Author - Kristen Harcourt

What Makes a Good Leader?

There is a lot of information out there about what makes a good leader. How to prioritize your time, what to focus on, what skills you need to develop. But can anyone become a successful leader, or...

HR Must Lead for Social Media to Succeed

A lot has been written about the importance of HR leveraging social media, but very little about the flip side of that coin: the important role HR plays in organizations looking to leverage social...

The Secret to Success with Behavioral Assessments

There are a lot of people out there wasting money on behavioral assessment tools. That probably sounds weird coming from someone who works for an assessment provider, but it’s a fact. The reason...

Don't Muck Up Your Talent Management Process

How do you use behavioral assessments? That’s a question I hear a lot, but what people really want to know when they ask me that question is, “how do I use assessments in a way that doesn’t disrupt...

7 Problems With Employee Incentives

For over a century the prevailing management wisdom in many companies has been that, in order to get improved performance from employees, you have to reward the behavior you want and punish the...

There Are 2 Types of Hiring Mistakes, Which One Are You Making?

Study after study lists hiring and retaining talent as one of the key issues that keep CEOs awake at night. Evidence also shows that if you have the right people on board, the issue of motivating...

How to Use Social Media for Onboarding

Social recruiting has been a buzz term for a few years now. There are entire conferences devoted to teaching companies how to attract A-level talent this way; experts are pushing out blog posts and...

The Employee Persona: A Critical Element in Attracting High Potentials

It seems in life that very few things we really want to happen, happen without a little effort. Take attracting high potential employees to our organizations; to attract this A-level talent, you have...

Coaching Cheat Sheet for Managers

Have you ever sat down for a discussion with one of your direct reports and had the conversation go completely sideways? Have you ever wondered why you seem to be able to get through to one employee,...

Do Results Live Up to Promises with Behavioral Assessment Tools?

If you’re in the market for a behavioral assessment tool to help you reduce turnover and increase productivity, you’ll hear a lot of promises from assessment providers. An important part of your due...

Did You Reference Check Your Behavioral Assessment

It’s often said that exceptional customer service is a table stake in today’s world. That would be nice if it were true, but start asking questions of your friends and colleagues about the companies...

Take the Test, Read the Reports Before Buying a Talent Assessment Tool

A talent assessment tool is only as effective as the actionable information it provides for you to base decisions upon. If you’re considering a talent assessment tool one of the most important things...

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