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Ira Wolfe

Chief Googlization Officer, President at Poised for the Future Company

Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States

6548 Followers

Hall of Fame Speaker / Future of Work Thought Leader / Certified WHY Professional /Certified AQ Professional / Author / TEDx Speaker / Top 1% Podcaster /

I'm both fascinated and terrified by the pace of exponential change. Disruption, innovation, creativity, and disruptive transformation transpires me. I'm excited how the convergence of ideas, humans, and technology might improve the quality of life for all, advancing education, reducing poverty, protecting our planet and ...the list goes on. But the accelerating pace of technology also terrifies me, specifically when it comes to the growing knowledge gap, shifts in power, and widespread naivete of the masses.


Top 5 Global Thought Leader Future of Work and HR (Thinkers 360)

Top 25 Global Thought Leadership (Thinkers360)

Top 100 B2B Global Thought Leaders and Influencers Your Should Follow in 2021 (Thinkers360)

Top 100 Global Thought Leader That Will Inspire You in 2021 (PeopleHum)

The Most Inclusive HR Influencer List 2020 (SocialMicole.com)

Top 50 Books to Read in 2021 - Recruiting in the Age of Googlization 2nd Edition (Thinkers360)

Top 50 Podcast to Listen to in 2021 - Geeks Geezers and Googlization (Thinkers360)

I love sharing my ideas and knowledge through keynotes and other speaking opportunities. A few of my favorite and most popular topics include:

- Everywhere Workplace in a Never-Normal World
- The No BS* Workplace (*Burnout & Stress)
- There's No App to Adapt
- Building Teams WHY to WHY
- Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
- Talent and the Perfect Labor Storm
- Reimagining Your Tomorrow

Books:
Recruiting in the Age of Googlization Edition 2.0 (https://amzn.to/2SmxObK) Released 2/2020
Recruiting in the Age of Googlization (https://amzn.to/2gPbTaB) Released 12/2017
Geeks, Geezers, & Googlization
Perfect Labor Storm
Understanding Business Values and Motivation

Interviewed and quoted in Inc Magazine, Business Week, Forbes, Bank of America Small Business, CLO, Huff Post, NFIB, Fox Business, many more

Specialties: Work Futurist, HR Trends, employment and job trends, leadership skills, growth mindset, adaptability, employee experience

The foundation of my expertise is The Whole Person Approach and the integration of best practices for pre-hire tests, leadership development, leadership assessments, and workforce trends.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Lehigh Valley, PA
Speaking Topics: Future of Work, Labor and Job Trends, Employee Experience

Speaking Fee $5,000 (In-Person), $2,500 (Virtual)

Personal Speaking Website: www.irawolfe.com
Ira Wolfe Points
Academic 20
Author 1140
Influencer 440
Speaker 77
Entrepreneur 10
Total 1687

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Featured Videos

TEDx Make Change Work for You
August 16, 2022
Workforce 2030 - Lehigh Valley HR/Business Summit
August 16, 2022
The One Big Change Every Company Experience in 10 Years
August 16, 2022

Featured Topics

Everywhere Workplace in a Never-Normal World

Remember the good old pre-pandemic days when people woke up, showered, got dressed, crawled through long commutes, and searched for a coveted parking spot, just so that they could sit at a desk in a building to do work? Today, workers demand flexibility – to work from everywhere, anywhere, at any time. Building an Everywhere Workplace is not just an essential talent strategy but a business growth strategy too. Work in this Never-Normal era is filled with new opportunities and landmines. During this presentation, Future of Work global thought leader Ira S Wolfe will share new research on what employees prefer and how to strike the right balance between remote, in-person, and hybrid workplaces.

The No BS* Workplace (*Burnout & Stress)

The future of work is here and BS (burnout & stress) is taking a devastating toll on workers, from the floor to the C-Suite. Even the World Health Organization now recognizes burnout as an occupational health issue. With labor shortages on the rise and resignations in freefall, employers are finally taking the employees’ mental health and emotional wellbeing seriously. Mitigating burnout, relieving chronic stress, and better connecting employees with their work Hear from Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe on how to align company and employee expectations in a new world of work.

Future of Talent in The Perfect Labor Storm

companies do to access and retain qualified and skilled employees? For over 20 years, Ira S Wolfe has been forecasting The Perfect Labor Storm. It’s no longer coming. It’s arrived. A record number of vacant jobs, historic waves of resignations, and widening skill gaps are disrupting everything from production floors and operating rooms to classrooms and supply chains. These labor shortages are not a blip on the radar but long-term labor patterns. This storm will not blow over and solutions will not appear by themselves. Businesses and workers are playing in a new sandbox. Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe will reveal how we got into this mess and what companies must do to fill open positions despite The Perfect Labor Storm.

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Business Unit: Leadership and Employee Experience
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 27 years
Last Media Interview: 08/15/2022

Areas of Expertise

AI
AR/VR 30.66
Business Strategy 30.98
Change Management 38.75
COVID19 68.18
Culture 33.77
Customer Experience 33.91
Digital Disruption 30.48
Digital Transformation 30.12
Diversity and Inclusion 41.07
Entrepreneurship 30.61
Future of Work 87.23
Health and Wellness 30.26
HR 79.68
Innovation 30.52
Leadership 57.67
Management 42.02
Mental Health 32.33
Metaverse 32.12

Industry Experience

Healthcare
Higher Education & Research
Professional Services

Publications

1 Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor
Muhlenberg College
October 27, 2020
Designed and taught new course Organizational Change Management in Master's In Organizational Leadership program at Muhlenberg College, division of Graduate and Continuing Education.

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, Leadership

1 Analyst Report
The Perfect Labor Storm v2022
Never Normal News
November 04, 2022
For anyone that follows me, you know I create and introduce a ton of content. I've done that for most of my career starting with my first newsletter - 4 pages, 1-color - published in Oct 1980. At the time, most businesses shared a 1-page, text only, "mimeographed" sheet of paper with customers. While the deliverable has morphed into something I couldn't imagine back then, I continued that practice of curating, creating, and sharing content right up to the present time.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management

163 Article/Blogs
Thankful for Good Economic News and 22,743 downloads - Issue 112822
LinkedIn
November 28, 2022
Christmas came early this year for us this year in the shape of 22,743 podcast downloads in 1 day! It seems that “Jobs, Markets, and Money” must be on a lot of people’s minds, especially when looking forward to 2023. But despite all the economic headwinds and uncertainty, employers and employees alike will likely be excited to hear some promising forecasts from our guests, two highly respected Wall Street experts.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

2023 Economy Livestream, Perfect Labor Storm Update, Servant Leader's Touch - Nov 14, 2022
Never Normal News
November 14, 2022
In recent years, servant leadership has become a buzzword. However, some people believe many executives use it as a way to appear more compassionate and humble without making any real changes. But not today’s guest. Jeff Blade is the real deal. He exudes servant leadership every single day. It’s part of his fabric and has made a significant impact in every organization he touches. And the list is impressive: Steak & Shake, Vera Bradley, Matilda Jane, and Herff Jones to name a few. What is servant leadership and why is it gaining popularity?

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management

Future Shock 2.0 and Perfect Labor Storm Highlights for Nov 7, 2022
LinkedIn
November 07, 2022
Here's my Future Shock 2.0 and Perfect Labor Storm weekly update for November 7th, 2022...

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Running a Marathon in Clown Shoes
LinkedIn
September 20, 2022
Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 2 years, it's pretty obvious that millions of people are struggling to get their footing in this post-pandemic Never Normal era. Every day it seems we're bombarded by contradictory and paradoxical headlines: #laborshortages and #layoffs, #inflation and #wagegrowth, #worklifebalance and #burnout.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

More Evidence of a "Job Full Recovery"​
LinkedIn
August 25, 2022
While the economy continues to shrink, evidence continues to build that we will experience a “job full recovery.” (For more on what a job-full-recovery is and why a falling GDP and unemployment are now disconnected, check out my Future Shock 2.0 segments below.)

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Presenteeism Redux: Quiet Quitting
LinkedIn
August 23, 2022
Well, that didn't take long. After month after month of headline news highlighting a record number of employees quitting jobs, our propensity for boredom and healthy fetish for the catchphrase to explain complex trends struck again. News of "The Great Resignation" has apparently given way to "Quiet Quitting."

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Dame Leadership Acquires Prominent Employee Assessment Leader
Success Performance Solutions
August 09, 2022
People-first and purpose-driven leadership creates a new leadership Harrisburg, PA - Dame Leadership, a distinguished leadership development company based in Central PA, has acquired Success Performance Solutions, a leader in employee assessments based in the Lehigh...

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

What's Next? A"Job Full Downturn"​?
LinkedIn
August 05, 2022
Here we are two years later and what we have is an economic recession (or at minimum two consecutive negative quarters) and runaway inflation, coupled with the end of Roe v Wade, a 2020 Presidential election that won't end, an upcoming mid-term election that reads like far-fetched fiction, climate change running amuck, a supply chain that seems to be an accident waiting to happen, the devastating Ukrainian war, China rattling its war sabers, MonkeyPox ... to name a few. (What did I miss?)

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

It's DIRE! 1 in 7 Jobs Sit Vacant
LinkedIn
July 24, 2022
Just this past weekend, we returned home from a conference. Our flight was delayed about 3 hours. In this Never Normal world of air travel chaos, that's a win. Many other passengers weren't so lucky with many flights canceled and connections missed. Adding insult to injury, so were the restaurants, bars, and stores. I'm not talking late at night closed but doors locked and lights out at 4 to 5 in the afternoon ... on a weekend ... while hundreds, maybe thousands, of passengers scavenged for food and drink.

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Tags: Management, HR, Future of Work

Denial Bites Employers in the @$$
LinkedIn
July 16, 2022
I've been talking about the Perfect Labor Storm for a long time since the late 1990s. It started when I used to publish a newsletter each week that included what I called "facts" about the Perfect Labor Storm. Eventually, these facts and trends created the content for my first and second books. But then I stopped publishing them. I just assumed everyone read the same blogs, newspapers, journals, and articles I did so they had the same info at their fingertips too. Or maybe I believed it finally sunk in that shifting demographics wasn't on the side of employers and that an imminent shortage of workers was fast approaching.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

Investing in Lasting Culture Change with Mita Mallick
Success Performance Solutions
July 13, 2022
What is gaslighting?Gaslighting refers to manipulative actions that cause one to question their reality.Gaslighting was originally only understood in the confines of personal relationships. Mita Mallick and many others have done the work to bring awareness to.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

A 'Perfect Labor Storm'​ is Coming: Do You Hear Me Know?
Never Normal News
July 11, 2022
The above clip isn't a story from 2022, 2019, or even 2010 but from the Sunday News (Lancaster PA), November 26, 2000! You can read the full text here. The labor shortages businesses are experiencing aren't a black swan event, It was inevitable. So is the education crisis. Note the 2nd headline: Hire Education. Employers, educators, and bureaucrats just didn't take a broken education-to-employment pipeline seriously enough either.

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Tags: Management, HR, Future of Work

Saying Goodbye to Your Old Job? S.H.I.F.T., Don't SH*T
LinkedIn
May 15, 2022
Faced with a choice of living at the mercy of change or taking responsibility to make change work for you or with you, some people choose to wait and see what happens while others choose to forge their own path. Based on the most recent quits rate, It's pretty obvious a lot of people are seeking a new beginning.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Adaptability is Our Superpower in the Never Normal with Greg Verdino
Success Performance Solutions
May 14, 2022
But then all SHIFT let loose in March 2020, and the pandemic shattered the norms of the traditional workplace. Work from anywhere exploded and workplaces without borders became normal Physical proximity to jobs and even physical presence became optional. The rules about how we work, when we work, and where we work were almost instantly rewritten.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Putting the Humanity Back In HR with Steve Browne
Success Performance Solutions
May 09, 2022
A survey done in 2019 revealed that as many as 98% of CEOs said remote work wouldn’t work for their business. Lo and behold, just one year later, a global pandemic, and existential threat to business, challenged these same executives to adopt policies and shift mindsets overnight.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

How Does Pre-Employment Testing Improve Employee Retention?
Success Performance Solutions
May 08, 2022
More than 50 million employees quit their jobs in the last 12 months. About one in five of these new hires may have regrets and if history holds true, 33% of them will quit again within the next ninety days? Employee retention has never been worse in this country.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Ira's 3 Immutable Laws of Change!
LinkedIn
April 25, 2022
To put it simply, the SHIFT hit our plans in 2020 and it just seems to keep on truckin'. Calls to get back to normal are getting louder and more desperate. For millions of people, the future has become a whole lot more stressful, more exhausting, and even sometimes terrifying. According to a recent WHO brief, the impact is devastating: an increase of 25% in the prevalence of anxiety and depression.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

How Has “Zoom” Changed Work?
LinkedIn
April 11, 2022
Most of you likely have experienced or heard about writer’s block. Well, I suffer from the opposite. I searched for an official diagnosis and once again, Google somehow came up with what I needed with little fuss: hypergraphia.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

How Relationship Intelligence Helps Leaders Excel and Communicate Better with Michael Piperno
Success Performance Solutions
April 10, 2022
How to Communicate WellCommunication is the key to developing any relationship. It is not only about your choice of the words you use to convey information, but also how you tailor the communication for each audience. To be effective you need to tell the story in a...

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Five Business Benefits of a Growth Mindset
Success Performance Solutions
April 09, 2022
Unfortunately, it’s not growth that many of these workers seek but escape from a toxic boss or dead-end career. It’s stress and burnout, which are rampant and taking a catastrophic toll on workers and employers. Some surveys suggest that as many as three-quarters of the workforce might be affected. Even the most secure and accomplished people are experiencing doubt.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Build a Burnout-Proof Work Culture with David Shar
Success Performance Solutions
April 04, 2022
Burnout and work stress on the rise Millions of workers are running on fumes. Many are running for the exit doors. Others are hitting the proverbial brick wall. simply succumbing to the chronic stress induced by the pandemic but perpetuated by living life and working...

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, Future of Work

Remote Work: Full Steam Ahead or U-Turn?
LinkedIn
March 21, 2022
For good or bad, the term I coined for the future - “Never Normal” - seems to resonate - at least with journalists and bloggers. Within the week, I’ve received several alerts when Never Normal was referenced.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

“As soon as this pandemic passes…”
LinkedIn
March 15, 2022
I had the distinct pleasure of working with the Ivanti team on their just-released white paper "Everywhere Workplace Report." Based on the responses of over 6,000 global workers, 71% said they'd choose the option to work from anywhere over a promotion or raise. That trend is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gaining access to talent and retaining the workers you have. The best option for your business is clearly far more complex than just answering where workers work. The insights provided in this first-class resource offer every business owner, executive, and HR professional what they need to guide conversations around your approach to remote, hybrid, and in-person work.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

What can we do to overcome the fear of change?
LinkedIn
February 28, 2022
If there ever was a case to be made that Never Normal is the New Normal, events of the past few days offer evidence. While the worst of the pandemic finally seems to be behind us (at least for the time being), our attention has turned to the brink of war, reminiscent of a Cold War which ended before many Millennials and Gen Z were even born. Inflation is increasing at rates not seen in 40 years. And just when many companies were calling employees back to the office, rising gas prices might make employers and workers think twice before filling up their tanks.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

UGH! Metathesiophia Epidemic Clogs Business Growth
LinkedIn
February 14, 2022
Are you finding yourself feeling stuck and stressed out by all the changes thrust upon us these past 2 years? If so, you are not alone. You might even say that, in these Never-Normal times, freaking out about change is actually one of those few things that is still normal!

