Human Capital New Years Resolutions

Irvine, Calif. — Decision Toolbox (, a national recruitment process outsourcing firm, CEO Kim Shepherd challenges human resource professionals to make some “Human Capital New Year’s Resolutions”:

• Reconnect with the highly paid professionals you downsized before you lose some of your best talent to your competitors.
• Treat your employees as if they are your best asset.
• Create an environment to attract the best and brightest to add to your talent pool.

“In Q4 of 2009, employers took a random 20% slice out of their workforce. Many chose the 20% with the highest salaries to axe. Now there is a big candidate bucket –`garbage bucket’ as viewed by many. But I challenge you; did you chop some of your best due to their high salary level? Maybe that bucket is not full of “garbage”, but a mixture containing some very talented and formerly highly paid professionals you may need to reconnect with before someone else hires them,” says Shepherd.

“You also need to become an employer of choice — talk to employees so they believe their position is a position of choice, strengthen corporate culture, think in unconventional ways. What is top talent? They can do more with less, they produce more, they jump higher than their peers, they are the engine of your company — they are your greatest asset so treat them that way,” continues Shepherd.

“After every down year, every group of C suite folks put on rose-colored glasses. You must put on la leadership, strategic hat and give full commitment to change. If people are your best asset, how do you create an environment to attract and keep the best people? The more you empower your people, the more they will produce and manage themselves,” Shepherd explains. “I challenge you to come up with a `New Year’s Bucket List’ that is actionable today.”

Kim Shepherd is the author of the newly released book, The Bite Me School of Management: Taking A Bite of Conventional Business Thinking. The book takes a large bite of out typical corporate culture. The lessons, funny and concise bite-sized servings, can be applied to all industries.

About Decision Toolbox
Decision Toolbox provides end-to-end recruitment solutions for a 7% cost per hire on average. Armed with the very latest tools and a team of seasoned US-based recruiters and sourcers, Decision Toolbox is an on-demand recruiting department for one critical search, for large projects, or for a complete RPO Recruitment Process Outsourcing). For every project, DT deploys a Six-Sigma inspired process that includes employment branding, aggressive candidate sourcing, comprehensive screening, on-boarding and the dedicated support of an experienced recruitment professional. Decision Toolbox has taken a leadership role in almost every aspect of recruitment, introducing an RPO offering in 2000, four years before it became industry practice. DT is recognized as a “Thought Leader” by organizations such as SHRM, PIHRA, and the NHRA. For more information, visit
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