THE (NOT SO) SECRETS OF HIGH RETENTION

  Employee Retention – It’s a phrase we hear used quite often in the workplace. Virtually all companies say that they are striving to improve their retention. Yet, few can tell you specifically what they are doing to impact their retention rate. Many companies don’t necessarily make the connection between the hiring and onboarding process with retention. But the two are closely related. We recently read an article written by Jennifer Lawhead at TTI that got right to the heart of the matter. We hope you enjoy this impactful article. If you are ready to invest in your employees, Bluewater can
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Ask This, Not That – Legal Questions To Know

  As any hiring manager can likely attest, the laws regarding what you can and cannot ask a prospective candidate can be difficult to understand. Avoiding age, religion and sexual orientation is obvious, but other areas are hazier. In a format that mirrors the “Eat this, Not that” bestselling book,HiringSite produced an easy-to-understand “Ask this, Not that” that hiring managers can start using immediately. Here are our favorite recommendations from the HiringSite’s clever list to keep you out of legal trouble: Ask this: What is your current address and phone number? or Do you have any alternative locations where you
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The Hiring Compass Announcement

Employee retention and engagement are challenges that every executive or hiring manager face. Hiring mis-fires cost incredible amounts of time and money. Founder of Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search, Mark Debinski, authored The Hiring Compass to share Bluewater’s award-winning methodology for employee search and selection. Available now:  www.TheHiringCompass.com  
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Job Benchmarking – as easy as paint by numbers

Hi I’m Mark Debinski founder & president of Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search broadcasting today from beautiful Islamorada, Florida.  What if we shared one tool with you today that would immediately allow you to help your organization do a better job hiring? And what if we told you that it’s as easy as paint by numbers?  You remember paint by numbers when you were a kid and you were given a picture that just had the outline and the outline was segmented into sections and each one had a number and all you had to do to create a great
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The Importance of Succession Planning and a Timely,Tragic Tale

Hi I’m Mark Debinski founder & president of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting again today from lovely Fairhope, Alabama right on Mobile Bay.  Today’s topic:   The Importance of Succession Planning. We recently presented at a conference in Destin, Florida with several companies that were first, second even third generation business owners on the topic of Succession Planning.  And we were reminded currently with a sad but timely example of how having a proper succession plan in place can sometimes save your company. We want to share three points with you today. Succession planning needs to start with the current generation of ownership
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The Proof of the Power of Job Benchmarking

Hi, I’m Laura Bender, Recruitment Specialist for Bluewater Advisory coming to you today from Bluewater’s Headquarters here in Eldersburg MD. Today’s blog is about The Proof of the Power of Job Benchmarking. Have you heard about the recent job benchmark study?   A recent study of a multinational company in which TTI Success Insights Assessments and Job Benchmarks were analyzed, firmly proves and supports the use and value of Job Benchmarks for high performance. The study showed that over 97% of under performing employees would have not been questioned further or perhaps even hired if Job Benchmarking had been utilized in
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Is Emotional Intelligence Required to be a Great Leader?

Hi, I’m Laura Bender, Recruitment Specialist for Bluewater Advisory coming to you today from the beautiful, Baltimore Inner Harbor.  Today’s blog post:  Do you need a high level of emotional intelligence in order to be an effective leader?  The answer to that question is simply, yes.  You do need a high emotional quotient or EQ in order to be a strong and effective leader. Let’s first start off and define what is EQ, Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence.  Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand not only your own emotions but also the emotions of others and your ability to
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Repeat After Me: “DISC assessments for young adults!”

Hi, I’m Ginny Stimpson, Gulf Coast Market Director for Bluewater Search coming to you today from sunny Fairhope, Alabama. Repeat after me – DISC assessment for young adults and teenagers. How would you like to reduce the household drama this summer? Well, TTI has come up with a version of the DISC assessment that is currently being used by thousands of business professionals world-wide on a monthly basis. They have come up with young adult version. This will help you to communicate more effectively within your home this summer and reduce that drama that inherently comes with having teenagers and
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Would you like a crystal ball for your business? Introducing Growth Curve.

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Founder & President of Bluewater Advisory and Bluewater Search broadcasting again today from lovely Fairhope Alabama with today’s blog topic and it’s more of a question than a topic and the question is:  How would you like a crystal ball?  A crystal ball, in a sense of how would you like to know the challenges that your organization will face as you go through various stages of growth.  I’d like to introduce to you a methodology called Growth Curve.  Growth Curve is a validated practice that’s been proven over the last 5 years through the study
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