31 05, 2024

Landing A Job Is All About Who You Know (Again)

By |2024-06-10T15:55:39-05:00May 31st, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Callum Borchers and Lindsay Ellis May 30, 2024 Nine-hundred eighty-three people applied online for a job posted recently by tech recruiter Rob Tansey. The candidate who got the offer wasn’t one of them. Tansey, who scouts potential hires for aviation-software maker Veryon, received a half dozen referrals from a woman he knew from past job searches. One of those six quickly became the front-runner. That’s often how Tansey operates: He estimates that just 40% of successful applicants come in cold through his company’s job portal. “There’s an idealist in me that wants to look [...]

30 04, 2024

How To Answer An Open-Ended Question From A Candidate

By |2024-05-20T13:11:54-05:00April 30th, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Marlo Lyons, Harvard Business Review, April 26, 2024 While interviewers often assume they hold all the power during the interview process, candidates are increasingly asking more insightful questions to assess whether they should make a move to a new company. Just as candidates prepare for interviews, interviewers need to be ready to answer open-ended questions from candidates because the responses could either ignite their enthusiasm or dampen their interest in the opportunity. Here are five strategies for interviewers to prepare for and address open-ended questions, with the goal of enticing candidates to eagerly pursue an [...]

29 03, 2024

When New Hires Get Paid More…

By |2024-04-01T21:30:46-05:00March 29th, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Andrea Derler, Peter Bamberger, Manda Winlaw, and Cuthbert Chow, Harvard Business Review, March 5, 2024 To attract top talent, employers often pay new hires more than they pay existing employees in equivalent roles. This isn’t new. But today, regulatory changes and technological advances have dramatically increased pay transparency in many sectors, making employees more aware of these pay disparities. Moreover, data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce indicates that the workforce is expected to shrink in 2024, while a global survey of more than 30,000 employees found that salaries are expected to increase by an [...]

29 02, 2024

Is It Every OK To Host An 8 AM Meeting?

By |2024-03-08T18:25:06-06:00February 29th, 2024|Blogs, Uncategorized|

By Ann-Marie Alcántara, WSJ, February 25 2024 Your calendar is full of meetings. There are weekly check-ins, one-on-ones, hybrid planning calls, the meeting before the meeting and the meeting after the meeting. One gathering inflames passions like no other: the 8 a.m. meeting. Whether an early-morning meeting is a must-do or sign of management overreach depends on your feelings about work-life boundaries, and sometimes, your rung on the corporate ladder. Early-morning work hours are a hallmark of the finance and healthcare industries as well as education, and a standby of high-powered executives. Proponents of 8 [...]

31 01, 2024


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


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 [...]

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