In today’s society, staffing and recruiting has become one of the most competitive job fields that one could enter. There are roughly 20,000 staffing companies that are located all around the globe, and as of April 2019 the U.S. unemployment rate was recorded at a low of 3.6 percent, worldwide.
When people are looking for a new career opportunity, one of their most important considerations is the compensation. With the low unemployment rates in the Midwest markets we serve (2.6% – 3.5%) it’s harder than ever to find talent. And in the information technology field, the unemployment rate is closer to 1-2%.
Do you provide autonomy or define process? Autonomy types show appreciation, build approachability and drive accountability. Process leaders leverage principles, outline tactical steps by being prescriptive, and drive predictability.
Just how important are communication skills for leaders? If you ask former PepsiCo CEO, Indra Nooyi, communication is one of her “5 Cs” in her leadership model along with competency, courage & confidence, consistency, and compass.
We are always looking to learn and isolate ways to get better at hiring, developing, and retaining top talent for ourselves and our customers. We recently conducted a survey to professionals who started new roles in 2019. The most important criteria in selecting a new employer was workplace culture. Compensation, career advancement, benefits, type of
Standing outside at my daughter’s fifth grade “walk out” (a really cool tradition at her elementary school), I got to talking to another parent who is a local business leader. Inevitably, as all of my conversations with these folks tend to do, the talk centered on how tough it is to find talent.
Have you ever been in a meeting or at a conference where you are sitting at a table full of strangers and you are not sure how to start the conversation? How about an awkward conversation where you are not sure what to ask next or how to carry the conversation forward? These are business
I recently had the opportunity to present at an AFWA (Accounting and Finance Women’s Alliance) event in Omaha. In my presentation, I shared five concepts for leaders to improve the alignment between their organization’s talent strategy and business strategy.
Bill George, author of Authentic Leadership, defines authentic leaders as “genuine, moral, and character-based leaders: People of the highest integrity, committed to building enduring organizations…who have a deep sense of purpose and are true to their core values who have the courage to build their companies to meet the needs of all their stakeholders, and
Counter offers, turned down offers, multiple offers! Welcome to this hiring market. Companies are hiring, positions are being created, and promotions are happening. This is good news for the market and economy, but what makes it hard is that sometimes we have to move faster than we are prepared to in order to get the