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Happily and Productively Remote

Not long ago, the CFO of a fast-growing $150 million company with 80 sales reps was planning to move to a bigger, better location. I suggested that he not move everyone into the new space and, instead, arrange for some of the reps to work remotely. I was shocked by his answer: “No, because I […]

15 Years and 15 Lessons Learned

Oct 02, 2018 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog 0 comments

What it means to be an effective leader has changed dramatically since I founded TalenTrust in 2003, because workplaces themselves have changed. Gone—or going—are the unbendable rules, inflexibility in how and where to work, micromanagement, pedestals and hierarchy, minimal time off, and virtually everything else traditional and predictable about work. What defines today’s workplace is […]

A Strategic Plan For Winning Talent

Aug 31, 2018 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog 0 comments

CEOs cannot achieve success alone. Every CEO needs partners in strategy, and I will argue for many reasons that their most important partner is a talented and trusted CHRO. The chief reason is our increasingly fierce talent war, which means that finding and keeping the right people has never been this difficult. Another critical reason […]

It Doesn’t Pay To Be Cheap

If there is one word that cuts through the complexity of employee compensation, it’s fairness. Fair pay for the actual work, and fair pay in relation to colleagues and market expectations. There are many reasons to make fairness the cornerstone of your compensation philosophy and practices, not the least of which are an increased ability […]

Six barriers to finding and keeping great people

Here are two things you should know about today’s candidate-first talent market” The best companies are radically changing how they hire people in 2018. (Inc.) Talent precedes growth. (Joe Galvin, Vistage) There are only so many great people out there and every company is competing to win and keep them. We all know that. But […]

You and everyone else are competing for top talent-so what should you do?

  Talent management has become much like trying to fill a bucket with a hole in it. According to Vistage and our clients at TalenTrust, more than 70 percent of small to medium-sized businesses plan to add headcount this year. While you’re out there competing for new people on the market, 71 percent of your […]

Culture + employment brand = talent advantage

  Culture permeates every workplace, but it’s invisible if you don’t pay attention to it. How would you describe yours? Would employees say the same? Becoming a “best” company, “cool” company, or whatever you want to be, will not happen by default. You have to make it happen based on your particular mix of values, […]

Why you need a strategic HR

Until now, high-level strategy meetings ended with an afterthought something like “…and, oh yea, we better tell HR …” HR was traditionally seen as a cost center, relegated to administrative and transactional back-room responsibilities like finding and training employees when needed and managing employee benefits and compliance. HR expert, Dr. Christopher Lee, uses his proudly […]

Valuing sexuality while keeping our heads

I believe in men and women leading together. Everything is better when we do. That said, if you’re a woman you probably have a #metoo story of one kind or another. Me too! And that fact complicates things. My fear is that if we don’t keep our heads and resolve workplace harassment issues together, it […]

CEOs list Talent as #1 Concern for 2018

Hiring in 2018? You are not alone! Vistage Reports that CEO optimism has reached historic levels, and the percentage of CEOs (72%) planning to expand their workforce in the coming year is the highest in the 12-year history of the survey. The December 2017 Vistage Confidence Index survey captured input from 1,377 SMB CEOs on […]

Resolve to value the things you can’t measure-like people

In the age of the internet, we think we’re pretty unique when it comes to dealing with big change. But did you know that the quote, ‘The only thing that is constant is change,’ was first said in about 500 BC by Heraclitus of Ephesus? The reality is that from fire to Facebook, “we the […]

Exit autopilot and hit refresh

We regularly refresh our memories, our screens, our drinks… Too often we let our relationships drift into autopilot, especially our closest ones. This is the time of year we start thinking about what we’ll do better to improve our lives next year. Lose ten pounds and get more exercise are at the top of many […]

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