Enterprising Women Names Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Founder and CEO of TalenTrust, to its Advisory Board

RALEIGH, N.C., February 18 – Monica Smiley, CEO and publisher of Enterprising Women magazine, has appointed Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Founder and CEO of TalenTrust, to the Enterprising Women Advisory Board. “Kathleen Quinn Votaw brings tremendous expertise in driving growth through a strategic and empowered workforce. She has led groundbreaking work on the transformative power of galvanizing […]

Important Executive Order Updates

Content courtesy of People 2.0 In a short weeks’ time, President Biden has taken swift steps to address both worker and employer programs with significant and immediate impact. Through various executive orders, the Biden team intends to immediately address items such as the continuation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), federal worker rights, […]

How can I be a GREAT leader in a virtual world?

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw When everyone is working in the same place and the culture is positive, leadership is magical. You feel like the charismatic boss you are as you build relationships, observe behavior, take the team out to lunch, mentor, coach, share knowledge, and motivate your people to achieve great things for themselves and […]

Tech Tools for Strategic HR Leaders

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw In addition to managing everything related to employees, including an organization’s culture, HR teams today play a strategic frontline role in the development, growth, and productivity of the business itself—and need to accomplish it all on an ever-tightening budget. This would be impossible without the latest technologies at your fingertips. According […]

Christmas Can Never be Cancelled!

For me, the holidays are all about my loving family, traditions, and celebration. We truly feel blessed and nothing can change that. 2020 has been hard on all of us, everywhere, but there is joy and hope to be found in the precious moments we have together—even if those moments are found on Zoom this once. No doubt, the holidays will be different in 2020, but the spirit of the season can be just as wonderful in new ways. There will be much to reflect on as we begin 2021.

You’ll Never Walk Alone

When I was in high school, John Hampton and I sang “You’ll never walk alone” for the memorial service of a beloved guidance counselor. The lyrics were comforting then and now: “When you walk through a storm Hold your head up high And don’t be afraid of the dark At the end of a storm […]

Strategic HR Turns Challenge into Opportunity

Flexible. Agile. Inclusive. Inventive. Caring. These qualities define today’s HR heroes who are taking a strategic leadership role to transform work in ways we’ve never seen before. Today, as we recover from the pandemic and move into the future, every business imperative must include workforce perspectives. The workplace has never been so complex; and the strategic value of HR never more clear.

Things You Can Do to Protect Your Culture & Brand in Recovery

Businesses have taken a major hit because of circumstances outside our control. But take comfort from the power to protect our unique culture and employment brand from the same fateful hit. Hard times may challenge the way you operate your business but should never change the values that define who you are as a company.  Culture, home to beliefs and values, represents your company’s essence and competitive edge as well as how you’re known in the […]

The Middle Road Between Business and Burnout

Apple has doubled its value since the start of the pandemic, to $2 trillion. Target’s profits surged with online sales that almost tripled as a result of Covid-19. If only these were everyone’s stories! It may seem counterintuitive during these hard times, but recruiting firms continue to grow as well, and it has much to […]

Unity Begins with “Made in the USA”

The entire world is in an upheaval, and to manage it we need to invest in America. So, I’m delighted to see that “Made in the USA” is making a comeback despite, and in some cases maybe because of, Covid-19, along with the current civil unrest and political climate. For many years, companies have moved […]