sales leader

A fail-proof process for hiring salespeople

10 min read

Hiring good people is tricky. Hiring good salespeople is even trickier. That’s because sales professionals spend the day being interviewed by prospects and customers. Sales reps are professionally trained interviewers. They know what to say and how to say it to capture your attention.  After interviewing over 3,000 sales professionals for a variety of roles,…

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Post-pandemic team effectiveness starts with self-aware leadership.

4 min read

Wondering how best to navigate today’s hybrid work environment? Here are three ways to get in tune with yourself and those you lead.

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Leaders at every level, including individual contributors

4 min read

Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers.  In my 20 years of professional experience, I’ve: Been an individual contributor (IC) Been on teams filled with leaders Had managers who were leaders Had managers who weren’t Managed a team Though I enjoyed being a manager, I’ve chosen to spend the remainder of…

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How to manage your hybrid team using PI Design

10 min read

As the future of leadership is multimodal, a company’s success will hinge on its leaders’ ability to assemble and manage high-performing hybrid teams. There’s no shortage of tips for managing hybrid teams. You’ll find good thought leadership on the topic, too, like Harvard Business Review’s thoughtful article on creating the office of tomorrow. PI clients…

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Top tips for conducting a digital interview

7 min read

Even after COVID-19, plenty of talent will continue to work remotely. Make the most of your digital interviews with these best practices.

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Beyond the briefcase: The power of inclusive career pathing

5 min read

Hiring great talent is about more than a resume. As this talent optimization story shows, there’s so much more to a person than a briefcase.

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Dream Teams interview: Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo

6 min read

Dave Zenk of Metroparks Toledo shared how his government agency is building great teams through a focus on mission, vision, and culture.

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Onboarding: why involving current employees is a must

7 min read

Onboarding is a crucial process for your new hires. Learn how you can improve your onboarding by making use of your current employees.

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Using the DASH method to take pressure off your hiring process

6 min read

What’s your top priority when making outside hires? Ideally, you’re getting the right people into your organization, then placing them in jobs where they’ll thrive.

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The best virtual HR conferences of 2021

7 min read

Looking to elevate your talent strategy and company culture? Gain next-level insights by attending these HR conferences in 2021.

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Austin Fossey

How to identify your hiring priorities

4 min read

Are you overwhelmed with the number of job openings in your organization? Do you feel like you need to fill all the jobs, right now? If that’s the case, first, take a step back and breathe. Given the way 2020 has gone, being in a position to add to your headcount for 2021 is a…

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Make your hires count by writing great job descriptions

5 min read

Whether you’re hiring steadily or just looking to fill one specific position, finding the right fit is essential. That’s true if your operations are currently virtual, you’re back on site, or you’re somewhere in between. No matter the role, you want to find that fit as fast as you can. But you can’t compromise culture…

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How to nail the virtual onboarding process

6 min read

Does your virtual onboarding process feel like a crapshoot? Here are some ways to improve the process and make your new hires feel welcome.

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Recruiters: Hire not just for diversity, but also inclusion.

5 min read

Workplace equality can’t be achieved unless everyone feels valued. And this starts by learning how to hire not just for diversity, but also inclusion.

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Back to the office: Keys for safely returning people to the unknown

7 min read

If you’re tasked with coordinating, communicating, or deciding on any aspects of a return-to-office plan this year, we feel for you. Simply put, it’s an unenviable position to be in. Social distancing mandates vary from state to state, sometimes even town to town, and different businesses require different levels of in-person interaction to function efficiently….

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