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A 4-Step Process for More Effective Coaching

In my work with clients as a professional coach and trainer, I've rarely come up against someone who doesn’t think coaching can have a positive impact on a person and company. More often than not, I...

Are You Picking the Right Kind of Leader?

Most executives are not happy with their organization’s succession management program, despite recognizing the importance of such activities. Those sentiments are taken from reports created by...

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,...

Tips to Avoid Generational Conflict in the Workplace

Today's workforce diversity also includes a rich blend of generational expertise and the unique challenges that this diverse talent pool presents to government, SMB and Fortune 500 firms. Whether...

Honest, transparent corporate culture tops list for job seekers

The type of culture people say they want in their current company and what would grab their attention in a job ad are actually two different things.

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...

The Difference Between High Potentials and High Performers

Bill Gates once said "Take my 20 best people, and virtually overnight, Microsoft becomes a mediocre company." Maintaining high-performing talent is a critical organizational competency at all times....

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...

Do Pre-Employment Tests Increase Your Exposure to Potential Lawsuits?

When you’re considering a behavioral assessment tool to improve your recruiting and employee retention results, one of the key areas you need to be aware of is ensuring the pre-employment test isn’t...

Turn Your Biggest Recruiting Challenge into your Biggest Asset

When we surveyed 570 HR professionals about their recruiting challenges, one of the biggest was their internal business partners: hiring managers. It turns out, when we dig deeper into this...