Do the right thing

May 11, 2022

5 Reasons Your Hiring Strategies Are Outdated

The Great Resignation has been crippling millions of businesses since September 2021. With 3 percent of working professionals voluntarily leaving their positions in November, it’s crucial to consider this as a company problem and not just a human resources challenge anymore.

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March 22, 2022

The Upside of Hybrid/Remote Work

While many companies are struggling with dual challenges of managing remote work while stemming high turnover, Chelsea Wood, Director of Recruiting at PAM Transport, has the answer and the data to prove it.

Chelsea leads 18 domestic recruiters.  Eight of these recruiters live in different states and work remotely.  Chelsea has used this hybrid approach successfully for the past 7 years, so the pandemic was not a driver for this hybrid solution.  Gary, her Vice President of Recruiting believed he could expand the hiring pool using remote recruiters and trusted it wouldn’t affect performance.  Although numerous studies have debunked the myth that remote or hybrid work schedules reduce productivity, she has tracked her own performance results over the past 7 years.  Her data reflects comparable, if not improved, productivity when comparing remote and office recruiters.  Her top recruiter works remotely.  And she has only lost 1 team member to voluntary turnover in the last year (during the “Great Resignation” no less).

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February 4, 2022

Taking a Mulligan: How to Avoid Making Mistakes When Hiring for High Performance Teams

How many of us have taken a mulligan when it comes to hiring new candidates for our organization? In golf, a mulligan refers to a do-over – a free pass for making a bad call on the first try. In the workplace, leaders also experience their fair share of mistakes, especially when finding the right candidate for a role. Given another chance, you’d likely make adjustments and do things differently. If you could, you’d take a mulligan.

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November 18, 2021

5 Ways to Build High Performance Teams

Zooming in on the tasks people need to complete – instead of emphasizing the end goals and outcomes – can suck the life out of them and even create zombie employees. This is why HPWP Group Founder and Principal Sue Bingham cautions companies against setting off their own zombie apocalypse. She says the focus should be on treating each person as a responsible human being. 

It all starts with believing in the people you’ve hired. Ultimately, you’d want high performance teams that are alive and willing to slay goals that mean something to them.

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September 8, 2021

Why a Committed Workforce is Better than a Compliant Workforce

Sue Bingham (founder and principal of HPWP Group) says that, in her experience, 95% of employees are responsible individuals that take pride in their work. They care about the overall success of the company and genuinely want to do a good job. Unfortunately, the other 5% are the bad apples. And it’s these bad apples who don’t care and make dishonest decisions. 

Sadly, many organizations create a culture with those bad apples in mind. Strict rules apply, with no wiggle room for a more flexible and ‘human’ working environment. This means that 95% of your workforce feels demoralized in a school-like environment rather than valued individuals. 

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July 22, 2021

How Employees Shape Your Company’s Legacy

When thinking about an organization, the term ‘legacy’ often conjures up images of dedicated silver-haired leaders at the tail-end of their careers. However, a legacy is something that leaders and employees (no matter their age) can achieve through everyday patterns throughout their careers. In fact, your employees can start to form their own legacies from their very first day on the job.

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June 17, 2021

Leadership Coaching over Leadership Training

In today’s current global business quagmire, we need leaders that are thoughtful risk-takers, people that are worth investing in. Having a team that can see through the clutter and work together to devise and follow the best business strategy will only equal success.

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April 28, 2021

Inspiring Loyalty Through Doing The Right Thing

Everyone can agree on the importance of communication with customers during this past pandemic year.  We’d like to highlight a company we feel has been outstanding in their relationship with customers while losing millions in revenue.  To be transparent, we are long-time Delta loyalty flyers.  And there’s a reason we will continue to book with Delta in the face of preferable schedules, lower fares or direct flights on other airlines. 

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April 28, 2021

David vs. Goliath: Speaking up in Fear Based Cultures

Two decades ago, the interview by Oprah with Meghan and Harry would have been unthinkable.  It’s about a couple calling out alleged mistreatment by a long-revered “institution”.  However, it’s representative of sweeping changes being made in our culture today.  Think about those who created the MeToo Movement, Colin Kaepernick kneeling to protest police brutality resulting in the NFL reversing the decision to ban this peaceful protest, and survivors of abuse taking on the Catholic church.  The courage of a few combined with social media has shown a bright light on institutional wrongs and is causing some of the biggest shifts in public sentiment.

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