Candidate Assessment Results Can Be Used After The Hire Too.

Many companies use behavior assessments and skills testing in their selection process. These crucial instruments assist hiring managers in differentiating among candidates and making the best hire. However, once the offer is made and the candidate is hired, the assessment results are often filed away and rarely referenced again. Reviewing the results with the candidate … Read more

Keep The Saw Sharp

Habit #7 in Steve Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is called “Sharpen the Saw.” Covey uses the common analogy of a woodcutter who is sawing for several days straight and is becoming less and less productive. The process of cutting dulls the blade. So the solution is to periodically sharpen the saw. … Read more

It’s Not Too Early To Start Sourcing Candidates

According to usa.gov the top five New Year’s Resolutions are: Lose weight Volunteer to help others Quit smoking Learn more Get a better job For hiring managers looking to make a hire, the best time to start recruiting efforts can be the beginning of the year. January is the best month to reach passive candidates … Read more

Leaders Set Examples Whether They Know It Or Not

BAE Systems is one of the largest defense contractors in the United States. Leadership at BAE, and the defense industry in general, is generally male dominated. But in 2009, Linda Hudson was named Chief Executive Officer and President of BAE Systems, becoming one of the most influential women in the defense industry. Leading approximately 43,000 … Read more

Instill More Personal Accountability

Of the 23 personal talent skills we measure, the mean ranking for personal accountability is second to last at 22nd.  Perhaps our society has simply accepted the weak behavior trait and essentially enabled it.  Leaders do not need to accept it and can actually encourage and develop their direct reports’ personal accountability. To instill greater … Read more

Are You Concerned With Retaining Talent In An Economy With 4.6 Unemployment?

It’s called many things, “The Great Resignation,” Pandemic Burnout, and other terms. The reality is as the country moves fast towards full employment; companies face a bigger challenge retaining their best talent.  According to Fortune Magazine, research has shown that people tend to quit their jobs after experiencing a “turnover shock”: a life event that … Read more