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Recruitment: Finding the Ideal Team Member –...

I’ve been involved in recruitment for as long as I can remember. Recently it’s been in a professional setting, recruiting for a variety of roles from the VP of Operations for the 2016 Rio Olympics to sign-spinners advertising a phone company… like I said a WIDE variety of roles. However, I’ve been assembling teams for as long as I can remember. I developed my amateur recruiting skills while picking players for my playground basketball team, and I continued to use the selection process in college when I learned the art of selecting the right classmates for a group project. Pro-tip: always...

September 26, 2018

Help Your Team Exceed Their Goals

When you set the team’s goals for them, how do they do? https://youtu.be/lYBwhHXXQ8o   In this installment of our new video series, Xceleration President and CEO Ben Levenbaum explains how to get your team to elevate their performance and exceed their goals.

August 1, 2018

Innovation is Driven by Intention, Not Inspiratio...

Innovation isn’t driven by a moment of inspiration, it is a discipline that is cultivated through intention.  Do you know how to manage people towards turning an idea into the next big thing for your company? There is a myth surrounding innovation that I’ve heard a million times in my eighteen-year design career.  It goes something like this, “He was driving to work one morning when the idea hit him like a lighting bolt, and the rest is history.”  The issue with this perception is that, while it’s true ideas are sometimes conceived in a flash, there is a lot more to the story. Most disrup...

June 13, 2018

How to Increase Engagement in Less Than a Minute ...

Managers who offer timely, helpful input have employees who are three times more engaged than workers with bosses who offer zero feedback. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }   In the first installment of our new video series, Good to Great in :58, Xceleration's President and CEO Ben Levenbaum shows you how to offer your team members meaningful feedback that just m...

June 6, 2018

Rewarding Globally: Four Things to Consider (Gues...

When considering a rewards strategy for your global employee base, it’s important to keep in mind that one size does not fit all.  In a complex global economy, establishing any business program is not A to B.  It’s more like A to Q, H, P and Z and then back to B, but not before a quick pit-stop at T.  You can’t understand the global picture of a program without first diving into the various local pictures that comprise it.  For example, data privacy is a hot topic, but not everybody can recite 25 countries’ data privacy laws from memory – nor should they have to.  You can’t begin rewarding ...

May 30, 2018

How to keep millennial employees happy with recog...

People in their twenties have expectations of workplace culture that differ from preceding generations. A big differentiator that corporate leaders must take note of is that employee reward and recognition programs are a key component in retaining millennial employees, also called 'Generation Y,' to reference anyone born between the late 1980s and early 2000s.Unfortunately, research conducted by Blackhawk Engagement has found that many companies aren't as effective as they could be in satisfying this age bracket of workers. It is important for business owners to realiz...

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