Author - Kristen Harcourt

Why the Netflix CEO says Interviews Don’t Work, and What Does

In a recent article, Netflix founder Reed Hastings said he thinks that interviews don’t work for hiring. He, and the other hiring managers at Netflix, put their faith, and effort, in another...

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Onboarding

Do you have a formal employee onboarding program? When’s the last time you updated your program? We’re spending a lot of money to find and hire the right people. Anywhere from $4,000 to $18,000 per...

Millennials:Now in 4 Flavors

Everything you’ve heard about millennials is true! For 42 percent of them, anyway. The rest, well, they’re something else entirely. Are you adapting your recruiting and employee engagement approach...

How to Hire People That Will Make Your Business Succeed

Hiring qualified candidates means striking a balance between the right skills and the right behavior. No one wants an employee who’s a good cultural fit, but has mediocre competence at their job....

#MiChat Recap: Culture and Reinventing the Workplace with Pam Ross

  If you could reinvent your workplace and make it a place where people find meaning in their work, are motivated and excited to use their talents, would you?

Advice for HR Professionals Looking to Make an Impact

“What one piece of advice would you give to someone just starting their career in HR and looking to make a mark?" My colleague asked this question to HR professionals who belonged to one of the...

Want Better Management Skills? Avoid These Coaching Mistakes

Even the best managers make mistakes, but some mistakes are more common than others when coaching employees. If you’re making these four common, but deadly, coaching mistakes your management skills...

Talking Culture and Reinventing the Workplace with Expert Pam Ross

It’s undeniable that the workplace is changing more and at a quicker pace than ever before. Technology is constantly evolving while the workforce’s fastest growing demographic is the much talked...

How Your Yearly Performance Reviews are Sabotaging Engagement

I was talking to an HR Manager the other day and she was expressing her dislike for annual performance reviews. She wants to replace this archaic process with something that’s more effective. That...

How to Attract Passive Candidates

The other day my daughter was watching one of her cartoons on TV when I needed to get her attention. You parents out there can probably picture this scene. It took me three attempts just to get her...

Writing a Job Description the Right Way

So, you’ve just posted an opening for a new administrative assistant and BAM! It’s like the flood gates opened and you’re inundated with applications. Suddenly you’re staring down at hours of...

6 Ways to Make a Perfect First Day for a New Employee

A new hire’s first day on the job can be the beginning of a long, productive career, or the  beginning of the end. According to research, 15 percent of new hires contemplate quitting   on their first...

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