Published on: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The strategic question that drives business today is not "What else can we make?" but "What else can we do for our customers?" Companies are increasingly finding success not by being responsive to customers' stated preferences but by defining what customers are looking for and shaping their "criteria of purchase." Find out more in When Marketing is Strategy.
Wrong people have the ability to "destroy the social fabric of the organization” by creating friction, drama, tension, and hostility among employees. Check out four ways hurricane employees can wreak havoc in your company and learn The Real Costs of Keeping a Toxic Employee
Six out of 10 companies are using video Interviews. Are you? Read 4 Huge Benefits of Video Interviews You Might Not Realize
to learn four ways video interviewing can help you beat your competition and win the war for talent:
Published on: Monday, December 16, 2013
Emotional courage is an essential work skill. Here's how to burnish yours.
"Emotional courage enables us to do what we know, what we believe or what we think needs to be done," says Peter Bregman, the CEO of Bregman Partners
, a New York-based global management consulting firm that advises CEOs and their leadership teams. The author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
spoke to Life Reimagined about the concept of emotional courage and its role in the workplace.
Published on: Friday, December 13, 2013
As part of ExecuNet membership, I conduct a bi-weekly teleconference called Six-Figure Hotline where members call in to ask the questions keeping them up at night, and to gain market and trend insight from the career experts who join me in talking about issues that are important to executives today.
In one such teleconference, Bill Belknap, an executive career coach joined me. A member asked, "How should you answer a recruiter's message asking for candidates for a particular position when you are personally interested in it yourself?"
Published on: Thursday, December 12, 2013
It's clear that businesses and their leaders need to understand all they can about the Millennial generation – a group that is important to their future business success.
But what's also clear is that the characteristics and qualities of Millennials remain a mystery. In his presentation to World Innovation Forum delegates, Will Pearson, President and Co-founder of trivia magazine and website mental_ floss, provided some insight into this influential generation.
"It's not just knowing some things about Millennials, it's understanding what we then do with that knowledge," said Pearson.
Published on: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Your competitors may not know this, but hiring activity does not slow down during the holidays. In fact, 95 percent of the recruiters we surveyed say this is definitely not the time to shut your search down.
According to our latest survey of search consultants, the same amount of jobs are still being posted, and 75 percent of recruiters say they are available and returning calls. So use this time to begin building relationships with recruiters and get a jump on the competition. Here's a list of what recruiters recommend you do during the holiday season.