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Amanda Groves

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A Better Skills Gap Analysis

Posted by Amanda Groves on Jul 5, 2017 2:29:25 PM


For a business to really thrive, it must get the best out of every employee and make smart decisions when it comes to hiring new staff. Knowing what skills the workforce has, where they are lacking, and how to bridge any gaps is crucial to remaining competitive in today’s market. A skills gap analysis can help a company hire the right people for the right positions, improve the effectiveness of its current workforce, keep up with advancements in the industry, and plan for the future. When conducting a skills gap analysis for your own organization, be sure to include the following three steps.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, skills

Creative Ways to Welcome a New Hire

Posted by Amanda Groves on Apr 13, 2017 11:49:21 AM

Starting a new job can be a pretty stressful experience. You want it to go smoothly so that your new hire feels happy and welcomed, and settles into the position as quickly as possible. While onboarding can be an effective way of achieving this, it won’t work well if it’s boring or regimented. Let’s look beyond the usual checklists and documentation, training, and tours, to find other, more creative things you can do to help employees adjust to their new work environment successfully.

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Topics: Orientation, hiring

The Pros and Cons of Developing Talent Internally

Posted by Amanda Groves on Feb 21, 2017 8:09:00 AM

Balancing between training current employees to fill future positions and investing in staffing processes to land top-tier external candidates is tricky. Even if you’ve already found (and hired) your next top performer, it’s important to know the pros and cons of developing talent within your company.

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Topics: Training, Retention

Why You Should Avoid Hiring Cookie Cutter Employees

Posted by Amanda Groves on Jan 12, 2017 12:04:16 PM

Don’t hire that cookie cutter employee – pleads Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of Human Workplace. Although it is very tempting to hire the candidate that checks off every item on your list of hiring requirements, Ryan advises this could be a stagnating decision.

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