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Hiring Whitepaper

Whitepaper – Hiring: A Game of Cat and Mouse – 2016 July

This MarketPoint whitepaper on hiring explores the challenges employers face as they screen, interview and select candidates – and reports statistics on resume fabrications, background checks, pre-employment testing, wait times and more. All sources cited.

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Hiring infographic

Infographic – Hiring: A Game of Cat and Mouse – 2016 July

This MarketPoint infographic explores the challenges employers face as they screen, interview and select candidates – and reports statistics on resume fabrications, background checks, pre-employment testing, wait times and more. All sources cited.

© 2016 MarketPoint LLC, All Rights Reserved

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Soft Benefits Whitepaper

Whitepaper – Soft Benefits – 2015 December

This MarketPoint whitepaper explores the world of “soft benefits” – what they are, why they are important, what companies are doing about them, and how “out-of-control” benefit packages have become in the tech industry. All sources Cited.

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Skills Gap Whitepaper

Whitepaper – The Skills Gap – 2015 August

This MarketPoint whitepaper explores the growing skills gap facing employers – “the point at which an organization can no longer grow or remain competitive because it cannot fill critical jobs with employees who have the right knowledge, skills, and abilities” (ASTD). Using statistics and other helpful facts, we explain the scope of the problem, its cause and consequences, and what employers (and employees) can do about it. Includes illustrations from the infographic. All sources cited.

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Vision Infographic

Infographic – Vision – 2015 July

This MarketPoint infographic explores organizational vision, vision statements, and how to champion the vision. All sources cited.

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Succession Planning Infographic

Infographic – Succession Planning in America – 2015 February

This Succession Planning Infographic explores the importance of succession planning in family businesses and corporations. All sources cited.

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Getty is making great images available royalty free

Use Getty Images FREE (non-commercial applications only)

This is HUGE. Getty, the world’s mega-repository of commercial images, adds an “embed” option, enabling bloggers and other non-commercial users to incorporate Getty-managed commercial images in their NON-COMMERCIAL work (e.g., as illustrations in blogs, but not in ads or emails that intend to sell or build brand, etc.). Now, even Tiger Woods isn’t safe!

 

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These Millennials probably grew up playing Super Mario

Passing the Baton in a Super Mario World

If you’re a CMO, chew on this: Chances are, your direct reports grew up playing Super Mario Brothers. And I’m not talking about the Millennials trying desperately to land their first job in marketing. I’m talking about the Gen-X, 30-to-40-somethings who are chomping at the bit for your job, hoping you move on, or retire, or screw up.

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500 LinkedIn buttons

The Magic 500

Five Hundred. It seems to be the magic number on LinkedIn. At 500 connections, the site stops counting. “500” means “you’ve arrived” – you are part of the elite, those who constitute the upper crust of business’ primary social media site. When you pass 500, your number freezes at “500+.” You may have 501 connections, or five-hundred-thousand. It doesn’t matter anymore. Up here, you’re all equal. The competition ends.

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cubicle workers in a 40-hour environment

End of Another 40-Hour Work Week

According to the BBC, the tiny nation of Gambia has shortened the work week to four days, making Friday a day of rest. Of course, workers still log 40 hours per week, they just do it in four days. And where are we, by comparison?

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