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The Rise of the Remote Workforce: Benefits, Behaviors and Best Practices

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Events, BEST Industry News

Once the domain of traveling sales and service people, this space is rapidly changing. In the last (5) years alone, remote work, or allowing professionals to work from home or outside the traditional office, has increased by 44% and shows no signs of slowing, especially in light of recent events. Currently, the number of remote […]

Should You Expect a Thank You Note After the Interview?

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting, For Candidates

Last April, Jessica Liebman, the Executive Managing Editor of Insider Inc., had the sheer audacity to suggest in a Business Insider article that when she is hiring, she has a simple rule. “We shouldn’t move a candidate to the next stage in the interview process unless they send a thank-you email.” Liebman went on to state that […]

Employee Engagement: “Did I Stutter?”

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

Poor Stanley. The lovable curmudgeon on the still popular TV Show “The Office” wants to be left alone so he can do his crossword puzzle in the middle of a company brainstorming meeting in peace. His boss, bumbling Michael Scott, tells him to put his game down and join the group. Stanley replies with a firm, […]

Be an Investor When Recruiting and Hiring

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

Who you hire is one of the most important decisions and investments you can make in your business. However, recruiting and hiring today is more important than finding a person with the right skills and qualifications. Do the candidates fit our culture and strategic vision? Do they share our values and have the right behaviors […]

All’s Fair in Love and Retention

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

In the current candidate’s market, employee retention can seem like war, but it doesn’t have to be. Often, when top-grade managers leave their organization, it is because of reasons that could be addressed by company leadership and has little to do with salary. In our own internal surveys that we use with candidates, “Company Culture” […]

Interview Preparation: It’s Pronounced “Du-Moss”

by in For Candidates

A hilarious A&W Root Beer commercial from the early 90’s is also a cautionary tale. The commercial begins with a smiling, confident young man being interviewed for a job saying, “Mr. Dumbass, I can bring a lot to Dumbass and Dumbass. I’m a go getter. Dumbass material all the way. So, am I your man […]

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