When unemployment is low it’s not only hard to find good people, but it’s also hard to keep them.  With so many employers looking to hire, competition for talent is fierce. You’re at risk of losing people in their first year of work through no fault of your own. New hires go through a predictable…

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Performance Evaluation

Raise your hand if you dread your annual performance evaluation.  Okay, stop waving your arm around; I see you!  I hear you!  I feel your pain! If you’re like most people, having someone judge your performance is nerve-wracking.  Although the majority of people agree there is some value in performance reviews, most would gladly skip…

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Human Resource Consulting Lansing Michigan

According to ManPower Group, in 2020, “Attracting and retaining skilled workers has rarely been more challenging as 69% of U.S. companies report talent shortages – the highest in more than a decade.”  This is great if you’re looking for a job, but it’s frustrating if you’re looking to hire high performers. Would you like to…

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The feeling of finding a solid candidate to fill an open slot on a team is typically a mix of excitement, gratitude, and relief.  The excitement and gratitude are self-explanatory, but the relief is felt because the hiring process, when done well, takes time and attention away from other responsibilities. I’ve made the common mistake…

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