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Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover

Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover

A major tech company just made a big brouhaha over its “uncanny” ability to use AI to predict which employees will voluntarily leave a company within the next 12 months. But in my opinion, there are far easier techniques to stop turnover by simply understanding why people change jobs and accept offers in the firstRead more about Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate Turnover[…]

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them

Royal Dutch Shell is a global energy company that has always valued soft skills, even as the particular skills it prizes have changed. For example, Shell once considered it important for employees to be able to engineer agreement among stakeholders because decisions at the company were driven by consensus. Over time, Shell began to seeRead more about Why Shell Pushes Hard on Soft Skills — and How It’s Assessing Them[…]

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee

Over the past 40 years, I have reviewed at least 30,000 resumes and LinkedIn profiles and personally interviewed over 5,000 job candidates. After tracking the subsequent performance of hundreds of these people, it became apparent that there were clues in the resume and work history that accurately predicted the likelihood the person would be successful even in rolesRead more about 8 Clues That a Candidate Will be an Exceptional Employee[…]

3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

We’ve all sat across the table from candidates who weren’t able to be forthcoming with their mistakes and weaknesses. It’s never a good sign and it’s usually a deal-killer, especially when the issue is consistent and pronounced. But sometimes we see only slight signs of concern. Let’s say you just finished interviewing an otherwise talentedRead more about 3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses[…]

How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)

How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)

  When Jill Vialet founded the nonprofit Playworks, her goal was to bring out the best in every child through the power of play, helping kids build important social and emotional skills. And, she later discovered this is exactly what adults need too. Jill had this realization when she invited the organization’s corporate partners to takeRead more about How to Create a Playful Company Culture (Hint: It Doesn’t Involve Ping-Pong Tables)[…]

LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring

LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring

The relationship between employers and employees is fundamentally changing, but your hiring and HR practices may not have caught up yet. People expect more from you as an employer—more transparency, more accountability, and more trust. And you need more from your employees—not only their technical skills, but also their ability to think creatively, collaborate effectively,Read more about LinkedIn Report: These 4 Ideas Are Shaping the Future of HR and Hiring[…]