Are you making these four classic interview mistakes?

Finding candidates is difficult now. Once you’ve scheduled an interview, don’t weaken the chances of hiring the ideal candidate by making these four classic interview mistakes. Job candidates now have choices, and you want to be No. 1 on their…

How better feedback will help employees — and CEOs

Are you the type of leader that loves to provide positive feedback? Or, are you the type who prefers to tell people what they did wrong? Long-standing research shows that the leaders who provide positive feedback more often than negative,…

The ROI of Upskilling and Reskilling Your Workforce

The ongoing labor shortage has forced organizations to start thinking differently about how they are finding individuals with specialized skillsets. Join us on November 3rd as Victor Assad explains the importance of upskilling and reskilling your workforce so you can reduce turn-over…

Why You Need to Address Pay Compression

The US tight labor market is requiring companies across several industries to raise pay to attract new, experienced workers. This strategy creates pay compression for existing workers — meaning, they are now underpaid  — and leaves them deeply dissatisfied. To…

Is your employer brand ready for a labor shortage in 2021?

A recruiter told me last week that job ghosting has started up again, even after her company moved its pay levels to market competitive levels. The prediction I made to her is that by August, the US will have more…

Tips from a Hollywood comic: Address stress in the workforce

When one of your children grows up to be a Hollywood comic, you get used to your parenting style and idiosyncrasies being the fodder of jokes in comedy clubs across the country and post-pandemic online. My daughter is a Millennial…

How to find the sweet spot between micromanaging and too hands-off?

Behaviorism has long taught us that immediate and direct feedback is critical to reinforce the behaviors and outcomes we want. It has been the source of breakthrough books on leadership, such as the One-Minute Manager. But too much of a…

Seven practical lessons to make a hybrid workforce engaged, productive, and innovative!

Executive teams deserve high praise for their excellent leadership implementing safe COVID-19 policies, complying with new laws, and the quick pivot to remote work in mid-March 2020. As one said to me, “It all went smoother than we thought. Now,…