• Optimize Your Virtual World

    December 1, 2011
    || Creating the right image about yourself for career purposes used to be easy. Now the internet is creating its own world—a virtual world—that makes it tougher to maintain a high quality individual image, one that always ensures that you…

  • Prepare Your Hiring Team To Deliver the Best Candidate

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella October 18, 2011
    || To ensure that you get the right hire, it takes more than simply putting your hiring team in place. In fact, that is only a starting point. Once the hiring team is selected, it is necessary to align the hiring team members in terms of responsibilitie…

  • Heres a Way to Reduce Those Hiring Mistakes

    Patrick Ropella, President, Ropella August 11, 2011
    || Making sure that your company hires the right person is better accomplished when your hiring team is properly prepared and aligned for it. Failure to do so causes you to get the wrong people, reduces your company's effectiveness, and requires c…

  • Motivation Secrets

    June 16, 2011
    || Motivation Secrets

  • All About On-Boarding And Cultural Integration

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella April 5, 2011
    || Research shows that 27% of people who leave an organization leave within the first 90 days of employment, and 50% of employees leave within the first year of employment. This is the time when the candidate looks around at all of the new faces and thi…

  • Visionary Leadership Is a Global Need

    Visionary Leadership Is a Global Need

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella February 17, 2011
    || Global terrorism. The continued manufacturing shift to China. An anemic economic recovery in the U.S. Wherever you look, you see problems. You see trends and events that can have significant impacts on your business. You see risks…and you&rs…

  • Extending the Offer And Getting a Yes

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella November 23, 2010
    || Have you ever narrowed a list of viable candidates down to one finalist who is the perfect fit for your organization, only to have that candidate say, “Hey, wait a minute! What about my vacation? What about a bonus? And what about the cost of b…

  • Correct Interview Strategies Lead to Great Employees

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella October 1, 2010
    || Getting yourself and your organization prepared to conduct interviews is an important process. Anything you can do to make candidates more comfortable during the interview has real value.If your organization takes the steps necessary to make your can…

  • Getting Behind the Mask: Ways To Evaluate Candidates

    Getting Behind the Mask: Ways To Evaluate Candidates

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella August 3, 2010
    || Getting Behind the Mask: Ways To Evaluate Candidates

  • Get a Better Understanding Of the Screening Process

    Get a Better Understanding Of the Screening Process

    May 28, 2010
    || It’s hard to hide unprepared, unqualified interviewers. They bring little value to the interview process, and as a result, stick out like a sore thumb. What can be done at your organization to ensure those on your selection teams conduct the be…

  • Uncovering Talent Inside and Outside

    Patrick B. Ropella, Ropella March 31, 2010
    || You should constantly be looking for quality talent. Expecting the right person to quickly find you at the moment you need them—especially among a mountain of competing ads and opportunities—is a huge gamble. When positions open at your o…

  • ‘Employment Branding’ Advertising & Promotion

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella February 4, 2010
    || Your organization currently has an “employment brand” whether you realize it or not. Your employment brand is felt and perceived by your employees and new hires from the moment they hear your organization’s name until the day they l…

  • Opportunity Marketing Can Attract Top Talent

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella November 25, 2009
    || Hiring and retaining top talent isn’t easy. Many organizations don’t realize that good marketing is as important as providing a good job, benefits and compensation. Good marketing starts with investing the time necessary to fully understa…

  • Get SMART: Prepare Before Making a Hiring Decision

    Get SMART: Prepare Before Making a Hiring Decision

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella October 5, 2009
    || No general would go into battle without a battle plan. In fact, much planning goes into developing strategies that prepare troops to respond tactically to the opposing army’s reactions. These strategies and tactics ensure that the general&rsquo…

  • The Competitive Advantage

    Patrick B. Ropella, President, Ropella June 9, 2009
    || Economists may continue to forecast highs and lows in the chemical industry, but one thing is for certain: continued globalization means intense competition in all aspects of the market. In a hyper-competitive industry where strict regulations and co…

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