FIRST, AN APOLOGY: I’ve been writing a lot about recruiting and hiring recently. I’m really sorry for that. My intent was NOT to make this a talent management blog, and that’s easy for me since I worked and wrote about it for so damn long at so many places. But, I still see many things
I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW OFTEN I’ve heard that “people don’t leave because of pay, they leave because of their boss.” Now, as we continue to slowly recover from the pandemic and lockdown, we’re finding out that people leave jobs and take new ones for all sorts of reasons. But what seems to be most important to people today is what has ALWAYS been most important
IT’S A TOPIC that only comes around every few years, but it comes down to this: What are your workplace policies for allowing employees to vote? A recent survey uncovered a new wrinkle about this issue that I had never thought about. It’s this: A company’s voting policies can also have a huge impact on the
DESPITE THE FOCUS on improving how we recruit and hire new employees, we also know that we should spend as much, if not more, time on how we can better retain the people who are already on our staff. That’s a great thought, but there’s something to consider: No matter how good a job we do
I’VE HIRED A LOT of people over the years, more than I can count, but the one constant in all that hiring is a simple question: Are we taking too long to hire? Yes, I’ve been accused of that before, especially when I was recruiting journalists for a newspaper in Hawaii, a place that people suddenly
HOW DO LEADERS truly earn the trust of their teams? It’s an interesting question that gets debated over and over, but the formula is not all that hard for any leader embrace. All it takes is a basic focus on treating people the way people want to be treated — and doing the right thing.
AREN”T WE ALL SICK and tired of employee engagement? I know I am. I’ve been writing about it for years (here’s one from July 2010), and the story never changes. A great many consultants and companies have gotten involved in helping organizations get more engaged employees, and a great deal of time and money has been spent.