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Archive for 'EQ: Emotional Intelligence'

Why Talent Management Skills Are Essential to Your Business’s Success

Why Talent Management Skills Are Essential to Your Business’s Success People are at the heart of every successful business. Good leadership is a known predictor of success, but a company that truly moves forward has more than that. Once the surface is scratched, a leading business also has an enthusiastic, skilled team supporting it. Businesses […]

The First 30 Minutes: A Three-Part Guide to Hiring The Right Employee

Finding great employees can be more challenging than some managers realize. Often without realizing it, interviewers base their choices on initial first impressions, which can be dangerously inaccurate in a face-to-face interview situation. Professionals choose a person based on charisma and confidence and potentially disregard someone who might simply be nervous in interviews. Lou Adler, […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Organizational Culture

Are your employees happy? Whether the answer to that question is "yes" or "no," chances are the reason for that answer is an undefinable something that makes your workplace better or worse than some others. That something has a name: culture. If you think you can't control your organizational culture, you're wrong. There are things […]

Hiring Smart to Align with Culture: It’s Not What You Think

Ancestry.com has created a unique culture for its mid-sized employee base. Located in Provo, Utah, the company's headquarters offers breathtaking views and a fun, family-like work environment. Like many others in his field, Ancestry.com's Zach Pino realizes that corporate culture, not compensation, is what attracts and keeps employees long term. Culture vs. Compensation For Ancestry.com, […]

We surveyed over 100 CIOs. Here’s what they said about IT Hires…

What Trait Do CIOs Value Most in their IT Talent? In a recent poll surveying over 100 CIOs on their priorities in staffing decisions, Atavas Technical Staffing found that 63% of CIOs tied employees’ success to their Emotional IQ–or “EQ”.   These CIOs agreed that the EQ of IT talent affects both on-time and on-budget […]