While business activity is returning to some semblance of normalcy post-pandemic, finding and retaining top candidates is proving difficult. Check out the conversation that Dawson & Dawson, Inc. CEO, Kathy Dawson, CSP had with leadership, culture, and compensation expert Laura Conover, in which we discuss what senior leadership needs to know and do to thrive in this unprecedented job market. Thank you Michael Ashley who coordinated the conversation and was our host in the video presentation. Click on the LinkedIn Article to read more AND… Check out the VIDEO to listen to the conversation. Here’s the Q&A copy: Q: How would you describe the executive recruiting market in California as of Q2 2021? Kathy: I would describe it as unparalleled. Right now, unemployment is 8.3 percent in Northern California and 6.4 percent in Southern California. (Traditionally, 2.5 to 3.0 percent of people are “unemployable,” so really what we have is just about 3.0 to 5.0 percent of the workforce that is employable, and everybody is trying to recruit them.) It’s definitely a candidate’s market. If you’re an employer, you’ll want to hire… read more →
Anita Nygaard, Founder and President of strategic Human Resources consulting firm CorHR, sits down with Dawson & Dawson CEO, Kathy Dawson to share how she is helping her clients navigate through these unprecedented times. Anita offers 20+ years of experience advising 1000’s of businesses how to create an enjoyable and productive workplace. Her clients enjoy her approach as it shows them to lead with confidence. We encourage you to watch this conversation and reach out to Anita to create an HR plan for your business. https://corhr.com/ Meanwhile, here is some timely information she wanted us to share with you. (She’s just a giver like that!)
We all understand the importance of great communication at work and we’ve most likely come in contact with all types of communicators. In fact, we probably remember some stand out people who are great or not-so-great at it. Have you ever wondered what makes some people better at it than others? Is it a natural born talent? Or can it be learned and improved? Can you adjust your communication to make it better for everyone? Here are some tips to help you communicate better: Be sincere – Nothing is more effective than being sincere when you communicate, and nothing is more important. Being sincere is felt by the person you’re speaking with. You could say all the right words, but if it’s not sincere, your message will not have the impact you were looking for. Be consistent – Consistency will show that you are reliable and will build trust with others. Be Open-Minded – True communication often involves meeting others halfway. You should be learning from others, not just talking at them. It should be a two-way conversation. Truly Listen… read more →
Although many of us can’t leave work to celebrate the holidays, just yet, there are still many ways to bring fun & festivity into to the office. See how we do it.
Boss’ Day is just around the corner (October 16th), take a peek at what the average leader does in a single day…Now that’s something to appreciate!
Countless studies have proven that recognition is the single most effective catalyst for boosting morale and increasing work performance. 65% of employees say they want more.
A good on-boarding experience screams “We’re excited for you, we need you, and we’ve got our act together.”
So how do you, the hiring manager, start your new employees off right? Here’s a handy checklist to get started.
Identify and embrace your personal organizational method and use the following tips to enhance your productivity.
Anniversary events do much more than recognize the achievement of another milestone. They boost employee morale, strengthen customer relations and increase visibility within the community. Plus it’s fun.
If you didn’t plan anything special for today, not to worry, Employee Appreciation Day wasn’t meant to be the only day to give recognition. See why