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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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Reliability or Validity in Assessment Tools – which is better?

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski Founder and President of Bluewater Advisory & Bluewater Search broadcasting again today from Mobile Baby in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama. Today’s blog topic answers the question that many of our clients ask and it’s regard to the assessments that we use in our practice.  The question is:  What is better when it comes to assessments, reliability or validity? If you read about us or if you have worked with us, you’ll know that we use assessments in all of the work that we do in both our organizational development practice, Bluewater Advisory, as well as our award-winning
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Proof of the Hiring Process

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Founder and President of Bluewater Advisory and Bluewater Search, broadcasting today from beautiful Huntington Beach, California as we prepare to run in Sunday’s Surf City Marathon. Today’s topic is Foolproof Hiring Success and we are very excited to share with you some recent results that came from a large study of serial entrepreneurs.  Bill Bonnstetter, Founder and Chairman of Target Training International (TTI), recently released a study that has been noted in both Harvard Business Review and Inc. on the predictability of serial entrepreneurs.  There were many key findings from the study but the ones that
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Beware Applicants – Don’t Burn Bridges

Hi and Happy New Year! I am Mark Debinski, Founder & President of Bluewater Advisory and Bluewater Search, broadcasting today from beautiful Mobile Bay. Today’s blog topic is: Don’t Burn Bridges. Our blog today is a little bit different in that we usually speak to business owners or those business executives making a hiring or organizational development decision. In this case, our blog is speaking directly to candidates. We would like to share three common mistakes and sometimes fatal flaws that we see in the recruitment and search process that candidates often make and hopefully you can learn from the
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Performance Management Objectives (PMO’s)

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Founder and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting again today from beautiful Fairhope, Alabama with Mobile Bay as our backdrop. Today’s topic of conversation has been a very hot topic with many of our clients lately and that is the topic of Performance Management Objectives – often referred to by their initials, PMO’s.  I’d like to share with you briefly three things: what are PMO’s, how do they work and why they’re good for an organization. First, what our Performance Management Objectives? Quite simply, PMO’s are where we identify the three to five key accountabilities
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Is it like an Online Dating Site?

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Founder & Managing Member of Bluewater Advisory, broadcasting again this week from the beautiful Gulf Coast as we facilitate leadership training for an organization with whom we’ve worked for about three years. Today’s topic – Is Bluewater’s recruitment process similar to those online dating and matchmaking sites? Bluewater presented at an event last week and during the Q/A session, a gentleman raised his hand and said, “I think I understand that you use analytics in your recruitment process.  My question is, is it similar to those online dating or matchmaking sites?”  And the short answer is YES, it
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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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Dealing with the Unexpected

Hi, I’m Mark Debinski, Managing Member and Chief Talent Officer of Bluewater Advisory broadcasting today again from Mobile Bay, this time from the lovely town of Fairhope, Alabama. If there’s one common element you may have noticed in the recent videos of ours, I’d have to say it’s the wind. Whether it was 30 mph winds in Lake Michigan or flying into Tropical Storm Debby in Pensacola, we’ve had our fair share of wind.  But it’s apropos for the topic of discussion today and that topic is turbulence and how executives deal with unexpected events either personal or in their
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