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Relocation in four easy steps

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Relocation in four easy steps

Building a relocation program to recruit and retain talent in the design industry should be a primary focus of any sound HR program. You’ve been there before. You’ve spent time sourcing, researching, and recruiting the best candidates for a variety of roles within your company. Several are local, but the best candidate for the job may require relocation. What do you do? How do you do it? What should you be willing to pay to relocate great talent? All of these are great questions to ask. According to Zweig Group’s 2016 Recruitment & Retention Survey, almost two-thirds of all design...

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All about family

1181 Award Winner Category_Articles client satisfaction featured Hot Firm Quality Retention TowerPinkster

All about family

Michigan firm takes the extra steps to create a family atmosphere, and that translates into employee retention, quality work, and client satisfaction. By TowerPinkster Best Firm #1 Architecture for 2016 Our firm culture is at the center of all we do and is what makes TowerPinkster unique! Our positive, fun work environment is a major factor in our ability to retain top talent, produce quality work, and exceed client expectations. Every employee takes part in defining who we are and what we do, and this philosophy has created (what we like to call) a “family” culture. To help build and...

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Ten ways to make yourself more successful

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Ten ways to make yourself more successful

The thought occurred to me that some of our readers could benefit from a few of the lessons I have learned over the years – both on my own and from observing/working with a lot of successful people in this and other businesses. Here are a few pointers you should try to implement: Be prompt in all replies. Whether it’s an email, phone call, or even a letter – be quick to reply. Everyone will love you for it and you’ll look (and be) on top of your game by not procrastinating. Be nice to everyone. You want everyone to...

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The importance of failure

1181 advice Award Winner Category_Archives featured Hot Firm Matt Crafton Winning

The importance of failure

The winning percentage in the A/E industry is not that good, so it’s vital that you learn how to take a punch and get back up to fight again! You’ve probably heard the quotes about Michael Jordan’s career shooting percentage being about 50 percent, meaning he missed 50 percent of his shots. Babe Ruth’s career batting average was 0.342, meaning he didn’t get a hit two-thirds of his time at the plate. And, after a 108-year drought, the Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series last year. Like many of you, I learned significant life lessons from my youth sports...

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Recruitment and retention

1181 Benefits Category_Articles Category_Transportation featured Gale Associates Inc. Hiring Recruiting Retention transportation

Recruitment and retention

Hiring good people isn’t easy, and hanging onto them is just as difficult. When you find the right person, offer an excellent benefits package. By Gale Associates Inc. Best Firm #4 Multidiscipline for 2016 Recruitment and retention play a big part in the success of any professional services firm. Recruiting individuals with specific experience, the ability to positively interact with our clients, and thrive in our corporate culture is no small feat. When we do find the right person and invest in their training, we want to retain them. We are constantly reviewing and enhancing our benefits in an effort...

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