Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 2

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In part one of this two part series, we took a look at 3 of the 7 enemies of success for newly promoted leaders. They are sneaky enemies that can easily take you by surprise, which is why so many really talented individuals fail in new roles.  A deeper dive into each enemy can be […]

Is the Leader You Need Hiding in Plain Sight?

Consider Promoting from Within

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This article was originally published on the Human Capital Institute blog. Have you ever bought something for your home only to realize you already have exactly what you need? This same phenomenon happens in the workplace, and on an even larger scale. The leader you think you need to hire from outside your organization may […]

Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders – Part 1

In a previous blog article we introduced you to the problem that many organizations and individuals are facing: Leaders fail in newly promoted roles about 40% of the time.  In this blog, we will highlight 4 of the “Seven Enemies of Success for Newly Promoted Leaders” and provide some useful insights for each one. A more comprehensive […]

Executive Relocation with Lasting Impact

How to Relocate Your New Hires In a Way that Will Leave Them Amazed and Appreciative

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When the competition for top talent is fierce – and when is it not? – you will want to ensure that executive relocation is a pleasant experience for your new hire.  After investing time and energy into screening, interviewing and choosing the right person for your team, you certainly don’t want them to regret their […]

The Internal Candidate Conundrum

The Pros and Pitfalls of Hiring from Within

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Most organizations post openings internally as well as externally. Doing so sends a great message to employees on potential career paths within the organization and can greatly benefit employee retention.  However, an internal candidate comes with pros and pitfalls.  Here’s what to consider when an internal candidate is in the mix. Pros of Considering an […]

Employers, Don’t End the Courtship Once the Offer Letter is Signed

Top tips for showing the same amount of interest to an employee as a recruit

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Hiring managers often do a great job of wooing a prospective candidate when they are eager to add him or her to their team.  They put a lot of effort into representing their organization well and putting their best foot forward.  However, all too often their enthusiasm wanes once the offer letter is signed and […]

What is Talent Strategy – Why Should You Care?

A Well-Planned Talent Strategy Allows You To be Proactive as Opposed to Reactive

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“Talent strategy” is a buzzword being tossed around more and more, but not many know what it really is.  Financial strategy, operational strategy and marketing strategy are all terms that are commonly used and accepted. These topics are thoroughly discussed and planned for in the effort to reach the organization’s goals.  However, it’s people –“talent”–who […]

Success That Got You Here, Could Very Well Get You There

Sometimes success doesn't need to be tweaked

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There are so many conversations that we have each and every week that center on the idea that what got you here will not get you there.  However, I’d like to shake things up a bit and declare that, in regards to talent, what got you here might very well take you there. When business […]

Answers to Onboarding FAQs That Lead to New Hire Success

Insights from Guest Blogger Jenna Filipkowski

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Think about your first 90 days in your role. Remember the anticipation, the ambition, and dedication you felt? Who greeted you at the door? How did you hear about the company’s products and business model? How did you meet your teammates? Did you fill out benefit forms, tax forms, and review the handbook? What kind […]

To Invest in Your Biggest Asset, Elevate HR

Your people are your competitive advantage

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If you surveyed a group of CEOs and asked them what they consider their organization’s biggest asset, I’m certain their instant reply would be, “our people.”  Ask that same group of CEOs about their top concern for the organization and the answer might vary. What should their top concern be? Logic says that if the […]