Talent Data Creates a High Performing Culture

By: Pamela Walters, May 23, 2017

We live in times of individuation, where differentiating our skills, strengthening our accomplishments and building a personal brand are integral to success. At the same time, organizations need skilled, collaborative and adaptable employees who strive for continuous improvement and serve as brand ambassadors for the company. How can these two sets of requirements be leveraged to build a productive future for both the organization and the individual?

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Inspiring Yourself and Others

By: Julie Johnson, May 9, 2017

Recently, I attended a human resources conference where the keynote speaker, John O’Leary, inspired the audience with his personal story of resilience. In fact, we were all on the edges of our seats, grateful to be soaking up his empowering message.

At age nine, John was burned on 100 percent of his body and was expected to die. He spent five months in the hospital, fighting his way to recovery. Now he stood speaking to more than 300 HR professionals, encouraging us all to approach each day with a sense of gratitude. more…

Can I have your attention, please?

By: Elise Lotz, April 25, 2017

In today’s world, it’s all about attention. From advertisers to your employer, everyone wants a piece of your attention or they want to know where most of it is directed. That’s the game – whomever gets the most attention wins. Did someone’s ad catch your eye? There’s a point. Were you curious enough to click and explore their site? Add three more points. Did you ultimately make a purchase as a result? Game, set, match. more…

Succession Planning

By: Joe Koczwara, April 12, 2017

A few years ago, a small organization had a big dilemma. Their Chief Information Officer (CIO) left the company for a new position at a startup without giving any notice. This left the organization at risk. The CIO had worked there for eight years, had built his department from the ground up, and had hand-picked every employee. His hands-on leadership approach created a meaningful, trusting culture that empowered his team to do great work. So his sudden departure left the department–and the company–in a bit of a panic. more…

The One Tool Your Hiring Process is Missing

By: Chris Leech, March 28, 2017

In recent years we’ve seen a lot of discussion about Emotional Quotient (EQ) or Emotional Intelligence (EI). Just last month, The Harvard Business Review (HBR) published an article providing a real world example of Emotional Intelligence to help people wrap their head around the topic. The example discusses why Esther, a seemly ideal manager of a small team, is struggling with overall management performance. The example encourages us to review all aspects of EI which are often missed. more…