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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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Hire Talent
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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Hire Talent
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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Hire Talent
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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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Is Leadership Development a Waste of Money?

Few things represent a more important long-term investment than leadership development. Identifying and training future leaders is crucial to assure growth and prosperity for your organization. But for many organizations, the actual return does not justify the cost. Leadership development resources too often end up focused in the wrong areas. Why don’t some leadership development […]

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Hire Talent
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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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Are You Ready for Millennial Leaders?

The future of business will be radically different than enterprise today. Why? Not because of technological change, as you might think, but because millennials will dominate the workforce and the leadership ranks. And because they’re bringing with them ideas and practices unlike anything seen by previous generations. These will shape how leadership works in the […]

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Plan Succession
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

What NOT to Do When Planning for Succession

Leaders won’t simply spontaneously sprout up in your organization like weeds in a vacant lot. Developing leaders is like tending to a garden—you’ll need to till the soil, plant seeds, and fertilize and water plants to yield a fruitful harvest. Leadership development starts with planning for succession long before the need arises—and requires putting in […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Is Your Leadership Pipeline in Good Shape?

Building a strong and vibrant leadership pipeline is critical if you want to keep your company prospering during times of transition. Organizations typically start failing to progress when ineffective leadership is placed at the helm, so it stands to reason that you need to identify and prepare potential leaders for their roles long before they are […]

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Develop Leaders
Al Schnur
by Al Schnur

Is Your 9-Box Model Weeding Out the Wrong People?

Imagine striking the same piano key over and over—sure, doing so makes a sound, but you can’t really call it music. Similarly, relying too much on a “one-note” strategy in your selection process can be dangerous. In principle, something like the 9-Box Model can make it easier to reach a consensus on high-potential employees. But […]

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Bad hires. Frequent turnover. Firings. The costs can be enormous—both in dollars wasted and in time, effort and stress.

To manage a successful business, you need to hire the right people and keep them. And to do that, you need to be able to accurately predict candidate success…

If you’re not sure your next hire will go according to plan, you owe it to yourself—and to your company—to explore The People Company, International’s Talent Success Prediction™ process. Learn how PCI can uniquely offer you a clear picture of your candidate’s strengths, gaps, and risks.

Contact us today to learn how Talent Success Prediction™ can work for your organization.