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

How Can DISC Profile Testing Transform Your People-Forward Transformation?
Success Performance Solutions
February 14, 2022
This is especially important when forming new teams or adding a new hire to an existing team. At a time when tried-and-true hiring processes are being severely tested, why not take advantage of all the talent management tools in your arsenal? That’s why we’ve assembled a guide to DISC profile testing and how it transforms your people-forward processes.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

What’s Wrong with HR Tech?
Success Performance Solutions
February 13, 2022
What’s Wrong with HR Tech?Episode Title: Plan, Integrate, AutomateLast year over 18 billion dollars were infused into HR tech, yet only 40% of senior HR leaders say they have a digital transformation plan in place for their businesses. According to Chad Sowash, the.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

The Economists Got It Wrong Again!
LinkedIn
February 04, 2022
We kicked off this year with Mo Hamzian talking about Workplace 3.0, Vivian Blade on being Resilience Ready, Ben M. Bensaou on Built to Innovate, and Chad Sowash on the future of HR tech. Watch for Chad's episode to drop next week. OnDeck is Gad Lavenson who will dazzle us with his mastery of labor trends and forecasts followed by talent strategy master Marc Effron.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

9 Employee Recruitment Tips Most Companies Ignore
Success Performance Solutions
January 22, 2022
At one point in 2021, there were over 21 million jobs available but only 8 million people looking for a job. Many employers were left scratching their heads, trying to figure out why so few people were applying for their jobs. And just when it seemed the gap was closing, more than 21 million workers quit their jobs over a 4 month period in the second half of the year.

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Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Future of Work

Here's Your Sign!
LinkedIn
January 19, 2022
Comedian Bill Engvall has made a pretty darn good living out of pointing out stupid things that people do to the tune of about $40 million net worth. His message resonated so well with people that they were willing to give up some of the their hard-earned money to purchase and pin a sign on themselves that said “I’m stupid!” Imagine that. If a manager asked the same person to identify as “I’m stupid” in the workplace, he’d likely be sued for hostile environment and/or harassment. But Engvall not only got people to admit they might be stupid but pay him to admit it! Wouldn’t you like to have that ability?

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Reinventing HR: Why Dave Ulrich Thinks It's Time
LinkedIn
January 10, 2022
Regarded as "the father of modern HR," Dave Ulrich says it's time to "reinvent" human resources in a way that lives up to its potential, helping organizations succeed at a time of rapid change.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

How Appropriate for the Day Blackberry Stopped Working!
Never Normal News
January 04, 2022
How appropriate! On this 4th day of 2022, the once-ubiquitous Blackberry smartphone stopped working and headlines flashed across our screens and devices that a record 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in November (and it’s not even noon yet on the East Coast.) For those of you who are counting, that’s over 20 million quits in just 4 months, just as reported job openings jumped to 12 million. Those numbers don’t even include fallout and disruption from the ongoing Omicron variant surge.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Change Management

Pre-Employment Testing for Healthcare Workers
Success Performance Solutions
December 28, 2021
Pre-Employment Testing for Healthcare WorkersOne of the best ways to ensure you hire the right candidate is with pre-employment testing. Learn why pre-employment testing for healthcare workers matters here.The 2021 NSI National Health Care Retention & RN Staffing...

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Jobs, Labor, and What to Expect in 2022
Success Performance Solutions
December 27, 2021
Jackie Greene believes the upcoming year 2022 will be a year of slowing growth, compared to 2021. While economic growth hit a record high of demand this past year, Greene suggests it was mainly due to the fact we were coming off the first year of the pandemic. Admittedly some of this growth was natural, the pace is unsustainable because many companies will be unable to keep up with future demand.

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

REIMAGINE YOUR TOMORROW WITH LIFE-WORK INTEGRATION
Success Performance Solutions
December 14, 2021
The job market continues to shift as recent labor market reports show an historic increase in the number of voluntary quits across multiple industries. In-person and manual jobs now have a quit rate above 4%, which represents an incredible change compared to the 2% quit rate that existed just months earlier. Blue-collar, white-collar, and government positions are also experiencing a drastic uptick in voluntary resignations, meaning the “Great Resignation” still has more surprises up its sleeve. This week we’re joined by Keith Campagna—the former Geeks Geezers Googlization co-host himself and now founder of Lifework Integration, LLC and Chief Sales Officer of The ROI Shop. Ready to dive in and discuss the value and need for life-work integration?

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Omicron Variant and the “Adaptability” Booster
Success Performance Solutions
November 28, 2021
An Imaginary Interview about the VUCA Virus and the Adaptability Booster with Dr. A "Dap" TabilityAny doubt that our future will be anything less than VUCA - (Volatile-Uncertain-Complex-Ambiguous) - vaporized with the stunning introduction of Omicron, our newest...

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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work, COVID19

9 NOTABLE LEADERSHIP SKILLS OF THE FUTURE LEADER
Success Performance Solutions
November 27, 2021
An Interview with Jacob MorganOur world is almost unrecognizable as science fiction seems to blur with reality. What has become painfully clear is that the leadership skills of yesterday won't solve or even manage the problems of tomorrow. To find the skills and...

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

A DISC Recipe for a Happy Thanksgiving Dinner
Success Performance Solutions
November 25, 2021
Whether it is Uncle Bob, Grandma, or cousin Sue, there are basically four different ways people prepare and celebrate the holiday. Understanding these four styles can be the difference between celebrating another memorable family event … or a food fight with tempers flaring. Each of these styles fit into what is commonly called the DISC behavioral style model.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

DARE TO DREAM, CONNECT PURPOSE AND WORK
Success Performance Solutions
November 16, 2021
In the wake of the Great Resignation and the disruption caused by the COVID19 pandemic, millions of people are looking for a way out of their jobs. In fact, the number of workers quitting their jobs, often without a replacement lined up, hit another record high in September 2021.

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, COVID19

Perfect Labor Storm
Success Performance Solutions
November 13, 2021
PERFECT LABOR STORM Monday Fire Takeover November 1, 2021 Ira S WolfeHappy Monday. It's Nikki (Lewallen), and this Monday Fire takeover is with Ira Wolfe, a new partner to the People Forward Network, and we are geeked to have him. He is a prolific...

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

CAN DESIGN THINKING SOLVE YOUR HIRING WOES?
Success Performance Solutions
November 07, 2021
And by all indications, the situation may get worse. A recent McKinsey Quarterly report shows that 40% of people are thinking of leaving their jobs within three to six months. This is counterintuitive to the assumption that the elimination of COVID-related unemployment benefits would motivate job seekers sitting on the sidelines to look for a job. Surprisingly it had the opposite effect. Last quarter’s report stated 36% of people who left jobs did so without another job lined up. With more jobs than ever and fewer people willing to work them, it’s no surprise that some employers are looking to restyle their recruitment practices. Jodi Brandstetter, author of Hire by Design and CEO of Influence Network Media, speaks about how design thinking may be the answer for many employers and recruiters, and how the candidate perspective has been lost.

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Tags: Design Thinking, Leadership, Future of Work

[PODCAST] Addicted to Certainty
Success Performance Solutions
November 01, 2021
ADDICTED TO CERTAINTY Monday Fire Takeover October 18, 2021 Ira S WolfeHappy Monday. It's Nikki (Lewallen) and our next Monday Fire Takeover is with Ira Wolfe, a new partner to the People-Forward Network. And we are geeked to have him. He is a prolific.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Home Health Workers: Pre-Employment Tests
Success Performance Solutions
October 31, 2021
Home health is a growing industry, and we're here to help you find the best candidates! Discover pre-employment test options for home health workers.A person is so much more than a piece of paper. While resumes are certainly vital to the recruiting process, they...

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

The Hybrid Workplace A Post-Pandemic Legacy?
Success Performance Solutions
October 18, 2021
“Where do you work” took on a whole new meaning and importance beginning March 2020. Prior to that, people went to work and the hybrid work model was almost taboo. Today where, when, and how people work is evolving on an hour-to-hour basis. Organizations and businesses of all types and sizes are being forced to create the post-pandemic workplace on-the-fly. What do owners and executives need to consider? What remote work lessons did we learn over the last 18 months? How should managers personalize employee health and safety concerns? For answers, Farissa Knox, founder and CEO of RLM Media, joins us for this Geeks Geezers Googlization episode. Farissa embraced the hybrid work model for her large team of employees and will share lessons she learned and offer tips for CEOs and owners who are in the midst of reimagining their workplace.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Culture

Google for Jobs Unleashed
Success Performance Solutions
October 11, 2021
Google for Jobs Unleashed Alex Murphy, JobSync No job candidate should be left behind. In a labor market when overall jobs are up 96% compared to pre-pandemic norms and job openings significantly exceed available workers, no company can afford to lose a candidate due..

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

WHERE HAS TRUST GONE?
Success Performance Solutions
October 03, 2021
After working with multiple startups and larger companies with their innovation strategies, Dr. Solomon says he realized there was a deeper issue that prevented companies from practicing the strategies he suggested: Employers didn’t trust their employees. Without this trust, employees didn’t have the autonomy needed to complete their work and were too concerned to have constructive disagreements.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Future of Work

Recruiting and Retaining Gen Z in a Tik-Tok World
Success Performance Solutions
September 17, 2021
Recruiting and Retaining Gen ZHow to Welcome Young Adults Into Your Workplace Danielle Farage & Rosa BeltranWhy aren’t Gen Z adults applying to your company and jobs?Social media has often been associated with Generation Z, and many see the platforms in a...

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Tags: Social, Leadership, Future of Work

How to Write Great Job Descriptions to Attract the Right Talent
Success Performance Solutions
September 08, 2021
How to Write Great Job Descriptions to Attract the Right TalentAs a business, you want to attract the best of the best. To do that, you'll want to know how to write job descriptions that get job-seekers excited!More than 11 million people handed in their resignations..

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Tags: Innovation, HR, Future of Work

Recruiting Innovative Employees: The Curiosity Code
Success Performance Solutions
September 07, 2021
Recruiting Innovative Employees: The Curiosity CodeSearching for innovative employees? What encourages or deters curiosity in an individual? Learn about this assessment and how it could change your company.Every company is looking for a way to get ahead in the market,..

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Future of Work

Taming Employee Turnover An Interview with Employee Turnover Expert Dick Finnegan
Success Performance Solutions
September 06, 2021
That describes HR and modern-day recruitment in many companies. It’s not only bad business. This approach is bad for the bottom line. Employee turnover rates have become the second or third major cost for corporations. The number of people quitting their jobs is at an all-time high. Because the number of job openings is also at an all-time high, losing existing employees only compounds the pain.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

YOUR RECRUITMENT END OF SUMMER MUST-DO LIST
Success Performance Solutions
August 31, 2021

Gen Z is the newest cohort to join the working ranks. Knowing how to attract Generation Z employees starts with understanding who they are and their job search habits. Meeting them on their own terms could be the difference between filling open jobs quickly and prolonged vacancies and high quit rates. What must your company do to recruit and retain Gen Z? That is the question we plan to answer during this episode of Geeks Geezers Googlization. We invited two incredible Gen Z – Danielle Farage and Rosa Beltran – to find out what’s important to them, what’s not, and what turns them off? What do they want out of a job and employer? How important are a company’s culture and employment brand? How do they use social media and which channels do they prefer? Should you be using Tik Tok to recruit? You surely don’t want to miss this episode!

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

The 5 skills all HR leaders need to succeed during the Great Resignation
Cornerstone OnDemand
August 23, 2021
Until a few weeks ago, few of us ever heard about a mental condition called the “twisties.” But then Simone Biles, who has been called the greatest gymnast of all time, opened up about the condition: experiencing dangerous disorientation while performing moves she had spent years practicing.

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16 Best Recruiting Books to Read in 2021
Success Performance Solutions
August 15, 2021
Notable Quote: “It’s not just that jobs are changing, but job classifications are changing too. A popular estimate suggests that 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t exist.”

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Workers are walking out on the job.
Success Performance Solutions
August 14, 2021
Ira Wolfe, president at Success Performance Solutions, has researched and written about many workforce trends over the past 20 years and has written a book on recruiting in the age of “googlization” and agrees on talking to your employees. He suggested conducting “stay interviews” asking employees what they do and don’t like about the job and what would keep them.

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Employers’ Latest Hiring Tactic: Tuition-Free Degrees
Success Performance Solutions
August 10, 2021
EMPLOYERS’ LATEST HIRING TACTIC: TUITION-FREE DEGREES By Marcy Kreiter Previously printed on The Food Institute websiteTuition reimbursement programs aren’t new, of course, but they are becoming a more attractive incentive these days.Hiring and retaining employees has...

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Ira Wolfe talks with Human Experience About Elevate and Monetize HR
Success Performance Solutions
August 01, 2021
Ira Wolfe talks with Human Experience About Elevate and Monetize HRIn this week’s conversation on Geeks Geezers and Googlization Podcast, Ira Wolfe talks with Human Experience Evangelist, Elisa Garn on the topic “Elevate and Monetize HR”.Segment One - The current..

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Top 100 HR Influencers in 2021
Success Performance Solutions
July 31, 2021
Twenty-one years Wolfe coined “Perfect Labor Storm” to describe a convergence of demographic, socio-economic, and technological trends that would change the way businesses would do business. He forecast an imminent cataclysmic shift in the workforce, which is playing out right now in the post-pandemic economy.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Where Have All the Workers Gone?
Success Performance Solutions
July 31, 2021
Cognitive Dissonance: Where Have All the Workers Gone?Ira Wolfe converses with futurist David Houle to shed lights adapting to cognitive dissonance, Covid and its unpredictability and a new normal.Segment One - Cognitive dissonance is a situation where one has to live...

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Virtual Reality in HR
Success Performance Solutions
July 18, 2021
Matt Burns discusses the fascinating incorporation of VR and AR into the world of HR and how it can completely change the way we experience work in terms of hiring, training, and beyond. VR is NOT just for gaming anymore!

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6 Reasons Why You Need to Test Office Skills Before Hiring
Success Performance Solutions
July 17, 2021
The spring of 2021 saw a gain of over half a million jobs available to workers throughout the country. Consumer demand is picking up as the labor market indicates welcoming signs of expansion.

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Your Job Seekers Are on Mobile, Why Aren't You?
Cornerstone on Demand
July 14, 2021
Imagine your CEO's reaction if the marketing and sales team informed her that more than 50 percent of customers used a mobile device to access a recent promotion, but 98.5 percentabandoned the sale because the process was too complicated. Yikes.

Well, this rate of success (or lack thereof) happens every day in millions of businesses when it comes to recruiting—and no one seems to raise an eyebrow. The business case for improving mobile recruitment is compelling, but for some baffling reason, it gets little attention. Why?

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Microaggressions @ Work
Success Performance Solutions
July 11, 2021
Heather R. Younger, the founder of Employee Fanatix, reveals tips on how to deal with microaggressions at work and how leadership can approach discrimination and bias in a more caring, understanding fashion. This will, in turn, make the workplace a much more accepting and comfortable place for all involved.

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Perfect Labor Storm Author Ira S Wolfe joins this month’s Tune in Tuesdays
Success Performance Solutions
July 10, 2021
In 1999, Ira S Wolfe coined the term “perfect labor storm” to describe an unprecedented future shortage of skilled workers. Twenty-one years later, the Perfect Labor Storm has landed.

