talent optimizer helping clients create mission and vision statements

How to help clients craft their mission and vision statements

5 min read

When you’re working with clients to solve their business challenges, you might consider having them revisit their mission and vision statements. Too many companies phone it in when writing these key messages because they think mission and vision statements don’t matter. But if approached intentionally and strategically, they can make a massive positive impact. As…

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What is talent optimization?

9 min read

Take a good hard look at your company. Is it performing at its absolute best? If you’re like most leaders, you struggle to overcome common business challenges like turnover, employee disengagement, a changing market, bad hires (the list goes on and on). In spite of your best efforts and your best intentions, you can’t quite…

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Managers can change culture within an organization

How to change organizational culture: 5 tips

6 min read

“I love the feeling of dread in the morning,” said no one ever. Yet somewhere today, someone you know—someone who may work for you—woke up dreading the day ahead. The job that used to bring them joy and inspiration is now a tedious obligation. They’re disengaged and it didn’t happen overnight.  As a leader, it’s your…

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3 new talent management trends to kick off 2019

7 min read

Stacia Sherman Garr is a researcher and thought leader on talent management, leadership, D&I, people analytics, and HR technology. A frequent speaker and writer, her work has been featured in Fortune, Forbes, and The New York Times. Stacia co-founded RedThread Research in 2018, after leading talent and workforce research for eight years at Bersin by Deloitte. Before Bersin, Stacia spent nearly five…

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8 leadership lessons of 2018

6 min read

Take a leadership lesson—or eight—from the annals of 2018. Let’s take a look back at the year that offered a slew of successes and a few cautionary tales.

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How Acceleration Partners made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list two years in a row

16 min read

When you want to learn leadership lessons, look to the people who aren’t just talking the talk but also walking the walk. Acceleration Partners landed a spot on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list two years in a row, and CEO Robert Glazer generously agreed to sit down with our own CEO, Mike Zani, to…

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keep great employees by offering incentive pay

3 lessons about incentive pay

3 min read

Like any powerful management tool, incentive pay can have pitfalls as well as benefits for companies just getting into it. Learn to roll it out right.

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How PI made the Glassdoor 2019 Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work list

9 min read

In my mind, The Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Best Places to Work list is the holy grail of human capital type awards. There’s no application process; there are no fees; there’s no gaming the system; it is crowdsourcing at its finest. And there’s more competition to get on this list than any other list out there—by…

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How to hire for cultural fit and still maintain diversity

Hiring for cultural fit vs. hiring for inclusion

5 min read

Business leaders can hire for cultural fit and still ensure the creation of a diverse talent pool to harvest innovative ideas. Here’s how.

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Toxic workplace

Toxic work environments: 15 factors that create a toxic workplace

15 min read

Toxic work environments permeate company culture. Learn more about the top 15 causes of toxicity and steps business leaders can take to solve the problem.

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human resources director at desk

Make common sense a part of your human resources strategy.

3 min read

The best human resources leaders run departments that are fluid and proficient. This requires shaping effective processes but also knowing when to bend the rules. In fact, when we asked our people operations team to highlight top HR sins, recruiter Will Otto warned that process isn’t everything. Prioritizing process over common sense can come back to…

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hiring manager Thad Peterson

“I’m grateful for _____ at work.”

8 min read

True fact #1: Writing down the things we’re grateful for leads to increased happiness. True fact #2: Companies with happier employees tend to be more productive. With those things in mind, I set out to find out what employees here at The Predictive Index are grateful for. A win-win: It gives people a chance to…

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The simple secret to better Monday mornings

4 min read

Chris Butsch is a professional speaker who helps companies supercharge engagement, grow leaders, and keep their best people. He is a leading voice on the ROI of workplace happiness.  Just ask Garfield; Monday mornings are a slog. Traffic is heavier than usual. Client problems have escalated into “emergencies” over the weekend. E-mails have piled up….

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Mike McKee on leadership lessons learned

An interview with an NHL player turned CEO

24 min read

From a Princeton pizza shop to the NHL, from Goldman Sachs to software solutions, Mike McKee, CEO and Director of ObserveIT, has worked on and led teams of every flavor. But whether it’s delivering pizzas or developing security software, it always comes down to people. The Predictive Index Senior Director of Marketing, Thad Peterson, sat…

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How executives work remotely around the world

5 min read

Katherine Boyarsky works for Owl Labs, the maker of Meeting Owl, a 360-degree smart video conferencing camera.  The way that companies approach the employee work environment and structure is changing. More than half of global companies allow remote work, and for a good reason: Employees are 24 percent happier when they work remotely at least…

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