The Case of the Bad Hire – Part I

Ask any company management and most will agree: one the costliest mistakes a company can make is a bad hire. Repercussions include: • Time factors: not only is the time you spent in recruiting, onboarding, and training all for naught,… Read more »

Are You Leaving PTO on the Table?

Americans are often overworked – and that’s a sugar-coated statement. The truth is, we have lost the concept of rest, relax, restore. Our 24/7 connections; our tendency to put value on things, status, etc. rather than people; even our idol… Read more »

Job Description – Your Recruiting Tool and More

Job descriptions serve several purposes, but the first one is attracting the right talent for your open position. Keep that in mind when writing the description that will be used for posting. Keep it clean, concise, and only include pertinent… Read more »

Job Seeking 101 – Part II – Action Plan

Spring fever has arrived and with comes a surge in people looking for new jobs – maybe even new locations. Last week, we discussed the blunders people make when job searching – the little and big no no’s that crimp… Read more »

Job Seeking 101 – Part I – Blunders

While the economy is stabilizing and the term “candidate-driven market” is often heard, finding a job from entry-level to middle management is not the same as choosing what apple to pick from a heavily-laden tree. It still takes motivation, commitment,… Read more »

The Battle for Talent – Winning Hiring Strategies for 2016

It’s time to quit whining about talent shortages and focus on a plan of action. Learn how to tap into the pipeline. Evaluate where you are solid in your recruiting practices and where you need to yank out the overgrowth… Read more »

Do You Have to Choose Between Cultural Fit and Diversity?

There’s a lot of hype about cultural fit – and for good reason. Cohesive teams working in congenial environments create engaged, loyal, and productive employees. There’s also a lot of hype about diversity – and for good reason. When your… Read more »

Crucial Skills for Career Success

Yes, the scales have tipped, and companies are in a battle for attracting/engaging the top talent, but before you get too caught up in the excitement of a talent-driven market, ask yourself what qualifying factors add up to “top talent.”… Read more »

3 Strategies for CFO Success in 2016

With a new year comes new goals, and growth tops the agenda for most companies in 2016. As indicated by a 5% unemployment rate and the recent interest rate hike, the health of the U.S. economy appears to have rebounded.… Read more »

Challenges for the CFO in 2016

With U.S. economic ratings the highest since 2008, most CFOs anticipate steady growth for the country this year. Even as many economic concerns shrink, CFOs admit uncertainty surrounds the 2016 elections and the possible introduction of new regulations and changes… Read more »