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Contender…or Just a Pretender?

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Taylor Hicks was going to be the next big thing…or so it seemed when he won American Idol in 2006. Yet, so far, he’s merely been a pretender as his career has limped along in the years since his rapid rise to Idol fame. Sure, Hicks has put out a few CD’s and achieved a modest following, however, when compared to Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, his results are dispiriting at best. Even some of the top five finalists, Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson for example, have succeeded where the season winners have not.

Hicks and numerous companies have much in common — lots of promise, tons of potential, and consistently average results. This is not just limited to small firms as thousands of regional, national, and international organizations are the equivalent of the one-hit wonders in the record industry. While making many of their owners or stockholders a decent return on their investment, the bottom-line results are a far cry from the outcomes achieved by contenders.

Here are a few of the differences between contenders and pretenders:

Pretenders aspire to something bigger, but never quite make it. They are composed of people with raw talent who often work very hard to achieve the desired level of success, and still, the ultimate growth they desire just doesn’t come. What makes matters worse, leaders in full-blown pretender firms regularly rollout the new “flavor of the month” strategy, thinking it will be their ticket to prosperity. Unfortunately, this tactic only admits them to the theater of the absurd as they become known for their lack of follow-through. Pretenders dream big, talk a good game, and that’s all it is…just talk.

Contenders make big things happen and don’t have to spend much time talking about it. They know talent isn’t enough and that winning requires discipline, opportunism, and resilience.  Contenders convert raw abilities into consistent best practices that reduce labor intensity. Leaders in these firms spend more time on strategy instead of tactics, knowing that the flavor of the month is best left to ice cream. Contenders dream big, act bigger, and reap the financial rewards as they are grateful, yet, never fully satisfied that this is as good as it gets.

Is your firm consistently acting like a contender or exhibiting traits of a pretender? You may already have a sense from what you’ve read here today. To learn more, owners, leaders, and managers are invited to join me for a complimentary TeleClass where you’ll gain additional insights and have the opportunity to take the Contender Test. In addition, you’ll discover how contenders maintain their competitive status and grab more market share as a result.

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Hire Two to Keep One

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HIRE TWO TO KEEP ONE
The Smarter and More Cost-Effective Way to Hire Sales and Recruiting Staff

Did you know that it is much less expensive to hire two people for every one internal opening in your firm?  And that this applies to all firms, big or small?

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder & President of StaffingU, as he shares a case study illustrating this important reality.  This program is ideal for managers and leaders of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Take away a case study demonstrating the power of the two-to-one hiring ratio.
  • Understand when to set clear and reasonable expectations of new hires.
  • Learn how to quickly and simply let go of non-performers.
  • Discover the benchmarks to mandate for keeping a seat in your organization.

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Free Training – Replay of Show Me the Buyers

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I hope you enjoy a replay of this recent PhoneCast, hosted by StaffingU…

SHOW ME THE BUYERS!
What’s Hot and What’s Not in Hiring Demand

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder and President of StaffingU, and special guest Charles Tribault of WANTED Technologies to learn which job types your prospects need the most.

Charles is an analyst of recruitment data for WANTED and has contributed to the development of new products and services in his role as Research Manager.  He holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal and a B.A. in Economics from Princeton.

During this PhoneCast, Charles and Scott will access the Hiring Demand Dashboard and other WANTED Analytics Apps to provide you with real-time data of current buying trends.  In addition, by the end of this session, you will:

  • Discover the top positions that companies need to fill right now.
  • Learn which jobs are showing a downward trend in hiring.
  • Hear the national outlook for the largest occupational groups.
  • Receive real-time intelligence for the hiring trends in each region.

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Free PhoneCast – Show Me the Buyers!

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SHOW ME THE BUYERS!
What’s Hot and What’s Not in Hiring Demand

Wednesday, April 28, 2010
1:00PM – 02:15PM Eastern Time

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder and President of StaffingU, and special guest Charles Tribault of WANTED Technologies to learn which job types your prospects need the most.

Charles is an analyst of recruitment data for WANTED and has contributed to the development of new products and services in his role as Research Manager.  He holds a M.Sc. in Economics from the Université de Montréal and a B.A. in Economics from Princeton.

