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Choose Data over Gut for a Winning Team

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw I’m a baseball fan—okay, maybe baseball fanatic. I travel to the Rockies spring practices; throw an annual party in a stadium suite; and am a baseball mom who rarely misses a game. Yeah, I love baseball. For those of you who share my love of this

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Top Priority in 2019: Improving the Candidate Experience

What’s it like to apply for a job at your company? Despite our current fierce competition for top talent, nearly 60 percent of job seekers say they have a poor candidate experience. Typically, it feels like their resume and carefully crafted cover letter went into a black hole. They’re usually

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Lead By Reaching For Your Best Self

I’ve discovered that vulnerability is the most fundamental and hardest-to-learn trait on the path to exceptional leadership—the path I’ve tried to follow for the past 30 years. It’s with this in mind that I admit to you, at age 52, that I know I have not always been kind or

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What the Rise of the Individual Means to Your Business

“Companies with a strong mission and purpose outperformed the S&P 500 by 8-fold over a 20 year period,” says Deloitte/Bersin in their 2018 report, “The Rise of the Individual in the Future of Work.” These companies, they say, have “soul.” Who would have thought, until now, that we’d think of

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Becoming the One They Choose

Now that there are more job openings than people to fill them, it is the time to get really serious about being the best company you can possibly be. This year we see the rise of the individual, where top talent takes over the catbird seat—able to pick where they

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Strategic Recruiting Defined

No one would argue that sales and marketing are strategic business functions. They get strong executive support and the big budgets because they feature data-driven decision-making, market segmentation, powerful branding, and customer focus. Recruiting, on the other hand, has long been known as “just sales with a crummy budget,” as

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Hire a Vet. Here’s Why.

  Let’s get right to it, as they’d say in the military. Every organization is fiercely competing for top talent—the people with the right mix of skills and values to grow a business to new heights. One often overlooked category of top talent is veterans, who are: fine-tuned to do things

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Happily and Productively Remote

Not long ago, the CFO of a fast-growing $150 million company with 80 sales reps was planning to move to a bigger, better location. I suggested that he not move everyone into the new space and, instead, arrange for some of the reps to work remotely. I was shocked by

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15 Years and 15 Lessons Learned

What it means to be an effective leader has changed dramatically since I founded TalenTrust in 2003, because workplaces themselves have changed. Gone—or going—are the unbendable rules, inflexibility in how and where to work, micromanagement, pedestals and hierarchy, minimal time off, and virtually everything else traditional and predictable about work.

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A Strategic Plan For Winning Talent

CEOs cannot achieve success alone. Every CEO needs partners in strategy, and I will argue for many reasons that their most important partner is a talented and trusted CHRO. The chief reason is our increasingly fierce talent war, which means that finding and keeping the right people has never been

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Talent & Culture Report Card

Your company’s ability to find and keep people is based on much more than your recruiting tactics. It’s dependent on several interrelated factors. Take this brief quiz to help identify areas of strength and opportunity within your organization’s human capital strategy.

“We were impressed with the meticulous, methodical process and tools TalenTrust used, and the results they could demonstrate.  The talent we’ve been able to attract has helped us build a platform that we can leverage as we continue our growth.” 

Mike McCurdie CEO, SAFEbuilt

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