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The Trick of the Presenter's Paradox in Tracking Employee Performance

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Jan 9, 2013 8:15:00 AM

Sometimes it feels like we live in a world of bigger is better. It’s tempting to want to bolster your company or yourself by naming off as many accomplishments as possible. The desire to highlight your success naturally leads you to think about it in concrete terms of how much and how many, but performance management rests on more than a numbers game. Tracking employee performance can be a test of quality, not quantity.

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Topics: Workplace Management, Employee Assessment Tools

Profiles International Vietnam in the hugest HR Day of the country

Posted by Dong Dao on Oct 15, 2012 4:33:00 PM

On October 14th, Profiles took part in the HR Day 2012 – the hugest HR event in Vietnam. HR Day is an annual event for entrepreneurs and HR community, taking place at Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. This year, HR Day 2012 themed on “Quality of Vietnamese Business Leaders” appears to be a hot and attractive topic, regarding the gloomy economic situation and shortages of talented managers and leaders.

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Topics: Profiles International Vietnam, Leadership Skill Improvement, Employee Assessment Tools, 360 Degree Feedback

Take a Bite Out of Apple's Guide to Hiring Great Sales Employees

Posted by Huyen Nguyen on Sep 21, 2012 2:19:00 PM

Whether you’re a small retailer or the world’s largest technology company, you need the best-fit sales employees to succeed.
Recruiting and selecting effective sales reps is critical for any sales organization! Take Apple Inc. for example, when you go into Apple stores across the country, you'll find exceptional customer service.

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Topics: Interview Tips and Techniques, Effective Hiring, Employee Assessment Tools

5 Tips on How To Manage Conflict Within Your Sales Team

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Sep 3, 2012 11:50:00 AM

To have great sales effectiveness, you have to have a great sales team. Within all teams, whether they are NBA players, the neighborhood little league or the company softball team, there is always opportunity for conflict. The same goes for sales teams. And for independent, results-driven sales people, keeping the team in mind may not be their number one priority. So it’s important that sales leaders know how to effectively manage team conflict.

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Topics: Interview Tips and Techniques, Training and Development in Business, Employee Assessment Tools

Discover the Hidden Talents in Your Workforce

Posted by Anh Mai on Aug 15, 2012 11:14:00 AM

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Topics: Workplace Management, Training and Development in Business, Employee Retention, Employee Assessment Tools

Keep Your Superheroes: 6 Steps to Reduce Employee Turnover

Posted by Shekhar Bhusannavar on Jul 30, 2012 4:50:00 PM

Do you know what is important to your prospective and current employees? Do you work hard to meet those needs? If you answered yes to both questions, then you probably have a low employee turnover rate. However, this is not the case for all employers and many companies struggle with the issue of employee turnover.

As we mentioned in It’s Not Me, It’s You: 5 Frequent Causes of Employee Turnover, the average employee tenure at a company is approximately 4 years.  This is barely enough, or not enough, time for a company to fully recoup hiring and training costs. Companies cannot eliminate turnover; however, there are some items to consider when trying to retain quality people.

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Topics: Training and Development in Business, Employee Assessment Tools

Diving Into the Deep End of the Internal Talent Pool

Posted by Shekhar Bhusannavar on Jul 24, 2012 2:35:00 PM

One of the key issues facing businesses today is bench strength. Although, the overall number of people entering the workforce is increasing, most of those people are entry-level.  As many experienced workers reach retirement age, companies are forced to look to their internal talent pool to fill leadership roles. So, how do you make sure that your organization has the bench strength it needs to succeed, now and in the future?

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Topics: Training and Development in Business, Employee Assessment Tools

4 Steps to Help Any Manager Delegate More Effectively

Posted by Anh Mai on Jul 3, 2012 10:45:00 AM

The secret to delegating effectively lies in four components, each of which must be fulfilled to have successful outcomes. For today's leader, learning to delegate is crucial to expanding your reach and meeting the huge demands on your time. Success will remain elusive if you don't understand the art and science of delegation. This post is more on the science.

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Topics: Employee Assessment Tools, 360 Degree Feedback

Hiring Successful Employees for Mid-Sized Businesses With Pre-Employment Screening Assessments

Posted by Rick Yvanovich on Jun 27, 2012 9:46:00 AM

There is no greater tragedy in business than hiring competent employees into jobs in which they are destined to fail. When this happens, their potential is wasted. Could your employee hiring process use some improvement? Do you find that you hire employees with long-term expectations, and yet their employment is short-lived?

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Topics: Employee Retention, Employee Assessment Tools

Flexibility and Adaptability: Critical Traits of Effective Managers

Posted by Anh Mai on May 31, 2012 9:19:00 AM

Business as usual was suddenly interrupted at the end of 2007 when the recession began. Drastic changes were required of all businesses if they were to survive. Costs were cut, people lost jobs, and expenses were minimized. This dramatic economic situation forced business leaders and managers to change in order to survive. Since that dramatic shift, the general public has been in a frozen limbo, afraid to move for fear of further displacement.

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Topics: Workplace Management, Training and Development in Business, Employee Assessment Tools

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