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Approach Change with a Clear Focus on Employee Compassion, Respect and Enablement Every organization experiences change, particularly in today’s unpredictable climate. Whether that be shifts within the employee layout of your organization to the hiring of new employees all together, transforming your organization can, and should be, performed with a clear focus on employee compassion, […]

A Job Search is Daunting Task, Especially Now, But These Tips Will Help You Focus on the Areas You Can Control We are in the throes of an unprecedented period in history. The coronavirus has forced changes in all of our lives in ways we could have never imagined. Many of us are well into […]

During an A.J. O’Connor Associates (AJO) facilitated a session for leaders in the hospitality industry, learning agility was rated last in our ten 2020 leadership competencies in terms of perceived importance and leadership development needs. Executive coach and author Marshall Goldsmith conceded that learning agility was overlooked in his 2008 research on how future leader competencies are different from […]

Building on the theme of our last blog on Future Work, we look at ten trends that are shaping the employment landscape in the next decade. Out of these trends, we identify ten leadership competencies that we think will be critical for 2020 leaders. Our ten trends and ten competencies have been compiled from a literature review that includes whitepapers, […]

As our population ages, our healthcare requirements are increasing correspondingly, creating a higher demand for health-related services. This explains why healthcare offers you so many career opportunities. In fact, jobs in the healthcare sector are expected to increase by 18 percent in the period from 2016 through 2026 – translating to about 2.3 million new jobs in the […]

A 2018 survey from Jobvite estimates that if you were to hire ten new employees today, three of those new hires would leave within 90 days. What causes employees to leave an organization before they’ve even had a chance to succeed? Most HR professionals point to reasons within their organizations: many companies don’t measure employee retention and […]

Five Steps Individuals and Organizations Can Take to Prepare for Future Work One of the unanswered questions in our work with Human Resource Leaders is why many of their organizations are simultaneously hiring new staff while letting others go. It parallels the dichotomy between growing skills shortages and the real unemployment rate which exceeds 7%. It’s a […]

Tactical Decisions to Achieve Your Learning & Development Strategic Goals You’ve worked hard all year to effectively manage your team, leadership, coaching, and other talent development/management programs, thinking strategically to address pressing issues as they arise while gearing your workforce for the future. You’ve planned programs, instituted new systems, even changed your usual practices to meet the […]