Author: Michelle Ellis

  • Key Questions to Ask Your Future Employer

    Are you gearing up for a job interview and want to make sure you’re stepping into the right role with the right company? Asking thoughtful questions during your interview not only shows your interest but also helps you gauge whether the company is the right fit for you. Here are five essential questions to ask…

  • The Power of Meeting Agendas

    Time is a precious commodity. Every minute spent in a meeting should be valuable and purposeful. We can all agree on this yes? Yet, we all find ourselves in meetings that spiral out of control and you end up five steps back from where you started. That’s where meeting agendas come into play – they…

  • Another meeting?! We hear this phrase from almost every single client during the early stages of our People syncs – “we need to cut back on meetings.” Yet, no one really does anything to cut back. They just keep adding more. More bandaids that are not leading to any long term “healing.” If you are…

  • In the competitive realm of job hunting, resumes serve as the initial gateway for employers to gauge a candidate’s potential fit within their organization. While the surface-level information provides a snapshot of an individual’s qualifications and experiences, you have to dig in and decipher the subtleties hidden within the resume or LinkedIn profile. Reading between…

  • Gap v. Gain: Measuring Progress Backwards

    In a world driven by progress and improvement, we often find ourselves caught up in the forward momentum, constantly striving for the next milestone or achievement. However, amidst this relentless pursuit of advancement, we may overlook a crucial aspect of growth: measuring backward. This concept lies at the heart of “Gap and Gain,” a transformative…

  • Recognizing the profound impact of first impressions is integral to navigating the intricate dance between interviewers and candidates. In the competitive pursuit of top talent, the initial stages of an interview set the stage for success. Are we crafting an environment that resonates with warmth and consideration from the very beginning? Are we, as interviewers,…

  • As we step into the dynamic landscape of 2024, a notable and transformative trend is emerging among leaders across industries – a resolute commitment to putting people first. In the face of evolving challenges and a rapidly changing world, forward-thinking leaders are doubling down on their people-first strategy, recognizing that a thriving workforce is the…

  • In a plot twist that has surprised many, the once-thriving era of remote work is bidding farewell as we enter 2024. The virtual office, pajama-clad meetings, and the elusive commute from bedroom to home office are becoming relics of the pandemic era. So, why didn’t it stick? Companies are hitting rewind on the remote work…

  • In the ever-evolving, post pandemic landscape of organizational management, the quest for talent retention and employee engagement is a perpetual endeavor. Enter a game-changer: Stay Interviews. Let’s quickly explore the transformative power of integrating Stay Interviews into your organizational strategy and how this practice can redefine the employee experience. 1. The Proactive Approach to Retention…

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    Day 1 Sets the Stage for New Hire Success

    Embarking on a new job is a pivotal juncture in one’s life, a moment of transformation and opportunity. It is an occasion deserving of a substantial investment of time, energy, and thoughtful planning, particularly when it comes to shaping the Day 1 experience for new hires. We’ve all been the “new kid” at some point…