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Is Social Media the New Smoke Break?

“Now that technology and social media have become pervasive presences in our lives, they’ve become the new ‘smoke break.’”  The other day, I was speaking to my bank-teller friend “Ashley” who was frustrated by her company’s views on “Social Media Usage.” She has one colleague in particular who gets upset when Ashley replies to a […]

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Stop Hiring Recruiters When You Really Need A Retention Specialist!

If employee retention is a major issue for your organization, why are you hiring an additional recruiter? Why put a bandage on the issue by adding to the recruiting team, when “recruiting the wrong people” is only a tiny part of the real causes for increased turnover? Instead, consider hiring and empowering a Retention Specialist […]

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Questions You Can’t Ask About Your Staff

In this series, Cara answers the workforce questions you might get in trouble for asking at the office. Do you have your own nagging questions about working with your staff? Submit it here! Q: So how do we mentor a Millennial to understand that “YOLO” is not feasible? A: Encourage them to think like a manager. Have […]

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Vlog: When Did You Start Working?

When did you start working? Lots of Boomers and Gen Xers are wondering, “Why do Millennials seem so clueless about starting work?” Do Millennials experience starting work in the workforce the same way as those before them? In this vlog, Leah Brown, Crescendo’s Talent Retention Strategist, shares some of the factors that have drastically changed […]

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Who’s Who in the Workplace – Defining the Generations

Generations Provide a Challenge to Organizational Management With four generations in today’s workplace, it’s critical for leaders to understand who’s who on their teams in order to effectively manage multi-generational teams. In the video below, Cara Silletto highlights the multi-generations populating today’s workforce, and how to important it is to understand each generations’ values and work ethic.

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Why Millennial Men Won’t Work 60 Hrs/Wk Anymore!

Today’s Young Men Are Lazy! I recently presented a workshop on attracting and retaining Millennial talent to a group of concrete company owners and managers. One gentleman shared his hiring frustration saying, “They’re just lazy! I can’t find any young guys who are willing to work 60 hours a week anymore!” “Wow,” I thought. Things […]

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COB vs. EOD – Are You Communicating Clearly?

We all have seen it – the email from our boss asking for an important piece of information or for a project to be completed by “COB“ or “EOD.” Traditionally in business language, we know COB to mean “close of business” and EOD to mean “end of day.” But, what does each of these really […]

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What’s on the Wall, Doesn’t Walk Down the Hall

Organizational culture is often thought of as immeasurable, fluffy and non-critical in the eyes of many bottom-line-focused executives. Boy, are they off…way off! Turnover Costs Yes, operations and sales have to be in good standings to keep a company relevant, but in today’s post-recession economy, human capital and talent management are becoming more essential to […]

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Strategies for Retaining Talent When Employees Have the Upper Hand

Strategies for Organizations Winning the Talent Battle We all understand the concept of a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market in real estate. Typically, one side or the other has an advantage as the housing market and/or economy shifts over time. The same is true for the workforce. At any given time, we’re either in an […]

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The Goldilocks Approach to Challenge in the Workplace

Studies have shown that the degree to which you care about performing well in any activity is directly related to your enjoyment of that activity. This is true for both work and leisure endeavors. Additionally, the amount of enjoyment you derive from that activity skyrockets with the right amount of challenge. Think of this as […]

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