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The Key to Innovation is Culture, not Spending

Last week Booz & Co. released their 7th annual Global Innovation 1000 report titled “Why Culture is Key”. In it, Booz surveyed 600 innovation leaders at global companies, large and small. They conclude, as they have consistently over the past seven years, that ‘there is no statistically significant relationship between financial performance and innovation (R&D) […]

Hiring Accelerates As Year-End Approaches

With November rolling in, and snow now blanketing the Northeast, we all begin looking to the end of the year. In fact, Thanksgiving is only a little more than three weeks away. Usually at this time of year two things are constants: companies/functions run out of budget and attention shifts to planning activities for the […]

Recruiting Beyond Today’s Needs

It’s been well documented that the workforce is aging and the baby boom generation, now just beginning to retire, has exposed a substantial glut in the quantity of talent at the mid career level. But while quantity may be one concern, the bigger issue is the quality within this shrinking pool of talent. There are […]

Are Your Employees Happy?

The US economy – and the global economy, for that matter – is sluggishly climbing out of the worst recession since the Great Depression and Washington just can’t seem to get its act together to create any sustainable programs to accelerate the recovery.  Joblessness continues to be a major concern.  A certain sense of malaise just won’t […]

Attention Employers: If You Want Top Talent, You Are Going To Pay For It

Despite the apparent softening of the U.S. economy, and the broad labor market, demand for top tier executive talent continues to be high. An increasing number of employers are awakening to a startling realization: with the increased executive movement over the last year or so, their executive bench strength is simply not deep enough.  Although […]