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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step”.-Lao Tzu

Sometimes the hardest part is just starting a task.

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“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended.- Nelson Mandela

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5 Easy Steps for Companies to WIN “The War for Talent”


Today businesses are always seeking a competitive advantage  to progress and adjust to the rapidly changing times. While this can

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be helpful in the short run,  this  can lead executives to cut corners in areas that are vital for their growth, thus compromising their road to excellence. For example, in recent years many businesses have cut recruiting budgets or employee training programs because of the associated cost, thus inhibiting employee development.

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Cutting corners related to employee development will ultimately lead businesses to lose what Ed Michael and company describe in their book, “The War for Talent.”  The war for talent is described as an important area of businesses development regarding employee recruiting, selection, and employee retention. The authors of  “The War for Talent” herald the competitive nature of recruiting, selection, and employee retention as the most important facet for business development and progression. Their book supports this belief with various testimonies from business leaders and analysts who stress the importance of building a talented team of employees.

John Chamber’s, Cisco’s CEO,  startling testimony that “a world-class engineer with 5 peers can out produce 200 regular engineers” warfortalentprovides a specific example of the importance for having extremely qualified employees. Building a company strategy centered upon attracting, developing, and retaining top talented employees should be a major imperative for numerous companies, but frequently businesses struggle in creating and enacting a plan that accomplishes this. Thankfully in “The War for Talent” our authors provide 5 steps to be victorious. Continue reading

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“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm”-Winston Churchhill

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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do”

John Wooden

 

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