Jack Welch speaks, writes and leads from the philosophy that companies need to hire people that can clearly execute on their vision or they simply won’t get where they trying to go.
Hiring Managers Aren’t Trained to Hire Right, Yet They’re Held Accountable for Results
Just like any other business skill or core competency, the ability to effectively identify and select the right candidate and to develop them into a true difference maker is learned over time. Your vice presidents, directors, and managers run your business every day. Much more infrequently, they have to make a hiring decision. It’s therefore quite natural that most hiring authorities simply haven’t had the practice needed to excel at targeted selection. So what happens? Gut decisions are made. It’s like buying a car for the paint job, the slick tires and the curb appeal, without a clear understanding of what’s truly under the hood. Then you go to work with your new hire and realize that his personality and talent for communication just can’t make up for his inability to be effective on the job.
Part of becoming recruitment and hiring experts is sharing our wealth of knowledge with hiring authorities in growing organizations. Our experts are available for coaching, mentoring, and consulting in all aspects of our expertise. Whether you need your sales team to operate more effectively or you’re looking to implement Conscious Hiring™ into your existing hiring practices, we can help.
Outstanding talent is what your business needs to move forward.
Talent, skill and education alone will not make your company great. Our firm will find you the extraordinary leaders who are fully aligned with the vision you have for your business. Our Retained Search process ensures that we fully understand what drives your company, using our own signature organizational assessments to understand your company’s direction, competitive advantages, values, and unique challenges. The result is a dynamic, effective executive search process that brings you exactly the right leadership for your business.
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4 Quadrants of Personality
Communication Style, Work Style preferences and Job Fit
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Approx $62.50 -78.00 per assessment depending on volume and type of report
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The Strategic Approach to Hiring the Right People.
More than any other period in history, hiring the right person for any key role has become increasingly important for building, growing, and scaling a successful company. There is no magic “talent pool” to drop your line into that’s going to allow you to put the perfect person in that chair. There are simply too many bottom-feeders disguised as trophy-winners. That is, unless you’re using the Conscious Hiring™ process.
With the majority of the business world seriously reevaluating old, stale recruitment and hiring practices, it is our mission to help growing companies scale for success and profitability. Utilizing cutting-edge technology and 30+ years of industry knowledge, our unique approach filters the waste and delivers hiring authorities only top talent matching the requirements for each position, your corporate culture, and motivators of success. Conscious Hiring™ is the single most effective way to hire for mission-critical positions.
You want to make the most of your human capital investment. The right people doing what they do best are the driving force for any successful business. Keeping your workforce happy and on the job is a winning proposition for you and for your employees. Making the most of your human capital requires the best retention and succession planning, full organizational alignment, and excellent leadership. We at Keenhire are employment lifecycle consulting experts who know how to keep your work force engaged for the long term.
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Benchmarking and Role Analysis Consulting
Benchmarking and Role Analysis are the key steps most often missed when a company starts a search for their next hire. The problem is that most companies are in such a hurry to hire or fill an empty seat that they do not take the time to do the job right from the beginning. It is essential to establish the job expectations and who the candidate needs to be in order to meet or exceed these expectations. When you begin with the end in mind, you do a better job of hiring, on boarding and retaining the right people. Benchmarking and role analysis helps clarify what “Right” looks like and what it means to “Win” in the role.
According To Noah Webster, retention is the act or power of keeping or retaining, but Corporately, retention is the power to keep employees actively engaged and committed to being an integral part of the organization. So what is retention like in this day in age? Are employers on the same page as their employees when it comes to effective performance and talent management?
According to the SHRM Workplace Forecast of 2011, our workplace trends are directly related to talent acquisition, selection & retention. All of these being consecutive to one another and going hand in hand with creating a successful business.
A recent survey on employee performance and retention conducted by Express Employment Professionals, one of the nation's largest privately held staffing companies, found that employers are more disconnected than ever from their workforce. Express' survey revealed that 77 percent of leaders say retention was not a problem or only a slight problem in 2011, while 91 percent of employees said they are willing to switch jobs. These extreme figures should be waking up the employers of our nation, and creating a call to action that something’s not right.
With Employee turn over in the US at 16.4 percent what is there to do? How do you shift your talent management, selection and retention in a way that that increases your profit, your employee satisfaction and turnover?
First of all strong leadership is imperative right now in order to enhance your management operating style, implementing accountability systems, while building and developing high-performance teams.
Talent acquisition can only be beat one way: putting the right people in the right roles. How do we do that? By perfecting selection. Selection can be managed with internally, with a 3rd party recruiter or using both. Whichever your company decides to go with you must ensure that their skills, personality, and values align with the job and the company. Developing Interview strategies that include pre-established critical screening questions, an in-depth career history review and custom built behavioral interview models prevent the unhealthy corporate impact as well as the high cost of a mis-hire.
Over all the corporate response must be to link employee performance and its impact on the organization’s business goals. Doing this will keep employees goals align with the company’s, creating increasing accomplishment and happier on track employees.
So try something different, create a new hiring process, change the way you interview and beef up your leadership training and finally retain the talent you need.
To learn more about retention, talent management and see how to create a conscious hiring process, visit us at keenhire.com. We equip companies with systems, processes and people to hire & retain with clarity and insight.