Entries by mkritzman

What Is The Skill Gap Costing You?

According to a recent study from CareerBuilder, skills gaps cost a company more than $800,000 per year. For clarity, the skills gap is commonly referred to as the frustrating rift between what candidates have to offer and what companies are looking for. This leads to perpetually-open jobs and frustrated candidates at a minimum, but it […]

3 Step Guide to Engage Millennial Employees

The average millennial tenure is only two years. The average cost to replace is $24,000 not to mention the down time. With stats like these it’s important to have a proactive strategy to increase retention. Millennials are different kind of talent. They grew up with chat rooms and Twitter. Engaging and retaining Millennials is more important than […]

The New CIO

  We’ve all been there New in a role with high performance expectations, limited time to make an impact, and with extremely limited knowledge about team capabilities – competencies and skills, strengths, weaknesses, track record, style, etc. In the past, when companies were centrally located, the task of gathering data on employees was much easier than […]

Frequent Performance Reviews

Performance reviews aren’t done frequently because it’s too painful and difficult. Many companies want to move away from annual reviews but doing it once a year is already so painful that the thought of doing that same process more once a year is too much to consider. The current process is difficult for the reviewer, the subject, and those […]

Annual Performance Reviews Don’t Work

When performance management reviews are brief annual events, they often do more damage than good. It’s like a football coach reserving feedback until the season ends. Employees at all levels benefit from frequent informal feedback and specific guidance to improve. Most employees seek continuous ways to develop knowledge and skills. Ignoring these needs can lead […]

Badges engage users in personal and organizational growth

According to many sources, the millennial generation are highly motivated by recognition. We don’t think it’s just the millennial generation that’s inspired to be known for skills or knowledge. Shining light on positive attributes is good for everyone. High potentials thrive on the widespread acknowledgement of their achievements. We believe that positive recognition triggers important […]

Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1

A recent Forbes article by Erika Andersen explains that the top reasons people leave all boil down to one reason: Top talent leave an organization when they’re badly managed and the organization is confusing and uninspiring. A popular article  published last year explains the top 10 reasons people leave their big-company jobs. Poor people management is half the […]