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The Training Paradox: How We Rationalize a Failure to Drive Engagement

by in BEST Advisory

Competition vs. Synergy.  Which is it? Does training hold production back or does it lead to increased production?  This is a common issue at nearly every company.  “We don’t have time to train our people now, we have to meet the production results.”  How often have we heard this, and said this, at our companies? […]

Organizational Success? It’s the People

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

Jeff Bezos, the wildly successful Founder and CEO of, recently shared his “three-step formula for success” with INC magazine. According to Mr. Bezos, “Success is going to require talented experts, a beginner’s mind, and a long-term orientation.” His first and most important tenet: “Surround yourself with the right people. If you’re going to accomplish […]

Employee Retention Issues? How to Keep Your BEST (Part 2)

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Part 2 of 2-Part Series on the Important and Timely Issue of Employee Retention In Part 1 of Employee Retention Issues you took that long hard look in the mirror and realized you have a serious employee retention problem, and more than likely it is your fault as a leader. Just as you realize this, […]

Employee Retention Issues? Look in the Mirror (Part 1)

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Part 1 of 2-Part Series on the Important and Timely Issue of Employee Retention There is a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers. Today they are leaving more than ever. According to recent U.S. Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. […]

Why Succession Planning is Rarely a Success

by in BEST Advisory, Exit Planning, Succession Planning

The numbers are staggering. 10,000 Baby Boomers hit retirement age every day and 60% of all business owners are over age 55. According to recent surveys by the Exit Planning Institute, PNC Bank and Kent State, 80% of business owners have no transition plan, or have not documented or communicated a succession plan. Furthermore, 80% […]

Retained Executive Search in a Contingency World

by in BEST Recruiting

Sandy has a problem. As head of a mid-sized consumer products manufacturer, her National Sales Manager just gave her two weeks notice. Her current plan to fill the position is to do what she has always done before – hire a couple of “contingency” recruiters, which will compete against each other, to quickly find her […]

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    BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group is a retained executive search and business advisory/consulting firm that specializes in small-to-medium sized companies, with an emphasis in the horticultural, hydroponics/cannabis, consumer products, crisis management and business restructuring categories. BEST serves companies nationwide and globally in an active and evolving market. Through a well-connected network of colleagues and a sophisticated predictive behavioral screening system (that we call “BEST Behaviors”), BEST drives our client’s growth and success through a focused and consultative approach.


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