6 More Things Every Manager Should Know about DISC – Part 2

In Part 1 of Twelve Things Every Manager Should Know about DISC, I highlighted when and how DISC got started and how it developed into one of the most popular assessments on the planet. In Part 2, you’ll learn more about how companies use DISC, the many variations of DISC, how it can be used, and […]

12 Things Every Manager Should Know about DISC (Part 1)

DISC is one of the most commonly used and popular employee assessments on the planet.  But as is the case with so many things, success attracts evangelists, dedicated advocates, and passionate naysayers.  This article attempts to set the record straight about what DISC is and isn’t. DISC describes 4 styles of human behavior. It’s a […]

Companies Face Recruiting Crisis: Finding Needle in the Haystack!

Are you recruiting enough qualified candidates?  If not, you’ll need to stand in line with many other companies. For some jobs and for many companies recruiting is like finding the needle in a very large haystack…blindfolded! Anywhere from one-third to one-half of companies report difficulty filling open positions, depending on the survey source, job type, and […]

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 […]