Tag: executive

metoo

Is #MeToo Over Already?

Two years ago, sexual misconduct allegations against (in)famous movie producer Harvey Weinstein were followed in quick succession by similar accusations against other high-profile men alleging acts ranging from lewd texting to forcible rape. Lurid stories of sexual harassment (or worse) in the workplace were broadcast over social media and filled the news.

expat

Tapping into the Globally Mobile Workforce: How Companies Can Leverage Expat Talent

The world’s globally mobile population—expatriate (expat) employees who live and work abroad for at least 6 months—is on the rise. In fact, it’s estimated that there are now as many as 66 million people currently working in globally mobile positions, and that number could reach 87 million by 2021, according to a recent report. But […]

Champion

Does Your Training Program Have a Champion?

Training programs can fall victim to the same trap as many other company initiatives: Someone identifies a gap or a need; an initiative is put into place to address that shortcoming; and, without anyone taking ownership of that initiative, it slowly loses momentum and becomes another obligatory exercise the organization goes through out of habit.

The Hidden Art of Becoming a Samurai Listener

We tend to treat the ability to listen well as a soft skill, or something with which you are born or otherwise mysteriously acquire. But it can be the crux trait for advancing your career. If you put the art of communication in business settings into the context of reading an opponent in the martial […]

hiring

33% of HR Hiring Managers Have Turned Down a Candidate for Being ‘Too Pushy’ After an Interview

Workers may be thinking “new year, new job,” according to a survey from staffing firm Accountemps. Approximately three in 10 (29%) professionals plan to look for a new position in the next 12 months. And of the 27 markets surveyed, Los Angeles, California (40%); Austin, Texas (38%); and Dallas, Texas (37%) topped the list of U.S. cities with the most workers […]

Performance Evaluation

When It Comes to Job Performance, Is Everyone Extraordinary?

Recently, we had an interesting discussion in our weekly executive meeting. At our company, we’re just wrapping up our annual performance evaluations. We were talking about how the process went this year and what we could do to improve it. One of our senior team members  said our evaluation system can actually hurt morale. Here’s […]