Monthly Archives June 2012

Employee Engagement

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today from the rather windy but always lovely, Oval Beach in Saugatuck Michigan.  Today’s topic is Employee Engagement. We define engagement as a level of discretionary effort over and above the bare minimum needed to get by. It’s one of those things where it’s hard to quantify but you know it when you see it.  If you have ever shopped at a Wegmans on the East Coast or a Brookshire’s in the Texas area, that’s what we are talking about.  We are talking about employees that
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Secrets of America’s Best Executive Placement Firms

When organizations need to hire fresh talent, they often turn to executive placement firms to find, recruit, and retain new hires. But with this comes a great deal of risk: how do you know that the employees a firm hires are the best fit for your organization? How can you be sure that your new hires will work out and stay with your company for the long haul? The work of an average placement firm results in a 50% employee retention rate after 12 months. You might as well flip a coin to get the same results. The best firms,
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