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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, […]

Be an Investor When Recruiting and Hiring

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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” […]

Trends in Workforce Planning for 2019

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The economy keeps on humming along. So just how much of a candidate’s market is it right now? As of this writing, 250,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. last month (October 2018) with unemployment hitting a 48 year low of 3.7%. Average wages are also up 3.1% from a year earlier with gains […]

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