by Jen_Garrow on Monday, October 15, 2012 - 10:18am
The current economic climate has made competition tough for job hunters but applications plentiful for firms. With 3.8 million unfilled jobs in the U.S., where’s the disconnect? When you have an abundance of candidates to choose from, you still need to make sure you find the right person for the right job.
What would you do if you came to work tomorrow and over half of your staff gave their notice? According to an article I just read in Forbes, 60% of employees are currently looking for other opportunities and 66% of them are disengaged. That’s significant! Read more about 3 Reasons Why Your Best Employees Leave
Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, gives his opinion on the value of leadership and how it relates to employee engagement in the 1999 book Lessons From the Top: The Search for America's Best Business Leaders. In it he says, "I think it's very difficult to lead today when people are not really truly participating in the decision. You won't be able to attract and retain great people if they don't feel like they are part of the authorship of the strategy and the authorship of the really critical issues. Read more about What is an Effective Leader?