Category: War for Talent

May 25, 2021
Same Circus, Different Clowns

Once upon a time, I attended a training session that my company had arranged for all managers at its various sites.  The company made a smart decision to hire a third-party trainer, who traveled to each site in order to ensure consistency of the training and messaging.  While introducing herself at my session, our trainer […]

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December 18, 2020
How Manufacturers Can Find and Keep Talent

Fact is, COVID19 has totally changed the game in today’s labor market. With a large percentage of the workforce still on the brink of unemployment, health concerns more prevalent than ever, and child care concerns among the most significant barriers to people entering back into the workforce, today’s manufacturers are facing a harsh reality where […]

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December 1, 2020
Getting the Most out of Your Training Process

How many times have you learned something new and within hours forgot it?  “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”   Hence, training must be delivered like a good inventory practice “Just in Time” of its use and application.   We do not always have the luxury of training reinforcement and application immediately following […]

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August 5, 2019
Flipping the Script of the War for Talent

Terms like innovation, transformation, and re-inventing are all common management jargon and aspirations. With the amazing new technologies transforming business models and the way businesses are planning for the future, there is a constant battle hunting for and recruiting talent that can bridge the gap between what was and what is needed to stay competitive. […]

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June 17, 2019
The Company University: Winning the War for Talent

The war for talent is all too real. Everyone is talking about the difficulty in filling positions that didn’t even exist a few years ago. There has been much finger pointing, such as the inability of the American Educational system to anticipate and train for needed jobs. Moreover, there are many complaints about the lack […]

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March 31, 2018
Why Interim Executives Are the Private Equity Industry's Best Solution to Being Under-Resourced — Guest Blog by MetaExpert Bob Flynn

Private equity portfolio companies face aggressive goals when they try to expand their business in short-time frames. With acquisitions thrown into the mix, there is added complexity and risk. The projects to accomplish these growth and integration initiatives require dedicated resources and your best resources who are already spread too thin end up being over-utilized. […]

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June 20, 2017
Does Resistance to Change Improve Outcomes?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the early 90s, I had the great good fortune to be the Communications Director for the United States Sailing Association, governing body and logistics manager for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team. I was simultaneously, and not surreptitiously, starting my own consulting firm and trained my replacement before transitioning from a salaried position to a […]

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June 20, 2017
The trouble with talent! Is that consultant you contracted with really a contractor?

[vc_row][vc_column][us_image image="6648" size="full" align="center" link="|title:Global%20Deployment%20of%20Top%20Talent|target:%20_blank|" onclick="custom_link"][vc_column_text]If you hire contracted talent, you can learn from my mistake... About eight years ago, I learned the hard way how inconsistent the government classification of employee vs. contractor really is. For over 15 years prior to a very unpleasant incident with the state unemployment insurance division, I had helmed […]

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June 20, 2017
The Argument for On-site AND Remote Contract Teams

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While I haven't been able to determine precisely how many staffing and talent outsourcing companies there are in the world–I'd estimate at least 100,000 worldwide based on numbers I found–the American Staffing Association's 2015 fact sheets indicate that 16 million contract and temporary employees are placed in jobs annually in the U.S. alone. Using my […]

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