Recruiting News Update: What’s happening and what to do about it

Here’s your around the world in two minutes! 🍻 and 🚬 tell a story The high rate of inflation has forced American consumers of both alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to shift away from Budweiser and Marlboro and toward cheaper, lower-priced brands like Icehouse and Eagle 20, according to one report. Retailers are reporting customers … Continue reading Recruiting News Update: What’s happening and what to do about it

3 Simple Questions to Boost Recruiter Productivity

Googles CEO, Sundar Pichai, is rolling out a new strategy he hopes will not only boost productivity among his employees, but foster a stronger sense of community and togetherness. Called “Simple Speed,” Google employees will take surveys about three questions about working at the company beginning in August. Then, executives will read the responses and … Continue reading 3 Simple Questions to Boost Recruiter Productivity

Recruiting Economic Update-The confusing numbers and what they mean for recruiters.

If you are confused by the weird, contradictory signals that are being sent out about the American economy at this moment, you are not alone. Typically, the challenge during recessions is businesses do not want to hire, and consumers do not want to spend. Right now, businesses want to hire, but they cannot find workers to … Continue reading Recruiting Economic Update-The confusing numbers and what they mean for recruiters.

Successful Companies Create Integrated Talent Framework

“What talent capabilities do we need to win?”. If you do not know what a handful of capabilities are the most important, then each of the activities that you conduct to develop talent are simply creating haphazard capabilities that may or may not be supportive of your strategy. This issue has two parts: One is focused on leadership, the other is focused on technical depth, or function. Here is the deeper content for each of these elements.  Continue reading Successful Companies Create Integrated Talent Framework

Recruiting Economy News: Beer, Cigarettes, The Mighty Dollar and more

I know recruiters are busy, especially now with the turmoil in the industry including higher requisition counts, lower candidates in the pool and inflation driving demand for higher pay higher. Since I’m a giver, I thought I’d provide a quick summary of some key economic news affecting recruiters. 🍻 and 🚬 tell a story The … Continue reading Recruiting Economy News: Beer, Cigarettes, The Mighty Dollar and more

The Positive Side of Conflict

The term Conflict often has negative connotations, but any effective leader will tell you that Conflict is essential to innovation and growth. If you are looking to innovate and bring new ideas to the table, conflict is almost invariably going to be a part of that process. Business goals are most easily achieved with a harmonious team, yet innovation and creation depend on conflict. Continue reading The Positive Side of Conflict

Celebrate Pride, Don’t Rainbow Wash It

LGBTQ inclusion requires more than just openly celebrating Pride. With the recent Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade, many of us who identify as LGBTQ are concerned with the implications on the progress we have made to be seen as equal under the law. The safety we once felt has been shaken to the core as we wait to see what other infringements on privacy law makers intend to address with this reversal of precedent. Now is the time for employees to feel safe in their workplace more than ever. Continue reading Celebrate Pride, Don’t Rainbow Wash It