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How to Take a Proactive Approach to Employee Retention

By Ben Brooks, founder & CEO of PILOT

That faint knock on your office door or that ominous 15-minute “catch up” meeting scheduled on your calendar by one of your star performers. Then comes the news you’ve feared and have been avoiding; they’re resigning. You remain calm on the outside, but inside you panic. Experienced managers have seen this horror film many times, and it usually results in the manager trying to convince or even beg the departing employee to stay. This is both likely a bad idea and symptomatic of a larger people management and employee retention issue.
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When A Great Interviewee Turns Out to Be A Bad Employee

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Hiring employees is a risky business. The entire hiring process is designed to prevent a bad hire from slipping through, yet most employers say they’ve made a bad hire in the past. So how does this happen and, more importantly, what do you do to correct the mistake of a bad hire?
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Career Pathing for High Potential Employees

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

When you think about ways to increase engagement and boost retention amongst high-performing individuals, you likely think about raising those employees’ pay, giving them more vacation time or offering more benefits. Though it may not be the first option you consider, however, career pathing could be one of your strongest engagement and retention tools available.
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8 Lessons from Celebrities with Great Personal Brands

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

What do Oprah, Beyoncé, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake all have in common? Besides their multi-million-dollar worth, millions of Twitter and Instagram followers, and countless endorsement deals, none of these celebrities need an introduction.
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Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ When You’ve Messed Up at Work

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

There are many famous quotes on the topic of failure and how it’s actually a good thing. But when you make a big mistake at work, it’s pretty hard to find the positive in such a negative situation. And reciting famous quotes about failure to your boss is probably not the best way to make amends.
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Work Clothes for Transitional Weather

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

It’s autumn, which means – depending on where you live – sometimes it’s mild one day and freezing cold the next. Dressing for work is a guessing game – do you put on a pea coat only to sweat all the way to the office on the overheated bus, or do you wear that dress but freeze while walking to work?

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How to Search for A Job While You Have a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

You like your job – you just don’t love it. Or you hate your job, and every minute that ticks by is a minute shaved off your life. Or maybe it’s not the job, but your boss who’s the problem. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to move on in search of better opportunities. In a perfect world, you could simply quit your job and vacation in Hawaii until your dream gig becomes available.
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