Category: Leadership

Critical Success Factors & The Behavioral Interview

– By Warren Cook The reality of the purpose of the interview process is too often forgotten, lost, or simply poorly understood.  The talent acquisition process is an exclusive process, not an inclusive process, that is costly, can expose your business to significant risk and liability, and often is so poorly executed that retention and…
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ALA 2019 National Conference: Grapevine, TX

A fantastic experience, and an honor to present to three different audiences on topics of great interest to the Association of Legal Administrators members. At this event, I delivered three sessions of 60-90 minutes in length, on the following topics: Risk Management of your Employment Practices Got Diversity.  Get Inclusion! Workplace Investigations With about 1,000…
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New Strategic Alliance Partner – The Alias Group

Sales and Marketing For You, As You The Alias Group is a rapidly growing integrated sales and marketing agency located in Newark, DE, accelerating business growth for B2B companies through outsourced inside sales and marketing strategy and execution. Alias executes proven and repeatable sales and marketing processes with a collaborative approach that supports the core…
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3 Strategies to Building an Effective Work Team

By Melissa Cook, Human Resources Assistant Most of us can recall our own experience in working in an effective team and ineffective team over the course of our life.  People in the workforce today should follow these crucial practices to build and support an effective team; (1) communication, (2) inclusion of diverse capabilities, and (3)…
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Challenges in Cross Functional Collaboration

By Warren Cook Are your functional leaders engaging each other effectively to ensure the flow of communication and operational activities are successful?  When you describe your management team, do you use terms like “silo”, “ineffective”, “lack of collaboration”, or “unsuccessful”?  This is not an uncommon challenge in organizations yet permitting this behavior to continue can…
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Enhance Employee Retention

It’s that time of year again.  No, not time for family and presents, travel and vacation.  It is the time of year where employees are seriously considering a new job opportunity.  With more jobs in the economy than we have qualified workers to fill them, it is an employee market right now, and as we…
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Self-Reflection and Wisdom for Employees

In getting ready to end one year and begin another, in the past I always found myself saying “out with the old and in with the new” but for this coming year I’m going to attack that saying in more of a positive manner by simply continuing where I am leaving off – focusing on…
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Year End Bonuses

As the calendar year is winding down, many employees look forward to a year-end bonus. Bonuses are at a company’s discretion and companies don’t have to put themselves in the red to be generous at this time of year.  Just a reminder that year-end bonuses are subject to the same payroll taxes as regular pay.…
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DE SHRM State Conference Presentation

Our President & CEO, Warren Cook, educated an audience of over 50 Human Resource and Business Professionals on November 02, 2018 at Dover Downs, Delaware.  The second year in a row he was invited to speak at the conference on Human Capital Management strategy that drive business ROI and Success, the room was packed and…
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Leaders False Ideas About Their Own Culture

As a change management consultant leading leadership teams down the path of achieving their desired short and long term goals I often encounter executives who have lost touch with reality. When asked to describe the culture of their company they provide these illustrious views of the perfect magical world of rainbows and unicorns and how…
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