ConnectedHR in the Media
ConnectedHR helps companies build organizational alignment through human resources and professional recruiting services. The ConnectedHR Team and its founder, Mark D’Agostino, are contributors to various business publications and some of these articles and insights are shared here.
In the first few weeks of the new year, many of us take stock of the biggest obstacles we faced and what we learned during the previous year — and smart business owners and leaders do the same....
Research has shown that today’s younger customers are not just looking to purchase products or services; they want meaningful connections with the companies they choose to engage with. Understanding...
For an entrepreneur or startup owner, making their first hire is an important decision that can shape the trajectory of the business. It’s a choice that requires careful consideration, because it can significantly impact the company’s long-term success.
A wise business owner doesn’t put all their eggs in one basket. The loss of one big client can require significant retrenchment. To ensure a long-term, healthy future, it’s important for service-business owners and leaders to both avoid overreliance on a single source of income and know what to do to recover if a large account is lost.
Talent management sounds like a fancy department or function that many companies assume they cannot afford, but it is something that every leader should be proficient at and think about daily.
Effective communication extends far beyond words. The unspoken gestures and actions that leaders employ can play a large role in conveying a message, expressing understanding and boosting overall morale. To truly excel in their roles, leaders must recognize the pivotal role of nonverbal communication in shaping interactions and organizational culture.
Leaders and hiring managers know that every job candidate must be considered based on their blend of skills, experience and personal traits, because every team member puts their personal stamp on their role and brings a unique benefit and perspective to a business. Still, there are certain qualities that all top employees tend to possess and demonstrate in their work, so experienced leaders look for them as they consider potential new team members.
Remember that first day of elementary school? Each year, heading into school with a tinge of sadness at summer’s end, but the excitement of seeing your friends, finding your classroom, and cracking open that box of new crayons.
First days were fun for the teachers, too (or so they made it seem).
Small businesses and nonprofits always have to be conscious of their spending and find ways to do more with less. While financial discipline is a necessary trait among leaders who are managing with limited budgets, the instinct to save every possible dollar can sometimes go too far.
Whether working in the office or remotely, parents often deal with multiple pulls on their time and energy, and this can be especially true in the summer. But at any time of year, many professionals are juggling managing parental responsibilities — such as attending school and sports activities and caring for their kids when they’re sick — with meeting work demands.