During this PhoneCast, Charles and Scott will access the Hiring Demand Dashboard and other WANTED Analytics Apps to provide you with real-time data of current buying trends.  In addition, by the end of this session, you will:

  • Discover the top positions that companies need to fill right now.
  • Learn which jobs are showing a downward trend in hiring.
  • Hear the national outlook for the largest occupational groups.
  • Receive real-time intelligence for the hiring trends in each region.

This program is free and seating is limited to the first 100 people to register.

Sign up now!

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Free Training – PhoneCast Replay of Hire Two to Keep One

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I hope you enjoy a replay of this recent PhoneCast, hosted by StaffingU…

HIRE TWO TO KEEP ONE
The Smarter and More Cost-Effective Way to Hire Sales and Recruiting Staff

Did you know that it is much less expensive to hire two people for every one internal opening in your firm?  And that this applies to all firms, big or small?

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder & President of StaffingU, as he shares a case study illustrating this important reality.  This program is ideal for managers and leaders of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Take away a case study demonstrating the power of the two-to-one hiring ratio.
  • Understand when to set clear and reasonable expectations of new hires.
  • Learn how to quickly and simply let go of non-performers.
  • Discover the benchmarks to mandate for keeping a seat in your organization.

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Free PhoneCast – Hire Two to Keep One

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HIRE TWO TO KEEP ONE
The Smarter and More Cost-Effective Way to Hire Sales and Recruiting Staff

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1:00PM-1:30PM Eastern

Did you know that it is much less expensive to hire two people for every one internal opening in your firm?  And that this applies to all firms, big or small?

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder & President of StaffingU, as he shares a case study illustrating this important reality.  This program is ideal for managers and leaders of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Take away a case study demonstrating the power of the two-to-one hiring ratio.
  • Understand when to set clear and reasonable expectations of new hires.
  • Learn how to quickly and simply let go of non-performers.
  • Discover the benchmarks to mandate for keeping a seat in your organization.

This program is free and seating is limited to the first 100 people to register.

Sign up now!

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Free PhoneCast – Hire Two to Keep One

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HIRE TWO TO KEEP ONE
The Smarter and More Cost-Effective Way to Hire Sales and Recruiting Staff

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
1:00PM-1:30PM Eastern

Did you know that it is much less expensive to hire two people for every one internal opening in your firm?  And that this applies to all firms, big or small?

Join Scott Wintrip, Founder & President of StaffingU, as he shares a case study illustrating this important reality.  This program is ideal for managers and leaders of staffing and recruiting firms of all sizes.

By the end of the session you will:

  • Take away a case study demonstrating the power of the two-to-one hiring ratio.
  • Understand when to set clear and reasonable expectations of new hires.
  • Learn how to quickly and simply let go of non-performers.
  • Discover the benchmarks to mandate for keeping a seat in your organization.

This program is free and seating is limited to the first 100 people to register.

Sign up now!

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Free Training – TeleClass Replay of The Flexibility Factor

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Enjoy a free replay of this recent TeleClass, hosted by StaffingU…

THE FLEXIBILITY FACTOR
Client Expectations, Candidate Perceptions, Economic Reality

Flexibility: Employees want it, businesses need it, it’s good for the economy, and staffing firms provide it. Steve Berchem, CSP, Vice President of the American Staffing Association (ASA) explains how and why staffing flexibility is such an important element in today’s economy. You’ll also hear what clients really expect from their vendors, how candidate perceptions of the industry are shifting, and the economic realities of 2010.

Steve has general management responsibilities with principal oversight of ASA’s marketing, public relations, publications, and research functions. An ASA spokesman, he is frequently consulted by business executives, industry analysts, government officials, and academics for his expertise in industry research, data, and economics. Steve writes an annual economic analysis of the staffing industry, ASA’s most widely referenced publication. Before joining ASA in 1998, he held executive positions in Washington think tanks and associations. His background includes service in government and experience in advertising and public relations agencies, where he handled marketing and public affairs for food and pharmaceutical clients.

Facilitating the conversation is Scott Wintrip, StaffingU Founder & President.

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