This Rosh HaShana: A Window into Self-Development
Stop Overlooking this Talent Pool
As we begin the new year, it’s our annual moment to pause, reflect and think about how to continue becoming the person we would most like to be. What’s missing that could enhance our growth and effectiveness as a person, as an employee…and especially as a leader if you manage others?
I’m guessing the first answers that come to mind are things like more time…more sleep…more money. Well, all true, but are for others to post and write about.
As an organizational coach for much of my career, I think of something else that’s lacking for many of us that could greatly enhance our personal and professional lives. What is often missing or insufficient is greater self-awareness. It is not a nice-to-have, feel good thing. Without it, we are nowhere in terms of enhancing growth and effectiveness.
The Real Reason Most Employers Aren't Embracing Flexibility
If you read employment headlines, you know the importance of creating a competitive advantage with a targeted, aggressive hiring strategy - typically focused on external candidates. I believe too many employers are overlooking one of the critical talent pools available to them: their current employees.
When Scaling, Don’t Make this Hiring Mistake
I was recently reminded of how difficult it is to “have it all” - career and family. Last month, I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law and incredible grandchildren, and it all came rushing back as if it were yesterday. The endless logistics of who is picking up, stress of what to do with a sick kid, how to beat the clock to arrive at daycare before it closes.
Employers Beware: The War for Talent is Back
There is a major hiring mistake that I see repeatedly, and I confess, I have made myself. Despite many years of experience in HR in a high growth, high chaos environment, I fell into this very trap as a manager. I was facing management pressure to fill a role requiring extensive experience. I interviewed a candidate with the perfect CV.
In today’s thriving economy, there is a shortage of skills and experience, not a shortage of jobs. The rate of unemployment is at an all time low, and the rate of voluntary resignations is climbing. Demand outstrips supply, so employers can no longer call all the shots. Leverage has shifted to employees and candidates.