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Why Millennials are the Most Productive Generation
Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Apr 11, 2019 7:39:00 AM

The Business Case for Women Executives

Companies with a gender diverse C-suite have been shown to not only perform better financially; they also gain a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting and retaining talented women executives.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Mar 14, 2019 9:08:00 AM

How to Create a Business Family

You often hear high performing organizations describe themselves as “a family.” Some football teams describe themselves that way, or you may have heard about the Apple “family” that brought you the iPhone; or the NASA “family of astronauts” that has led space exploration.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Feb 1, 2019 7:28:00 AM

Introducing our Theme for 2019: Giving Back

At Kaplan Executive Search one of our core values is ‘People First.’ Where we lead with genuine care and concern for our employees, clients, candidates and the local community. We believe that building and maintaining strong relationships is essential in business and in life. Which is why we have selected our theme for 2019 to be that of ‘Giving Back.’

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jan 21, 2019 4:03:30 PM

Establish a Company Culture That Promotes a Great Sales Team

Are you a manager in a company that develops and sells products or services? No matter what industry you are in, if your company produces items for retail or manufacturing markets, or if you sell professional services like legal, executive search, and accounting, you recognize that your sales team is a critical component to your success.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Nov 19, 2018 7:45:59 PM

Recruit Top Talent by Defining Your Employee Value Proposition

In the current candidate-driven market recruiting and retaining talent, not to mention top talent is more competitive now, than it has been in over a decade. For the first time in 18 years, the unemployment rate is at its lowest with a current rate of 3.8%. Additionally, there are 65% more job opportunities available today then there were in 2001. Given this information, it is more important than ever that companies take a look at their recruitment strategy to make sure they understand and have clearly defined their employee value proposition (EVP).

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 19, 2018 11:00:53 AM

Why Unproductive Meetings are Hurting Your Team

How much time does your team spend in meetings? Do you often leave a meeting and wonder, “What was that about?” Do some managers at your firm hold meetings to grandstand, and draw attention to themselves, without a clear agenda or making progress?

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Sep 14, 2018 1:54:09 PM

Why Your Employer Brand Strength Matters

Employer Branding – What It Means for Recruiting and Retaining Employees

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Aug 7, 2018 9:09:29 AM

Diversity in the Workplace

It is no longer enough for your company to merely signal its openness to diversity via glossy marketing photos and tacit platitudes housed in corporate responsibility statements. A growing body of research suggests that if your company isn’t thinking deeply and strategically about cultivating a diverse workforce it could be paying a price not only culturally but also in its bottom line.

Posted by Patrick Parkes on Aug 2, 2018 8:53:00 AM

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Virtual Employees

Virtual employees are changing the modern business model. In this article, we explore the benefits of hiring a remote workforce, as well as the things you should take into consideration when doing so.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Jul 12, 2018 11:31:58 AM

Toxin Removal: How to Revive a Flagging Company Culture

Culture matters. Healthy cultures promote innovation and productivity. Toxic ones support turnover, disengaged employees, and stagnancy.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:34:08 PM

Say “Aloha” to Productivity Increases: Ask the Hawaii Question

“Come to Hawaii with me in five hours?”

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Dec 12, 2017 6:07:52 PM

5 Morale Boosting Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

So maybe your culture isn’t toxic, but you see the signs that things aren’t quite right. Long faces line the halls. Maybe productivity is in a lull.

Posted by Britney Shirshekar on Oct 23, 2017 8:06:43 PM

Toxin Detector: How to Spot and Avoid Toxic Work Cultures

Plenty has been written recently about fallout from toxic cultures, but how can you spot them from the outside? A recent article on The Ladders provided insight into what to watch out for, whether you’re interviewing or settling into your workspace.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Oct 19, 2017 7:59:00 PM

What about Jan? Generation X in the Workplace

An article by Mary Donohue published in the Huffington Post positions Generation X as the Jan Brady of the workforce. In Brady Bunch terms, Marcia is moving out, Cindy’s still in grade school, so it’s Jan’s turn.  But are Jan and her Gen X counterparts ready, and what do they want?

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Sep 14, 2017 9:50:09 AM

What Can Alan Alda Teach You About Empathy?

Actor Alan Alda’s new book If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating is a deep dive into what matters most in communication—empathy. Leaders, trainers, and interviewers will find valuable tips on how to build and sustain connection to others. 

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Aug 11, 2017 9:12:00 AM

The American Workplace: Still the Great Uniter

The results of a recent Jobvite study of the workforce shows that one space where Americans are still somewhat unified is the workplace. The findings shed light on emerging trends and highlight some key areas where there are no surprises.

Posted by Kaplan Executive Search on Jun 26, 2017 12:44:46 PM

Toxic Culture

Uber has been in the news a lot lately and F@st Company even wrote an great article on the fact that their problems are a result of their dysfunctional company culture. A Bain & Company survey of 365 companies around the world said that 81% believe that a company lacking a high-performance culture is doomed to mediocrity. Are you set up for success or mediocrity?

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Mar 17, 2017 4:28:45 PM

The Culture Piggyback

Last week I had the good fortune to participate in a video conference call on the topic of how to build, sustain and nurture a thriving corporate culture. The real time “fishbowl” was led by Art Saxby and Tom McCrary, CEO and Managing Partner respectively of Chief Outsiders. Chief Outsiders offers seasoned Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) to growth-oriented CEOs on a part time basis. Art and Tom are part of the Small Giants Community — organizations who are small in size yet giant in purpose — which hosted the gathering.

Posted by Adam Kaplan on Jun 2, 2016 5:29:00 PM

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