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Rebuilding and Refilling America’s Talent Pipeline | The Gordon Report
Success Performance Solutions
July 05, 2021
As far back as 1999, both Wolfe and Gordon predicted the current labor market crisis. Wolfe called it “The Perfect Labor Storm” and Gordon described “Employment Meltdown.” Wolfe noted, “Sometimes it is painful to be right.” While the pandemic may not have caused the labor shortages, it definitely accelerated the journey that got us here.

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Post-Pandemic Recruiting College Students and Recent Grads
Success Performance Solutions
June 28, 2021
Steven Rothberg is the founder of CollegeRecruiter.com, and during this episode, Steven discusses the shift in college recruitment post-pandemic and into 2022. He talks about the shift in what jobs employers are trying to fill in today’s market. He also addresses the issues facing employers being able to hire the types of employees needed to keep their businesses afloat.

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8 Surprising Characteristics of a Good Employee
Success Performance Solutions
June 27, 2021
Hiring an employee can be expensive. In fact, according to a survey by SHRM companies spend over $4,000 per hire. When you learn more about the characteristics of a good employee, you will reap the benefits of a more engaged worker and enjoy employee retention. The best path to lower turnover is to stop hiring over and over again for the same job!

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Can Video Job Postings Help Fill Open Jobs Faster
Success Performance Solutions
June 26, 2021
Lindsay Stanton is the President of Digi-Me. Her company “unites” employers and job candidates using video. For today’s labor market, video is a vital ingredient of the hiring and onboarding process including digital job fairs,

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Not Enough Job Applicants? Your Candidate Experience May Be All FCDD-up!
Success Performance Solutions
June 22, 2021
Imagine this. Your company launches a massive sales and marketing campaign that you’ve been planning for months. You blast out emails and texts, engage customers on social media, and promote your sale by billboards, TV, and radio. After a few days, all you hear is crickets. Everyone’s attention and blame turn to your marketing department and agency.

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Quit Rates Hit 20-record high | Perfect Labor Storm
Ira S Wolfe
June 15, 2021
When I wrote my first book in 2004, things like “the cloud” and iPads were nothing more than a “geeks” fantasy. Instead, I predicted a “Perfect Labor Storm,” an accelerating convergence of demographics, technology, education, and globalization. Fast forward 17 years. More U.S. workers are quitting their jobs than at any time since 2000. The US Chamber of Commerce just confirmed labor shortages are the most critical and widespread challenge facing businesses. According to a recent WSJ article, some regions of the country are experiencing more than 3 job openings for each unemployed worker. The result: 92 percent of small business owners report few or no "qualified" applicants. In the last 30 days, job openings reached record levels - exceeding the record set in November 2018 and 24% higher than pre-pandemic February 2020.

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CEO CHAT with Ira S Wolfe | Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Success Performance Solutions
June 12, 2021
CEO Chat hosts, Al Cini and Joe Asumendi, talk with their guest Ira S Wolfe, Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions. Topics include recruitment, hiring, talent acquisition, Millennials, Gen Z, and pre-employment testing. The interview was recorded at RVN Television.

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How to Get Millenials and Gen Z to Say “I Love it Here”
Success Performance Solutions
June 08, 2021
Clint Pulver, “The Undercover Millenial,” and author of the book “I Love It Here: How Great Leaders Create Organizations Their People Never Want to Leave, discusses different management styles and how they affect the culture of the workforce. The ideas he presents are practical, essential, and often overlooked by management across the board. He speaks about two main concepts that, if followed, will have employees, regardless of generation, say, “I Love it Here,” and never want to leave your company.

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Ticking Time Bomb, Post-Pandemic Labor Shortages | The Gordon Report
Success Performance Solutions
June 07, 2021
In this month’s webinar, Ira S Wolfe and Gordon explore the post-pandemic labor and job market. They warn us about the labor shortages that face not just the U.S. but the rest of the world, as well. The prospects are frightening, and if there is not a change in the way families focus on the education of their children, educators educate children, and businesses offer training or similar opportunities, the bomb will explode, and the world will suffer in its wake.

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Women in the Workplace, Diversity Hiring
Success Performance Solutions
June 03, 2021
Georgene Huang is the founder of FairyGodBoss.com, the largest women’s career community in the world. On this podcast she reveals the challenges women face in the workplace, including women of color and women who fall into other minority categories. Why FairyGodBoss? Georgene explains a Fairy God Boss is anyone who elevates women in the workplace. The “shesession” facing the world today poses a unique problem for inclusion and diversity in the workplace, and Georgene talks about those issues and how companies can effectively address them.

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Human Capital Management Meets Wall Street
Success Performance Solutions
May 22, 2021
Companies spend more on people than any other asset. If companies are not measuring the return they are getting on this tremendous expense/asset, they are not doing good business. People should be thought of as an investment, not just an expense. If human capital is not appropriately invested in, then a wave will crash down upon every aspect of the business. Data Analytics should be used to make informed Human Resource decisions. Using Human Capital Analytics helps determine what is best for the company as a whole and what will benefit most people.

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Your Job Seekers Are on Mobile, Why Aren't You?
Cornerstone OnDemand
May 06, 2021
Imagine your CEO's reaction if the marketing and sales team informed her that more than 50 percent of customers used a mobile device to access a recent promotion, but 98.5 percentabandoned the sale because the process was too complicated. Yikes.

Well, this rate of success (or lack thereof) happens every day in millions of businesses when it comes to recruiting—and no one seems to raise an eyebrow. The business case for improving mobile recruitment is compelling, but for some baffling reason, it gets little attention. Why?

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What is VUCA?
Success Performance Solutions
May 05, 2021
The U.S. military recognized something was different in the early 1990s. While the rest of the world watched the fall of the Berlin Wall, they saw a new world order. It shifted its strategy and even coined a funny-sounding acronym to deal with what they anticipated.

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What is Mental Flexibility?
Success Performance Solutions
May 03, 2021
In a fast changing, uncertain, and complex world (VUCA), our prior mental models, experiences, and even our education are poor guides for good decisions in the future. That doesn’t mean we throw “the baby out with the dirty bathwater,” but learn to question our assumptions and unlearn skills and behaviors that no longer work.
Psychological, or cognitive, flexibility is a fundamental aspect of health. When people possess this type of flexibility, they are more able to manage themselves – positive emotions and well-being – in an unpredictable and uncertain world.

Mental flexibility isn’t just helpful in our personal lives, though. Increasingly, it is a necessary, but short in supply, trait in the workplace. It allows one to see tensions or trade-offs in everyday life as innovative ways to learn and ultimately adapt.

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VUCA Ready Management
Success Performance Solutions
May 02, 2021
To be fair, making sense of change has always been challenging. Change is nothing new. But increasing instability and a pace of change that seems to be accelerating at warp speed is creating an environment best described in military terms: VUCA.

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REACH for Top Talent: Recruitment and Hiring in a Post-Pandemic World
Success Performance Solutions
May 01, 2021
With 96% of adults under 30 owning a smartphone, job searching is easier than ever. Job seekers can browse jobs of any kind and in any place from anywhere in the world. This is also beneficial for the employer because they have more candidates available.

Smartphones aren’t merely popular—they are often a person’s only option of accessing the internet. Because of this, it’s vital for companies to make their job applications easy to fill out on mobile devices (To learn how to “test” your career site and application for mobile readiness, click here.) If your application isn’t mobile-friendly, you aren’t going to get job seekers to apply.

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Women over 50 Are Not Done Yet!
Success Performance Solutions
April 30, 2021
​Working women have made impressive progress. But here we are in 2021, still arguing and fighting for equality in the workplace. Discrimination is still prevalent, although its execution might be a big more subtle. Just 20 years ago, S&P 500 companies claimed only 2 women among the elite CEO club. Today, 41 women are CEOs of companies such as General Motors, Best Buy, Walgreens, The Hershey Company, Oracle, Citigroup, and Clorox. But still, that’s only 8 percent of CEOs, while women make up more than half the U.S. population. Women made gains in the C-Suite too but are still outnumbered

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What is Virtual Reality and How Can It Change the World?
Success Performance Solutions
April 26, 2021
​Communication has evolved throughout the generations. From paper mail, telegraphs, telephones, to mobile phones, the exchange of information and experiences has become extremely convenient. Instead of days and weeks of waiting, you only need a few seconds (and even less). The turning point of this evolution of modern communication has been the emergence of the Internet. The internet provided innovative and modern ways of communication, from instant messaging to video calling. With immersive video technology on the horizon, Virtual Reality is once again bound to disrupt the status quo of communication – from politics, economics, medicine, social interaction, to even education.

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In Search of Employee Resilience
Success Performance Solutions
April 25, 2021
A good employee wants to be resilient, and it’s important for your organization’s leaders to promote resilience in your workers.
The American Institute of Stress reported 40% of people said they feel extremely stressed at work.

Many of us understand the hard-hitting demands a job can place on us. Throw a pandemic into the mix and resilience becomes as essential as the air we breathe. Between juggling personal demands, difficult clients, and tight deadlines, we find ourselves on the brink of a meltdown.

Uncertainty and more setbacks will be inevitable. To keep employees safe, it’s important to boost resilience among them. If you own a business, it’s crucial to support and build a flexible team. In the quick guide below, we’ll show you what workplace resilience is and how to look for it. Keep reading for help on how to develop a bullet-proof team.

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What is Grit (And How Can It Help Your Business)?
Success Performance Solutions
April 24, 2021
How do you ensure your employees persevere during tough times? Having grit is an increasingly important trait for employees to have in business and personal life today. It’s even more important for someone running a business to have gritty workers they can rely on.

This article will outline how to best utilize grit to help your business.

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Is It Time for Employers to Embrace the Side Hustle?
Success Performance Solutions
April 16, 2021
The pandemic made people develop and discover skills fast, to fill the void caused by the sudden loss of a job and abrupt transformation to working from home. Mass layoffs and significant loss of work hours forced millions of people to look for alternative sources of income. Welcome to the age of the side hustle. The gig economy was already growing like weeds in summer but the pandemic kicked it into high gear. But on the brink of normalcy and the end to the pandemic, will employers embrace or discourage workers from keeping the side hustle?

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What Is a Growth Mindset?
Success Performance Solutions
April 16, 2021
A study from 2019 found that the academic outcomes of adolescents could be improved by teaching people about having a growth mindset. Can this tactic be used to create success outside of the classroom, as well?

So far, signs point to yes.

What exactly is a growth mindset, though? Is it something that you can develop over time or do you have to be born with it?

Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about having a growth mindset and how it can help you.

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4-Day Work Week in a Remote Work World
Success Performance Solutions
April 10, 2021
COVID19 changed the game for every dimension of business. From multi-billion-dollar conglomerates to small family businesses, no one was exempted from the disruptions it brought. Commuting to work ended abrupting and remote work became the new normal overnight. With the vaccines rolling out, businesses are reopening. The roadways, streets, and offices are starting to fill up once again. Not unexpected, there’s a lot of talk again about the 4-Day Work Week. Will this still work after the pandemic demonstrated that remote work and hybrid workplaces can be as or even more productive? How does a 4 Day work week even work in a 24/7 connected world. Today, the Do-Be Associates, Brian Gorman (Mr Be) and Tony Carnesi (Mr Do), shed light on the future of the 4-Day Work Week. Combining their organizational and business experiences, collaborating with their clients, and countless trials and errors, they have proven that 4-Day Work Week is an excellent framework to reimagine how work gets done, beneficial for the business owner and its employees.

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IT’S NOT ABOUT A NEW NORMAL: MISTAKES TO AVOID IN 2021
Cornerstone
April 07, 2021
All of us at one time or another have woken up from a deep sleep and didn’t know where we were. We jump out of bed and stub our toe on the corner of the bed. We eventually find the light switch and pull back the curtains. Finally, a sudden burst of clarity washes over us, which reminds us that we’re traveling for business or visiting a friend. We breathe a sigh of relief and calm our pounding heart. While the room is still unfamiliar, we’re okay.

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Toxic Masculinity, Women at Work, Glass Cliffs
Success Performance Solutions
April 01, 2021
Since antiquity, the notion of men being above women had always been done in practice in work-related environments. This worsens when the racial attribute is added into the equation—making everything chaotic in politics, corporate scenarios, and even in personal relationships. Shifting the idea of dominance to equity seemed difficult but doable for as long as everyone has an open-ears, open-mind, and an open heart.

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Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
Success Performance Solutions
March 23, 2021
Recruiting top talent is important. Keeping your already highest-performing employees on your payroll is even better. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as it used to be. You can’t treat your employees like robots and expect them to stay.

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Gender Diversity, Recruiting 2021
Success Performance Solutions
March 20, 2021
​Increasing gender diversity is a top priority for a lot of organizations these days. In fact, a recent survey by FairyGodBoss revealed that 98 percent of organizations say diversity recruiting is a priority in 2021. Unfortunately, only 1 in 4 of those same companies has a requirement for diverse slates of candidates. So it is very appropriate and not just coincidental that this episode falls in Women’s History Month and a few days after International Women’s Day. Romy Newman, the cofounder of FairyGodBoss, the largest online career community for women, joins Geeks Geezers and Googlization to discuss what companies can do to get closer to reaching diversity and hiring goals.

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Investing in Diversity and Social Impact
Success Performance Solutions
March 12, 2021
What are the traits a company should have that would want to make someone invest their own money? What are investors looking for that makes them willing to put their money on the line? We discuss these traits with our guest Marjorie Radlo-Zandi in today’s episode.

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Job Shock & Manufacturing Jobs
Success Performance Solutions
March 06, 2021
On the brink of a Fourth Industrial Revolution with a skillset deficient workforce, a devastating “Job Shock” is in the foreseeable future. Today we explore the impact of technological revolution, labor market disruption, and learning gaps on the U.S. manufacturing workforce. Renowned labor economist and 20X author Edward Gordon delves into the possibilities of this manufacturing employment meltdown- and what can be done to mitigate it.

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FOCUS ON EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE—NOT EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT—IN 2021
Cornerstone on Demand
March 02, 2021
Modern employee-employer relationships are inherently complicated. Add a distributed workplace and a pandemic to the mix, and managing the modern workforce became exponentially more complex almost overnight. Today, leaders have to think about everything from culture to well-being to purpose and meaning—the entirety of the employee journey, known as the employee experience.

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Googlization Nation Newsletter
LinkedIn
March 02, 2021
You don't have to search far to find hundreds of experts touting resilience as a superpower we can summon to ease post-pandemic pain, distress, and disruption. So why is this time so different? What makes resilience a tool for sissies?

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Walk the Talk, Brand and Culture Alignment
Success Performance Solutions
February 25, 2021
Imagine the performance of a company where all employees are aligned with the same vision. Culture alignment is essential to progress and success. How can organizations achieve a workforce that walks the talk through a greater connection to purpose?

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Mega HR Trends 2021
Success Performance Solutions
February 18, 2021
In 2021, organizations prioritizing strong ethical leadership and anti-fragility courses of action are winning. Companies placing emphasis on the more organic format of workflow-driven learning have more effective employees. But these HR trends are more complex and multi-faceted than they appear. Today’s discussion on “Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization” dives into a deeper analysis of what these mega HR trends truly mean.

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What’s Next for Higher Education?
Success Performance Solutions
February 12, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic has created massive disruption in the realm of higher education. Students are facing depersonalized, unengaging methods of learning through screens. But what if e-learning didn’t have to be so “distant”? Higher education is on the brink of a digital revolution.

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How to Choose the Right Aptitude Tests For Your Team
Success Performance Solutions
February 09, 2021
Do you ever wish there was a way to determine a worker’s abilities before you hired them? Are you looking for a way to streamline your hiring process and improve success? If so, then it’s time to implement aptitude tests into your screening routine.

