How to Manage Freelancers

How to Manage Freelancers: 5 Tips for Getting the Best Results

Working with freelancers is different than working with direct reports. How do you keep someone motivated when you don’t have formal authority over them? After all, they’re not poised for promotions or bonuses, and the company’s success or failure doesn’t … Read More

Developing great Millennial leaders

Developing Great Millennial Leaders

They’re driven. They’re hardworking. They’re focused on upward mobility. Millennials are now the largest segment of the US workforce, and Millennial leaders are poised to bring a new style of management into the workplace—one that emphasizes collaboration, autonomy and continuous … Read More

Job perks your employees care about

The Job Perks Your Employees Really Care About

Companies are increasingly borrowing tactics employed by startups to create happier, more engaging workplaces. For a company struggling with low engagement or high turnover, job perks like on-site games, nap rooms and free food may seem like easy ways to … Read More

Talent optimization and your contingent workforce

Talent Optimization and Your Contingent Workforce

Talent optimization is critical to the success of any organization. According to the US Government Accountability Office, 40.4% of the US workforce is now made up of contingent workers. 92% of companies across all industries cite non-traditional staffing as a moderate to vital … Read More

Millennial employees: how to get the best out of them

Bring Out The Best In Your Millennial Employees

It’s no secret that Millennial employees, the contingent that will soon make up a majority of the global workforce, present new challenges for managers and HR professionals. So much has been written about low engagement and turnover among Millennials that … Read More

Talent Management: Optimizing Your Talent Pool

Talent Management: Optimizing Your Talent Pool

Today’s workers are disengaged and underutilized while organizations struggle to find the right talent management strategy. While the skills gap continues to make it difficult for hiring managers to find qualified external job candidates, most companies lack the deep insight … Read More

Self-organization is not just for software teams

Self-Organization Is Not Just For Software Teams

What does the software industry know about teamwork that most companies don’t? Since the early 2000s, software companies have embraced the idea that the best and fastest way to build software is through the self-organization of cross-functional teams. The concept of … Read More

Job crafting and the future of work

Job Crafting and the Future of Work

Job crafting could be the future of work. In a recent article for The Wall Street Journal, author Sue Shellenbarger suggests that employees who don’t find meaning and purpose in their current jobs redesign they way they do their work. … Read More

Insourcing's unexpected benefits

Insourcing’s Unexpected Benefits

92 percent of enterprises across all industries cite non-traditional staffing, including outsourcing work to outside companies, as a moderate to vital part of their overall corporate strategy.Companies typically outsource work because they don’t believe that particular skills exist within their … Read More

Enterprise agility: 3 ways to achieve it

Enterprise Agility: 3 Ways to Achieve It

Enterprise agility is one of the largest challenges facing large organizations. With an increasing number of startups disrupting their industries and stealing market share from big-name, long-established competitors, organizational agility has become critical to any company’s survival.An agile business is … Read More