The Importance of Communication for the Emoji Generation

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.

In Blog, Training, Leadership & Talent, Talent Strategy, Leadership Development

Tackle Your Job Search with Confidence by Focusing on Your Actions

In Blog, Career Management, Job Search, Outplacement

Increase the Odds of Merger Success with a Smart Talent Strategy

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.

In Blog, Leadership, Talent Strategy, Resources

Where Technology Disruption Meets Talent Development

By Michael G. McGowan, Managing Director, Leadership & Talent

In Blog, Learning, Talent Strategy, Leadership Development, Leadership, Leadership & Talent, talent

Best Practices for Helping Employees with Career Transition

By Steve Spires, Managing Director, Career Services, and Senior Executive Coach

In Blog, Outplacement, Resources, Transition

Keeping Your Employer Brand Afloat During Turbulent Times

By Steve Spires, Managing Director, Career Services, and Senior Executive Coach

In Blog, Resources, Transition, Outplacement

Rejecting the Status Quo: Innovation Can Be Taught

By Michael G. McGowan, Managing Director & Practice Leader, Leadership & Talent, BPI group

In Blog, Innovation, Leadership, Leadership Development, Learning

Skyping for Jobs: 5 Steps to Mastering the Virtual Interview

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:

In Outplacement, Job Search, Career Management

2017 LinkedIn Redesign: What's Changed for Job Seekers

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:

In Outplacement, Job Search, Career Management, LinkedIn