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What IS the People Puzzle? And Why Should You Try to Solve It?

Executives list attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 issue. This is the people puzzle, and it’s time for a solution. Most CEOs agree that people are their most valuable business asset. People are critical for growth and success. Yet many executives struggle to find, keep, and grow the best. They face one or […]

Solve the People Puzzle: How High Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent

Solve the People Puzzle, written by TalenTrust CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw, will be available for purchase on Amazon February 4th, 2016 – less than a month away now! – and we know that it will be an invaluable resource to C-level executives of high-growth companies. The book features compelling research, specific personal and client stories, and […]

2016 Tips and Resolutions

CEOs have always been charged with setting the company’s strategic direction, deciding which long-term growth opportunities to seize, and building greatness out of those choices. They’ve also served as the public face of the organization and as the steward of the company’s values and culture. None of those responsibilities has changed over the years, but the way CEOs talk about them […]

Strong enough to be vulnerable and kind

Dec 01, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

When someone asks “How are you?” why don’t we answer honestly? It should be okay to mention that we are struggling with a problem or concern, but instead we bury any chance of connection by saying something like “I’m fine, thanks.” Without going into a lot of detail, we should be honest. Being vulnerable with […]

Hiring for Long-Term Growth: The TalenTrust Process

Hiring shouldn’t feel like a fire drill every time, nor should it feel like a series of disconnected transactions. At TalenTrust, we help you rethink your hiring strategy as more of an ongoing sales process. Though many companies come to us with a specific open position they are looking to fill (and we can certainly […]

Planning Your 2016 Hiring Strategy

This month on the blog, we’ll be talking about how you know when it’s time to hire and how you should be tailoring your hiring strategy to your growth goals, as well as other considerations. One thing that we at TalenTrust strongly advise is to anticipate hiring needs and start developing a hiring strategy at […]

Falling From Grace Off A Pedestal—A Forgivable Sin

Oct 29, 2015 by Kathleen Quinn Votaw Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: leadership/CEOs

Falling from grace off a pedestal—a forgivable sin By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Lance Armstrong is just one of many superstars who have earned our high esteem only to be punished by deep disdain when failing to live up to our expectations. On a human-to-human basis, shouldn’t people be forgiven for their failures and allowed a […]

Hiring Millennials: Considerations and Strategies

Here’s our first rule about dealing with the generation gap: no more stereotyping! Each generation has its own gifts and brings unique qualities to the workplace—plus, it’s always good to remember that a generation is a loosely defined group of individuals. So business leaders should keep that in mind as they model how to embrace […]

Encouraging Long-Term Career Development

As we talked about last week, our people strategy goes way beyond traditional HR and outsourced recruitment practices. Part of what makes our people strategy so unique is that, while strategic recruitment is often part of our process, we don’t just put a candidate into a position and walk away—we continue to work with the […]

TalenTrust’s People Strategy Goes Far Beyond Recruitment Outsourcing

  There is an alternative to letting your in-house HR department handle recruitment and hiring a run-of-the-mill recruitment outsourcing agency. For companies that are truly invested in talent, outsourcing to TalenTrust and allowing us to create a tailored people strategy means taking the pressure off of your in-house team and gaining a trusted partner with […]

Employees don’t fit neatly into algorithms

So let’s rethink performance reviews By Kathleen Quinn Votaw When you think about the change that’s happening almost everywhere at a pace we’ve come to accept, there are still some critical areas stuck firmly in the past. One of those is performance reviews, which some brave companies are rethinking with great success. If you’re waiting to see how […]

Define Company Culture Based on Employee and Customer Experience

Traditional recruiters have a two-step process: 1) find a candidate and 2) put them in a job. At TalenTrust, we build a long-term relationship with your company. We help you define company culture, create a hiring process customized to your culture, and then continue to follow up with both you and your new hire to […]

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