31 01, 2024

BEYOND RESOLUTIONS

By |2024-02-02T14:42:42-06:00January 31st, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Dr. Richard Osibanjo (Forbes, December 30, 2023) As the New Year unfolds, many people embark on ambitious resolutions, only to see them unravel within the first month. The lack of depth, infrastructure, and support systems often hinder sustained progress when life becomes hectic. Imagine trying to slim down but checking progress only once a year – this sporadic approach is a recipe for disappointment. To ensure 2024 becomes your most successful year yet, consider these practical steps: . #1 Make self-reflection a habit: Self-reflection is a prerequisite for growth. Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter [...]

17 11, 2023

Onboarding Can Make or Break a New Hire’s Experience

By |2023-11-21T11:31:15-06:00November 17th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Sinazo Sibisi and Gys Kappers (Harvard Business Review, April 5, 2022) Although most of the rhetoric around the Great Resignation is centered on American workers in office jobs, labor shortages are growing around the globe in a wide range of sectors and types of roles. Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia are also in the midst of labor market turbulence, relating to both so-called “skilled” and “unskilled” labor. As the world’s labor market continues to shift, the companies that retain key talent and invest in their workforces will be the ones who invest in employee [...]

28 09, 2023

Elevating The Game

By |2023-09-28T11:51:12-05:00September 28th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

The concept of having a best friend may seem more appropriate for schoolyard conversations than workplace ones. Although there is no need for friendship bracelets to be exchanged across cubicle walls, there is most certainly a need for significant connections within the workplace in service of employee contribution and retention. The best employers recognize that loyalty doesn’t solely exist to the company; it exists at a much deeper level - among employees toward one another. All employees have moments when they examine their professional situation; as recruiters, on a daily basis we speak to individuals who [...]

29 08, 2023

Employer Branding-Interview Process

By |2023-09-28T12:26:44-05:00August 29th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

Recruiters often say that the purpose of a first interview is to get invited back for a second interview. This is because the decision for next steps then rests solely on the shoulders of the candidate, and options are limitless. But does every candidate who interviews with your organization want to be invited back for a second interview? If not, consider the possibility that although the interviewing process is designed to both screen as well as sell, there are ways to maximize the odds of candidates craving an invitation to return. Every [...]

28 07, 2023

Inspiring An Ownership Mindset

By |2023-08-07T14:30:45-05:00July 28th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As a leader, you are responsible for making sure your team has the necessary skills to perform well in their roles. Training likely revolves around concrete and definable abilities that link directly back to the expectations of acceptable performance in the role. Concrete training is valuable, but training should not stop there. What can be done to impact not only an employee’s skill set, but their mindset as well? Organizations and teams that inspire an ownership mindset, where ideas are encouraged and initiative is commended, are more successful than those that don’t. However, you shouldn’t expect [...]

13 07, 2023

THE ILLUSIVE WORK/LIFE BALANCE

By |2023-07-13T14:53:45-05:00July 13th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As we approach the mid-year point, hours of daylight increase, outdoor activities and vacations are abundant, yet the demands at the office do not wane. The subject of providing an environment for work/life balance often resurfaces during the summer, but the topic is one that should be addressed on an ongoing basis within an organization, and we all have frustrated moments where we need to blow off steam. Numerous management consulting companies have performed exhaustive research in this area and have found that over 40% of employees claim they do not have suitable work/life balance, and [...]

5 07, 2023

LETTING GO

By |2023-07-05T21:34:04-05:00July 5th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

Thing about your personal path to achieving the professional success you have experienced thus far. What attributes or characteristics are you most proud of that got you here? What abilities do you have that allowed you to separate from your peers over the years? Second question: Is there a chance that those very same characteristics that rewarded you so well are the same characteristics that can hold you back in the future? Some Examples:You are quite patient and empathetic, and others rely on your guidance and council throughout the day. However, your fear of being unavailable [...]

30 06, 2023

Are We Addicted To Stress?

By |2023-08-07T14:29:56-05:00June 30th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

For many, pending deadlines and packed schedules are not overwhelming, but instead can be a driving force that pushes them toward greater productivity. We have processes to streamline, goals to achieve, promotions to earn, debt to eliminate, exercise regimes to master, dreams to chase, and people to help and inspire. The “I work best under pressure” mantra environment creates a Catch-22; we get frustrated with ongoing stress but perform at the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency when under the exact stress we try to escape. For some, busyness can be reassuring; a feeling of constant [...]

29 06, 2023

ARE WE ADDICTED TO STRESS?

By |2023-06-29T21:23:38-05:00June 29th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

For many, pending deadlines and packed schedules are not overwhelming, but instead can be a driving force that pushes them toward greater productivity. We have processes to streamline, goals to achieve, promotions to earn, debt to eliminate, exercise regimes to master, dreams to chase, and people to help and inspire. The “I work best under pressure” mantra environment creates a Catch-22; we get frustrated with ongoing stress but perform at the highest level of effectiveness and efficiency when under the exact stress we try to escape. For some, busyness can be reassuring; a feeling of constant [...]

22 03, 2023

THE POSITIVITY PLEDGE

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00March 22nd, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

The subject line of this article may already have you rolling your eyes; of course, we all know the power of positivity. We recognize we should always look on the bright side, turn a frown upside down, and keep our chins up. But we all have bad days that just seem like it would have been a better idea to never leave the house, and we all have frustrated moments where we need to blow off steam. Have you ever noticed that some people seem to need these venting sessions more than others? Have you noticed [...]

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