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CEO confidence at three-year low amid expectations of revenue growth

CEO confidence at three-year low amid expectations of revenue growth

 

Vistage CEO optimism levels have dipped to a three-year low, according to the Vistage CEO Confidence Index for Q1 2016. But while the survey Read More

How to find great people: Recruitment is a sales process

How to find great people: Recruitment is a sales process

Recruitment is an ongoing sales process

Do you spend time and energy on employee attraction, just as you do on customer attraction? Establishing and maintaining Read More

Get this skill right or nothing else matters

Get this skill right or nothing else matters

Whether you are a new sales manager or veteran sales manager, you recognize that the skills needed to lead and direct a sales team, are Read More

Redefining Recruitment Podcast: Seth Stein of Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Redefining Recruitment Podcast: Seth Stein of Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Hiring the best people is on the agenda of all companies. But choosing a candidate that fits both Read More

Cautiously Optimistic, But Still Moving Forward with Hiring Plans

Cautiously Optimistic, But Still Moving Forward with Hiring Plans

The Q2 Vistage CEO Confidence Index and June WSJ/Vistage Small Business CEO Survey results are in, with cautious optimism the prevailing theme among each set Read More

5 Steps for Employers Experiencing the Human Capital Crisis

5 Steps for Employers Experiencing the Human Capital Crisis

Many companies have the same problem, they can’t find qualified workers.  A recent disappointing job report reflects an employment market that has expanded for 15 Read More

The Importance of Company Reputation in the Battle for Talent

The Importance of Company Reputation in the Battle for Talent

What people think of your company as a place to work matters a lot to your bottom line. Smart CEOs know this instinctively if not Read More

PTO Policies: How Yours Has a Massive Effect on Employee Sentiment

PTO Policies: How Yours Has a Massive Effect on Employee Sentiment

Did you know that according to BrandonGaille.com, “Over 10 million Americans right now average more than 60 hours of work per week”? It’s Read More

Learning Realized: Staying Ahead of the Latest Learning and Development Trends

Learning Realized: Staying Ahead of the Latest Learning and Development Trends

A few weeks ago, in Crossing the Street in 2015, I talked about the shrinking workforce, the need to fill skilled positions with the Read More

HR 2015…It’s Not About Compliance

HR 2015…It’s Not About Compliance

HR should not be about compliance for compliance sake. You can be 100% compliant and still make lousy business decisions. As an example I give Read More

Consciously Engaging Your People

Consciously Engaging Your People

Ever present a project or issue to your team and get a quick “Yes” and feel that they are just giving you the quick answer Read More

Why do CEOs hire people backwards?

Why do CEOs hire people backwards?

CEO’s have two choices in hiring:

  1. CEOs can search for great people and then create motivation, alignment and profits – BACKWARDS!!!!
  2. CEO’s can hire passionate,
  3. Read More

Retaining Employees: Your Most Important Job?

Retaining Employees: Your Most Important Job?

I write so much about employee issues, lawsuits and “mess management” that I sometimes sound as if I don’t value employees.

The reality is that Read More

Government Regulation in the Workplace – Don’t Get Left in the Dark

Government Regulation in the Workplace – Don’t Get Left in the Dark

The challenge of government regulation for business owners and managers is tough enough, but it can often be increased when multiple issues are overlaid.

I Read More

Who is De-Railing your Organization?

Who is De-Railing your Organization?

After two years, you make the decision to let go of an employee and now start hearing from employees all the problems this leader had Read More

Making Tough Decisions: Reward Good Employees by Removing Bad Ones

Making Tough Decisions: Reward Good Employees by Removing Bad Ones

I’m sure you’ve seen advice regarding employee bonus and incentive systems, including some that are quite complex. The idea is that, to achieve a high-performance Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Creating Clear Performance Goals

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Creating Clear Performance Goals

Do your employees understand what you want?  Resolve to create performance clarity.

This is the 2nd installment of a discussion about fuzzy job Read More

Background Checks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Background Checks: Better Safe Than Sorry

Despite some debate and even legal questions on method, I consistently recommend that my clients conduct background checks on all employees they intend to hire. Read More

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

5 Tips for the Success of Sustainability and Human Resources

Sustainability is the concept of managing an organization by considering environmental, social and a broad range of economic factors – and the external reporting on Read More

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

What Most Managers Miss: The Insights of a New Hire

I am constantly surprised at how many companies and organizations miss or under utilize an important human resources tool: onboarding. It may be one Read More

When Hiring – Use a Rifle, Not a Shotgun

When Hiring – Use a Rifle, Not a Shotgun

When building your company, you need to ask yourself if you have the time and skills to recruit and hire the best people. Or are Read More

Is Your Human Capital Strategy Old School?

Is Your Human Capital Strategy Old School?

It’s rare that you read about management principles that are so counter to everything that you believe in, that you just shudder in disbelief.  Such Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014?  Probably not…

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? Probably not…

Do your employees understand what you want?  Resolve to create performance clarity.

In this installment of our management blog series, the problem of fuzzy Read More

Talent Obsession- The Key to Great Leadership

Talent Obsession- The Key to Great Leadership

The realization that motivated employees to drive business success is what separates good leaders and their companies from great ones. But when it comes to Read More

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? 5 Resolutions for an Awesome New Year

Are You Set to Grow in 2014? 5 Resolutions for an Awesome New Year

Whatever you are doing to get ready for this year’s success, there is one thing you are not paying enough attention to: talent.  But Read More