/Tag: communications

Who’s the new guy? Helping new employees quickly fit in

Has this ever happened to you? A company spends time, energy and resources securing a suitable candidate for a position. The person is eager to begin, and the organization initiates the onboarding process. As the newly hired candidate goes through it, though, something happens. The next thing you know, the new-hire isn’t “working out,” according to their supervisor. There’s a struggle to fix the issue, but within a short amount of time, the new-hire leaves the company.

What happened? We’ll follow through an example in this post, and by the end you’ll have a better understanding of the challenges in the processes.

Poor communication is the enemy of onboarding process

All too often, the issue centres on poor communication and lack of support during the onboarding process. […]

By | 2018-03-29T14:20:32+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Spanning the seas to keep your teams rowing in the same direction

What time is it in Paris? Shanghai? Denver?

While this is not an age-old question, it is a common modern question asked daily in the global workplace where collaboration takes place over multiple time zones and cultures. People miss meetings and deadlines when they can’t figure out time zones, which can cause much confusion and stress for businesses and their employees.

Technology has opened new realms for both businesses and employees. Thanks to unified communications, the opportunities are abundant. This technology enables companies to acquire talent from all over the world, strengthening the organization with a diversity of cultures and ideas while allowing employees freedom of location and time. The bonus for this arrangement is that it supports local communities by giving young people and skilled […]

By | 2018-03-15T11:04:59+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Workplace collaboration takes on new challenges with freelancers in the mix

Bill Joy famously said, “whoever you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” It’s a saying that nicely encapsulates the thinking around talent management today as we see things such as open innovation and crowdsourcing platforms jostle with the gig economy to provide a thriving marketplace for skills and talent. How do you work with this interesting pool of talents? Let’s find out!

Recent estimates suggest that around 80-90% of large organizations are using such platforms to access the talent they need, and it makes a lot of sense to do so. You’re fishing in a global pool of the best talent that you only have to bring in on an as-needed basis.

It does require a slightly different approach to managing your teams, […]

By | 2018-03-08T10:54:48+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |