Interactive Calculator: The Cost of Employee Turnover

In this week’s post, we provide you with an interactive calculator that can be used to add up just how much it costs when an employee leaves an organization. Even this long list of possible costs is not comprehensive, but the numbers are dramatic nevertheless. Note: The default numbers included are just there to give everyone a sense of how it […]

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Introducing CAP: The Candidate Assessment Platform

We would like you to meet CAP, the all-in-one Candidate Assessment Platform that combines everything you need to find and hire the best employees. Create a job description and automatically post to job boards. Automatically identify the personality traits that drive performance on the job, using Big Data and state-of-the-art Predictive Analytics. Assign ready-made Skills Tests, or even create your own. Then just sit […]

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The Hidden Costs of a Bad Hiring Decision

We can all agree that hiring decisions are important. In previous posts, we have discussed the value of hiring effective employees (here) and the competitive advantage enjoyed by organizations that retain them over time (here). In this post, we focus on broader implications that often “fly under the radar” when we think about hiring. Here is a simple example of […]

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3 Things That Make Employees Want to Stay

Companies that successfully retain their employees have a substantial competitive advantage over those with higher turnover. They have lower costs and higher levels of productivity. Given the greater value of a cohesive organization, it is important to understand what makes employees want to stay—and what makes them want to leave. The traditional conception of turnover focuses on the employee’s perspective: […]

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Bad News: Intelligence Doesn’t Necessarily Lead to Better Decisions

Dostoyevsky’s classic Notes from the Underground provides an uncanny portent to several theories that today are at the very foundation of contemporary psychological knowledge. Through the apparent ramblings of a spiteful and isolated retiree emerges a philosophy that rejects order and rationality as human ideals—and even suggests the possibility that we might be better off with less intelligence. As strange […]

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