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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do you have the right people to meet your 2018 goals?

Do you have the right people to meet your 2018 goals? Ask yourself these questions… Do we have a culture by default or do we have a culture by design? That’s the first in a list of questions whose answers may well determine your future success. If you hope to meet your goals in 2018 […]

A Wakeup Call to Middle Market Companies

  New National Report Outlines How to Find and Develop the Talent You Need to Grow  Talent management issues like recruiting, training, and retention top the list of challenges middle market companies continue to face. There’s work to do, so it’s time to roll up your sleeves and take control. The acute workforce challenges you […]

Building a killer culture for generations B to Z

If you’re thinking “enough about the five generations in the workplace” you’ll be wise to think again (and again) about how you can prepare and thrive as Gen-Y (Millennials) and Gen-Z replace retiring Baby Boomers. Ignoring differences in generational expectations and preferences is no longer an option. Strategically developing a culture and policies that embrace […]