Tag Archives: WR2 HR Analysis

Why is Emotional Intelligence Important in the Workplace?

by in BEST Advisory, BEST Recruiting, For Candidates

In this age of artificial intelligence, social media, remote work, and an increasingly digitized society, we are seemingly moving further and further away from the fundamentals of humanity. We have never had more ways to connect, yet in the wake of this shift, social and emotional intelligence (EI or EQ), or “soft skills,” have declined, […]

The “Why, Not That” Approach: The BEST Way to Assess Job Hopping

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According to a recent Business Insider article (1/22/2023, Stacey), Gen Z is not ashamed of “job-hopping.” But does that make all of them “job-hoppers”?  What is a “job-hopper,” and is it a bad thing?  What does this mean for employers? Most managers see “job-hopping” as less than two years at a single employer or more […]

How LEAN is Too LEAN?

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Business strategies today drive profitability using many continuous improvement methodologies, including LEAN and Six Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, and several others.  Profitability is critical for business sustainability and viability as a going concern.  But how LEAN is too LEAN? Some may scoff at the perceived absurdity of the question. Still, according to the Wall Street Journal […]

Successful Retention Strategies (Part 4 of 4): Organizational Design

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It’s finally here – the end of 2022. What a wild and crazy ride it has been. As business leaders, we have had a lot to contend with and still do.  Our work is far from over.  More layoffs have been announced beyond the FAANG companies and broader tech sector, inflation persists at uncomfortably high […]

Successful Retention Strategies (Part 3 of 4): Total Rewards

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With 3/4 of 2022 behind us, and despite record inflation and fears of recession, we are still seeing the most robust labor market in recorded history.  Despite news of layoffs at FAANG companies, the broader tech sector, and retail giants such as Walmart and Target, candidates still have more choices and power in the labor […]

Successful Retention Strategies (Part 2 of 4): Recruiting

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As the year continues to see upheaval and tremendous instability with rising inflation, tight supply chains, and persistent pandemic fears, the labor market also remains the tightest in recorded history.  The Great Resignation has left many businesses scrambling to fill open roles and struggling to figure out how to continue growth or achieve strategic plans […]

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