Old dog, new tech

Old dog, new tech

Albert is the most recent addition to the Solutions 21 team and he’s a genius. I’m impressed by the way he can nimbly surf the virtual universe for the right combination of productivity tools that simplify work life and keep everyone rowing together. It’s great to...
A worker’s journey. Part 5: Discovery

A worker’s journey. Part 5: Discovery

By the time a qualified candidate decides to apply, they’ve already formed expectations about what our recruiting process will be like. After all, we’ve done a lot of work to establish an employer brand. If candidates find our screening process responsive and...
A worker’s journey. Part 4: Seekers

A worker’s journey. Part 4: Seekers

How do qualified people find out about your organization, let alone know that you have a job opening that’s a perfect match for their disposition and skill set? Instead of providing a “hiring process” answer, let’s look at the question from a potential new hire’s...
The secret to engaging surveys

The secret to engaging surveys

How can we get the information we want from a survey AND leverage the survey as a strategic tool? For starters, use the KISS principle: Keep it short and simple. Have you ever taken an online survey from a restaurant or hotel? How engaging was it when you completed...
Best of 2015: Rules for talking

Best of 2015: Rules for talking

This blog was originally published on December 3, 2015. Once upon a time, I was a supervisor for a very small roofing company. One hot summer day, we had a crew working to finish a bank’s flat roof before the weather got nasty. Knowing that nothing good ever happens...