Hiring the “best” applicant is never an easy feat. As recruiters, we ask questions, answer questions, shoot the breeze, guide office tours, give skills tests. Then we spend even more time researching applicants, checking their online presence and calling referrals.
Leaders make a lot of promises. They promise high-quality products and experiences to customers, careers that offer opportunity and purpose to employees, ambitious strategies to accelerate innovation to investors, and social and environmental responsibility to society at large.
At one time or another, most of us have struggled to complete a task we know we should. We often fall short of our goals, not because they’re unattainable, but because we failed to exert the effort required.
One of the most effective competitive strategies you can leverage is to improve your products or services. Often, this is easier said than done, and even when you are successful, you’re challenged with achieving innovative, breakthrough results on a continual…
Imagine a little league baseball game. Every time a player runs a base, catches the ball, or (once in a blue moon) hits a homerun, his whole team cheers. It’s not just the coach who gives each player a pat…
Finding the right ingredients for a high performing team isn’t always about getting the smartest people together. After all, if a team can’t work collaboratively, all that intelligence and skill could be squandered.
The job market appears to be red-hot right now as more companies are posting “Help Wanted” ads on websites and social media platforms. This is great news for job seekers looking to grow professionally.
*SHRM 2015 Presenter If there’s one thing people love to hate at work, it’s the team meeting. One-on-one meetings aren’t so bad. But the bigger the meeting, the more likely someone will do something to extend it, whether by ignorance…
Many companies still struggle to successfully identify, assess, develop, and shepherd the careers of their top talent to fill leadership gaps, and drive growth and innovation throughout the organization. As the War for Talent rages, ensuring the success of high…
The dynamics of the corporate workforce continue to evolve rapidly. In 2015, we’ve now seen Millennials (those born between 1982-1995) outnumbering Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) in the workplace.
Charles Batcheldor was a machinist. John Kruesi was a clockmaker. Ludwig Boehm was a glassblower. Francis Upton was a mathematician. Together, they shared a vision with an inventor: Thomas Edison. Together they created the light bulb.
Strong leadership is essential in developing and maintaining a vibrant workforce. Unfortunately, according to a Harvard Business Review survey, most employees don’t believe in their company’s current leadership.
The workplace is changing, and smart companies are proactively thinking about what that means for their success. But where should leaders place their focus? On the growing Millennial population (soon to be 40% of the workplace according to Forbes)?
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