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4 KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN 2021
Cornerstone OnDemand
January 11, 2021
Six decades ago, Alan Shephard became the first American astronaut in space. Fifty years ago, we landed on the moon. Just two months ago, a four-person crew successfully launched aboard the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history.

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Writing The Perfect Rejection Letter for a Better Candidate Experience
Success Performance Solutions
January 04, 2021
Sometimes we have the unfortunate experience of needing to write a rejection letter to a job candidate. It’s possible that the candidate was an awesome person, someone who could be your best friend. But maybe the position has been filled internally, or that someone else was just a better cultural fit or has more expertise for a skill you need. It’s also possible that this candidate wasn’t at all what you needed.

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Up Your Adaptability Quotient
Success Performance Solutions
December 20, 2020
Are you trying to stay one step ahead of the competition? In business, even the slightest advantage can make or break your company. But just how do you get that all-important competitive advantage?

In a crowded marketplace or fast-moving industry, it can be extremely hard. Below, we give you our must-know tips on how to get a competitive advantage

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Economic Outlook 2021 Boom, Doom, or Gloom An Interview with ITR Economics’ Alan Beaulieu WHAT TO EXPECT
Success Performance Solutions
December 15, 2020
This year has been packed full of unpredictable events, including widespread social unrest, a raucous election season, a massive economic crisis, and, of course, a pandemic. With all the unforeseeable things that have happened this year, you might be thinking: “How could anyone possibly see what is coming next?”

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WHY RESILIENCE IN THE WORKPLACE IS KEY IN 2021
Cornerstone on Demand
December 02, 2020
We’ve got a problem, Houston! Humans suck at disruptive and exponential change. As if we need any more proof of how harsh and unkind 2020 has been, even the most focused and conditioned humans on the planet are being tested like never before. Just imagine where that leaves the rest of us!

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RECRUITERS BEWARE Job Aggregators May Be Killing Your Candidate Experience
Success Performance Solutions
December 01, 2020
If your recruitment strategy isn’t giving the results you need, it might be because job aggregators are killing your candidate experience. Even though job aggregators can sometimes be helpful, Graham Thornton, co-founder of Change State, offers a chilling warning: “recruiters beware.” When can job aggregators help, and when do they hurt? More importantly, what can you do to make sure you get the ebay results from your recruitment strategy?

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Make Inclusion Feel Natural “The Submarine Way” An Interview with Deb Fortin and John Vincent SEGMENT #1 – FE
Success Performance Solutions
November 13, 2020
The survival of humanity depends on inclusion, so claim Deborah Cake Fortin and Jon Gregory Vincent. These authors believe that organically ingraining inclusion in the workplace so that it feels natural is fundamental to success and even our very survival. They are on a mission to change the way inclusion happens in the workplace.

Fortin and Vincent believe that diversity and inclusion are the solution, not the problem, and they are on a mission to help organizations across the world build more equitable workplaces. Fortin combines her years of corporate experience with Vincent’s military career to create a compelling new model for creating diversity, inclusion, and equity in order to not only do the right thing but drive productivity and improve your bottom line.

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Ways to Boost Employee Engagement While Remote
Success Performance Solutions
November 02, 2020
Remote work has surged in recent years, with most employees preferring flexibility in their work schedule to harness stronger work-life balance. Working from home comes with it’s own challenges though, with many employers struggling to find ways to remain connected with their teams. We have generated a list of ways to encourage employee engagement while remote to stay intune with your team members and adjust to the rise in remote work.

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Adaptability, An Organizational Superpower and Employee Super Skil
Success Performance Solutions
October 31, 2020
The world is changing at a dizzying pace, and the organizations that hire and train adaptable employees are the ones that will lead through these changes. Ira Wolfe sat down with Open Sourced Workplace host Steve Todd to discuss the importance of adaptability, how to assess it, and how to get started improving it. An innovative assessment developed by AQai can help employees and organizations quantify their adaptability quotient and develop road maps to boost AQ intelligence. Just like any other skill, adaptability can be learned. With smart tools and intentional training, anyone can improve their ability to adapt to the ever-changing world.

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What You Learn From Employee Self-Assessment and Pre-Employment Tests
Success Performance Solutions
October 22, 2020
Employee self-assessment and pre-employment tests can help you get to know someone’s attitude, personality type, and their work style. They can tell you if a person is suited to the position they are applying for, if they will fit on your team and company culture, and can serve as an onboarding tool to assist the candidates in their own self development.

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7 Tips on Creating Call Center Assessment Tests for Small Businesses
Success Performance Solutions
October 22, 2020

7 Tips on Creating Call Center Assessment Tests for Small Businesses Hiring the wrong candidate can cost you a lot of money. It's crucial you make sure employees are the right fit for your company before making an offer. How do you find the right employees? People can...

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WHY THE KEY TO DEI INITIATIVES IS DATA
Cornersto/ReWork
October 15, 2020
Since June, there’s been a renewed urgency in corporate America to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. And recently, I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Solange Charas. She is the founder and CEO of HC Moneyball, a data scientist and HR compensation consultant on a mission to ensure equity doesn’t become just another buzzword in business. Quantifying equity can be uncomfortable, exposing unspoken truths previously accepted in company cultures. But measuring behaviors, good or bad, is necessary, and brings us closer to real change.

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Hiring the Right Talent Is Never Easy but That’s No Excuse for Mistakes
Success Performance Solutions
October 07, 2020
When the Coronavirus pandemic began, Mike Sarraille and George Randle noticed that some businesses started losing their minds. Why? Because they did not invest in talent that could work in any environment. Hiring the right talent This distress is a symptom of bad...

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Lead the Pack: 7 Essential Leadership Skills
Success Performance Solutions
September 28, 2020
Are you interested in improving your leadership skills? Are you completely lost on what leader qualities are most important to integrate into your management style?

It’s not as difficult as you think to be a strong leader that helps your entire team succeed, as long as you work at your skills and try your best.

\We’ve got the top areas you need to succeed today. Let’s go through all of the leadership skills you need to succeed in your field.

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[Podcast] Great Organizations Avoid Making These 3 Hiring Mistakes
Success Performance Solutions
September 25, 2020
Hiring the right talent is never easy, but Mike Sarraille and George Randle highlight three common mistakes in their new book The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent. Too many companies lack a talent mindset, do not connect hiring decisions to their strategic plan, and rely on fear-based hiring. So how can companies win on talent? It all starts with adopting a talent-based mindset, which is the core belief that human capital is the only thing that helps you maintain your advantage. Then, connect each hiring decision to your company’s strategic plan. Finally, make the shift to potential-based hiring, focusing on your talent’s character and mindset rather than qualifications or experience.

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Meet Generation R
Success Performance Solutions
September 19, 2020
Listen to this podcast when futurists John McElligott and Ira S Wolfe discuss why robots, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), and other advanced technologies probably won’t destroy occupations and jobs as quickly as many experts forecast. But exponential technologies will certainly disrupt and change how work gets done.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Gordon Report LIVE!
Success Performance Solutions
September 15, 2020
For more than a decade, The Gordon Report has been a valued resource of employers, business and community leaders, as well as job seekers. It has consistently shared accurate forecasts about workforce trends and identified disruptive issues in workplace training and development. The 1st Gordon Report appeared in 2010 as an Encyclopaedia Britannica Blog. This changed in 2014 when the Gordon Report was distributed as an electronic newsletter and posted on Imperial Consulting Corporation’s website.

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ONE YEAR DOWN, UNBOUND BUSINESS AHEAD: AN INTERVIEW WITH HEIDI SPIRGI
Cornerstone
September 11, 2020
When I met Heidi Spirgi, she had just arrived at Cornerstone OnDemand as the new Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer.

Fast forward one year: A lot has changed. Under the best of circumstances, leading strategy and marketing combines two full-time jobs into one—but life is anything but usual these days. In her first year at Cornerstone, Heidi was called upon to be a leader through a global pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. Through massive protests and calls for civil and social justice reform. Through Cornerstone’s industry-disruptive acquisition of Saba. Through her friend and mentor, Adam Miller, stepping down from his CEO role.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, COVID19

What is Microlearning and How Can It Help Your Business?
Success Performance Solutions
August 25, 2020
Professional development and training are a huge benefit for both employees and the small businesses they work for. In fact, LinkedIn’s 2019 Workplace Learning Report showed that 94% of employees want to work at a company that helps them learn new skills.

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LOOKING FOR TALENT? YOU CAN FIND IT IN THE BLUE OCEAN
Cornerstone
July 30, 2020
Brace yourself. The talent war didn’t go away due to the pandemic. It heated it up. COVID-19 didn’t ease the skills shortage. It exacerbated it. As Warren Buffet once said, “only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.” Well, the pandemic tide rolled out, and based on conversations with hundreds of business owners the last few months, a lot of organizations are standing naked.

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REBUILDING REMOTE LEADERSHIP STARTS WITH BUILDING TRUST
Cornerstone
June 30, 2020
Last month, I wrote an obituary for normal: the way things used to be. Many typical practices and ways of working are no longer effective, forcing everyone to utilize the most valuable skill of 2020: adaptability.

One area where this is especially prominent is in leadership. The shelter-in-place orders eliminated face-to-face interactions and hands-on supervision has been replaced with digital communication and invisible oversight. The long-held belief that employees couldn’t be trusted to work as hard or as efficiently was put to the test. Likewise, many managers found themselves challenged to manage a remote, distributed workforce.

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Trust in a Post-Pandemic World
Ira S Wolfe
April 30, 2020
Uncertainty breeds fear and we have a bumper crop. Trust is an antidote but like testing and PPE to fight COVID-19, we’re experiencing a bit of a drought these days. Without trust, people can become apathetic, and even hostile. Dr. Chuck Coker is on a mission to change that.

He has spent his entire career researching and helping others understand behavior, values, and motivation. While all those factors are important, he believes that trust will be the key to emerging and recovering successfully from the pandemic crisis. Based on years of research, Chuck was able to identify and validate 5 essential and common aspects of “Trustworthiness”:
- Transparency
- Relatability
- Predictability
- Feasibility
- Empowerment

He just released his Trust Questionnaire, which helps individuals and organizations assess which aspects of trust are strengths or vulnerabilities.

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POST-PANDEMIC-PROOF YOUR BUSINESS: PREPARE FOR “REBOARDING”
Cornerstone on Demand
April 22, 2020
There is light at the end of the tunnel. At some point, the pandemic will end. Organizations and people will attempt to thrust themselves back into something approximating normal. However, expecting normalcy to return without issue invites a second crisis—one that also happens to be preventable.

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Why the post-pandemic world will be ‘business as unusual’
Lehigh Valley Business Journal
April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis will pass soon. But don’t kid yourself: there won’t be anything usual or normal about this recovery. It will leave many organizations reaching for a playbook and grabbing nothing but a handful of air.

There is simply no modern-day parallel to what we’re experiencing. The virus was novel and so was the response. This one-two punch triggered one of the biggest sociological and economic disruptions in history.

But as unprecedented as those events were, the recovery may be just as disruptive. The playbook for recovery is being written on the fly or as I like to say, “We’re building this plane while flying it.” No one knows for sure where we’re headed and how we’ll land. All we know is the ride is going to be a bit turbulent, the roadmap uncertain, the path paved with complexity and the outcome ambiguous.

Fortunately, we are resilient.

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[PODCAST] How Your Mindset Navigates Crisis, Spots Opportunity
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March 26, 2020
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A COVID-19 Update from Chief Googlization Officer Ira S Wolfe
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March 21, 2020
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7 Recruitment Marketing Tactics From the Experts
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March 15, 2020
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Gen Z on the Future of Work They Actually Want
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March 11, 2020
 The global workforce is welcoming a new generation of employees. By the end of 2020, polls predict that between 24 and 36 percent of workers will belong to the generation of people born between 1995 and 2012, also known as Gen Z. This generation came of age in a highly technologized world, and one

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6 Ways to Support Your Workforce Through Times of Uncertainty
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March 10, 2020
Be it a natural disaster or global health concerns, your organization is bound to encounter some unexpected external circumstances. It’s not always easy to keep your business running smoothly during these trying times—especially when crises are dominating headlines—but it’s up to HR to ensur

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[PODCAST] Crisis Management Expert Warns Employers, Don’t “Play Doctor” | How to Respond to Covid-19
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March 09, 2020
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Emotional Intelligence Tests: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
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February 29, 2020
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Living on the Talent Poverty Line
linkedin
February 21, 2020
I can hear it in Danny’s voice: despair, fear, frustration, disappointment. Danny represents just one of the millions of businesses living in “talent poverty.” Danny owns a home health agency. But his role and the industry are almost irrelevant. Danny could be the CEO of a manufacturing company, the HR director at a construction company, or the hiring manager in a restaurant.

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[PODCAST] Robots, Tin Man, and Love from the C-Suite | Mara and Stephen Klemich
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February 13, 2020
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4 WAYS TO PREVENT A POOR CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Cornerstone On Demand
February 07, 2020
Despite all the talk about HR technology and artificial intelligence improving candidate experience, the numbers say otherwise. In fact, candidate resentment has increased by 40% since 2016. But what, exactly, is the cause? A few of the top reasons cited in the just-released 2019 North American Candidate Experience Research Report include: poor communication, discrepancies between the job description and interview experience and disrespect for candidates’ time. It’s clear that the impact a bad candidate experience can have on one’s business is more than a little troubling. Imagine receiving 100 applications for a single job posting, for which only 1 person is going to be hired. Quick math: Ninety-nine candidates are at risk for disappointment!

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Executive Recruitment: 7 Tips for Hiring the Best Leadership
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February 04, 2020
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[PODCAST] Remembering the Father of Disruptive Innovation | Carlos Castelan and Chris Howard
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February 02, 2020
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[PODCAST] Getting Human Capital Valuation Right | Dave Bookbinder
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January 24, 2020
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Why Did I Write This Book...if I Hate Writing Books?
linkedin
January 24, 2020
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “why did you write this book?” Like clockwork, I hear it thousands of times at conferences, book signings, and of course, during interviews.

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THE 4 MOST IMPORTANT MINDSET SHIFTS TO MAKE IN 2020
Cornerstone on Demand
January 22, 2020
My head is spinning. As someone consumed with workforce trends, January is my jackpot. Each day I probably receive 100 or more emails, newsletters and Google alerts about what thought leaders and experts suggest will be dominant 2020 workplace trends. Fortunately, there are some themes running through all the prognostications:

Competition for skilled workers will intensify.

Labor shortages for most workers will continue.

Artificial intelligence will not displace masses of workers (this year) but will amplify disruption.

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RECRUITERS, ADOPT AN INFINITE MINDSET IN 2020
Cornerstone
December 25, 2019
According to author and TED speaker Simon Sinek, “a worthy rival inspires us to take on an attitude of improvement.” That’s part of what he calls the infinite mindset. This infinite mindset is what Sinek believes differentiates businesses that think ahead versus those that live in the past. “Business is a journey without a final destination,” he says. “The goal is not to win but keep playing.”

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DISC: A Recipe for a Holiday Dinner
linkedin
December 25, 2019
Whether it is Uncle Bob, Grandma, or cousin Sue, there are basically four different ways people prepare and celebrate for the holiday. They fit into a behavioral model that is commonly called the DISC behavioral style model.

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4 REASONS WHY YOUR CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE IS FCDD-UP—AND HOW TO FIX IT
Cornerstone
December 01, 2019
Why are we still talking about candidate experience as we head into 2020? Because it’s still broken! Despite all the recruitment and media attention focused on the jobseeker these days, the state of the candidate experience in many organizations can be summed up by four letters: FCDD.

