Author - Venessa Vasilakeris

What Does Effective Leadership Look Like?

What does effective leadership look like? This might be the ultimate question. There's been study after study, theory after theory, book after book developed to help us understand how to identify,...

How To Take Action After A 360

If you have a leader within your organization who’s genuinely interested in growth and development and who values constructive feedback, then you’ve likely explored the option of a 360-degree...

360s Can Never Be Objective, And That's A Good Thing

360-degree feedback tools are sometimes criticized because they aren’t objective. It’s argued that since they aren’t objective, they can’t be reliable. In an article for the HBR, Marcus Buckingham...

What Is A 360-Degree Feedback Tool?

Most companies have some sort of appraisal process in place. Appraisals are important to measure success and achievements against pre-set targets, and they usually help inform decisions regarding...

3 Key Differences Between 360s and Performance Reviews

If appraisals are on your to-do list, you’ve probably started to consider what sort of appraisal to conduct. 360 appraisals are becoming more commonplace, and there’s been a lot of talk regarding the...

The 4 Most Effective Startup Recruiting Channels

Hiring is always hard. Hiring for a startup can be even harder. Without the brand awareness or budget of a larger company, finding and attracting the right talent is a huge undertaking. On top of...

How To Properly Manage Your Startup Dollars

It’s been said over and over: hiring is consistently cited as one of the biggest challenges that startups face. In fact, FastCompany lists "not getting the team right" as the number-one reason why...

3 Myths About The Power Of Personality Assessments

80% of Fortune 100 companies rely on assessments to select and develop their talent and to build better teams. If you’re thinking about hiring with assessments, then you’re probably already are aware...

How To Hire The Best Salesperson For Your Startup

Hiring isn’t easy. Hiring for a startup is even harder. In fact, recruiting is the number one challenge that most founders speak about. This is largely due to the fact that most founders don’t have a...

I Have 2 Great Candidates. How Do I Hire The Right One?

The end of the hiring process can sometimes be as stressful as the beginning – especially when your top candidates all seem like a strong fit for the job. Wouldn’t it be easier if the perfect...

The 2 Most Important Things To Do Before Starting An Interview

A lot of hiring managers out there think they’re pretty good at interviewing. They sit down with their candidate, have a conversation with them, and their gut tells them if it’s going to work or not....

Difference Between Potential & Actual Performance

Research repeatedly shows us that hiring decisions based on interviews alone are wildly inaccurate. There are a number of reasons for this. One of the major contributing factors is that hiring...

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