Is the Skills Gap a Myth?

Is the Skills Gap a Myth?

While not everyone agrees on whether a skills gap actually exists, one thing is clear: the skills gap question is trending. Is it a myth or reality? A quick scan of Google and LinkedIn garners these headlines: “U.S. job openings hit a record high.” “Nearly half of...
What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

We had planned a different blog for today. But the death of George Floyd and the surrounding events compelled us to address racism at work. With the country once again in turmoil following (another) death of a Black man at the hand of a law enforcement officer, we are...
Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

It’s easy to see when the carpet needs replacing in your office. Or to know when it’s time to update your computers. Or even when and how to update your employee benefits to appeal to the professionals you most want to hire. But how do you know when it’s time to...
How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

How to Win the War for Talent with Competencies

With record-low unemployment & a new work contract, what’s the secret weapon for winning the war for talent? In a word: competencies. Today’s employers are in an all-out talent war, facing unprecedented competition for recruiting and retaining talented employees....
To Train or Not to Train: Analyzing Performance Problems

To Train or Not to Train: Analyzing Performance Problems

When an employee does something wrong in their job, a common reaction is to provide training as the solution. However, believing that training can solve all behavior and performance problems can set an organization on the wrong path. It may even result in a loss of...