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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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February 4th, 2015

How Sensitivity to Cultural Traits Can Improve Team Performance

Author: Amanda Buschi, MBA, PCC, Executive Coach, Talent Management Consultant, Right Management

  In a previous blog, I talked about Mark Zuckerberg demonstrating tremendous cultural intelligence during a recent meeting in China. Cultural intelligence is the ability to adapt to the working styles and values of associates and customers from other countries. In today’s global business environment, an executive’s cultural intelligence is just as important as his

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January 28th, 2015

Leadership Development: Three Ways to Fail Forward

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

  The Man and the Butterfly recounts how a man finds a cocoon and monitors its progress. One day, he notices that a small opening has appeared in the cocoon and he watches the butterfly struggle, without success, to force its body through the tiny hole.   Overcome with a desire to help, the man

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January 21st, 2015

How Leaders Can Be Led Astray in High-Potential Selection

Author: Thomas Henriksen, Director of Talent Assessment Solutions EMEA, Right Management

  The world of work is changing faster than ever and the old rules of business are losing relevance. No longer does money or technology guarantee growth and productivity. We are in the Human Age, where people are the real agents of business success.   Leaders around the world are struggling with accelerating leadership development

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