Views & Voices

Video – Daniel Pink on Motivation

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Effective Talent Acquisition: Here’s How to Attract Better Candidates

Most executives I talk with are very concerned about the lack of available talent. About one-third of employers can’t find the talent they need – and our working age population is in decline.

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Why Observing Personality Traits Beats Personality Tests

Too many employers still use personality tests to try to predict future success. It might be because people believe doing something is far better than doing nothing. Or maybe, it’s because there is a confusion in the marketplace about what tests can and cannot do.

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Here’s How to Love Your Work – Fix the GAP

Did you know that 70% of American workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” in their jobs? Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, says in his “State of the American Workplace Report 2013” that our reasons range from being uninspired and having to deal with “managers from hell”, to feeling like we don’t belong and not being allowed to work remotely. This makes sense to me.Read More

8 Cartoons on How Bad Employer Interviews Scare Good Candidates Away

Are you interviewing candidates only to see them walk out the door and never return? Let’s stop this madness. Below are eight examples of bad employer interviews and eight tips to make it all better.
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How to Attract More Candidates Into Your Company

Employer cacophony is making it harder to break through and attract more candidates that you really want to hire into your organization.

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How to Improve Candidate Engagement at Your Company

Imagine, for a moment, a neighbor on the hill sent out an invitation across the land for a party he was throwing the next day. Thousands of people were talking about it in the streets. Suits were being pressed, shoes were being polished, and hair and nails were being done. And everyone went to bed that night excited about the party.

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How to Attract More High Performance Sales People

It can be a real challenge identifying and hiring the right sales people. It’s one of the hardest things to do well. So, how do you identify the right sales people with the right set of skills, and also establish the right set of motivators (mission, aligned values, etc.) to capture their minds, energy and hearts – and hygiene factors (salary, benefits, etc.) that will hopefully keep them working for you?

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5 Steps to Improve Your CEO Leadership Skills

Are you a CEO leader and struggling to make a positive impact inside your organization? Read these five steps and take a few minutes each day for 30 days (preferably in the morning before your see anyone) to review each one. Doing this can improve your CEO leadership skills.

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