By Michael McGowan, Managing Director & Practice Leader, Leadership & Talent
Not long ago, I was training a group of leaders on effective presentation, communication, and storytelling skills. While I conveyed the finer points of elocution, a participant raised a question.
By Susan Gallagher, President & CEO, U.S. | Last year set a record for mergers and acquisitions, with more than 50,000 deals valued at more than $3.5 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters. I wonder how many of them will succeed. According to Harvard Business Review, between 70 and 90 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. The reasons for this failure rate are complex, and no two deals are the same.
By Michael G. McGowan, Managing Director, Leadership & Talent
By Steve Spires, Managing Director, Career Services, and Senior Executive Coach
By Michael G. McGowan, Managing Director & Practice Leader, Leadership & Talent, BPI group
Increasingly, more employers are using webcam technology to interview potential candidates. Large companies can use this process to quickly screen a high volume of applicants, and remote companies can conduct more in-depth interviews without having to fly a prospective candidate to their location. Services like Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom are now commonly used as part of the interview process, and in some cases, you may even be asked to record responses to pre-recorded questions. This process can be a bit disorienting for applicants used to traditional in-person interviewing. To ensure success, you’ll want to find ways to make yourself more comfortable conducting an interview via webcam. Here are some tips for getting the hang of virtual interviewing:
LinkedIn recently rolled out the largest redesign of their desktop platform in the site's history.
After realizing that more and more users were accessing LinkedIn via the mobile app, the company made significant changes to streamline the desktop version of the site to make it more consistent with the mobile app experience. Here are some of the key changes you'll need to know about as a job seeker: