Archives for Talent Management

Why New Managers Fail

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today from the windy shores of Mobile Bay in low country Alabama.  Today’s topic is Why New Managers Fail. I read an article just last week that stated that 40% of new managers fail within this first 18 months.  To me, that’s shocking – that’s 4 out of 10 that don’t make it in a year and a half. From my experience, I’d like to submit that there are three critical success factors for a new manager or conversely three potential failure points along the way. 
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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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Are You Biased in Hiring?

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory here at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Today we would like to challenge you to consider the biases that you might bring into the interview and hiring process. Now we are not talking about biases that are afforded legal protection like age, gender and nationality. We’re talking about personal biases that business executives, owners & managers bring to the interview table that cloud the hiring process. This could be things like experience or even education. Where a person went to school could influence either positively
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Stacking the Deck in Hiring: The Job Benchmark

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory and I’m here today to share with you how you can STACK THE DECK and increase the odds of hiring successful candidates. If you simply hire based on the candidate’s resume and the interview process alone, your chances of success are about 50/50 – about the same as you have at the Blackjack Table. However, if you introduce the process of the Job Benchmark, a patented process that brings to the surface the key attributes, behaviors, motivators and competencies required for the job and then you assess
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