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How should a company evaluate new ideas? That’s a question I pondered a lot in the past. Who hasn’t sat around a board room table with colleagues, listening to a presentation by someone looking for buy-in on their supposed great idea?

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Recently, I met with representatives from several transit agencies across the country about their workforce challenges. Like most industries, technology is rapidly advancing and jobs are available for workers with the right skills. The challenge is finding people with these skills; or finding and training them.

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In this generation of millennials, almost everything can be accessed with the touch of a button. Technological advancements have made social media platforms, online job applications and communication via text or video chat the norm.

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The Fortress; it symbolizes all that is strong and impenetrable in folklore and is replicated time and again in mythological stories of protection and safety. When it comes to company culture, there are many types and blends, but the fortress culture is truly the worst kind.

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Business leaders and executives have different experiences and points of view on what it takes to be an effective leader. For me, the foundation of a trusted leader starts with being approachable, available and authentic. Living out those traits means taking the time to get to know employees on a personal level while empowering the team to succeed together.

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In a 2015 study by Workplace trends, 75% of employees ranked workplace flexibility as their top benefit. In fact, workplace flexibility is more important to employees than employers think.

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I don’t always think about business while watching a children’s movie, but recently it dawned on me that there can be many relevant lessons. For example, while watching the three Despicable Me films, it became clear that all the movies are a long, exciting competition between other super villains to be the best.

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Finding an employee who’s the “best fit for a position” isn’t always the biggest challenge when it comes to hiring. Talent professionals across the board agree that finding the “right fit” for not only the position, but the team and company, is much harder. If you’re involved in the hiring process or part of a talent team, and haven’t heard about AcuMax Index (AI), you’re missing out on a valuable opportunity to save time, money and resources in the quest to find, develop and keep rock star job candidates.

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