Category: High Performance Team

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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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