Succession Planning

Baby Boomers are retiring at a staggering pace of over 4 million per year. Consequently, this has created a dramatic increase in privately held company transfers to the next generation. Needless to say, this can be a huge undertaking. Many business owners are caught in a challenging situation where they feel stressed and unprepared.

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Over the last five years, the term ‘employer brand’ has exploded in use. Your employer brand is basically what your employees (consistently) answer back when you ask them what it’s like to work for your company. Is it good, bad, horrible, confusing?

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Transit

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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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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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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If you’ve heard of servant leadership, you know that it’s a timeless concept: a philosophy and set of practices that enrich the lives of individuals, helping build better organizations and creating a kinder world. What does being a servant leader mean to me?

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Baby Boomers and Gen Xers regularly complain about managing and retaining Millennials. From one perspective, it seems that Millennials are impatient, require significant attention, and are prone to quick job changes. On the other side, there are many high performing Millennials that remain for extended periods with select employers.

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