An ambitious team or company goals are great ways to get the organization fired up at the beginning of the relevant period. But staff will understandably be let down—and bosses, shareholders, and other stakeholders will understandably get upset—if those goals aren’t consistently met. At the same time, setting goals that are underwhelming and easily achievable […]
In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of setting corporate goals to help achieve long-term strategic initiatives. But, setting goals and achieving them are two different things. Here, we’ll provide some basic tips and strategies for setting and achieving corporate goals.
When we get busy at work, it’s easy to spend all of our time, energy, and focus on those short-term items that need to be done in a day or in a week. It can often seem like there isn’t enough time left over to think about, let alone work toward, anything further out.
by Dan Oswald Typically, coming out of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and staring Christmas squarely in the eye, I would be writing about taking the time to appreciate family and friends. It’s a time of gathering with those closest to you at holiday parties and meals. It’s a time of celebration and thanksgiving. Instead, today, […]
At BLR’s recent RecruitCon Road Trip conference in Boston, we heard from Chris Russell, known as the “mad scientist” of online recruiting. Russel started his first job board in 1999 and since has launched more job sites than anyone in history. Let’s look at what Russell says makes recruiting and career websites really effective.
Employees may be one of the largest expenses for a company, but talent is also a company’s greatest asset. And in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, more and more companies are looking to benefits packages to maintain their competitive advantage to attract and retain top employees. Because of this, it is critical for human resources departments […]
by Dan Oswald Have you ever noticed that as you get older, time seems to speed up? When I was a kid, a year seemed like forever. Now, not so much. We’re more than halfway through 2017. I know, it seems like we just celebrated New Year’s, and now we’re looking at the 4th of […]
As Human Resources (HR) professionals, one of the biggest challenges we face is getting our workforce better organized and aligned. Many fall into a trap of what we call “operational haze” by working hard at it every day and just making money. Sometimes the profits mask numerous operational issues that if corrected would yield significantly […]
by Dan Oswald Spring has sprung. The grass is green. The flowers are blooming. The trees are in full blossom. It’s that time of year again. Time for spring cleaning. Out with the old and in with the new. At least that’s my wife’s way of thinking. Last weekend, we spent a day cleaning out […]
by Dan Oswald The other day, I brought in a couple dozen donuts for a meeting we were having at the office. Since it was the first week back to work in the new year, I must admit I was curious about how many of those donuts would get eaten. How resolute would my colleagues […]