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How to Develop a Talent Pipeline

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Replacing employees is expensive.  The 2017 retention report says that it costs about $15,000 to replace an employee making $45,000.

To save on high costs, energy and resources, your team needs a talent pipeline.

A talent pipeline is a group of professionals who are ready to fill future positions that your company will need. It requires the act of switching from passive recruitment to active recruitment. Meaning, instead of waiting until an employee gives their two weeks, you are consistently in the recruitment process.

Talent pipelines are important to have in place to fill hard-to-replace positions like upper management or jobs, like sales, that have high turnover rates.

You can start by steadily planning the future structure of the company and building a network of professional relationships. Be strategic and follow these 5 talent pipeline recommendations.

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How to Tell Who’s a Good Fit and Who Is Just a Good Interviewer

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When hiring a new employee, there’s always the risk that they aren’t as good of a fit as you thought. Someone confident and charming who seems great on paper might not actually have applicable skills they need for the position.

Someone’s ability to successfully complete an interview may not reflect their ability to do their job. A successful interviewee might just be more personable or do better under pressure. That’s great for sales or customer facing jobs, but probably doesn’t apply to how well someone can do in a technical or creative position.

If you want to hire someone who is actually good for the job, you need to ask the right questions. Take into consideration these interviewing techniques to find someone who will be a good fit beyond the interview.

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