When we think about a company’s brand, we often think about its mission, vision, and values. But there is another element that is important to the culture of the company. Have you defined your company’s principles? As retained search recruiters, we are constantly asked by candidates about our client’s culture, values, and principles.Read More
We’ve all heard the term emotional intelligence (sometimes called EI or EQ) and understand that it is a way to measure leadership acumen. As we progress in our careers, our ability to further develop soft skills, which is where emotional intelligence comes into play, can make or break opportunities for advancement. Are you aware of your emotional intelligence in the workplace?Read More
The workplace today is far different than it was even five years ago. The pandemic, constant evolution of technology, and artificial intelligence have fundamentally changed how we work. Yes, technical skills are still an important part of the job, be it finance, legal, or software development, but in today’s environment, what are the top skills for the workplace that everyone needs?Read More
HR Priorities for 2024
As we look to the coming new year, human resources leaders are facing various challenges that are helping them define their HR priorities for 2024. The pressure to help improve operational efficiency, the continued skills shortage, the impact AI is having on the workforce, and the employee-employer relationship challenges are just a few of the issues informing their decision.Read More
Changes in today’s workplace have been happening with increasing speed. Generation Z has entered the workforce with a different vision for building their careers. Technology continues to advance and change how we work, with AI being the latest innovation. And, of course, the pandemic of 2020 altered the traditional nine-to-five in the office mindset and introduced remote work options globally. Another new trend has started to catch on: the idea of a career lattice.Read More
What is Skills Intelligence?
Does your HR team manually track and update your workforce’s skills using documents or spreadsheets? This approach takes significant time and is challenging to keep up to date across the organization. With new advancements in skills intelligence software, it’s never been easier to capture your workforce’s skills in real-time. But what is skills intelligence?Read More
Is Emotional Intelligence Declining?
Many of you know Daniel Goleman for his 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence. He recently wrote an article questioning if emotional intelligence is declining. The report was likely partly driven by the tech layoffs over the past year. Many layoffs were done by text or email, sometimes without explanation, and many companies didn’t offer severance or health insurance on termination.Read More
Prioritizing Leadership Development
Prioritizing leadership development has become a key initiative as companies realize the need to build skill sets not only to retain top talent but also to successfully manage in an increasingly volatile political, social, and economic business environment. Historically, leadership development has been difficult to measure. This continues to be true today, even with new people analytics technology. Results can take months or years to manifest.Read More