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What is Corporate Culture?

Corporate Culture is the behavior of people who are part of an organization and the meanings that the people attach to those behaviors. Corporate Culture includes the organization values, visions, norms, working language, systems, symbols, beliefs and habits. It is...

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The importance of the cultural fit

After 40 years of observing the hiring process, we have come upon an important truism: Matching the technical skills of a candidate is important in making a good hire. But not nearly as important as ensuring a cultural fit. Why? Because you can teach technical skills,...

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The purpose of exit interviews

Recently I was doing some work with a company striving to improve their retention rate. We got into a discussion about exit interviews. I found out they were not doing them. Their reasoning, I discovered, was simple -- why spend the time with someone that is leaving?...

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Two more critical dimensions of Corporate Culture

Part 2 of 2 The second recently defined cultural dimension is “Tolerance for Uncertainty.” This dimension is arranged from “Uncertainty” to “Minimized Uncertainty.” Though perhaps less obvious than “Dress Code,” this Cultural Dimension defines the cultural tolerance...

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Two more critical dimensions of Corporate Culture

Part 1 of 2 In my book MATCH: A Systematic, Sane Process for Hiring the Right Person Every Time, I point out eight Cultural Norms. In doing many Cultural Profiles since 2010, I have discovered two more norms. While I have always strived for simplicity and ease in the...

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Avoid the cost of a mishire

The cost of a mishire is staggering Business data consistently shows that hiring the wrong person can cost the company up to 15 times annual salary. While hiring the “right” person leads to a positive ROI of at least three times annual salary, hiring the “wrong”...

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CPAs are happier than expected!

Dan Erling Accountants One Inc. President & CEO A recent survey conducted at Accountants One on behalf of one of our clients led to some very interesting results. Our survey shows that even at 80 hours per week CPAs are satisfied with the work they are doing! OK –...

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Picking Up the Pace with a 2017 Pacesetter

Picking Up the Pace with a 2017 Pacesetter

Dan Erling Accountants One Inc. President & CEO Accountants One has been around since 1973. Our cornerstones are honesty, integrity, and confidentiality. We are very committed to the highest quality recruiting and long-term relationship building. With that in...

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