Where are our remotes?! The Hybrid Olympics Chronicles

14 min read

The PI People Ops team just pulled off an unprecedented Hybrid Office Olympics. Let me elaborate by walking you through my week as a remote Office Olympian.

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Create the ideal candidate profile

5 min read

Not finding the kind of candidates you’re looking for? You might need a candidate profile to boost your hiring. A candidate profile is a description of the skills, personality traits, and qualifications required for an open job position. Candidate profiles also include the tasks, objectives, and desired outcomes associated with the job. Here’s what we’ll…

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How to lead your most productive meetings yet in a hybrid workplace

7 min read

While running hybrid meetings may sound daunting, don’t let them intimidate you. With thoughtful consideration and a bit of planning, you can lead productive meetings in just about any workplace setting.

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sales manager coaches sales account executive

Encourage learning and development by using an employee review template.

9 min read

Do you need an employee review template? It’s a valuable resource to have on hand, serving as a starting point for reviews and performance appraisals, and guiding first-time managers less accustomed to these pivotal yet tricky conversations.

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guiding clients to create business strategy

Onboarding new clients starts with these 5 easy steps.

8 min read

Client onboarding is a formative period in any consulting engagement. As you align on everything from workflow tools to project deliverables, the first 30 days leaves an indelible impression. The more you do to make a positive impact, the higher the likelihood you’ll enjoy a healthy, long-term working relationship.

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360 evaluations

How to give feedback that actually helps people grow and improve

7 min read

Looking to improve your feedback form as a manager? Consider these five techniques designed to help people actually learn and grow from evaluations.

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Dysfunctional teams: The 5 characteristics

7 min read

Dysfunctional teams can cripple an organization. To prevent dysfunction in teams, you need an understanding of the “where” and the “why,” in addition to the more obvious “who.” 

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liminate gender bias in your hiring the predictive index

How to conduct a one-on-one interview: Advantages, questions to ask, and traits to look for

6 min read

When it comes time for the one-one-one interview, you’ll want to narrow your focus with the interviewee. That means knowing what behavioral traits you’re looking for in the role, what questions to prioritize, and how to read the body language of the job seeker.

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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 build a strong and successful team

6 min read

Learn how to build a team that is resilient, impactful, and self-sustaining–in the office or virtually. Get started on your next team today.

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Effective team communication: What it is and how to achieve it

5 min read

Effective team communication can be the difference between smooth productivity and total failure to achieve goals as a group. There are nuances to how your organization can benefit from better messaging.

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Strategic interview questions that actually help you hire

7 min read

How do you use strategic interview questions to make better hires? Adjust your questions based on the role and the candidate, to get them speaking critically—and going off-script.

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How to attract candidates by Reference Profile

7 min read

You know certain behaviors will thrive in an open position. How do you attract the right people? Go by Reference Profile, and advertise accordingly.

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Exploring how talent optimization benefits new grads

6 min read

Too often, employers are overly focused on resume, as opposed to behavioral data. A talent optimized approach can help bridge the gap between what employers seek, and what new grads can truly offer.

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How to support AAPI friends and family this Heritage Month—and always

5 min read

As we celebrate AAPI Heritage Month, several PI employees were gracious enough to share their own stories—and their hopes for the future.

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