Hiring Manager Tip: Start Building a Relationship Before the New Employee’s First Day

Picture this: A hiring manager is eager to fill a key role on his team, and finally finds the right candidate. An offer is made, and ultimately accepted. (Cue the Hallelujah Chorus) Been there, hiring managers? As soon as that offer has been accepted, the clock is ticking. In many cases, you have about two … Continue reading Hiring Manager Tip: Start Building a Relationship Before the New Employee’s First Day

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Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

Not long ago, I made the statement that sometimes learning professionals are so busy developing others in their organizations, that they often neglect their own development. Then I made a comparison to the old saying, "the cobbler's children who have no shoes."  I mentioned this to my friend Brian over at Train Like a Champion, … Continue reading Trainers: Take Ownership of Your Development!

#OneSimpleThing – Who Ya Gonna Call?

(Admit it, you've got the song running through your head now, don't you? #SorryNotSorry) Happy Monday! Here is the second installment of the #OneSimpleThing series. In case you missed last week's post, the purpose of this series is to spark creativity, kickstart new ideas, overcome burnout and focus on your own development. Whether you're a … Continue reading #OneSimpleThing – Who Ya Gonna Call?

Thankful.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. A loving home and family, two beautiful and smart kids, a sister whose cancer is in remission, a precious new nephew born 3 months ago...the list goes on and on. Professionally, there are also numerous reasons to be grateful. For Thanksgiving, I wanted to take … Continue reading Thankful.