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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 02, 2023

ALLOCATING YOUR ATTENTION

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00February 28th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

I just find myself with too much time on my hands throughout the day!” Is it safe to assume that this statement has rarely, if ever, been muttered by leaders and managers in today’s professional environment? In fact, “being busy” is often worn as a prideful badge of honor. It is a popular statement in part because it is an admirable one. Having free time, on the other hand, makes you look dispensable and irrelevant. In a time when we are accessible every moment of every day when organizations are lean, yet expectations are high, we [...]

26 01, 2023

IS THE GOLDEN RULE SELFISH?

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00January 26th, 2023|Blogs, Uncategorized|

Since childhood, we have all been raised by the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Many would cite this ethical code as one of their aspirations by which to live, both personally and professionally. The problem with the Golden Rule? It implies the basic assumption that other people would like to be treated the way that you would like to be treated. As a leader, consider instead operating by the Platinum Rule: "Treat others the way they want to be treated." The Platinum Rule accommodates the desires of [...]

15 12, 2022

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF GOOD DECISION

By |2023-08-07T14:10:40-05:00December 15th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As human beings, we are naturally programmed with an existing set of emotions, habits, perspectives, and opinions. We are sometimes drawn to making decisions for reasons we do not fully understand; we might hire a new employee because it feels right, or we promote those on our team because they deserve it. Decision-making lies at the very core of our personal and professional lives. Understanding the psychology of good decisions on an individual level can make a tremendous impact on an organization as a whole. Psychologists and behavioral economists have studied this issue and understanding their [...]

14 06, 2022

THE COACHING CHALLENGE

By |2023-08-07T14:10:41-05:00June 14th, 2022|Blogs, Uncategorized|

As one responsible for a business's profitability, I never seem to have the time to coach my people consistently. They have such a limited attention span that I get the feeling, especially with my veterans, that they aren’t really into learning anyway. “How do I find the balance and provide them with what they need in a format that is of interest and relevant?” This question ranks number one among company owners, managers, and even trainers trying to find the balance between their own workload and providing their employees with essential skills and knowledge. We [...]

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