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Build Better Management Teams at SuperReturn 2015

Posted on May 27, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin SuperReturn is the largest annual private equity and venture capital conference in the US and offers nearly 600 attendees multiple opportunities for networking, master classes and roundtables. This year it runs from June 15-18 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel and among the event’s special guest speakers will be Dan Courser, CEO of Predictive Synergistics, a management consultancy that helps its clients improve their...

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Achieve Big Results for Your Small Business

Posted on May 7, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin National Small Business Week gives us the opportunity to recognize the important contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the US each year, according to the US Small Business Association. That all adds up to a lot of hiring. We are proud to work with thousands of small business owners...

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May 6 Webinar: How to Decode the Talent DNA of Gen X, Y and Z

Posted on May 1, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin It’s hard to ignore the impact younger generations of workers have had on the way work gets done over the past few years. With 92 million millennials in the US, their unique work styles and preferences are transforming corporate policies, organizational cultures and HR processes. From flex time to performance conversations, the debate continues around the best methods to operate in a seemingly millennial world of work. To...

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April 21 Webinar: Navigating the World of Talent Assessments: What Matters Most?

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Finding and keeping the best talent today hinges on accessing, understanding and applying predictive analytics that drive results. Today, up to 70% of organizations (up from 30-40% just five years ago) are using assessments to measure skills, behaviors, cognitive ability and other workforce data (Bersin). However, with hundreds of assessments to consider, how can you cut through the complexity to select the right system that...

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PI Survey: Recruiting and Retention Trends

Posted on Apr 3, 2015 | 0 comments

By Michelle Kozin PI Worldwide is researching how the best and the brightest recruit, retain and grow their people. Care to weigh in? If you would like to share what’s working well in your company – and where you might be struggling – we would love to have your input. As a thank you, all survey participants will receive exclusive access to the survey findings and report, which will be published in May. You will also have the chance to enter to...

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The Coachable Moment: No Time Like the Present

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 | 0 comments

by Matt Poepsel There’s an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” As a manager, this proverb reminds me how important it is to seize a coaching opportunity when one presents itself. When most managers think about coaching, they think about their regularly scheduled 1-on-1 sessions with an employee. I’ll sit here behind my desk, and you’ll sit over there in that...

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How to Field a Winning Team: Football-Inspired Tips for Managers

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 | 0 comments

By Matt Poepsel “On a football team, it’s not the strength of the individual players, but it is the strength of the unit and how they all function together.” – Bill Belichick, Head Coach, New England Patriots Whether you earn your paycheck on the gridiron or in an office building, it takes teamwork to win. On Sunday, February 1st, millions of football fans will watch the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks compete in Super Bowl XLIX...

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Working Through Personality Differences in the Workplace

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 | 0 comments

by Michelle Kozin Personality differences in the workplace can be a powerful stimulus for new ideas and creative collaborations. They can even help organizations gain a competitive advantage. By considering multiple ideas and perspectives, as well as different approaches to problem-solving, your team members enable you to compete in a wider variety of situations. If not managed properly, however, personality differences can escalate quickly...

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How to Identify and Leverage Your Top Talent Using Data-Driven Methods

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 | 0 comments

By Michelle Kozin Do you know what makes your top performers successful, or which strategies can help you get the best from your people? What can you do this quarter to empower and motivate your employees to excel? Leading-edge companies are increasingly using data-driven methods to answer these questions and in turn, enhance their competitive advantage. Tanger Outlet Centers, developer of the nation’s first outlet shopping center, is one such...

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How Data-Driven Coaching Can Accelerate Sales Performance

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 | 0 comments

  By Michelle Kozin Harvard Business Review has reported that even moderate improvement in coaching quality, can mean a six to eight percentage increase in performance across 50 percent of your sales force. And sales reps who receive just three hours of coaching a month exceed their goals by seven percent, boosting revenue by 25 percent and increasing the average close rate by 70 percent, according to The Corporate Executive Board Company....

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