Posts from Bruce McAlpine

Employee Retention – the next BIG Challenge

By | Employee Engagement ,Hiring Process ,Leadership ,Retention | October 24, 2018 | 0 comment

You have just hired your next superstar – congratulations!  The first challenge is over.  Now comes the big one – Retention! In his book “Topgrading”, Dr. Brad Smart presents research which shows that the cost of employee turnover has a negative ROI of almost 500%. Clearly, hiring the right person and retaining them is critical […]

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On-Boarding your New Employee

By | Hiring Process | September 25, 2018 | 0 comment

Do you remember what it felt like when you first joined your company after a successful career somewhere else, especially if relocation was involved? You will want to do everything you can for your new employee to overcome the natural jitters and cognitive dissonance, and to create an environment that ensures quick engagement and early […]

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Constructing the Employment Offer Letter

By | Hiring Process | June 21, 2018 | 0 comment

  At this stage, you have carefully selected the candidate you want to hire for your position.  Now you need to craft an offer that meets both party’s needs, i.e. yours as well as the candidate’s. The easiest part of the offer is often the money.   Compensation The compensation you offer will need to […]

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Candidate Evaluation – What is the best, most defensible method?

By | Evaluation ,Hiring Process ,Interviews ,News ,Selection | May 23, 2018 | 0 comment

As mentioned in our last post, we are examining the search-evaluation-hiring-retention process, and sharing almost half a century of Executive Search insights by answering the following 6 questions: Who am I REALLY looking for? Where am I going to find them? How am I going to evaluate them? How am I actually going to hire […]

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Candidate Sourcing – Where will I find my next Superstar?

By | Hiring Process ,Sourcing | April 18, 2018 | 0 comment

As mentioned in our last post, we are examining the search-evaluation-hiring-retention process, and sharing almost half a century of Executive Search insights by answering the following 6 questions: Who am I REALLY looking for? Where am I going to find them? How am I going to evaluate them? How am I actually going to hire […]

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Who am I REALLY looking for?

By | Hiring Process ,News | March 14, 2018 | 0 comment

Who am I REALLY looking for?   As promised in our last article, we are going to be examining the search-evaluation-hiring-retention process over the next few months, and sharing almost half a century of Executive Search insights by answering the following 6 questions: Who am I REALLY looking for? Where am I going to find […]

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Are you looking forward to your next hire?

By | Hiring Process | January 18, 2018 | 0 comment

Frankly, most executives do not look forward to the task of hiring staff. It is a competitive environment for good talent and it can take a lot of time and expertise to do it well. It doesn’t have to be an uncertain process. As Executive Recruiters, we are happy to share some of our expertise, […]

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2018 Corp Goals? DONE!  Personal Goals? Not so much…

By | Candidate Advice | December 12, 2017 | 0 comment

Your corporate goals are all set for 2018.  How about your personal goals? You may recall a year ago about this time receiving my post called “Dreaming about 2017 – A Fable”.  It was a short practical guide to effective personal goal setting, full of motivational quotes and a Goals Template, just in time for […]

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