Category Archives: Talent Management

The hard fact of “soft skills” in hiring decisions

In a recent meeting with a client, they were lamenting about a poor employee.  My client was very frustrated about an employee they hired a few months ago and stated “she just isn’t working out”.  She has the experience and … Continue reading

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Doing what we’re good at is good business

Strong evidence suggests engaged employees are higher performing employees, they identify with the mission and vision of the company, and understand how their role supports that mission. Gallup recently reported a strong relationship between employees utilizing their strengths and heightened … Continue reading

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Decisions, decisions

Last night at a business owners’ dinner meeting, the question was asked at our table….how has the economic climate affected your business and what would you do differently?  Great questions.  Everyone stated they had been affected the past couple of … Continue reading

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Mid-year Checkup

Mid-Year Check-up….I just received a notice from my primary care doctor to schedule a check-up.  So, let me remind you— employers, managers and employees– to do a mid-year check up on your performance.  This is a time to look deeper … Continue reading

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Let’s ditch the annual performance review, shall we?

The economic climate today offers business and individuals a great opportunity to step back, review and consider how they spend their time and money.  Painfully, we’ve finally realized there are not unlimited resources or time at work or in our personal lives. How we make changes … Continue reading

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