Strategy

Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Your Gut In Hiring Decisions

Even the most experienced managers shouldn’t rely on instinct alone when making hiring decisions. A good boss balances facts and gut impulse, writes Linda Descano, managing director and head of content and social at Citi, in a recent post on LinkedIn. When push comes to shove and two candidates look […]
Why You Shouldn’t Always Trust Your Gut In Hiring Decisions
Strategy

Employee Engagement Has To Be At The Top Of Your To-Do List

[credit provider=”ter-burg/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/5807930178/”] Companies that want to boost employee engagement sometimes can’t make their efforts stick. These businesses seek the benefits that come from increased engagement — improved productivity, profitability, safety, retention, and customer focus, among others — but they don’t feel that employee engagement is becoming integrated into the […]
Employee Engagement Has To Be At The Top Of Your To-Do List
Markets

The Collapse Of MF Global Basically Started On Corzine’s Day 1

[credit provider=”AP”] Dealbook reported that when Jon Corzine visited MF Global’s Chicago office shortly after becoming CEO in 2010,  discovering that a young trader was successfully using a small account to trade the firm’s capital, he was enthralled.With widening eyes, Corzine suspended his meet-and-greet tour to talk to the broker […]
The Collapse Of MF Global Basically Started On Corzine’s Day 1
Strategy

How To Make Your Business More Efficient

After running a business for a few years, it’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day details and forget that there are many other long-term tasks of running a business.  While keeping your business profitable seems like it’s primarily the result of increased customers and sales, it can also […]