Category:Business Tips

3 Leadership Communication Tips During Organizational Change

December 7, 2018

In today’s rapidly evolving business environment, organizational change is inevitable, and it’s happening faster than ever before. Employees are turning to their leaders for help navigating the unknown and coming out the other side unscathed. The problem? According to Harvard Business Review, more than 70% of business transformation efforts fail.

Successful business transformation starts with leaders and their ability to communicate effectively. Here are three communication tips for leaders to keep in mind as they steer their teams through rapid organizational change….

5 Ways to Promote Teamwork Within the Workplace

November 28, 2018

Stop and analyze your current work environment. Is your company’s success a result of your employees? Are they a team? Or does each person work on their own?

Whether directly or indirectly, every single person on your team represents the company. For this reason, among many others, teamwork is essential to achieving business success.

If a company does not make an astute and strategic choice when selecting a team, achieving success will be an uphill battle….

How Tech Companies Can Build Leaders at Every Level

November 15, 2018

Hoping to future-proof your tech company? Your leadership pipeline is a good place to start. Without a strong team of capable leaders, even the most innovative tech companies are at risk for failure.

The problem? Leadership is one of the top talent issue facing organizations around the world. To solve this growing challenge, it’s important to start from the ground up and build leaders at every level. Whether your company is big or small, empowering employees at every level to take the lead can pay off big in the long run….

Attract Top Talent With These 3 Job Perks

October 23, 2018

With the U.S. unemployment rate at a record low, hiring competition is fierce and HR teams are scrambling to attract top talent. To gain an edge, companies are searching for the best job perks that they can offer to better attract (and retain) top talent.

Over the last decade, employees’ preferences have rapidly evolved. The best companies are shifting the job benefits they offer to keep up. While these perks aren’t the only way to attract the best employees, most candidates will strongly consider benefits before accepting a job offer….

Here’s How to Avoid Making a Bad Hiring Decision

September 28, 2018

A recent survey found that nearly three in four employers admit to having hired the wrong person for a position. Have you ever experienced this costly mistake? Hiring the right people is critical for the success of any business, and yet, so many continue to make poor hiring decisions. So, why do we make poor hiring decisions in the first place, and how can we avoid doing so in the future?

First, you need to understand the true cost of hiring the wrong person….

How to Use the Kolbe A Index to Build Your Dream Team

September 17, 2018

The Kolbe A Index is an assessment that uncovers natural strengths and innate abilities. The most effective organizations around the world are using it to hire, retain, and organize highly effective teams. We sat down with Conative Behavior Specialist and Kolbe enthusiast, Brittany Tucker, to learn more about Kolbe and how businesses like yours can leverage the assessment to build your dream team.

First off, can you explain what the Kolbe A Index measures?…


Project Based Consulting Vs Staff Augmentation: Which is Right For You?

September 11, 2018

When an organization needs to get a job done, they have two main options: staff augmentation or project based consulting. As technology and automation become more sophisticated and skills become more specialized, we’re seeing a slow and steady shift towards the latter. What are the implications of this change, and how can organizations make a choice that will generate the most value for their business?

In this blog post, we will explore this exciting shift and help organizations make an informed decision between talent augmentation and project based consulting….

Looking to Hire BuiltTech Talent? Read This First

August 24, 2018

“Big companies say “innovation, let’s do do that!” But they overlook how culture weighs into their ability to successfully innovate. The first thing corporate innovation teams do is build out cool office space and tell everyone to wear t-shirts to work–but that has nothing to do with innovation. To innovate, you need a passion for solving a problem.”        – K.P. Reddy, Founder at Shadow Ventures

It’s a good time to be in BuiltTech. Thanks to a recent construction boom, opportunities abound in the property and construction industries….

Hiring Tech Talent? Look for These Soft Skills

August 9, 2018

“Technology without the larger context of the business and the environment in which it will be implemented is useless. You need to understand technology within the context of law, markets, privacy, and trust—and all other factors that influence its function.” – Ben Gaucherin, CIO at Harvard University

Business is evolving at the speed of tech, and if you want your organization to keep up, you’ll need a talented team of techies to help you get there….

Here’s How to Build a Winning Remote Tech Team

July 27, 2018

Unless you live under a rock, you know that there is a rapid shift happening in the world of work. Thanks to ever-evolving technology and the ability to conduct business online, telecommuting has gone from distant pipe dream to a modern-day reality. Employers are building teams of their dreams, drawing from a global pool of top talent.

Virtual work options are a natural fit for the tech industry, but building a remote tech team comes with its own unique challenges….