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THE FOUR MAJOR FACTORS THAT CRUSH CURIOSITY
Cornerstone on Demand
October 28, 2019
Imagine our world if the parents of Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs had told them to shut up and just do as they were told. And yet, parents, teachers and managers seem to do everything possible to crush curiosity. Ironically, it’s the catalyst for everything business seeks: productivity, growth and innovation. Curiosity is also the engine behind every list of high-demand workplace skills, including critical thinking, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and creativity.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Workforce 2030
linkedin
September 11, 2019
A funny thing happened on the way to Workforce 2030 - a monk and a dentist walk into a bar. While that might be stretching things a bit too far, it is equally surprising that Pandit Dasa, a former monk, and Ira S Wolfe, a former dentist, are two of the experts invited to address a room full of business leaders and HR professionals about the future of work at Workforce 2030: Masterminding Success in Your Organization.

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Keep the H in HR
Cornerstone on Demand
September 09, 2019
The future simply came too fast for HR. As new technology is increasingly introduced in the workplace, HR faces an existential moment—it’s time for HR departments to stand up and fight to keep the Human in HR. But that doesn't mean HR should resist technology adoption.

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A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI SPIRGI, CORNERSTONE'S NEW CHIEF MARKETING AND STRATEGY OFFICER
Cornerstone on Demand
August 18, 2019
Heidi Spirgi calls herself an “accidental HR technologist.” With an undergraduate degree in political science and women’s studies and a graduate degree in art history, she didn’t know she wanted to work in HR tech until after college and graduate school.

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4 WAYS HR CAN USE VIDEO TO IMPROVE THE CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE
Cornerstone on Demand
June 19, 2019
The world loves video. Every day, half a billion people watch a video on Facebook. Meanwhile, YouTube reports 1 billion hours of video views daily. What's more, 400 hours of content are uploaded on YouTube every minute — that's 576,000 hours per day.Instagram, too, has seen an 80% increase of videos created year-over-year.

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RECRUITERS, TACKLE HIRING WITH A TEST-DRIVEN MINDSET
Cornerstone on Demand
April 07, 2019
When launching a new product, digital marketers follow the evidence. They measure everything, reach out to customers and prospects and test messaging, qualitatively and quantitively. They live on a steady diet of A/B testing. Then, based on feedback, they tweak their messaging and alter their offerings quickly. This agile response is exactly what's needed to compete for consumers' attention today.

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3 WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR RECRUITING PRACTICES ARE 2019-WORTHY
Cornerstone on Demand
January 07, 2019
A growing number of companies face a harsh reality as they head into 2019: talent acquisition is under siege. Record low unemployment rates are enough to intimidate even the best HR leaders, but beyond that, movements like #MeToo have brought companies' hiring practices and cultures into the spotlight, while job automation has transformed the skills employees need to thrive in the workplace.

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HAS THE COLLEGE DEGREE LOST ITS LUSTER? EMPLOYERS CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO VET APPLICANTS
Cornerstone on Demand
November 25, 2018
Education has long been the currency of work opportunities. Years spent in school translate to employment, with employers looking to college degrees as proof of potential, skill, commitment and motivation.

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WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE? ASK YOURSELF THESE KEY QUESTIONS
Cornerstone on Demand
October 15, 2018
Nearly 50 percent of U.S. employees are actively searching for a new job.

That means that half of the currently employed workforce will quit to work for your company if you offer them a better opportunity. Still, today's companies put up so many application hurdles and create so much confusion in their hiring process that many candidates don't finish—or even start—applications.

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4 WAYS TO TURN GOOGLE FOR JOBS INTO A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
Cornerstone on Demand
August 29, 2018
Happy anniversary, Google for Jobs. It has been just about a year since you made your debut, and despite all the hoopla at the time of your arrival, it's fair to say that most companies have brushed you off as just another Google tool. But, in the words of Mr. T: “I pity the fool." After all, 30 percent of all Google searches (about 300 million per month) are job related, and if you want to compete in the race for talent, you better play by Google's rules.

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LEARNING 2.0: CORNERSTONE CONVERGENCE 2018 TAKEAWAYS FROM HR EXPERT IRA WOLFE
Cornerstone on Demand
June 20, 2018
Thanks Cornerstone! I was a kid in your Convergence candy score just a few weeks ago. As a result, I'm a bit wiser today, stuffed with fresh ideas, greater awareness, and many new friends. Here's what I observed and learned at the conference.

At the event, over 2000 participants listened to leadership and industry thought leaders and clients share stories, offer tips, and release practical pearls of wisdom about a few of Human Resources' biggest trends: artificial intelligence, the skills divide, the future of leadership, Millennials, Gen Z, candidate experience and employee engagement.

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WHY EMPLOYMENT PROBATION PERIODS ARE INEFFECTIVE
Cornerstone on Demand
May 28, 2018
Can you ever imagine HR ever uttering these words, “For the crime of agreeing to work for us, you're on probation"? Well, it happens every single day. The concept of the employment probation period is a corporate carry-over from days long gone, but it's time to shut it down.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR ROBOT WORKERS
Cornerstone on Demand
May 07, 2018
Do you hear that sound? It's the collective gasp of the millions of workers threatened by the likes of artificial intelligence, machine learning, drones and even autonomous vehicles.

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5 BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE YOUR RECRUITMENT PROCESS
Cornerstone on Demand
April 06, 2018
With the unemployment rate closing in on 2 percent among college graduates, companies are struggling to attract and hold onto top talent. More than 70 percent of employers say that there is a skills shortage, according to the 2018 U.S. Salary Guide from recruitment agency Hays, and unsurprisingly, 92 percent of employers say they expect an increase in competition for talent this year, according to the Mercer Talent Trends 2017 Global Study.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO THE “AVERAGE” WORKER WHEN AVERAGE WORK IS OBSOLETE?
Cornerstone on Demand
March 13, 2018
The concept of work is getting re-worked. As automated technology continues to replace human labor, the traditional definition of "average" work is becoming outdated. The skills required to get and keep a job are changing dynamically and continuously. With technological progress occurring at record rates, success at any level of work is increasingly defined by how well you work with machines.

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6 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR JOB POSTING STAND OUT WITH SEO AND SEM
Cornerstone on Demand
February 20, 2018
This post is the second in a two-part series on SEO and SEM tips for recruiters. Read the first piece here.

For decades, posting a job opening was a relatively simple task­. All a recruiter had to do was share the job description across the appropriate channels and candidates came pouring in. Today, the competition for talent is fierce and writing content to advertise a job opening requires a lot more finesse.

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8 SIMPLE SEM AND SEO STRATEGIES FOR RECRUITERS IN 2018
Cornerstone on Demand
February 05, 2018
Like it or not, the war for talent will only become more competitive in 2018. As such, recruiters must assume the role of online marketing masters to attract the best talent and there's no better way to start than by applying search engine marketing (SEM) and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.

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THE REWORK BOOKSHELF: 5 MUST-READS FROM WORKFORCE TRENDS EXPERT IRA WOLFE
Cornerstone on Demand
November 27, 2017
The number of books in my library is huge. Unfortunately, the list of ones I've read cover to cover is quite short, and the list of those I've read more than once—most of which are included in this article—is even shorter. In this compilation of my favorites, you'll find a few old oldies, which have so many notes, yellow highlights and dog-eared corners that they're barely readable. Their messages range from timeless to revolutionary, urging us to consider the world that will be, not the world that is. Enjoy!

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WHY HIGHER CREDENTIALS ON JOB APPS DON'T PROMISE STRONGER JOB CANDIDATES
Cornerstone on Demand
October 30, 2017
Every organization wants to hire top performers on a consistent basis. Unfortunately, this doesn't happen very often. In fact, in most cases, organizations fail miserably. One reason for this rate of failure is “credential creep": the act of raising minimum job requirements in the hope of hiring more qualified employees.

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4 REASONS VIDEO IS YOUR NEW RECRUITING HOLY GRAIL
Cornerstone on Demand
August 14, 2017
The first goal for any recruitment campaign is to make sure candidates know you have a job opening. Since most job searches begin online, a successful campaign requires your job posting to be listed at or near the top of a jobseeker's search. You can sponsor ads, but that can get expensive. Similar and even better results can be achieved by optimizing your content—and that's where video can be a recruiter's best friend.

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HOW RECRUITERS CAN EMBRACE THE PACE OF INNOVATION
Cornerstone on Demand
July 07, 2017
Just a few weeks ago this headline caught my attention: "J.Crew's Mickey Drexler Confesses: I Underestimated How Tech Would Upend Retail." You might not recognize the name, but Drexler is a legend in the retail industry. He redefined Gap Inc. in the 1990s and turned J.Crew into a household name. But like so many other storied executives, Drexler finds himself and the organization he leads scrambling. “I've never seen the speed of change as it is today," he told the Wall Street Journal in May 2017.

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4 COMMON FAILURES OF ONLINE JOB APPLICATIONS—AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Cornerstone on Demand
April 11, 2017
A recent study found that companies with 45 or more fields to complete on an application lose a whopping 88.7 percent of potential candidates who abandon the process before completion. If 45 sounds like a lot, consider that Indeed revealed the average Fortune 500 company's application includes 62.8 questions—and takes an average of 52 minutes to complete.

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EVERY JOB APPLICATION SHOULD STICK TO 4 QUESTIONS
Cornerstone on Demand
February 22, 2017
Is your company struggling to attract enough job candidates? Stop blaming the job boards, recruiters, HR or even the jobseekers. Maybe it's time for a job application makeover.

The traditional job application form is a relic from the 1940s. Even with the shift to online recruitment, many organizations merely took the archaic paper application and digitized it, providing little room for companies to distinguish the most skilled and ambitious from the slacker.

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6 Books
Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Author's Place Press
February 04, 2020
Recruiting in the Age of Googlization is really two books in one. First, he draws upon his TEDx Talk message: “Make Change Work for You." He depicts an era of exponential change and disruption called the Age of Googlization. Ready or not, we are crossing quickly into uncharted territory, a world of unknown unknowns. We’re facing a tsunami of HR technology that blurs the line between reality and science fiction. This change can be paralyzing without a strategy and plan.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management

Recruitment in the Age of Googlization
Author's Place Press
December 01, 2017
No business function is being disrupted by technology and demographics as much as recruitment. Tried and true recruiting practices are no longer working. New job categories are emerging, traditional jobs are disappearing and employment technologies are advancing at an exponential pace. An evolving definition of work and acceleration in the automation of work is only intensifying the competition for qualified workers. And yet many companies continue to recruit and screen talent like it was still 1970.In Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, Ira S Wolfe exposes the realities of automation on the future of jobs and the rapid reconstruction of the concept of work. Wolfe illuminates with his down-to-earth writing style how exponential change will transform or eliminate most jobs and make many business models irrelevant or unrecognizable. Wolfe's examples read like science fiction jumping off the pages of everyday reality. His forecasts and solutions are simultaneously exciting and terrifying. It is within this new business environment that organizations must learn to recruit and retain talent.Whether you're responsible for Human Resources or management or the average worker or student wondering what's next for his or her career, Recruiting in the Age of Googlization is a thought-provoking, compelling read. Recruiting in the Age of Googlization provides a blueprint for a recruitment process that works in any organization. The solution is built on a framework of best practices that will surely help organizations recruit, select, manage, and retain the talent they need. The book will inspire new ideas, spark pivotal conversations, and challenge existing assumptions about business and help lay out a game plan to make change work.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Future of Work, HR

Geeks Geezers and Googlization
Xlibris
August 17, 2009
The workplace has become a potential battlefield between four generations (and soon to be five) struggling to exert their influence and hold on to their world views and attitudes. At its center are the deep-rooted beliefs and attitudes held by each generation toward work, life, and communication.These differences in perspective and opinion are not new.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Management

Perfect Labor Storm 2.0
Xlibris
August 25, 2007
Nearly 20 years ago, The Perfect Labor Storm started brewing. Job requirements dropped so low that jokes about "warm body" hiring and the "mirror" test (if candidates could fog a mirror, they qualified) became mainstream conversation in boardrooms and Human Resources departments. But much like discussions about climate change controversy ensued. A dot-com bust, 9/11, and the Great Recession was proof enough for the pundits and naysayers that shortages of skilled workers was merely anecdotal. Some even suggested it was a hoax.

But not unlike the Andrea Gail, the boat sucked under by the colossal force two days before the full force of "The Perfect Storm" hit, many businesses and organizations are meeting the same fate. Skilled workers are becoming harder and harder to find. While managers and business owners were hoping that the dark clouds would pass over, they failed to understand that this Perfect Storm was unlike any other crisis they ever confronted. Many if not most never took the Perfect Labor Storm seriously. Their wait-and-see attitude and shortsighted strategies is sinking their Andrea Gails - the businesses they caption.

Since the mid 1990s author Ira S Wolfe has tracked the past and future careers of workers while studying demographic and socio-economic trends set against a background of an unprecedented pace of technological advancement. When Wolfe first introduced The Perfect Labor Storm Generation X was the youngest generation. Since that time, Millennials and now Generation Z have assumed that position while the oldest Gen X are now 50+ years old.

The Perfect Labor Storm details multiple factors converging that can't be ignored. For starters, a shortage of skilled workers exists as predicted by Wolfe. While not evenly distributed, no industry or geographic boundary is protected. But the shortage is almost a symptom and not the cause of bigger problems.

Aging populations, five generations working simultaneously, globalization, a crazy pace of technological change, and the growth of female breadwinners have converged to upset norms and traditions. Adding salt to the wound is an ailing healthcare system, failing education for the middle and lower class, increasing employee turnover, obesity, and number of other contributing factors.

Future labor shortages will not blow over. Time has proven that we are experiencing structural disruption in our economy and labor markets unlike any time since the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Management, politicians, and bureaucrats are playing in a new sandbox. The Perfect Labor Storm lays out in detail why shortages of skilled workers will not blow over and initiates the conversation that must take place.

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Understanding Business Motivators and Values
Creative Communication Publications
March 01, 2004
Understanding Business Values and Motivators is THE 21st Century manager's primer to understanding how to motivate employees and how managers can tap into those motivators to encourage continuous productivity improvement, improved morale, and peak performance. Wolfe provides valuable and easily applied tips and techniques that every manager can use right away to motivate employees, loved ones at home, or volunteers. Its purpose is to show you what people value and how to tap into those motivators for their success and yours.

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The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book
Creative Communication Publications
March 01, 2004
The Perfect Labor Storm Fact Book is the best forecast you can buy to plan your employee recruitment and retention programs. Aging workers, retiring baby boomers, rising health care costs, shortages of skilled workers, generational gaps, work ethics are just a few of the workforce demographic and socio-economic events that are colliding to produce the biggest shortage of skilled workers in the United States and many other developed countries.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Leadership

1 Book Award
Best Selling Recruiting Book of All Time
Author's Place Press
December 01, 2017
As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc, BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment. Recruiting in the Age of Googlzation is listed #7. https://bookauthority.org/books/best-recruiting-books

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, HR

1 Book Chapter
Create Great Culture in a Remote World
Author's Place
October 11, 2022
In Create Great Culture in a Remote World, four of America's top business coaches share their strategies and experiences on how to lead successful remote teams - whether the employees are in the same city or around the world!

