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        Amidst all the disruption and pain this crisis has caused, we’d like to celebrate a small milestone. This week marks the 35th anniversary of PI Midlantic.  From a humble start with a Commodore 64 and a dot matrix printer in a spare bedroom, we’ve grown to be the largest PI partner in the world. The announcement of Steve's new business, Praendex Midatlantic, from 1985.  I researched how many businesses survive 35 years and the best guestimate is...

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Enterprises today face unparalleled economic challenges due to the pandemic. The Wall Street Journal calls this economy “an unprecedented shutdown of commerce that economists said has never occurred on such a wide scale.”  Suddenly, March Madness has a new meeting. New phrases have crept into our vocabulary – flatten the curve, Zoom bombing, social distancing... How has this situation affected people strategies for the enterprise? How are companies implementing social distancing and hand washing? How has...

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The coronavirus has taken the world by storm. As the virus continues to spread around the world and disrupt daily life, unknowns in the ‘business’ and ‘personal’ aspects of life become more prevalent. The mandate to exercise social distancing has impacted entire industries and displaced hundreds of thousands of workers. As people wait for things to return to “normal,” the shifting economic climate suggests that the new ‘normal’ could look very different. Businesses around the globe...

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Many of us are working from home right now and, whether we like it or not, it’s the reality for the foreseeable future. Some companies are already set up to have remote employees, but others were likely never planning to have a work-from-home structure. Sure, it’s easy enough to have everyone download Zoom and have a weekly check-in, but what about those hours in between? How do you ensure your employees are staying engaged, completing...

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Overview A company's workforce is its most valuable asset and typically its biggest expense. Attracting and retaining the right talent continues to be a foremost concern for managers. With many organizations employing remote workers or moving toward a virtual environment, this has gotten more complex. Managers must reconsider traditional management strategies to meet the unique challenges and characteristics of remote teams, whose members live in different time zones, rarely or never see one another in person,...

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Unless you work completely independently, you can count on conflict taking place at some point among your colleagues.  Some conflict is healthy, the kind where the team puts all ideas on the table, vets them and decides on the best action to take.  Some conflict is not so healthy... the emotionally charged kind that creates barriers and keeps people from performing their best.  So, how do organizations foster the healthy conflict and minimize the unhealthy...

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To assemble a world-class team, you must start by attracting the best talent. Technology company Apple says its latest move to offer genetic testing services as part of its employee health benefits package is designed to do just that. It’s a bold decision that some employers would never attempt for fear of privacy concerns. However, Apple’s new employee benefit has all the hallmarks of great Talent Optimization. Continue reading on Business2Community.com.

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Categories: Talent Optimization

Hourly small business wages surged at the end of 2019. At a time when the hiring market is tight, bigger businesses might consider following that example. The right employee compensation package can support a robust Talent Optimization strategy. This, in turn, helps your organization achieve its strategic goals, but only if the decision is based on data. As unemployment hovers near record lows, it seems that every business leader faces the same challenge: hiring and keeping...

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Categories: Talent Optimization

As a Predictive Index certified Practitioner, you probably are often asked by others if a person’s PI Behavioral pattern is a “good one” or the “right one”.  The first question you should always ask before answering is “…FOR WHAT?” One of the keys to using PI constructively is in always getting the answer to that question before you begin to answer the original question. Predictive Index Behavioral patterns are “good” or “right” only in relation to...

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Modern businesses must adapt or fail. New technology, an accelerated pace of change, and shifting consumer priorities make old ways of doing business less effective. Many HR executives are realizing that new challenges require new solutions, especially when it comes to understanding and planning for the future needs of the workforce. In KPMG’s Future of HR survey, 57 percent of HR executives said that if HR doesn’t modernize its approach, it will become irrelevant within...

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Categories: Talent Optimization