Strategic Recruiting Defined

No one would argue that sales and marketing are strategic business functions. They get strong executive support and the big budgets because they feature data-driven decision-making, market segmentation, powerful branding, and customer focus. Recruiting, on the other hand, has long been known as “just sales with a crummy budget,” as HR thought-leader John Sullivan puts […]

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, […]

How to make workplace diversity happen with big benefits

  One of the many factors that the best and brightest weigh before accepting your job offer is the level of diversity in your company. The candidates you want most on your team understand that the highest performing, most engaging companies are some of the most diverse. And that’s where they choose to work. In […]

Two Key Trends: Going Digital and Being Human

Over the past few years, workplaces have been gradually trending in two seemingly opposite directions: becoming increasingly digital and, at the same time, more employee friendly. Except for the most forward-thinking among us, companies have moved tenuously in experimenting with new policies that would have at one time been considered laughable. These new trends are […]

The Importance of Core Values and Cultural Alignment in Hiring

Why character and values should be stressed ~ September 2016 By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Companies that look for strong character and values in potential candidates tend to be the most successful. For many of us, this thinking contradicts everything we’ve been taught about how to hire or become gainfully employed. We invest in higher education […]

Overcoming Low Engagement: An Essential Step to Business Growth

A staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. What does this mean for your business, and what can you do to overcome low engagement? Why Does Engagement Matter? Many business owners and people in the C-suite dismiss engagement as a trendy buzzword, but it is really a very valuable concept for […]

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 […]

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 […]