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Tags: Culture, Future of Work, Leadership

1 Courseware
Create an Awesome Candidate Experience
Ira S Wolfe
December 01, 2019
A job candidate should walk away from the recruitment experience feeling good, even if rejected. But despite billions of dollars invested in HR technology and countless human hours spent working on improvement, many candidates walk away disappointed, resentful, and even angry. According to The Talent Boards 2019 Research report, candidate resentment has increased 40 percent since 2016. That should be horrifying news since resentment means 71% of rejected candidates will tell their inner circle and one-third will publicly shame you on social media. That’s not just bad for HR but bad for the brand, bad for the business, and bad for the bottom line.
Creating an Awesome Candidate Experience consists of 3+ hours of video interviews with digital and UX experts, candidate experience leaders and multiple how-to lessons. I'm adding fresh content regularly as well as a workbook, so expect to see fresh content regularly.

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Tags: Customer Experience, HR, Future of Work

1 Executive
Success Performance Solutions
Success Performance Solutions
August 01, 1996
We are one of the premier providers of employment assessments and candidate experience optimization.
HR testing, leadership tests, candidate experience optimization, and applicant tracking software for small and medium-sized business.

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1 Influencer Award
Perfect Labor Storm Author Selected to Top 100 HR Influencers of 2021
Engagedly
July 29, 2021
Engagedly announced its fifth annual list of "Top 100 HR Influencers of 2021" which includes Perfect Labor Storm author Ira S Wolfe. Among other notables honored are Angela Duckworth (Author, Grit), Adam Grant (Author, Think Again), Laszlo Bock (CEO, Humu), and Danny Meyer (CEO, Shake Shack).

Wolfe is the President and Chief Googlization Officer of Poised for the Future Company, Founder of Success Performance Solutions, and host of Talk4TV and Podcast, Geeks Geezers Googlization. His most recent book Recruiting in the Age of Googlization was selected for the top 50 Business Books to read in 2021 by Thinkers360.

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4 Keynotes
Recruiters are Standing in Deep Shift
SHRM
August 25, 2021
During this presentation at SHRM Talent 2021, author and AQ (adaptability quotient) expert Ira S. Wolfe will share why AQ is a top in-demand skill, how talent acquisition professionals can identify the dimensions that separate survivors from thrivers, and which factors have the greatest impact on sustainable performance.

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Vision for the Future | VUCA 2030
Ira S Wolfe
December 01, 2020
No matter your plan for 2021, personal or business, you'll need to have adapt-ability. Reimagine Tomorrow, Double Down on Adaptability. What's your plan for 2021?

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Workforce 2030
Ira S Wolfe
October 04, 2019
Excerpt from Keynote at Lehigh Valley 2030 Workforce Summit

Just weeks after Ira S Wolfe told the audience of business and HR leaders attending Workforce 2030 that they need to keep an eye on companies like Uber, Uber launched a new app to connect workers with businesses. Businesses can use the Uber Works app to seek and hire workers for short-term or temporary jobs. The Uber Works app allows workers to browse through gig jobs with information about gross pay, job location and required skills. Workers can even log their hours through the app.
In my book Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, I end it by asking the question: “What technological disruption or event could disrupt your ability to recruit, hire, and retain top talent in the next 2 to 3 years?”

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Make Change Work for You
TEDx Lehigh River
October 24, 2016
Ira shares his personal template that encourages and inspires others to embrace the future that will be, not the past that was. He shows how to embrace change and make it work positively for individuals and society.

Ira Wolfe describes himself as a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body.” He is a prototype for the power of
mindset over age. He thinks intensely about how change impacts people and organizations. A prolific blogger, business writer, author, and respected authority on talent management and job fit, Ira walked away from a very successful but unrelated career over 20 years ago and feels he stepped into the future for the first time.

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98 Media Interviews
Jobs, Money, and Markets
Geeks Geezers and Googlization
September 07, 2022
Dick Bove, a highly respected financial analyst (you’ve likely seen and heard him on shows like CNBC, Bloomberg News, Fox Business, CNN) and Odeon Capital Group’s co-founder and manager partner Mat Van Alstyne answer questions about the future of labor markets, the economy, jobs and more on this special livestream episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization. Also joining us will be John Aidan Byrne, host of the popular ODEON CAPITAL CONVERSATIONS podcast. The show is hosted and moderated by Ira S Wolfe and Jason Cochran. The audio version is available here: httpts://geeksgeezersgooglization.com

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4 Hidden Signs You’re “Quiet Quitting” at Work
Reader's Digest
August 31, 2022
It may be the buzzword of 2022, but the origins of “quiet quitting” trace back to the start of COVID-19 in early 2020. The pandemic has impacted Americans’ daily lives in countless ways, including where and how they work. Many office workers—especially those with recession-proof careers—initially had the ability to work from home, and they considered it a silver lining during the pandemic. But others didn’t fare as well.

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Quiet quitting is the latest headache for employers. Here's why it could be the most costly one yet.
American Business Journals
August 25, 2022
The phenomenon of "quiet quitting' has taken social media platform TikTok by storm — with many workers calling it "acting your wage." Quiet quitting doesn't mean workers are silently walking off the job. Instead, it describes workers who intentionally decide they will no longer do work they feel is above and beyond what they are getting paid to do.

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'Quiet Quitting': Viral Workplace Trend
NTD News
August 25, 2022
There may be a viral phenomenon taking place in offices across the United States, and it's called "quiet quitting." What is it exactly, and how did it all start?

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Where have all the workers gone?
Corporate CPR
August 11, 2022
The labor shortage isn't going to end anytime soon, says Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe. Why?

Despite the fact we are experiencing a worldwide economic downturn, this will likely be the first time since 1945 that the GDP has fallen without unemployment rising. Unemployment is still low. The population is increasing but aging. Fewer people are entering the workforce with the Gen Z and Gen Alpha cohorts. Between 1950-2020, more women and immigrants were entering the workforce to compensate for the population decrease. Now, Baby Boomers are also leaving the workforce. We are in a job full downturn, and it's not expected to change soon. What should employers consider during this time?

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Managerial Selection & Training (Part 1)
American Coin-Op
August 08, 2022
Identifying, choosing right candidate to run your laundry in your absence

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In 2023, how might your paycheck differ in height?
List23
July 28, 2022
Small businesses are experiencing pressure as the year approaches 2023 due to limited labor, high inflation, and other business challenges. Obviously, they will also pay more for employees next year.

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Why Your Paycheck Could Change in Size in 2023
TheStreet.com
July 28, 2022
A tight U.S. jobs market, inflation and fat corporate profits could spur pay raises next year.

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Companies dig deep to keep employees happy, productive to save money
Click2Houston.com
June 29, 2022
With the unemployment rate running at less than 4%, companies are having to dig deep, and be as creative as possible, to keep employees happy and productive – or they run the risk of having to train new ones.
Is it really the “Age of the Employee?”

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Teens, Males, and Employment
Dig Life Deep
June 17, 2022
In the latest segment of Future Shock 2.0, a popular segment on the Dig Life Deep Podcast, hosted by John Aidan Byrne, Top 5 Global Thought Leader Future of Work and HR reveals eye-popping stats about teen unemployment, male participation, and how they impact the ability of employers to fill open jobs. To listen to the full episode https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-antichrist-kristen-van-uden-says-hollywood/id1478135091?i=1000566972559

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Banking: An Industry in Upheaval
The Herman Trend Alert
June 15, 2022
For the big banks, Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo digital banking has been a blessing and a curse. For individual consumers the phone apps and other technological advances like ATMs have been a godsend; for small businesses, they are not. Imagine you are a landlord with a 20-unit apartment house. Every month, you have a stack of 20 checks to deposit. Using the app means that you must line up each check precisely to take the required pictures of the fronts and backs. Is it any wonder that these entrepreneurs would rather take their deposits to their local branches?

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3 reasons why you should use all your PTO
Fox Business
June 13, 2022
Here’s why you shouldn’t leave unused paid time off hours on the table. Article posted on Fox Business which includes an interview with Ira S Wolfe

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Hiring Skill Shortage
Dig Life Deep with John Aidan Byrne
June 10, 2022
Another segment (June 10, 2022) in the Future Shock 2.0 series with award-winning journalist and podcaster John Aidan Byrne on his Dig Life Deep podcast is now available. In this segment, Ira Wolfe talks about labor shortages and the role of "hiring skills shortages" in an epidemic of job openings.

You can listen to the full podcast episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/full-of-money-sense-heather-kelly-a-trafffic/id1478135091?i=1000566073229

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For many companies, the return to the office stalls as employees push back
The Business Journals
May 19, 2022
“In a nutshell, the return-to-work efforts are a mess. Employers still believe they have the upper hand. But with 0% unemployment in some industries, workers are in charge of their destiny and apparently, the destiny of employers who don't adapt,” said Ira Wolfe, president of Success Performance Solutions, in an email. ”Now that two years have passed, workers who have had a taste of remote work and more life-work integration aren't going back to long commutes and in-person meetings, at least on a [five-days-per-week] basis. And employees who stayed put but now see opportunities popping up elsewhere are jumping ship.”

Continue reading here. https://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/news/2022/05/18/return-to-office-remote-work-covid-19.html

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Will Lowering Wages Solve the Talent Crisis?
Two HR Sides with Jim Davis
March 31, 2022
Given that there is a hiring shortage right now, wouldn’t it be crazy if someone were to suggest lowering wages as a solution? That’s exactly what Business Insider (https://rb.gy/uurfr5) is reporting about an executive at AFC Brands, which owns 67 Taco Bell and 50 Applebee’s restaurants in a leaked internal email. Among other things, he suggested high gas prices would force candidates to work for less.

Jim Davis discusses this approach and related issues with Ira Wolfe (www.irawolfe.com/), an author, speaker, and President of Success Performance Solutions.

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The World of Work Has Changed
Recruitment Flex Podcast
March 22, 2022
In this episode of The Recruitment Flex Podcast with Serge Boudreau and Ira take a deep dive into:

- The incoming mismatch of skill sets and lack of population to be able to fill roles in most industries
- Why does one economist predict the US will be 32 million short in the workforce by 2030?
- Why companies that force people back into the office will be in trouble?
- Can more Immigration solve some of our challenges in recruitment?
- How can we the upcoming workforce back into skill trades?
- We lost a million women in the workforce, will they come back?

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Future of Work with Ira S Wolfe
HR Oxygen Podcast with Mack Munro
March 22, 2022
In this episode of HR Oxygen, Boss Builder CEO Mack Munro sits down with Ira S Wolfe to discuss the future of work, workforce trends, recruitment, and more.

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The Everywhere Workplace Report
The Kristen Hagopian Show
March 19, 2022
BizTalk Radio Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Syndicated Columnist Kristen Hagopian interviews Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe and Ivanti Global VP David Shepherd about hybrid work, remote work, and the Ivanti Everywhere Workplace Report. What do employees want? Where do they want to work? What considerations do employers overlook?

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I’m Out, Another 4.3 Million Americans Quit Their Jobs In January 2022
Harlem World
March 12, 2022
Now that COVID-19 is finally in retreat in the U.S. and many restrictions have been lifted, many businesses are trying to coax employees back to the office. But it’s not that easy.

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The Future Of Work In 2022 And Beyond
Forbes
March 09, 2022
This will sound crazy, but we actually used to go to offices to work. Like, people woke up, showered, got dressed, and fought through rush hour traffic and the challenge of finding decent parking so that they could sit at a desk in a building to do work. Now, people work from everywhere. A new report from Ivanti examines the trends of the “Everywhere Workplace” and its implications on the future of work.

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An open-door policy: pros, cons, and how to make it successful
Pumble Blog
January 14, 2022
Like so many other business leaders and managers, you might be wondering why employees aren’t barging through your proudly open door to share with you their insights, ideas, and worries.

On the contrary, you might be one of those leaders who can’t get anything done because your team chat is constantly pinging with employee requests.

Is it possible to find a balance between the two?

In this article, we’ll explore open-door policies in the workplace, consider their benefits and drawbacks, and provide practical tips on how to successfully implement one in your organization.

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14 Revealing Practices That Distinguish A Great Manager From A Good One
Forbes
January 11, 2022
Although having a good manager might be a factor that leads employees to stay, the most successful managers retain talent by capably leading their teams, helping every member develop professionally, and successfully implementing needed changes as they perform their own role’s tasks. Ira S Wolfe was one of 14 members of Forbes Coaches Council selected to participate in 14 Revealing Practices That Distinguish A Great Manager From A Good One,

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The importance of adapting to change for the future of work
There Be Giants
January 04, 2022
In this episode of There Be Giants, Ira S Wolfe discusses the importance of adapting to change and talks about the future of work. Enjoy the episode!

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Small Businesses Set For A Perfect Storm In 2022
International Business Times
December 27, 2021
Ira S. Wolfe, president and chief googlization officer at Success Performance Solutions, was quoted in a recent International Business Times article:

“COVID, inflation, rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions, and controversy over vax mandates will continue to challenge small businesses [as well as enterprise companies, too],” he said. “But the biggest disrupter will be people. A shortage of skilled and qualified labor to fill open positions exacerbated by record-level resignations and baby boomer retirements will crush many small businesses.”

Wolfe is particularly concerned about the state of labor-intensive small businesses like restaurants, hospitality and entertainment.

“In just our small town, Burger King just closed. The diner, which used to stay open 24/7 on 363 days each year, now closes at 2 p.m. during the week and 9 p.m. weekends,” he said. “Dunkin Donuts closes around 1 p.m. each day, sometimes later depending on staffing. They used to be open every day until 8 p.m.”

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How to ask better questions at work
Pumble Blog
December 24, 2021
Let’s be honest: asking questions at work can be really uncomfortable. We don’t want to be seen as incompetent, inattentive, or even too eager. Some of us would rather avoid having to ask these questions, period.

However, you can rarely have a productive day at work without at least a few questions directed at your coworkers and supervisors. So, whether we like it or not, this is a skill we can all polish.

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Hourly wages could hit a new 14-year high in 2022
ConsumeerAffairs
December 09, 2021
Will rising wages stem the flow of resignations or accelerate job-hopping? Ira Wolfe, President and Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions, said yes and no.

“Throwing money at the problem is not a long-term solution,” Wolfe told ConsumerAffairs. “For some jobs, it's simply supply and demand. Companies will dangle money to entice scarce top talent to flip jobs. For other jobs, it's strictly doing what it takes to attract warm bodies to fill positions. But in neither case, does that address resignation, turnover, brain drain, and morale especially at the front line.”

Wolfe cited the example of his granddaughter, who has been working part-time for a grocery store while going to school.

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Record 4.4 Million US Workers Quit in September
NTD Television
November 12, 2021
Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers. The Labor Department’s latest figures released Friday show that 4.4 million workers quit in September. A hiring consultant told NTD Business what’s behind this trend.

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69 Percent of Remote Workers Have Multiple Jobs
NTD Television
November 02, 2021
You might think working from home would give you more free time or a lighter lifestyle. But apparently over two-thirds of remote workers in America are working two jobs, and half of them say they’re actually more productive.

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Monday Fire Takeover: Candidate Experience
Gut + Science
October 25, 2021
Every Monday we drop some #MondayFire to help you get excited about your week. This Monday Fire is brought to you by Ira Wolfe, a prolific business writer, podcaster, and thought leader. Listen as he talks through creating a better candidate experience

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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Joy Powered Workspace Podcast
October 25, 2021
In episode 128 of “The JoyPowered Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss recruiting with author, speaker, and podcaster Ira Wolfe.

