Tag Archives: leadership

Salary History? Don’t Ask and Don’t Tell

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

Last July, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law a bill that prohibits employers from asking a candidate for their previous job salary history. Illinois is not alone. In the U.S., there are currently 17 statewide bans and 19 local ordinances that have acted against discussing salary history. With more states adopting these practices in […]

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, […]

Don’t Let Your Succession Plan be a Bad Sequel

by in BEST Advisory, Succession Planning

When movies are made correctly and have appeal, there is no denying the impact. They win awards, inspire the audience, and fill the pockets of the movie studios. However, these blockbusters can also be the platforms for some of the biggest flops on record. After a successful movie the audience wonders what will come next, […]

Debunking the Compensation Myth Surrounding Retention

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

A driving need for obtaining talent is retention. It is a huge issue when you take into account that, according to a September 2018 article from CNBC, “workers are quitting at the highest rate since 2001.”  When retention rates are low due to high undesirable attrition, many business leaders look to recruitment to fill that […]

Expand Your Candidate Pool: Best Behaviors Lead to the Best Candidates

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Industry News, BEST Recruiting

I don’t know about you, but it’s starting to get old hearing the “it’s a candidate’s market” comments from nearly everyone in social media, news articles and in far too many blogs to count (The BEST Blog included).  It’s one thing to call it out, but it’s entirely different to address and solve the problem.  […]

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 […]

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