I've been hearing a lot lately about the "skills" gap" that is preventing employers from hiring qualified workers. Employers have jobs but they don't have people to fill them. I don't believe the skills gap plays a large role in the the problem of high unemployment but I … [Read more...] about Hire For the Long Term
Does this story sound familiar? A manager spends some time talking with a candidate that doesn't quite fit the mold of the department/company. Said manager pitches the candidate, gets the necessary signatures and brings the candidate on. The establishment derides the decision, … [Read more...] about Developing Tim Tebow
Have you seen an exodus from your company lately? Notice a steady increase in exit interviews on your calendar? Wonder why people are leaving and what you can do to make them stay? Many large companies have engagement surveys and fancy HR metrics to help them figure out why … [Read more...] about Retention on a zero budget
Yes, you read that correct. YOU set the tone for your organization, your team, your department, your colleagues. And guess what? It doesn't matter what role you are in! We've all had to deal with "that guy/gal" Their rudeness is legendary. What do we do when confronted with this … [Read more...] about YOU Set The Tone
Early in the week Paul Hebert wrote a provocative post about out of office email messages, reading his post made me think about one of my biggest email pet peeves: the “high priority” flag. I used to think these were necessary but now I tend to wince when I see the red … [Read more...] about How Urgent is that Email?