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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15 Aug

Fix Your Recruiting and Retention Problem.

It seems everyone is having a Recruiting and Retention problem.  The solution, almost universally is higher pay, more benefits at less cost and perks; we can’t forget the perks.  When you add all of this together, you find that everyone is doing the same thing, no one is different, and workers are moving from employer to employer.  As we struggle with Recruiting and Retention, we may forget that simple solutions, that aren’t the same as everyone else, are the best.  In other words, Fix your Recruiting and Retention Problem with simple solutions.

Here’s how…

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22 Jun

Executing Your Business Strategy

Strategizing and being strategic is a catch-all phrase for a lot of people.  We want to be strategic; so we develop a business strategy.  More often than not our business strategy is poorly defined or not even a strategy; it is simply a goal.  Your “strategy” doesn’t tell you what you are going to do; it just tells you what you are going to accomplish or what the results of your efforts will be.  Using the term “Strategic Plan” confuses the issue.  What businesses need is a defined process that will accomplish specific goals.   That process must also be executed to add value.  Executing your business strategy is as important as having a strategy.

Why is strategy and strategy execution so hard?

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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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