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Escaping the "Wave" with TalentConnection

Have you ever felt that the day to day running of your business takes up all of your time? That you couldn’t possibly add anything else to your plate? Operating in the ‘whirlwind’ is exhausting and draining. You may think “if I just had more hours in...

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Moving Past Mistakes

Mistakes happen. At Achilles, we will help you avoid mistakes, and move past mistakes that do happen to help you be successful.  The Achilles Team is well equipped to serve alongside your leaders in many different capacities in the ares of people per...

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5 Tips for Virtual Workforce Engagement

Two of the hot topics in business today—employee engagement and workplace flexibility—can often seem at odds in terms of the virtual workforce. As working from home, at client sites, or second locations has increased, this has led to a decrease in em...

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Recruiting Effectiveness at First Presbyterian

Recruiting the right candidate for your organization doesn’t always mean filling the position with someone similar to the person who you had in the role before. Instead, it should depend on the future direction of the company, so always remember to k...

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Peanuts, Cracker Jacks®, and People Performance

When you think about winning teams in professional baseball, the New York Yankees are one of the first teams that come to mind. But have you ever thought about why that is? Maybe lots of great players? Well, while they’ve certainly had many amazing p...

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How We Make Recruiting Effectiveness a Key Part of Your Business

Every business owner knows how critical it is to attract, hire and keep good people, yet most don’t fully appreciate what it takes to become effective at recruiting. While outside recruiters, headhunters, and temps are often very valuable, they don’t...

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Achilles Recruiting Effectiveness “Playbook”

At Achilles Group, we encourage and even insist on Recruiting Effectiveness becoming a vital component of your business strategy.Our MotivationWe bring the expertise and resources to install Recruiting Effectiveness as a competitive advantage. We par...

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A Client’s Perspective: Crest Management

At Crest Management, we were so busy growing our business that we didn’t take time to stop and figure out what we needed in regards to investing in our people. We came to a point where we’d quickly grown to fifty people, and at that point we knew we ...

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The Perfect Fit

"Erwin Distributing Co, Inc. owns and operates Wally’s Party Factory stores. At Wally’s, we offer an extensive selection of party supplies, balloons and costumes for all of life’s celebrations. When we first heard about Achilles Group, there were onl...

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The Importance of People Performance

We Don’t Hire People to Lose ThemFor those that might not be as familiar with our Fractional HR Concept, we’re excited to share that our upcoming posts will be focused on providing you with more in-depth information on each of the four components tha...

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A Client's Perspective on People Performance

We don't just want you to take our word on the importance of People Performance at your organization, but read below a Success Story from our client, Crest Management.We were so busy growing our business that we didn’t take time to stop and figure ou...

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Conducting an Effective Job Interview

Finding and retaining talent is crucial to your company’s success. Job interviews are an important step to finding the right talent. But many business leaders find themselves asking the “same standard questions” and getting the “same prepared answers...

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Interesting Items We Have Found on Candidates' Resumes

1. My favorite is still "I bathe regularly." What did he mean? Was it a joke? Was he proud of his regular accomplishment? Either way, no interview followed. - Kristen 2. Many years ago, while searching for a Marketing Assistant, I found this resume i...

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The Costs of a Bad Hire

Recruiting and hiring good employees can be the most critical aspect of running a small or medium-sized business. If you don’t hire the right people to begin with, your chances of success are slim to none. It’s easy to make the mistake of relying on ...

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How NOT to Hire!

Sometimes the person with the most knowledge and skills is NOT the best for the job!Many recruiters focus on telling their clients how to make the right hire at the right time, but do not always point out how NOT to hire.  Many managers focus solely ...

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Five Ways to Cut Expenses and Stay in Compliance

1.    Hire the Right People for the JobIt may be tempting but don’t hire people you know for your open positions.  Interview qualified, experienced professionals from outside your immediate circle.  Make sure you check references and pay for a backgr...

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