I was recently at lunch with a CEO, and he stated how frustrated he was with their ability to find a C-level executive matching their organizational goals and culture. He felt they were wasting time and money with no actual results. I asked him what the biggest stumbling block was, and he thought it was that his team was struggling to find qualified talent. Not because they weren't capable, but because they didn't have the time to give the search the attention it needed to succeed.
Growing a successful business is all about having the right strategy. Most leaders know this, which is why they pour so much energy into crafting the ideal market-facing strategy.
When your company starts work on a government contract, you might that you’re spending a lot of extra time on HR. You still have to tackle private-sector HR challenges--such as attracting, engaging and retaining people—but now you also have to deal with a new set of federal HR regulations.
When your small business takes off, it’s an amazing feeling. You’ve got more customers, more revenue, and your dreams are one step closer.
It's every leader's worst nightmare. You get a message from a department head saying that one of your mission-critical employees has unexpectedly quit. You'll need to find a replacement with the right skills and experience to fill the void on the team. And you need to hire them yesterday. The problem is, of course, that recruitment takes time.
The 2020s have been a stressful decade for everyone, from the Quiet Quitting trend of 2022 to the slew of high-profile layoffs in 2023. All of this uncertainty has had a big impact on employee engagement.