Geoffrey James

Posts by Geoffrey James

  • 7 Simple Ways to Increase Employee Loyalty

    April 5, 2016

    According to studies, more than half (55%) of employees in the average company are searching for other job opportunities. And not surprisingly, many companies loses around a third of their employee base every year. With numbers like that, employee loyalty can feel like a thing of the past. And beyond the pain of hiring replacements, it costs about 20% of an average employee's salary to replace that employee, according to a study by the Center for American Progress. Clearly,...

  • Open Office Plans Are a Lot Less Cost-Effective Than You May Think

    February 16, 2016

    According to the New Yorker magazine, approximately 70% of all offices now have an open floor plan rather than traditional private offices. Has this massive redeployment of office space actually saved money? Why Open Office Plans? Office designers prefer open plans because such offices 1) consume less floor space and therefore less rental cost, 2) create opportunities for collaboration and social interaction. That open plans reduce floor space requirements is undeniable....

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  • 10 Myths to be Aware of When Hiring a Team

    November 12, 2015

    Most job descriptions identify being a "team player" as a desirable characteristic in a successful job candidate. However, while most recruiters have a sense of what a good team player might look like, their assessment of a candidate is likely to be based more upon anecdote than fact. In addition, scientific research into team and teamwork has now proven that much of the conventional wisdom about teams is dead wrong, according to the newly published book Team Genius: The New...

  • Colleges Aren't Preparing Students for the Workforce: What This Means for...

    July 1, 2015

    A college degree has traditionally been a strong indicator that a candidate will succeed in an entry-level job. Unfortunately, colleges in the U.S. are...

  • The 8 Books Every Recruiter Should Read

    May 18, 2015

    According to Amazon, there are over 7,000 books about recruiting. Since at the rate of one book per day it would take almost 20 years to read them all, I...

  • The Future of Recruiting: Tools Predicting the Candidate's Personality and...

    May 5, 2015

    The challenge of recruiting has always been to find candidates who have 1) the right technical skills to do the job and 2) a personality that fits well...