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The Ugly Truth of Online Assessment Testing – A Hiring Manager’s Guide to Effective Pre-Employment Screening

Most of us have had the experience of taking an online assessment or test as part of a job application. No matter the industry and position, the format is often familiar – the applicant is asked questions covering everything under the sun about how they would rate their work performance and ability to work well with others, and then they are re-asked those same questions again in different ways. The …Read More

How I Unwind – Live Now, Not Yesterday or Tomorrow

“Keith is the self-proclaimed world’s biggest fan of relaxation.”  This statement completely reflects what I imagine my retirement theme being.  But tomorrow is not guaranteed so why wait until retirement to enjoy life?  And as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize just how important is to live for each day. For the bulk of my career, I worked in the fast-paced and ever changing restaurant industry.  After 12+ years …Read More

How to Lose Employees in a Hurry – The Newbie Treatment

Reducing employee turnover is a central goal of any organization. For each employee lost, turnover costs can easily amount to $5K+, depending on the position. Just think of the cost of new job postings, recruiting fees, training, increased OT from other employees filling the load and lost productivity. It adds up quick with turnover taking a significant bite out of profits. When analyzing turnover, organizations often take a top-down perspective, …Read More

Breaking Barriers: The Toya Robinson Story

Toya Robinson has a lot to celebrate.  Many of us have hurdles and obstacles in life but for Toya, she has had to overcome more than most.  Toya is a Customer Service Representative with Synchrony Financial in Kettering, OH who just completed her one-year work anniversary.  Toya also suffers from multiple sclerosis (MS).  She is a young woman who has survived multiple major surgeries, which have forced her to rely …Read More

What NOT to Do When You Hire A New Employee

Reducing employee turnover is a priority for nearly all companies. However, the new employee is often neglected and employers miss this “golden key” when working to increase retention rates. Companies often analyze turnover from a top-down perspective, focusing on existing employees and ensuring their happiness first. While it can be beneficial to do so, a critical piece is often overlooked: the new employee.  The average cost of turnover starts at …Read More

People Development vs the Constant Recruiting Cycle

In the 24 hour recruiting and sourcing talent cycle, companies are overloaded with information and surrounded by dozens of options to find and assess potential talent. Despite the intelligence and diversity of options available, employers are dealing with issues that have come upon them both gradually and suddenly. In a recruiting focused world, how can employers stem turnover and focus on the talent they have already hired? Why do our …Read More

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