22 Aug

Why do Organizations Need Workforce Planning

In our second article in the Workforce Planning series, we discuss Why Do Organizations Need Workforce Planning?  Workforce Planning is the way highly effective leaders ensure they have a sustainable supply of the right talent, available at the right place and time, to meet their short- and long-term business objectives.  It provides them an action plan that helps meet their long-term goals to maintain long-term success. It’s an ongoing process that allows them to prepare to lead their company into the future successfully.

If your business is like many businesses, you have strategy’s in place that focuses on:

Technology,

Capital,

Brands, and so on

What you may not have is a strategy that focuses on what most businesses call their most valuable asset; your workforce.  Few businesses are as meaningful in their strategies for their most costly resource; the workforce.

What does all that mean?  Well, read on…

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01 Jun

Are Your Recruiting Efforts Just Like Everyone Else’s

Recruiting today’s workforce has challenges few have experienced before. Businesses claim they are doing all they can to recruit in these very competitive times.  All of them are doing the same.  Those who dare to be different can not only win the battle for talent today but also win the long term battle for talent.  It requires business leaders to get outside their comfort zones, open their minds and consider other methods with lasting effect.  In short, it requires new ways of thinking.  Recruiting is hard because you are doing the same thing as everyone else.

What more can you do?

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25 May

Bias is Killing Your Recruiting Efforts

Almost every business in the US is experiencing recruiting challenges.  We are turning down work because we’ve overworked our employees and they can do no more.  Many of us are still receiving applications from people but are lamenting that they aren’t good applicants.  As a result, we don’t have the workers we need to do the work.  One key reason for this is your biases.

How do biases apply to recruiting?

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16 Mar

Limiting Beliefs Are Sustaining Your Skill Shortage

Finding workers for your business is harder than ever. According to June 2018 article from CNN Business, There are now more job openings than workers to fill them. With unemployment nationally around 3.8% and here in Wisconsin at 2.8% business owners and leaders are struggling to find workers.  I find this issue to be profound and troubling. The reason, purely anecdotal but I feel a well-qualified anecdotal, is that I communicate weekly with a lot of unemployed highly skilled workers around the US.  To a person, they tell me they can’t get hired. These workers all have one thing in common; they are very experienced people over the age of 50.  And…you aren’t hiring or considering hiring them because of your limiting beliefs

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01 Dec

Employer of Choice – Just Say No!

We all see the words.  Businesses promote it as if somehow it makes them unique; “WE are an employer of choice.”  “Join us here at XYZ Company; We are an Employer of Choice.”  As if that is the only reason anyone would want to work for any company.  There are many problems with being an Employer of Choice (EOC).  To begin with, any employer can simply decide they are one.

Further, everyone seemingly is one.  There is nothing unique about being an employer of choice.  THAT is the problem; being an employer of choice does nothing for your business.

So what’s the solution?

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