Ira defines “googlization” as the convergence of people, technology, and business. For a number of reasons – not just the pandemic-related ones, but also incarceration, opioids, and baby boomers leaving the workforce – there are more jobs than people. There are also fewer people with the skills we need. It’s important to understand that hiring is hard, you need to become better at it, and there’s no quick fix.

McKinsey recently released a report discussing distinct elements of talent, or DELTAs – the specific skills that make people employable, lead to job satisfaction, and lead to productivity. Those skills aren’t the skills that are being taught – they’re the soft skills, like adaptability. If you can identify what those DELTAs are, you can move people from one position to another if needed.

In many ways technology has hurt the candidate experience; you need to use it intentionally. You’ll lose candidates if your application takes too long. Eliminate the “HR black hole” – don’t just send a cold, corporate response to candidates. And evaluate your ATS and the questions you’re asking. Just because it’s a popular ATS or a common question doesn’t mean it’s good in this environment. Understand that the talent acquisition process is a bad process – the bar’s so low you can fall over it. So it doesn’t take a lot; just do one step at a time.

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Monday Fire: Addicted to Certainty
Gut + Science
October 18, 2021
This Monday Fire is brought to you by Ira Wolfe, a prolific business writer, podcaster, and thought leader. Listen as he talks through the dangers of being addicted to certainty and how we can overcome it.

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6 Tips to Improve Your Leadership Development Strategy
Built In
October 05, 2021
Effective leaders today need to be prepared to deal with constant change — or its common acronym VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, said Ira Wolfe, president of Success Performance Solutions, a leadership assessment and consulting firm. Leaders have to be able to solve complex problems quickly, mentor employees and have the skills to relate to employees across multiple generations.

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https://builtin.com/people-management/leadership-training
Built In
October 05, 2021
Few talent development decisions have a bigger impact on your company’s future success than which leadership training program you invest in. The right one can set your company up for success, filling your talent pipeline with leaders who are prepared for both the business challenges they’ll encounter and the needs of their employees. The wrong one is not only an expensive waste of time, it can end up causing a leak in your talent pipeline, according to Ira Wolfe, president of the leadership assessment firm Success Performance Solutions.

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Why Can’t We Fill Jobs? Openings Are at a Record High
yahoo! Finance
September 04, 2021
America had a record 10.1 million jobs openings in June, but businesses are struggling to fill these open positions, CNN reported. So what’s causing this mismatch between worker supply and demand?

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Detroit Unemployment Rate at 25 Percent According to New Study
NTD News
September 02, 2021
According to a new University of Michigan study, an estimated one-fourth of Detroit’s labor force is unemployed. Why is Detroit’s unemployment rate so high. According to Ira S Wolfe, the trend is reflective of labor market trends everywhere. But because Detroit is so dependent on the automotive industry, chip shortages have slowed production too, hampering businesses in the supply chain and local businesses that depend on worker traffic and consumer spending.

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​Adaptability Critical to Questioning Our Thinking
Communication Intelligence
September 01, 2021
Not everyone is at ease hearing from others that there is a better way of thinking and conducting process. Being asked to examine and question their way of thinking and doing things is not easy to hear. We’re emotional. We have egos. Yet there are ways we can personally develop, not only for the good of others, but ourselves too to benefit significantly.

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Receptiveness to Listening, Learning and Adjusting
Communication Intelligence
August 31, 2021
Ira S. Wolfe provided me — unintended — a condensed master class in our conversation about adaptability, unlearning, and learning and how to personally develop beyond ego, reframing a mindset, and how to more skillfully think and communicate with ourselves to get to “right” sooner. I’m not kidding, I felt I learned years’ worth of insight in our dialogue. I’ve told myself I have to reread what he communicated. There is gold in what he expresses. - Michael Toebe

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Experts On How To Get Back Into The Workforce
NTD News
August 27, 2021
“There was not a single attendee at #SHRMTalent who said ‘we have too many candidates!'” Ira S Wolfe joined host Paul Greaney and Adecco’s Head of Customer Success to offer tips for workers reentering the workforce post-pandemic or changing jobs.

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EMPLOYERS’ LATEST HIRING TACTIC: TUITION-FREE DEGREES
The Food Institute
August 10, 2021
Hiring and retaining employees has been a battle throughout the coronavirus pandemic, so companies are upping their game, waving perks like signing bonuses at workers. Now, the latest trend entails major employers like McDonald’s offering tuition reimbursement programs that not only advance employees’ personal development but groom a company’s next crop of leaders. Think of tuition reimbursement as the 21st century GI Bill, says Ira S Wolfe.

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Adaptability in the Age of Googlization
Engage for Success Radio Show
June 24, 2021
Adaptability pioneer and future of work thought leader Ira S Wolfe is interviewed by Jo Dodds, host of Engage for Success.
Change is nothing new. But living in a VUCA* world is. The result is that SHIFT hit everyone’s plan and our next wave of future will undoubtedly be an unnatural normal. Millions of people and business teams are feeling the pain, stuck, and struggling to grow. Fortunately, we all have the ability to grow and thrive despite entering this next wave of perpetual uncertainty. During this episode, adaptability pioneer and Chief Googlization Officer Ira S Wolfe will introduce you to a revolutionary approach that is more powerful than EQ for helping to make change work for you. He’ll introduce you to a new success model for self-development and team building and ensure that you and your workforce will not be left behind.

Join us as we discuss a new success model for self-development and team building

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CEO Chat with Ira S Wolfe
RVN Television
June 11, 2021
CEO Chat hosts, Al Cini and Joe Asumendi, talk with their guest Ira S Wolfe, Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions. Topics include recruitment, hiring, talent acquisition, Millennials, Gen Z, and pre-employment testing. The interview was recorded at RVN Television.

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Future of Work and Building People Teams
WNDYR
May 11, 2021
In this episode, we spend an enlightening hour with a “Millennial trapped in a Baby Boomer body, Ira Wolfe. Ira is President of Poised for the Future Company. Founder of Success Performance Solutions, a TEDx Speaker, and a global Thought Leader on the Future of Work and Recruitment.

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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Multiply Your Success
April 26, 2021
How are you using technology in your hiring and recruiting process? Has it changed in the last 5 years? What about the last 10 or 20 years? Today's guest, Ira Wolfe, is a globally recognized recruiting and HR expert.

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Managing Performance Through Transformational Leadership
Building Better Leaders
April 12, 2021
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In this weeks podcast John & Rachael discuss the contributions from their last three guests Ira Wolfe at Success Performance Solutions, Tom Manning at The Pathway Academy, and Andrew Thomas at BetterYou, in the context of how organizations evaluate performance in 2021 and beyond.

How do transformational leaders approach performance management? Aimed at HR and Leaderships Teams keen to reflect on how they adapted their people function through COVID-19, and what might be next.

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The Evolution of HR During and After COVID-19
Prestige PEO
April 07, 2021
The world of HR has been evolving for years, and COVID-19 has kicked things up a notch. Businesses everywhere are recognizing the need to adapt to a rapidly changing world and think outside the box when it comes to HR. In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined by author and HR expert Ira Wolfe to talk about how quickly things are shifting in the world of HR, what that means for both employers and their employees, and the skills individuals will need to succeed moving forward.

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Unbiased Recruitment and Hiring in a Digital World
Prestige PEO
April 07, 2021
The way candidates search for jobs continues to change as technology evolves. Companies find themselves having to adapt to these changes in order to avoid missing out on top talent for their open roles. As candidate demographics begin to skew younger and more tech-savvy, companies will need to provide a much more robust, fair, and seamless recruitment and hiring experience.

In this episode of HR in 15, we’re joined once again by Ira Wolfe – accomplished author and president of Success Performance Solutions. Ira explains some of the major friction points in traditional hiring processes, what’s changed from the perspective of job seekers and employees, and what steps businesses can take to move away from legacy systems and toward more seamless and fair hiring practices.

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VUCA in the Age of Googlization
The Leadership Phalanx
April 05, 2021
An Interview on Burden of Command Podcast with Earl Breon. Topics included VUCA, adaptability, future of work.

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ADAPTITIVITY & RESILIENCE FOR A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD
The Agile World
March 30, 2021
Today we’re going to talk about adaptivity, resilience, and how to thrive in a post-pandemic world..

To help me discuss this topic, I’d like to welcome Ira Wolfe, President and Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions, author of several books including “Recruiting in the Age of Googlization,” and host of the Geeks, Geezers and Googlization Show.

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Courageous Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
#WorkTrends with Meghan M Biro
February 12, 2021
Hiring is so very different today. The technology we so depend on is also our biggest challenge. To solve that challenge, we can’t hide behind “what we’ve always done.” We need more courageous recruiting says Ira S Wolfe, author of Recruiting in the Age of Googlization on #workTrends podcast.
Hiring is so very different today. The technology we so depend on is also our biggest challenge. To solve that challenge, we can’t hide behind “what we’ve always done.” We need more courageous recruiting!

The onset of the 2020 pandemic has escalated the need for all companies, regardless of size, to use technology to hire, onboard, and retain. But how do we leverage tomorrow’s reality when today’s technology, and hiring in general, are based on 1990s models?

Our Guest: Ira Wolfe, Author and HR Influencer

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How to Adapt in a Changing World with Ira Wolfe
Set to Lead, Justin Francisco
January 23, 2021
Ira S Wolfe is interviewed by Mary Ann Samedi on Set to Lead.

In this episode, Ira shares the stages of adaptability and how to thrive and sustain through change.

- Adaptability is a skill and can be learned
- The true definition of adaptability
- Difference between adaptability and agility
- Four stages of adaptability
- Factors required to help someone’s capacity to adapt. It’s more than grit and resilience.

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Leading in the Age of Googlization
The Leadership Hacker, Steve Rush
January 18, 2021
Ira S Wolfe is interviewed by The Leadership Hacker, Steve Rush. In this episode, Ira discusses:
- The different value from working on the business vs. in the business
- How to embrace the new VUCA
- Antifragile: When we make a mistake, we learn from it and we become stronger.
- The importance of not letting other’s opinions form your decisions

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Thriving during the Pandemic using our Adaptability Quotient with Ira Wolfe
Mindful Impact, Justin Francisco
January 18, 2021
On this episode of Mindful Impact with Justin Francisco, our host speaks with Ira Wolfe, a millennial in a baby boomer body, speaker, president of success, and blogger. Listen as they talk about pandemic at large, the fixed vs. growth mindset, adaptability quotient, and much more.

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Building a Strong Team with Ira S Wolfe
Building a Business That Lasts, Jay Owen
January 11, 2021
Ira S Wolfe is interviewed by Jay Owen on Building a Business That Lasts Podcast.

In this episode, Ira discusses:

People and personalities matter when it comes to hiring, building a trusted team, and working toward success in your business. Ira Wolfe is an expert in these things, including best practices in hiring and succession. If you want to build a strong, healthy team that helps your business succeed, then you have to understand — and apply — this formula.

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Adaptability: Navigating a World That’s Changing Faster Than Ever Before
Humans Optimized, Suzanne York
January 11, 2021
2020 (and now 2021…) tested our ability to handle disruption, stress, and uncertainty. Everything about the way we live and work needed to be re-evaluated. Whether we intended to or not, that experience has allowed us to gain valuable skills in many of the areas that were predicted to be keys to success in the future of work. Well, that future is now. Ira Wolfe, founder of Success Performance Solutions and president of Poised for the Future Company joins me today to talk about adaptability, Googlization, and bringing forward the good from 2020. “Everything is in a state of flux, even the status quo.”

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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
The HR L&D Podcast | Nick Day
December 01, 2020
Nick Day is joined on The HR L&D Podcast sofa by Ira Wolfe, President and Chief Googlization Officer of Success Performance Solutions! In this “Recruiting in the Age of Googlization” episode with Ira Wolfe on The HR L&D Podcast, we also explore:

- VUCA. Can you tell our listeners what this means and more importantly, why it matters?
- How do we “get back to normal?”
- Where will “normal” be one year from now?
- What is Googlization?
- What is the future of “employability?”
- What are the five horrible hiring mistakes companies make?
- Your latest book, “Recruiting in the Age of Googlization” is a brilliant and practical blueprint to help businesses to attract, acquire, and retain more talent. – Can you tell us more about this blueprint and let our listeners know how job searching will change in the Age of Googlization?
- How do you think talent acquisition needs to change?
- How can leaders build trust?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, HR

Diversity & Inclusion 2021: Drop the Excuses, Table Fragility
Ira S Wolfe
November 18, 2020
Torin Ellis isn’t into spreading fairy dust. Passionate, relentless, a force to be reckoned with, inspirational, a man with a purpose. Torin Ellis – author, SiriusXM radio host, and D&I Talent Strategy expert – joins this week’s episode of Geek Geezers Googlization. You’ll hear nothing but a no-hold-back conversation about equity, social justice, and inclusion 2021.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, HR, Leadership

Recruiting in the Modern World
The Employer Bluerprint Podcast
November 02, 2020
An Interview with entrepreneur and leadership coach Kyle Gorman on his Employer Blueprint podcast. We discussed Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, the future of work, and adaptability.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Future of Work, HR

Decording AQ with Ross Thornley
Decoding AQ/Ross Thornley
November 02, 2020
An interview with Ross Thornley, host of Decoding AQ. We discuss the science of adaptability, grit, resilience, character, and environment.

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, HR

An Organizational Superpower – Employee Adaptability
OSW Daily
October 29, 2020
OSW Daily with Ira Wolfe

- Adaptability, an Organizational Superpower – Employee Adaptability
- What is Unlearn Ability? It can boost your adaptability by 40% –
- What increases adaptability at work? –
- What influences stress at work?

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Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Lead with Impact | Brian Rollo
October 21, 2020
An interview with Brian Rollo on his podcast, Lead with Impact.
SHOW NOTES

* How our changing world has affected recruiting
* How job search has changed
* Getting rid of the HR black hole
* How smartphones changed the game
* How companies can adapt to the current environment
* Recruiting is marketing
* Why recruiting is about changing mindsets
* How the pandemic has affected recruiting
* The importance of adaptability
* When the shift hits your plan

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Leadership

Adapting to the Future of Work
The Transformative Leader Podcast
October 19, 2020
In this episode of the Transformative Leader Podcast, I’m (Amir Ghannad) happy to bring you a conversation with speaker, author, and work futurist, Ira Wolfe, about how we can survive and thrive amidst the uncertainty presented by the future of work, especially in a post-pandemic world.

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Recruiting During the New Normal
Deliberate Directions, Allison Done
October 05, 2020
In this episode of Deliberate Directions with Allison Dunn. How do you sift through thousands of resumes? How has recruiting changed during the “new normal”? Here are just a peek into topics we discussed:

- how to measure your adaptability (ability, character, environment)
- “everybody’s faking it” (allowing yourself to make mistakes)
- unlearning
- leading in disruptive times
- recruiting top talent

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management

Future of Employability
Work Matters, Julie Mann
October 05, 2020
In this episode of Work Matters, Julie Mann is joined by Ira Wolfe, President and Chief “Googlization” Officer at Success Performance Solutions, to employment forecast and much more!

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, Change Management

Knowledge is Power
Work Matters, Julie Mann
September 28, 2020
In this episode of Work Matters, Julie Mann is joined by Ira Wolfe, President and Chief “Googlization” Officer at Success Performance Solutions, to discuss people analytics and much more!

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, HR

When the SHIFT Hits Your Plan
Work Matters, Julie Mann
September 21, 2020
In this episode of Work Matters, Julie is joined by Ira Wolfe, President and Chief “Googlization” Officer at Success Performance Solutions, to discuss living among massive transformational change and much more!

