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When It Comes to Hiring and Keeping Great Employees, How Do You Stack Up Against the Best?

Consider benchmarking your hiring, salary setting, and mentorship strategies against those of the fastest-growing U.S. companies.

Last year, Sam Bacharach, Cornell professor and co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership group, surveyed  more than 300 Inc. 5000 firms to find out how America's fastest-growing companies recruit and develop their best employees. The infographic below displays his results.

Bacharach also fielded questions about the survey results from LearnVest founder Alexa Von Tobel. 

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From the April 2014 issue of Inc. magazine


Alexa von Tobel is the founder and CEO of, the financial-management and lifestyle website. She was recently selected as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and highlighted in Inc.?s 30 Under 30 list of cool young entrepreneurs.

SAMUEL B. BACHARACH | Columnist | Co-founder, Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG)

Samuel B. Bacharach is the co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG), an organization which specializes in leadership development programs with an emphasis on specific behavioral-skills such as leading for change and innovation, political skills to move agendas, coaching skills to enhance individuals and teams, and leading through negotiations. He is also the McKelvey-Grant professor in the department of organizational behavior at Cornell University's ILR School. Among his books are Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them on Your Side. His latest volume, A Good Idea is Not Enough: Leading for Change and Innovation will be published by BLG in March 2015.

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