Covid19.
For either of these positions, a good resume and years of experience are not going to guarantee a successful hire. There are thousands of candidates per day with both of these qualities that are bottom performers applying for the... FULL ARTICLE >
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