Running a tech company and looking for Ruby developers? Got a “great idea” for a startup, and all you need is a programmer? Congratulations! You’ve just joined the 10,000 other geeks in the same coder-starved boat, especially if you live in a tech hub like Silicon Valley or New York. Fortunately for cash-strapped startups, money and perks aren't the answer to hiring talent.
If you're not attracting the right talent to your company, it's not because you’re a consumer packaged goods company, rather than Google. It’s not because your salaries are too low, or because you don’t offer free food and laundry services. It’s because you’re not providing them the right opportunity.
Are we in economic recovery or just in another phase of the recession? As economists bicker about the facts as they see them, what can we do that will make a difference? This article asks some compelling questions that every business leader should be asking today, the answers pointing to what we can do as individuals to control our economic destiny.
The structures and models of corporate governance, reporting and accountability are the same as they were in the mid-20th century, yet the ways in which we communicate and do business has dramatically changed. This thought-provoking exchange between Marc Morgenstern and Selker Leadership explores corporate models for today's and tomorrow's world.
Noted legal expert, Marc Morgenstern speaks his mind in this Selker Leadership interview on what is wrong with the SEC and potentially how it can be fixed, coming to the conclusion that the natural human tendency towards greater regulation is exactly the wrong approach to deliver safety, transparency and liquidity. This is part 1 of a 2 part series
Our global business culture is infected with a "virus" of bad habits around interviewing, assessing and hiring. Q2H2 are 2 Questions to ask yourself before Hiring another employee that take the mystery out of whether or not someone is a successful hire, and will stop spreading the “bad hire” virus which permeates companies around the globe.
We're all upset about the worst excesses in executive comp but why do they continue? Until now no one has connected the dots between compensation, culture and values and how comp drives behavior. This article explains how comp policies approved by boards are consistent with a company's culture and points to the levers to change behavior with values.
The names, dates, and companies have changed, but like the gerbil on a wheel we're right back where we were in 2001. Corporate policies that reward executives for behaving badly, all with seemingly no connection to stated company values. You see, true values-based behavior is the key and until we all demand otherwise, the Enron Syndrome continues.
What does a top Silicon Valley CFO have to say about our economic crisis, Bernie Madoff and Wall Street executive compensation caps? Find out in this smart leadership interview with Ken Goldman, a long-term tech CFO with a well-deserved reputation for running one of the tightest financial ships in Silicon Valley.
Most executives admit that up to 50% of their senior staffing are hiring mistakes. This means that whatever percentage of hiring is done via executive search, 50% fail to deliver the goods. This article exposes how the executive search model is broken. And don't look to the big boys to fix it. They just want to sell you more services without fixing the process.