Archives from October 2011
The benefits of actively seeking an ex-military workforce.October 28, 2011 / Podcast # 11-43
It can seem like there are a number of risks involved in hiring veterans into a more conventional workforce: the culture is completely different and their highly specialized skill-set doesn’t seem to apply. Emily King, author of Field Tested: Recruiting, Managing, and Retaining Veterans, wants recruiters and HR professionals to not take military resumes so literally. Driving a tank may seem irrelevant to an office culture, but the skills, knowledge, and training that went in to learning how to use a very complicated and expensive piece of machinery can be extremely beneficial in any job. Read more…
Sparking conversations and empowering ideasOctober 21, 2011 / Podcast # 11-42
Although corporations recognize social media as a powerful tool for talent recruitment, customer engagement and sharing information, many organizations find their social media initiatives fail. According to Christine Eberle, contributor to The Social Media Management Handbook, this is often due to executive resistance or lack of collaboration across a multi-generational workforce. In this episode of Edgewise, Christine explains how companies can overcome these hurdles and leverage social media to facilitate conversations across silos, creating an inspired, engaged and aligned corporate culture.
In this age of excess information, research paralysis often impedes business leaders in decision making. Christopher Frank and Paul Magnone, authors of the new book, Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information, explain the power of asking key questions to sift through the overwhelming amount of data available. In this episode of Edgewise, Frank and Paul share their Seven Fire Hose Questions to help everyone from CEOs to marketers siphon through this wealth of knowledge to make wiser business decisions.
Aligning the brains, bones, and nerves of your organizationOctober 7, 2011 / Podcast # 11-40
According to Rajeev Peshawaria, author of â€œToo Many Bosses, Too Few Leadersâ€, good leaders realize that their employees feed off of the energy they project. In this episode of Edgewise, Rajeev outlines how leaders can realize goals by harnessing their energy and the energy of those around them. Then they can concentrate this valuable resource towards a clear vision. He also shares what he calls â€œThe Three Pillars of Sustainable Success,â€ a guide to help leaders configure the strategy, structure, and culture of their enterprise.