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The Power of 2 Plus 2 for Feedback and Feedforward

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Aug 29, 2018

We recently facilitated a one-day program called Great Leader for the VPs at one of our long-standing clients. The EVP who kicked off the session stood humbly in front of the class of ambitious leaders and shared his “ah-ha” moment that occurred several years earlier:

"Of the many effective frameworks the Clearwater team will share with you today, the tool called 2 Plus 2 changed my life."

Conni Todd and I were co-facilitating the session - we both sat straight up when we heard that. The EVP had not been prepped by us - this was completely and genuinely his own testimonial. 

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Tags: Feedback, continuous feedback

Do Mediocre Hires Cost More Than Bad Hires?

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Jul 25, 2018

Employers are all too aware these days of the cost of bad hires. But what is the cost of a mediocre hire? In today’s tight employment market, there is little doubt of the cost of a bad hire, but a much more elusive cost calculation surrounds the “mediocre” hire. Every organization deals with mediocre hires and their associated costs.

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Tags: Hiring Assessments, Onboarding

Hiring Salespeople - Are you hiring for these 8 critical sales practices?

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Jun 20, 2018

As the head of talent or a hiring manager, you know that hiring bad or mediocre salespeople can be disastrous for an organization. Today, you can’t afford the repercussions of a bad hire, nor do you want to miss the opportunity of a good hire due to unperceived bias.  At Clearwater, our experience with our clients during their onboarding process and/or addressing employee churn led us to find tools to improve their hiring practices as well as reduce churn. Hiring and retaining a high-performing sales staff is always a priority and increasing the potential of a candidate being successful in a sales role is valuable.
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Tags: Hiring Assessments

Clearwater Consulting to Speak on Tough Talks at HR Star Conference

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Becky Dannefelser and Laura Stanley of Clearwater Consulting Group will speak on "Tough Talk: How to Disarm Difficult Conversations" at the sold-out HR Star Conference in Atlanta, GA on September 7, 2017.

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Tags: tough talk, difficult conversations

Highly Engaged HR Professionals at NAAAHR 2016 National Conference

Posted by Conni Todd on Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Earlier this month, Clearwater Consulting Group had the honor of presenting at the 2016 National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Conference held in Atlanta, GA.  In attendance were over 400 HR business professionals, from emerging leaders to CHROs, all seeking to share knowledge and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the country. 

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Tags: HR Strategy, action planning, organizational change