Archives for Talent Management

There is a Method to Break the Talent Management Madness

  Discussions about talent management systems can lead to many places. Many companies use multiple sources to accomplish their talent management needs: a recruiter to find people; different motivation systems attempting to engage employees; and advance, or develop, people through internal managers measuring performance with basic performance indicators. However, It is rare for all these pieces to fit together or build on each other. These systems are also unlikely to have any relevance to the job itself. What if… … The job could talk? What skills and talents would the job ask for? … You had a specific job benchmark
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Bluewater Welcomes Dillon Sholar

We are delighted to announce that Dillon Sholar has joined the Bluewater Team as a Project Coordinator/Recruiter! Dillon is an experienced staffing professional with 5 years of experience specifically in identifying talent for Engineering & Design firms, Fortune 500 companies, global corporations, mid-size, and locally owned organizations. He has thorough experience in a variety of industries. Dillon began in 2012 in the light industrial/construction industry, in 2014 he made the transition into professional services which has honed the skill of analysis and search in the ever-changing world of staffing & recruiting. Welcome Dillon! What are you most looking forward to as
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Bluewater Welcomes Teresa Adams

We are happy to welcome Teresa Adams to our Bluewater team as Managing Director of Bluewater Search and Bluewater Denver. With over 19 years of experience as a Global Executive Search Consultant and Executive Career Coach, Teresa is an enthusiastic and articulate communicator with a reputation for building trust and engaging clients in a journey of self-discovery and tactical strategy which provides the confidence and insight – as well as the roadmap – to take careers to the next level.  Career transition at the senior executive level comes with an added layer of risk. Teresa is an authentic transitional coach, and has assisted scores of
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The Cost of a Wrongful Hire

    If you have been a hiring manager for any period of time, you have probably experienced the pain associated with hiring the wrong person. If you think through some of those bad experiences, what often comes to mind are the pains associated with the hire. This could include a wide variety of things such as the negative impact they had on team unity, the impact their lack of engagement had on productivity, or the stress that dealing with the employee had on your life. Making the wrong hire can have a wide ranging impact on your business. Frankly,
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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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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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Job Benchmarking Process: How To Set Your Hiring Standard

No element is more crucial to successful recruiting than the job benchmarking process. A strong job benchmark can mean the difference between hiring the perfect employee and making a costly hiring mistake. But how can you create a job benchmark that will identify the best talent possible for a given position? How can you be certain that the metrics you are weighing potential applicants against are the most correct and reliable? Read on to discover the one mistake you may be making in your job benchmarking process, and how a better job benchmark can help you set the ideal standard
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What is the Cost of a Nincompoop?

Click here to download the article: “What is the Cost of a Nincompoop – TQPI” Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory,  broadcasting today from Miami Beach and today’s blog topic is What is the True Cost of a Nincompoop?  You heard me correctly, a Nincompoop!  I’m sure you have seen them and you have probably worked with one or two. A colleague of ours, George Henderson, Founder of Top-Quartile Performance Institute based in Denver, has written a great article that objectively quantifies the cost of a Nincompoop and the damage it can do to an organization. Rather
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Raising Recruitment Value Proposition

Hi, I’m Rebecca Debinski, daughter of Mark Debinski Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory, who is out conducting a Job Benchmark right now. I’m in the Outer Banks and I’m here to explain to you how Bluewater Advisory is able to significantly raise recruiting value proposition without raising fees.  Bluewater is able to do so because first, they are highly analytical and by using the job benchmark patented process and by assessing all possible candidates for the job , can provide the client with a job fit index. Second, Bluewater has an onboarding component which is like a roadmap to
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A Different Type of Recruiting

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today from Destin Beach, Florida.  Today’s topic is A Different Kind of Recruiting. We are often asked what makes Bluewater Advisory’s approach to recruiting so unique and effective.  We like to keep things simple and it comes down to three things.  The first is called a job benchmark.  The second is a very strategic and analytical approach to sourcing and assessing candidates. The third is a continuous improvement process and the fact that we stand behind our work. Let’s look at each one briefly. The first
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