Tag: Skills

How HR Can Upskill Executive Teams with AI-Based Coaching Resources

Until recently, the value of coaching services has not been measurable, and finding a compatible coach for an executive also felt like a challenging task. With the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), finding the right coach, measuring progress, and seeing executives using the services are much easier and finally enable HR departments to measure the […]

The Most Needed Skills for 2019: Soft Skills

The beginning of a new year is a natural time to look at self-improvement and set goals for the coming year. For professionals, that often involves focusing on improving professional skills. But, according to LinkedIn® data, there are over 50,000 professional skills out there. Obviously, that’s far too many for any one person to absorb. […]

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More Ways to Screen Candidates

In yesterday’s Advisor, we noted that hiring decisions are imperfect. Despite our diligent efforts, it is quite difficult to consistently get the best candidates who stick around long term. We started to look at some ways to go beyond the standard interview process to further screen candidates in the hopes of making better hiring decisions. […]

New Research: Agile Workforces Are all the Rave

In honor of National Small Business Week, Upwork released new data that reveals the majority (58 percent) of small businesses are embracing agile workforces due to “greater interest among workers for flexible work arrangements.” The data is a specific cut of results from small business respondents to Upwork’s Future Workforce Report, which explores U.S. business hiring.

Getting over the hump: Why BLR was lucky enough to survive

From Dan: As a way to honor the individuals who have taught me critical life lessons about people and business, I’ve invited several to write guest columns to run in this space over the next few weeks. Today’s voice of experience once again is Robert L. Brady, the founder of Business and Legal Resources (BLR). […]

Kids’ dwindling writing skills are no reason to LOL

by Dan Oswald Is writing becoming a lost art? The adoption of new technology has forever changed how we communicate with one another—and that includes the written word. I’m certain my kids write more with their thumbs, texting incessantly on their phones, than any other way. And I say that even though two of my […]