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  • Interview Strategies

    Interviewing candidates is not easy.  For most companies, they don’t have a professional HR department or Interview expert. So, we thought it would be good to investigate some proven strategies. One of those is called the SWAN formula, named after John Swan, an executive recruiter. These letters also stand for Smart, Works hard, Ambitious, and Nice. &nbs...

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  • Can you Avoid Hiring Disasters?

    What a great question.  Every business we work with, has not just one hiring disaster, but generally a few more.  The longer in business the more stories of that ‘bad hire’.  While some of these make great stories, especially over your beverage of choice, hiring disasters are on average three to five times costlier to an organization, than simply wha...

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  • Russia Regains Its Momentum Across Eurasia

    (ALEXEI DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast Highlights The Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and Eurasian Economic Union will soon gain more clout across Eurasia. The region’s precarious security environment and Europe’s persistent divisions will force the blocs’ members to cooperate more closely ...

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  • What Comes Next for France?

    Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election averted a crisis for the European Union. Had she prevailed in Sunday’s vote, Marine Le Pen could have helped set the bloc’s demise in motion, even if her most radical proposals, such as holding a referendum on France’s eurozone membership, would have been...

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  • 2nd Quarter Forecast Courtesy of Stratfor.com

    The administration of Donald Trump has said it would “level the playing field” of the global economy. To that end, the United States will pursue bilateral talks with its trade partners in hopes of more effectively asserting its interests. These efforts could include any number of measures, from creating the regulatory conditions needed to encou...

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