Author - Kristen Harcourt

Are Effective Leaders Born or Made?

Is being an effective leader something you’re born with, or can you acquire those skills over time? And are there core elements of leadership that never change, or do you have to change and adapt...

5 Things to Stop Doing in Social Recruiting for 2016

The holidays are behind us and we’ve all made our New Year’s resolutions, but, if you’re using social networks as part of your recruiting strategy, I’d like to suggest that you add some things you...

The Big HR Ideas of 2015

What did you learn in 2015? What books really spoke to you and made you dog ear a page or two to come back to later? What articles or blog posts compelled you to share with a friend or your network?...

HR in 2015: How did we do?

With 2016 fast approaching, there’s no better time to think about how we did as HR professionals throughout 2015. Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends report had a number of predictions about the...

Working in HR Takes Courage: A Conversation with Steve Browne

If you participate in social media and work in HR you have no doubt heard of Steve Browne. Steve has used his influence to positively build a strong community within the world of HR. It was a great...

3 Reasons Behavior Assessments Lead to Higher Employee Retention

Do you ever wish you could look through a crystal ball when hiring a new employee? It would save so much time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in turnover costs. I’m not suggesting that...

Four HR Metrics You Can’t Afford to Miss

'Tis the season for annual planning for many companies. The time of year when everyone tries to justify their existence and make a case for their piece of the pie for next year. The most important...

7 Tips to Become a More Effective Leader

Whether you’re a new manager or a seasoned management veteran, as your workplace evolves, your leadership acumen must as well. Here are seven tips that will help make you a more effective leader.

5 Questions You Must Answer to Attract Top Talent

Are your employees more or less happy this year than last? According to research conducted by Milewalk, they’re less happy. They’re also open to new opportunities and half of them have actually taken...

Here Come The Boomerangs

Here’s a scenario I’m sure many of you have found yourself in: You’re looking through resumes for a new job posting, weeding out the chaff, trying hard to understand if some of them even read the job...

Uncover The Reasons You Have Trouble Hiring & Retaining Talent

After a 10-year study with 10,000 employees and 200 companies, executive recruiting firm Milewalk has uncovered the secret reasons that employers have such difficulty attracting and retaining A-Level...

Could Executive Onboarding Have Saved Volkswagen?

With executive heads rolling at Volkswagen following their recent scandal, it may be a good time for companies to think about what they do to prepare new hires and promotions to take on leadership...

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