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April 15th, 2015

Corporate Coaching: Weighing the Internal vs External Decision

Author: Marci Rinkoff, CPCC, PCC, Senior Consultant, North American Coaching, Right Management

  With the increasing popularity of internal coaching, I’m seeing a lot of external corporate coaches getting uncomfortable. Would they face more competition? Are companies applying coaching for the right reasons? Does an internal coach provide as much value as an external coach?  Having served on both sides of the fence as an external coach

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April 8th, 2015

Root Canal or Career Conversation?

Author: Tim Roche, Regional Practice Leader, Talent and Career Management, Right Management

  Research is clear. Employee engagement drives multiple measures of organisational success. From higher productivity and profitability¹  to lower talent turnover² , the effects of an engaged workforce are substantive and far-reaching.   This is hardly news, is it? Google “employee engagement” and you get over 21 million entries, touting books, programs, and advice on

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April 1st, 2015

The Best Career Advice You Never Heard

Author: Matt Norquist, Senior Vice President of Consulting Solutions, Right Management

  “When are you going to quit?”   I remember looking incredulously at my good friend, who had just asked when I was going to quit a sport that I’d sacrificed everything for, to give up on a childhood dream of being an Olympic gold medalist.   “What do you mean?!” I’d been a multiple

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March 25th, 2015

So I Have a Degree. Why Can’t I Get a Job?

Author: Debbie Campbell, Senior Career Consultant, Right Management

  Recently I had a very significant meeting with a new college graduate. The meeting was set up to fit into his schedule and I was looking forward to helping him with important next steps in leveraging his master’s in engineering.   When he walked in my office, he was professionally dressed, but was terribly

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March 18th, 2015

10 Energy Sector Trends and their Impact on Workforce Management

Author: Tony Rogers, Senior Consultant, Right Management

    The fortunes of the energy sector in the United States and Canada have been changing dramatically as the industry has transformed its trajectory from decline to growth and opportunity. According to a report from the American Petroleum Institute, from 2009 to 2011 the energy industry added more than 600,000 new jobs and contributed

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March 11th, 2015

Strengths-Based Internal Recruitment: Getting the Right Person in the Right Job

Author: Tim Roche, Regional Practice Leader, Talent and Career Management, Right Management

  In an earlier blog, Are Half of Your Employees in the Wrong Roles? I discussed Right Management research suggesting that 46% of all workers are in functional roles that don’t suit them and that poor job fit is a key driver of suboptimal individual and organizational performance.   When I talk with a client

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March 4th, 2015

Is Your High Potential Program Relevant for the Talented Non-Manager?

Author: Jacques Quinio, EMEA Leadership Development Solutions Director & UKI Talent Management Principal Consultant

  In most companies, a person with “high potential” is understood to possess the right ingredients for a management or senior management role or is identified as the potential successor of a person holding a key management position.  Management roles typically refer to responsibilities like strategy and execution, business and/or geography P&L responsibilities, and, of course,

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February 25th, 2015

A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen!

Author: Rebekah Kowalski, Vice President, Sales Enablement & Solution Integration

  If someone said that to you, my guess is that you would have an arsenal of replies.  You would probably accuse them of antiquated thinking, reminding them that women now complete college and graduate school at higher rates than men.  You might even offer that there is ample evidence that having women in leadership

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February 18th, 2015

Are Half of Your Employees in the Wrong Roles?

Author: Tim Roche, Regional Practice Leader, Talent and Career Management, Right Management

  There is a hidden problem in business today. It’s a major reason so many organizations have trouble achieving their performance objectives and motivating employees – yet it’s seldom acknowledged or discussed.   Our research suggests that nearly half the employees in any given company are in the wrong functional roles – jobs they aren’t

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February 11th, 2015

Leader, Go Forth and Engage

Author: Susan McClure, PhD, CPT, Vice President, Principal Consultant, Right Management

  It was a rainy Sunday night and I’d spent a fitful weekend preparing for the uncomfortable conversation I would have with Sherry at 8:30am on Monday morning. As a new manager, I inherited Sherry from her previous boss who had failed to address her performance issues. I decided almost immediately that I would document

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