Best Practices

Why Learning to Delegate Is So Important For You and the Team

Note: This is the third in a series of interviews with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the subject of managed. The interviews were conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana. Find the first article here. Last week’s is here.   It’s easy to be awed by Anjanette…

What Every New Manager Should Know

Note: This is the second in a series of interviews conducted by Rob Cahill, CEO of the management-training and education firm Jhana, with industry leading scholars, CEOs, founders and consultants on the topic of management. This week, he interviews Simon Cooper, senior director, leadership & talent development at Informatica. The first article in the series…

How To Build A High-Performance Sourcing Department – Part 6 Technology Evaluation

Sourcing is one of the most technologically advanced disciplines within the recruitment and HR space. It is essential that a sourcing department does on-going technology evaluations to keep pace with new innovations in the industry. Nikki Kemp, a recruitment marketing and technology guru from Adventist Health System, explains why technology evaluation is important…

How One Company Makes Lateral Moves A Win-Win

It is no surprise that job-hopping has become the new normal for millennials. A recent Gallup poll found that 21% of millennials report changing jobs within the last year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials. According to millennials, the top consideration when applying for a job is the opportunity…

The Logical Lessons Managers Can Learn From Mr. Spock

Editor’s Note: As I wrap up my time as Editor of TLNT — today is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from February 2015. Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered. Of course, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, the character, will still be…

The Secret To Business and Workplace Success? It’s Getting Stuff Done

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — Friday is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from April 2013.   Sometimes, the most complicated questions have the simplest answers. This can be a little hard to comprehend because…

As Google Found Out, It Takes a Lot Of Work to Really Hire Smarter

As much as we might not like to admit it, our career paths are heavily influence by sheer luck and happenstance, i.e., knowing someone who can give us a referral, or simply being in the right place at the right time. But that doesn’t mean hard work is without merit; it just means…

A Growing Challenge: Getting Employers Ready for Legal Marijuana

I just read an interesting report from Assurex Global, titled Workplace Impacts of Marijuana Legalization, that opened up my eyes to a growing employer challenge. If you don’t live in – or have employees in – the states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska or Colorado, you’ve probably wondered about how it works to have…

There’s No Quick and Easy Fix to Building a Successful Workforce

I recently stumbled across a blog post titled, After years of intensive analysis, Google discovers the key to good teamwork is being nice. I knew that Google had initiated a longitudinal study called Project Oxygen in 2009 to identify key leadership competencies.  I knew that what they found was a validation of common sense – that…

Doing The Tough Stuff: What Managers Can Learn From (Gulp!) Kim Kardashian

Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — this is my last week — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from November 2011. It’s troubling what passes for management wisdom these days, so I’ve learned to not be picky and…

Hiring Wisdom: Are You Hiring For Talent, or For Skills and Experience?

Human knowledge is now doubling every 12 months. This means that 50 percent of what you now know will be out of date in a year. Just to bring it home, let’s imagine you need open heart surgery. How would you like to have it performed by someone who hadn’t learned anything new…

When It Comes to Career, It’s Up to Every Employee to Stay Relevant

“We didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost.” Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, sadly teared up. This was the statement from the CEO of Nokia at a press conference to announce that Nokia was being acquired by Microsoft. Intel just announce that they are laying off 12,000 workers…