Let’s View Our Employees Like We Do Our Customers

Nov. 17, 2022 Workforce strategies must change for companies to attract the talent necessary to ensure success. Adrienne Selko Successful companies possess intricate customer profiles which enable them to deliver exactly what customers want. Great care, time and research go into developing these profiles. What if employers put that same time and energy into understandingRead More

Be Deliberately and Relentlessly Clear’: Lessons from Goodyear and Beyond

Oct. 13, 2022 Standards are not monuments, but they are the core of consistency. The following is an excerpt from the new book The Winning Link: A Proven Process to Define, Align and Execute Strategy at Every Level by Billy Ray Taylor [McGraw-Hill: 2022]. Taylor spent more than 30 years at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.,Read More

Leaders Need to Learn How to Care—and Show It

May 17, 2022 Cultivate a culture of empathy, and people will want to work for you. The Great Resignation has generated new trends in employment, most of which have involved throwing money at workers to make them stay or to lure them in. For the first time in decades, hourly workers are incentivized with signingRead More

What Do Successful Plant Managers Have in Common?

May 16, 2022 In many companies, they are solely focused on the KPIs within the four walls of their plant. Tom Conroy Plant managers are the grease that makes manufacturing companies run well. They need not only planning and process skills, but people skills at a high level. They also need strong business minds, notRead More

Majority of Female Workers are Stressed and Considering Job Changes, Survey Finds

April 28, 2022 Concerns of safety and inclusivity are prompting one-half of the workforce to reconsider their current employment situation. Nicole Stempak The workforce may soon be facing another shakeup. A majority of female workers (53%) say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out, accordingRead More

Leadership on Point: Managing through the Generational Divide

April 20, 2022 The principles for managing multiple generations are really the same principles of good leadership. Carolyn Hendrickson It’s hard to keep them all straight – the Silent Generation, baby boomers, Gen Xers, GenZers, baby busters, millennials, iGen, Gen Alpha. Regardless of what you call them, or who falls into which generation, the issueRead More

It May Be Time to Reconsider that Noncompete Agreement

Federal regulators are cracking down on hiring practices that restrict employees’ wages and ability to work for competitors. Here’s what to know. Kellogg Insight These days, with the Great Resignation peeling off workers right and left, companies may be tempted to get creative in how they retain employees. But some popular strategies can land firmsRead More

Poor Talent Strategy Surpasses Supply Chain Disruption As Top Worry

Feb. 8, 2022 Organizations continue to struggle with questions related to a timeline for returning employees to the office and developing new working models, including remote and hybrid, to satisfy their workforce. Executives are concerned about their ability to deliver value propositions that satisfy employees and a subsequent inability to retain and recruit talent accordingRead More

How to Handle a Leadership Change in Your Organization

Most human beings resist change. After all, the unknown is uncomfortable. Changes in leadership are no exception — with them comes a natural apprehension. What direction will the new leader take? How does that impact your future? However, with the right mindset and a smart approach, changes in leadership can lead to great opportunities. TheyRead More