Teambuilding

Being a ‘Selfless Giver’ Can Be Bad for You

Recognize This! – Givers find energy when they give in self-protective and personally meaningful ways, and when they are recognized and reminded of how their contributions matter. It’s not just about giving and taking anymore. Recent research by Adam Grant and Reb Rebele shows that the type of giving matters – specifically whether…

4 Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Teams

The following is adapted from the authors’ new book,  Accelerating Performance: How Organizations Can Mobilize, Execute, and Transform with Agility Savvy HR leaders know that high-functioning teams are the engines of performance in organizations. Yet teams that are able to truly accelerate their performance and maintain it are rare; most teams are bedeviled…

The Sourcing Tool You Are NOT Using; News Flash, You Should!

If you have ever read anything that I have written on SourceCon you know, it’s not the conventional how to source or try this Boolean string. I try and help you think outside of the box, and I tell you a #truestory from my personal experiences in this crazy world that we choose…

The Case for Collaboration in Sourcing

It’s happened before. You’re at your desk just staring at the computer screen, willing it to give you an answer. You’ve Googled “creative sourcing strategies” and come up with nothing new. You’ve Booleaned and Facebooked and Tweeted. And now, you just want to give up. As recruiters/sourcers, we are skilled in Internet research…

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…

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Workplace Benefits

There is a fine line to walk while balancing a company’s bottom line and attracting great talent. Because the employees who work for you are the most valuable asset that your company has at its disposal, making sure they are productive and healthy and happy both in and out of the office is…

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…

Why You Should Use Team-building Activities In Your Hiring Process

A group interview during the hiring process has become a more common technique to interview candidates and assess their capabilities. A group interview setup can involve multiple interviewers, multiple candidates, or both. If you’re looking to hire someone who is a great team player, we recommend having a group interview and including a team-building…

How to Encourage the Entrepreneur On Your Team

As you begin building your business, the people you hire will be pivotal in shaping its culture and maintaining its success. But impressive talent doesn’t always make for impressive results. So the question is: How do you build a strong team? Organizations of all types understand the value of entrepreneurial thinking and are…