| Employment Notebook - Making the Most of Your Personal Productivity Style
by Carson Tate and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
Staying on top of work responsibilities can be a struggle, even for those of us who thrive with organization. Carson Tate, author of "Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style," joins LJNRadio to explain why the key to productivity is not a “one-size-fits-all” formula. In this podcast, she describes four personal productivity styles, and how an understanding of these four styles can boost your own pr...
| Management Decisions - Talent Acquisition Metrics
by Emily Gordon and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Hiring efficiency has always been important, but the data at your fingertips has reached monumental proportions. This means individuals in charge of hiring need to sift through the numbers and figure out which metrics matter the most when it comes to talent acquisition. Emily Gordon, director of implementation and sourcing for Seven Step RPO, talks with Tim Muma to break down which pieces of information give you the best insig...
| Management Decisions - Hire for Who They Will Become
by Chip Joyce and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Creating long-term success in hiring can be a challenge for employers as it takes some forward thinking, as opposed to focusing on the here and now. Chip Joyce, CEO and co-founder of Allied Talent, brings a unique perspective on making the best hires for your company. Chip gives Tim Muma his thoughts on how to effectively hire for who the candidates will become and how they will help your organization in the future. He argues...
| Management Decisions - Reasons You’re Losing Your New Employees
by Raphael Crawford-Marks and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
As many people know, the cost of hiring and losing an employee can be enormous, both in terms of time and money. Thus, it's important companies create a culture that helps to retain these talented individuals they just hired. Raphael Crawford-Marks, co-founder and CEO of Bonusly, talks with Tim Muma about the factors that cause new employees to leave quickly. Raphael offers some advice on what key strategies can ensure you are...
Build Your Team & Boost Productivity
by Beverly Jones - Nov, 2014
Celebrations can enhance your workplace culture and help team members become more productive. Sharing appreciation for success and good fortune can support the well-being of individuals, foster a sense of community and promote the health of your whole organization. Creating a celebration can be a wonderful way to acknowledge achievements and encourage people to do even better. Positive reinforcement is a powerful motivator...
4 Steps for Extreme Feedback
by Steve Farber - Nov, 2014
It’s the oldest skill in the management texts: listen to your employees. Seek their input. But it’s not enough to ask for feedback; you have to be genuinely interested in the response—especially if you think you won’t like it. Those posing as leaders seek feedback because HR has ordered them to do it, not because they’re really interested. Extreme Leaders will not only use 360-degree assessments (which can be powerful tools...
What I Learned About Influence from Peter Drucker
by Marshall Goldsmith - Nov, 2014
“The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have.’ As a result they render themselves ineffectual.”—Peter Drucker You can make a positive difference, even when you do not have direct line authority. Here ar...
How to Hire the Best Project Managers
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When you bring in new project managers, do you do so strategically? Interviewing is subjective, of course, but for the essential job of Project Manager, you want your process to be as bulletproof as possible. After all, ending up with a bad Project Manager could cost you big time. Fortunately, PMO director Russell Harley is here to share his best practices for making the right hiring decisions upfront. Alexandra Levit: R...
How Important is Praise in Business?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Sep, 2014
Many psychologists would agree that positive reinforcement is significantly more effective than punishment. Many executives would agree employee recognition leads to an increased bottom line. Many doctors would agree that the release of dopamine in the brain whenever we hear something we enjoy is a powerful thing. And then there are the studies. Ragan.com shares a collection of studies that sets the record straight, direct...
If You Want a New Job, Cover All Your Bases
by Mindy Thomas - Aug, 2014
According to a recent survey by Jobvite, which conducts the most comprehensive Social Recruiting Survey of its kind, “An astounding 94 percent of recruiters used or planned to use social media in their recruitment efforts last year. That’s an increase of 16 percent since 2008. And 78 percent of recruiters made a hire through social media in 2013.” Upon reading this, I reached out to my network and interviewed an HR Talent A...
Do Your Colleagues See You the Same Way You Do?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: if you don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably you? You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team player, but there might be something about your approach that prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing. Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the edges at work don’t necessarily know it. “Finding the middle...
Change is Coming: 6 Ways to Manage Your Team Through the Chaos
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Aug, 2014
Change can ruffle the feathers of any company making it a great time for good managers to shine. An effective leader helps ease team tensions while paving the way for open-minded, forward thinking; providing both a safe space for employees to feel secure and a growing company that nurtures change. But saving the day is easier said than done so if you’re facing impending change and are uncertain about its possible effects, s...
Why You Need to Close Your Open Offices Now
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2014
The open office trend has reached a fever pitch, with nearly 70 percent of American workers now residing in them. But is an open office really the best way to go? A few months back in the New Yorker, Maria Konnikova reported that open offices don’t actually do what they were designed to do, which is to facilitate communication and idea flow. She said: In 2011, the organizational psychologist Matthew Davis reviewed more...
How to Create a Culture of Fearless Innovation
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Dec, 2013
Quality and customer service are no longer differentiators. Innovation is what creates a sustainable competitive advantage. I’m feeling like the word “marketing” should be retired. I know this may sound like blasphemy to most of you, but what I see driving success in large corporations and in small businesses is not traditional marketing, it’s culture. The American Marketing Association defines marketing as “an activity,...
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