How to Identify Employees Who Value Continuous Learning

If you ever wondered if your employees value continuous learning as much as you do (or is required by the industry or your company culture), you’ll want to read this post. Companies spend billions of dollars  each year on employee training. Unfortunately much of it falls on deaf ears. Let me introduce you to the Conceptual Value, one […]

Want to Recruit More Qualified Job Candidates? Start Here!

For starters companies need to recruit job candidates like they are very important customers. That’s not rhetoric or a marketing slogan. They really are important customers!  According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, fifty-eight (58) percent of applicants are less likely to buy from a company if they don’t get a response. Sixty-nine (69) percent shun […]

The Schizophrenic Way Money Motivates

Perhaps poet and author Carl Sandburg said it best: “Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings.” It might be fair to say that we are all motivated by money. After all, we need money to put food in our bellies, clothes on our bodies, and roofs over […]

Candidate Abandonment: A Recruiter’s Nightmare

Candidate abandonment: If management understood anything about it, they would be livid. It’s the debilitating metric that HR hopes never sees the light of day. The trouble is that few companies track it. Most pay no attention despite the fact that high rates indicate potential employees stopping in their tracks. For any organization struggling to […]

Why “Ghosting” in Recruiting Needs to Stop

After clicking submit on a job application, more than half of applicants sit and wait like abandoned lovers waiting for the phone to ring. Many companies seem to have adopted the foolish practice of “ghosting” when it comes to dealing with job applicants. What’s ghosting you ask? Ghosting is a newly popular term for the practice of […]

Why Aesthetics Matter in a Black-and-White World?

“I see dead trees,” Steve told his employer a few years earlier. “And that’s why I’m quitting my job.” Today Steve designs log cabins for a small manufacturer in PA. He’s been working here for about two years.  The owner – his boss – loves his work ethic and his creative ideas have helped the […]

4 Steps to S.T.O.P Toxic Employees from Ruining Your Company

Advice to deal with toxic employees seem more abundant than sand in a desert. The problem is that without cooperation from the employee you might as well be shoveling with a rake! So let’s begin with the employee or manager who feels his success in life is commensurate with how many people he steps on, […]

Whack-A-Mole: Why Your Recruiting Process May Be Broken

You might think that with all the trouble companies are having finding enough qualified and skilled workers that the recruiting function would be working like a well-oiled machine! Think again! Recruiting is broken and management should just hang an “out of order” sign on its door. One reason is that finding a fix shouldn’t be […]

Pre-Hire Assessments: Secret Weapon of Best-in-Class Companies

More and more companies are turning to pre-hire assessments for hiring help. One reason might be that the cost of hiring mistakes has sky-rocketed. Estimates can rise to as much as five times a bad hire’s annual salary, according to Society of Human Resources Management. Whether a termination is involuntary or voluntary or due to […]

Don’t Ignore the Value of Aesthetics Motivation in the Workplace

For many, there is no value added to the performance or the workplace when it comes to Aesthetics motivation. But let’s take a moment to think more deeply about Aesthetics and what it means to be motivated by form, art, and balance. We will likely find one or more aspects of our life that does, […]