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Hire Talent
Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

You shouldn’t hire me. How to spot red flags in a candidate’s resume

Screening a candidate’s resume is one of the first and most basic steps in the hiring process.  If you’re like most people, the main thing you look for in a resume is how well a candidate’s education and experience align with the requirements of the role.  If there appears to be a fit, you follow-up […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

The Worst Advice You’ll Hear About Hiring Talent

Hiring the right people isn’t always an exact science, but it never pays to turn it into a game of chance. Using the wrong hiring strategies can be a little like emptying your wallet into a slot machine. You might get lucky and hit the jackpot with a good candidate that falls into your lap. The more likely […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Talent Development: 9 Common Mistakes

We’ve said here before that developing talent is like working in a garden. Once you plant the seeds it takes time for roots to sprout—and healthy plants only blossom after you carefully tend to the garden each day. It’s a particularly apt metaphor, because—just as with talent development—doing the little things early leads to a […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Four Tools to Enable Successful Hiring

Finding and cultivating future leaders requires a deeper approach than simply glancing at a resume, conducting a short interview and calling it good when you make a new hire. Successful hiring is built on a foundation of a robust assessment process that can correctly identify if a person possesses skills and traits needed for a particular […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Four Best Practices to Help You Hire Effectively

It goes without saying that hiring the right people for the right positions sets your organization up for success down the road. Here are four strategies successful organizations use to identify the best qualified candidate and hire effectively every time. 1. Discard “magic bullet” questions Interviewers can get too clever for their own good by asking […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Four Signs You Need Help with Your Hiring Process

Finding the right talent for a particular position isn’t always an exact science, although a robust employee assessment regimen will greatly help. You can, however, turn the hiring odds in your favor by starting with a more effective hiring process—one that accurately maps out where your organization needs to go and how to get there […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

The Surprising Cost of Turnover

A good hire is, as the saying goes, worth its weight in gold to your company’s bottom line. With this in mind, you may be tempted to let an average or below-average employee walk out the door and search for a better replacement. That sounds good in theory, but turnover can mean bad news for […]

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Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

Still doing “just” an interview? Here’s why that’s wrong

Ah, the interview. Time-tested workhorse, and only “true” way to compare resumes with talent in the flesh… Right? Wrong. If an interview is the only tool in your talent selection toolbox, you could be missing out on seeing the complete picture. Your hiring process should involve much more time than just an interview, because an […]

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Hire Talent
Keith Francoeur
by Keith Francoeur

4 Ways to Sabotage Your Hiring Process

Finding the perfect candidate for a job can feel a little bit like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. It takes time and patience to find pieces that fit together. Once you find the right pieces, the whole picture becomes clearer. But if you’ve ever put a puzzle together, you’ll know how hard it can be sometimes […]

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