Inside the Ring

One of the primary lessons for all executives from this last tumultuous year was that they cannot control or even predict certain outside events. The best CFOs can do is to create flexible business models that can react quickly and decisively if conditions deteriorate, while...

January is usually one of the best months to launch a job search because many companies begin a fresh and more aggressive wave of hiring in January to match the business plans they set for the new year. In addition, unlike a fall job search that...

Hiring a new employee is never as easy as it sounds. Anyone can present themselves well in an interview, but how can you truly know they’ll be the right fit for your business as a team member? The truth is, it’s quite easy for most people...

Anytime we interact with someone new, our brains make dozens of tiny snap judgments. Often, we aren’t even aware of these impressions, but when they’re based on factors such as race, gender, age or sexual orientation, they’re considered a form of harmful stereotyping called unconscious...

Many small-business owners may think that finding their next employee can be as simple as drafting a comprehensive job- and work-culture description, posting it to a public board and waiting for the applicants to arrive to their inbox. It's also commonly assumed with enough upfront detail, candidates have...

A friend reached out to me less than three months ago and told me she was activating her job search. She told me she had reached a breaking point with her employer and no longer felt valued. She could have stayed put and tried to ride...

In a highly competitive market, it’s not enough just to be a strong candidate, especially for senior level and executive professionals. In addition to limiting the field of opportunities that are available, the pandemic has shifted organizational thinking to focus more on different types of...