Two Key Trends: Going Digital and Being Human

  Over the past few years, workplaces have been gradually trending in two seemingly opposite directions: becoming increasingly digital and, at the same time, more employee friendly. Except for the most forward-thinking among us, companies have moved tenuously in experimenting with new policies that would have at one time been considered laughable. These new trends […]

The Importance of Core Values and Cultural Alignment in Hiring

Why character and values should be stressed ~ September 2016 By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Companies that look for strong character and values in potential candidates tend to be the most successful. For many of us, this thinking contradicts everything we’ve been taught about how to hire or become gainfully employed. We invest in higher education […]

Overcoming Low Engagement: An Essential Step to Business Growth

A staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. What does this mean for your business, and what can you do to overcome low engagement? Why Does Engagement Matter? Many business owners and people in the C-suite dismiss engagement as a trendy buzzword, but it is really a very valuable concept for […]

2016 Tips and Resolutions

CEOs have always been charged with setting the company’s strategic direction, deciding which long-term growth opportunities to seize, and building greatness out of those choices. They’ve also served as the public face of the organization and as the steward of the company’s values and culture. None of those responsibilities has changed over the years, but the way CEOs talk about them […]

Hiring Millennials: Considerations and Strategies

Here’s our first rule about dealing with the generation gap: no more stereotyping! Each generation has its own gifts and brings unique qualities to the workplace—plus, it’s always good to remember that a generation is a loosely defined group of individuals. So business leaders should keep that in mind as they model how to embrace […]

Define Company Culture Based on Employee and Customer Experience

Traditional recruiters have a two-step process: 1) find a candidate and 2) put them in a job. At TalenTrust, we build a long-term relationship with your company. We help you define company culture, create a hiring process customized to your culture, and then continue to follow up with both you and your new hire to […]

Assess Your Company Culture to Insure Employees Fit

Fit between company culture and employees is essential for any business wanting to achieve growth. As Kathleen shared in the new COIN Talent Report, “If you hire someone for the right skills but they’re not a fit with the culture, they’ll fail every time.” Here’s a related truth: If your employees fail, you ultimately fail […]

Women in Business

How to continue pushing for gender equality By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Well said, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women […]

How to inspire loyalty and retention

  Hint: Make it personal By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Everything is personal. We all know that from firsthand experience. Who doesn’t like to be complimented or remembered? Feel valued or part of something more? And who doesn’t hate being treated unfairly or ignored? We are emotional creatures, so it’s natural that our loyalty goes to […]

Grow leaders, not bosses

  We need fully integrated human beings at the top By Kathleen Quinn Votaw Many would argue that in large part our visionary leaders have gone missing, leaving us with bosses and bottom line managers at the helm of our organizations. If it’s true that great leaders are not born but made, how do we […]