Flooded Candidate Pool, Still Making Wrong Hires... Why?

First of all, you're not alone! However, the question remains: Why are we unable to make great hiring decisions? The answer is simple: BIAS. Attracting candidates is easy today. Screening out all of the unqualified to discover a superior performer is the real challenge. This challenge also means we must look at the job objectively and eliminate any biases that keep us from selecting the best candidate.

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Dysfunction in the Workplace

collaboration_teamHow Awareness and Communication Improve Team Dynamics

In Patrick Lencioni's best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he tells a tale of a firm's executive team struggling with utter dysfunction.  Ineffective communication, multiple egos, fear, office politics and judgmental attitudes were all contributing to the absence of dynamics and poor performance.

Does this sound familiar to you?
Have you experienced a dysfunctional team in your caree
r?

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The True Value of Talent Management

Beyond salary and sales, there are many important aspects of talent management that are often not tied to the bottom line. Yet, "dollarizing" the value of talent management initiatives is vital to bottom-line analysis. Whether you are placing a value or cost on your current status, or calculating the ROI of your next talent management strategy, metrics that assess the monetary value will help you see the true effect on the bottom-line.

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Strategic Alignment

Jack Welch GE“Are we measuring and rewarding the specific behavior we want?”

- Jack Welch

The former Chairman and CEO of General Electric worked very hard to get the best from all of his employees. By most accounts he was very successful at doing it.

Do you measure and reward performance effectively and in a way that aligns with your strategic objectives?  Do you feel like you have good people, but fail to get their best effort?  Can you articulate a clear, shared vision and strategy for achieving it?  These are a few of the tough questions to consider, especially in the challenging times of this decade.

All great organizations share several key elements:

  • A clear, shared strategic vision and plan for the future that is understood by all employees
  • A process to manage the business strategically every day
  • A healthy, effective leadership culture that releases the full potential of its people
  • Productive practices that include efficient processes, clear goals, follow-through and accountability

Creating a healthy, effective culture is one of the challenging problems for any organization and often we struggle to take appropriate measures to improve.  Atlantic Leadership Group offers a proven, research validated approach to dealing with this challenge and can help you get the most from your people.