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, HR

Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
Work Matters, Julie Mann
September 14, 2020
In this episode of Work Matters, Julie Mann is joined by Ira Wolfe, President and Chief “Googlization” Officer at Success Performance Solutions, to discuss incremental business opportunities and much more!

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, HR

What Will HR Look Like in 2021 and Beyond?
HR
September 02, 2020
When I [Jim Davis] first took over this podcast, my very first guest was Ira Wolfe, and we talked about what HR might look like in 2025. By all accounts, we were well on track to realize that future. But then the pandemic hit and that future was largely changed.

In this episode I am pleased to have Ira back with us to ask a few more follow up questions, including what will HR look like next year, and what will it look like by 2030 and 2035?

Ira is the president of Success Performance Solutions, which excels in pre-employment testing software for sales, leadership, service, and production across a number of industries.

In addition to being a blogger and prolific business writer, Ira is an accomplished speaker, having visited the stages of TEDx and DisruptHR. He has also published books such as The Perfect Labor Storm and Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When the Shift Hits Your Plan.

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HR Works: What Will HR Look Like in 2021 and Beyond?
HR Daily Advisor | BLR
September 01, 2020
When I [Jim Davis] first took over this podcast, my very first guest was Ira Wolfe, and we talked about what HR might look like in 2025. By all accounts, we were well on track to realize that future. But then the pandemic hit and that future has largely been changed.

In this episode I am pleased to have Ira back with us to ask a few more follow up questions, including what will HR look like next year, and what will it look like by 2030 and 2035?

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Leadership

Quantum Networks member Ira Wolfe on Disruption
Quantum Networks
August 19, 2020
An interview with Quantum Networks about future of work and disruption.

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Recruiting during a Global Pandemic
XpertHR
August 18, 2020
HR is at a tipping point, and must take a fresh look at how it approaches job candidates and employees. That's according to Ira Wolfe, author of "Recruiting in the Age of Googlization: When the Shift Hits Your Plan," who joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld to discuss recruiting challenges during this time of uncertainty. Wolfe is the president of Success Performance Solutions and often presents at SHRM conferences.

Wolfe recommends using technology to automate processes whenever possible so employers can better handle the influx of resumes that they have been receiving since COVID-19 hit. He also calls the current situation "a gold mine and huge opportunity" for forward-thinking employers as they realize that, for many jobs, new hires do not need to be physically on-site.

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Manage2Win
Manage2Win
July 31, 2020
Interview with Ira S Wolfe is the founder of Success Performance Solutions and president of Poised for the Future Company. He is a popular presenter at SHRM and business conferences around the country. He is the author of 6 books including his latest, Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, which was recognized as one of the best HR and Recruiting books of all-time by Book Authority. He is also founder of the Googlization Nation community, host of the podcast Geeks Geezers Googlization and a frequent contributor to HR and business blogs including CornerstoneonDemand’s ReWork and Medium.

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Why Dealers Can't Go Back to Business As Usual
CBT News
July 10, 2020

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How to Find the Right Team Members for Your Organization
People Processes with Rhamy Alejeal
July 10, 2020

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Recruiting Strategies Post COVID-19
Insomnicat Media
May 27, 2020
Ira Wolfe, Chief Googlization Officer from Success Performance Solutions, shares valuable insight about the future of hiring during and post COVID-19. Companies are still hiring, which is wonderful news and Ira will share what companies and employees can do differently to adapt to new conditions.

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The 4 PS of Value Assessment
PeopleHum
May 20, 2020
Sumitha Mariyam talks to Ira Wolfeon how the implication of 4Ps makes value assessment in hiring more efficient. During the interview, Ira explored how assessment models work for selection and performance assessment, recommendations on building a strong company culture, and more.

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Recalibrating Leadership for the New Next Normal
Ira S Wolfe
May 04, 2020
In less than 60 days we’ve experienced at least 10 years worth of change. The Pandemic crisis has broken, cracked, or obliterated just about any tradition or norm you can think of. Few systems, processes, workflows, or even once-sacred holiday events remain untouched. Like the phoenix, a new brand of leadership must emerge to lead us out of the crisis and into the New Never Normal. My guest today is Dorothy Dalton, a global talent management strategist with a passion for gender balance, diversity, inclusion, and integrity in organizations.

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Re-Imagining Leadership and Future of Work
Ira S Wolfe
April 30, 2020
As the pandemic curve flattens and businesses reopen, the “welcome back” for workers will be anything but normal. In fact, normal died and in its wake, it left a bountiful crop of uncertainty and confusion. Once familiar surroundings will seem at best alien and the workplace will be mostly inconvenient, frustrating, and even bizarre. The once unimaginable - “safe zones,” facial masks, temperature checks, social distancing, sneeze guard partitions, and even contact tracing apps - will blur the line between reality and science fiction. Does HR have a plan B? To help make sense of our “new business-as-UNusual,” I’ve invited 3 HR thought leaders - Lee Andrese (akathame) and Lance (ERE/TLNT) to help reimagine the Future of HR, Leadership, and Work.

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What Good is Strategic Planning When Our Future is Filled with Uncertainty
Ira S Wolfe
April 23, 2020
Focus on Coming Out Stronger!
Do you have a plan to emerge from the pandemic crisis? A funny thing happened on the way to tomorrow. We found ourselves without a plan. Normalcy was suspended. Our world was knocked off its axis. But fortunately it keeps spinning...just a little faster than it did a few weeks ago. Now we need a plan to emerge. Overnight most of us found ourselves stuck in a world between reality and science fiction, crushing strategic plans and humbling (and even humiliating) our leaders. If you’re ready to ask the really tough questions about where we go from here, then you don’t want to miss my interview with Kathy Bowman Atkins, CEO/Co-Founder of The Lattitude Group. We talk about:

- Focus on coming out stronger!

- How uncertainty and volatility changes strategic planning.

- What skills must leaders have to navigate the future.

- What questions every leader should be asking?

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Leadership

Shattering the Millennial Stereotype
Ira S Wolfe
April 22, 2020
Brianna Shelko is a Millennial. But you’d never guess she belongs to the generation that’s been called Trophy Kids, self-centered, digital addicts...and that’s only what we can print! Brianna shatters the Millennial myth. At 26 y/o, she’s the CEO of a social media marketing company PLUS 14 more revenue streams!

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What Going Back to Work Will Look Like Post-Pandemic
Atlanta Small Business Show
April 17, 2020
On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome special guest Ira Wolfe back to the show. Ira is the founder and president of Success Performance Solutions, a celebrated thought leader in the future of work and HR, and best-selling author of Recruiting in the Age of Googlization. Today Jim Fitzpartrick and Ira discuss what recruiting and work expectations will look like after the coronavirus pandemic has passed and what employers need to pay special attention to now. Tune in to hear Ira’s insights in this area.

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Tags: HR, Future of Work, COVID19

How to Bounce Back from a Crisis
Ira S Wolfe
April 17, 2020
How will you regain the confidence of employees and customers after the imminent threat of COVID-19 passes? If our response to the pandemic taught us anything, making it up as we go is painful. What's your plan to avoid your next crisis: getting back on your feet? Are you prepared to reopen your doors, to welcome back employees, and interact with customers? My guest, crisis management expert Edward Segal, speaks from experience: you need a reality check and a plan. His #1 reality check is that hope, denial, and ignorance don't work. His advice about a plan is simple: if you fail to plan, you're planning to fail! Join Edward Segal and me (Ira S Wolfe) as we discuss how to bounce back from COVID-19 and prepare for the next crisis (and believe me, there will be another!)

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work, COVID19

Why the post-pandemic world will be ‘business as unusual’
Lehigh Valley Business Journal
April 16, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis will pass soon. But don’t kid yourself: there won’t be anything usual or normal about this recovery. It will leave many organizations reaching for a playbook and grabbing nothing but a handful of air.

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Life on the Exponential Curve
Ira S Wolfe
April 15, 2020
A funny thing happened on the road to tomorrow. The SHIFT hit our plans! Now that the pandemic curve is flattening, our focus shifts to re-opening America (or the world for that matter.) What will “normal” look like? Will companies discover that work-from-home productivity is better than when employees go to work?

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America's Next Pandemic: Labor Crisis
Ira S Wolfe
April 14, 2020
While everyone is anxiously anticipating the “reopening of America,” Ed Gordon is filled with uneasiness and caution about what he sees: an imminent “labor pandemic.”There will be big changes in how we work, where we work, and who does the work. The shift will be so dramatic that Ed Gordon forecasts a historic shortfall of “prepared” workers and a record glut of under-educated people. He forecast that only 26% of the jobs will be low-skill, low-wage but over 150 million people in the U.S. will be competing for them. How many workers will permanently lose their jobs due to a lack of skills? What skills will workers need to get back on their feet? What needs to be done to close the skills gap? What will education, training, and upskilling look like? Join me and Ed as we discuss Jobs and Labor in the Post Pandemic Era.

Ed Gordon is the founder and President of Imperial Consulting Corporation and author of 21 books on jobs, work, and education. His latest book is Future Jobs.

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The Post-Pandemic HR Playbook
Ira S Wolfe
April 10, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis will pass soon. But don’t kid yourself: there won’t be anything usual or normal about this recovery. Who works, where we work, how we work will change and there is no playbook for this. Everyone will be fighting above his/her weight class and making it up as we go. Under these circumstances, reaching out to The Evil HR Lady (aka Suzanne Lucas), seemed like the right move. Suzanne if you're not familiar with her, has been challenging HR and its leaders for years. She calls it like it is. The next few weeks and months will be HR's defining moment. What must HR do to help companies reboot business and reboard workers?

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work, COVID19

Chomping at the Bit to Reopen Your Business?
Ira S Wolfe
April 08, 2020
It’s no surprise then that we’re all chomping at the bit to reopen our businesses. Unfortunately, the road back-to-normal will be anything but usual. Everyone is fighting above their weight class. There is no playbook. To get advice that matters, we reached out to Mike Clarke, representing the Gallup organization.

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The 4 Ps of Value Assessment.
PeopleHum
April 06, 2020
In this interview with peopleHum, Ira Wolfe spells out the necessity of creating a brand name and developing a company culture that can withstand the tests of great adversity.

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HR's Plan B to Welcome Back Workers
Ira S Wolfe
March 27, 2020
Within the past 2 weeks, thousands of businesses were closed and millions of workers started working-from-home. When the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, the expectation is life will go back to the way it was. It won't. It's difficult to predict the future but one thing is certain. The future will be different. Do you have a Plan B to "reboard" employees? How do you plan to welcome back workers? How will address their fears? How will you ramp up their productivity and rebuild engagement? What policies, practices, and attitudes must change and change fast? This is one of those practical, insightful, and thought-provoking interviews you don't want to miss. You won't be disappointed! I am joined by my friend and colleague Ed Krow, author of the new book Strategic HR.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Business Strategy, COVID19

New Normal Survival Kit: Shift Your Mindset
Ira S Wolfe
March 25, 2020
The Shift just got real! Covid-19 blurred the lines between sci-fi and reality almost overnight. The pandemic will pass but the changes are permanent. Each of us is being challenged. What’s the best way to get back on your feet and prepare for future success: Shift your mindset. Mike Smith from Hiring Stage Inc joins us.

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Video Interview Software in the Age of Covid19
Ira S Wolfe
March 18, 2020
Has video interview software finally gone mainstream in the Age of Covid-19? Will video interviews replace the traditional in-person interview? What are the best practices? How should you select the best platform and technology for your company? To answer these questions and more, we invited Phil Strazzulla from Select Software Reviews, an HR technology research company, to join the show.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Marketing

Mindfulness and Wellbeing: Skills to Thrive and Survive a Pandemic
Ira S Wolfe
March 11, 2020
Our health and wellbeing are being severely tested. Today’s guest is Joe Burton, CEO of Whil, a company he founded to fight the global stress epidemic. As a mindfulness advocate and author of Creating Mindful Leaders, Joe leaves you with skills you can use immediately to power down and power forward.

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5 Common Recruiting Mistakes Business Owners Must Avoid
Atlanta Small Business Network
January 10, 2020
Every business owner understands the importance of having a rock-solid recruitment strategy, and that means identifying and adjusting to the latest workforce trends. Here to discuss on the Atlanta Small Business Network the competition for Gen Z talent, higher expectations for company culture, and new innovations in HR technology is Ira S. Wolfe, a self-proclaimed “Millennial Trapped in a Baby Boomer Body”. Ira is also the founder and President of Success Performance Solutions and best-selling author of Recruiting in the Age of Googlization.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Future of Work, HR

The Race to Normalcy, Throw Out Your Old Playbook
Ira S Wolfe
January 01, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis will pass. Management will reach for its playbook. Unfortunately this time, there is no playbook. We talked to 2 experts about getting back to normalcy. Bo Mitchell, 911 Consulting, and Psychologist Jason Cochran, co-founder of iAspire.

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PBS: WVIA Series Working Class
VIA Public Media
March 22, 2019
We're living on an exponential curve. The lines between man and machine, science and reality are blurring. Starting his professional life as a dentist, I am now one of the top 50 global thought leaders in the future of work (Thinkers360). I was honored and humbled to be included in this 5th episode title Working Class: Helping and Healing. Working Class is a series of Telly Award-winning documentaries produced by VIA Public Media in partnership with Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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New technology causes anxiety among employees, report finds
Phoenix Business Journal
July 12, 2018
"I wouldn't be fearful that a robot is going to take your job," said Ira Wolfe, president of Success Performance Solutions, a provider of employment assessments. "But it's not going to be the same job you had before, even if the title is the same."

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What's the Future of Human Resources
HuffPost
April 25, 2017
When people think of HR, many limit the scope of its functions to a person in charge of hiring or firing employees. However, it’s much more complex and vital. To understand how the future will evolve, I was interviewed for this Huff Post article about where HR was headed in the future.

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5 Habits That Could Be Holding You Back At Work
Fast Company
August 07, 2015
Let’s face it: Office dynamics can be tricky. You may think you’re doing all the right things—when it turns out you’re actually frustrating colleagues, alienating work allies, and maybe even disrespecting your boss.

To help pinpoint some of these faux pas, we asked career experts Dr. Kristen Lee Costa, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in combating work stress, and workplace trends thought leader Ira S. Wolfe to weigh in on the most prevalent bad office behaviors that could be tarnishing your career.

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Workplace Stress is an Everyday Occurrence, but Does it Have to Be?
The Human Equation
July 14, 2010
The statistics don't lie. The American workforce is stressed out, and this is not a new phenomenon. In the early 1990's, work-related stress was labeled "The 20th Century Disease," and just a few years later, the World Health Organization reported that it had become a "World Wide Epidemic." it is a problem affecting not only employees, but employers as well. Ira S. Wolfe, author of Business Values and Motivators: What Fills Your Employee Buckets, says workers who report workplace stress incur 46 percent higher health care costs than non-stressed employees. That's nearly $600 more per employee, a financial burden borne by the employer (Note: That was a quote from over 12 years ago!)

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Tags: Culture, Health and Wellness, HR

2 Panels
SHRM's Tune in Tuesdays
SHRM
July 13, 2021
Join Ira Wolfe, Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP, and Dick Finnegan for another engaging episode of “Tune in Tuesdays!” The panelists will discuss #talentacquisition.

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Resilience is for "Sissies"
Success Performance Solutions
March 24, 2021
To say that the year 2020 was disruptive is not just an understatement but it reeks of gross negligence. What started as a novel virus morphed into a global socio-economic transformation overnight. Normal died unexpectantly and like a grieving family, the world is mourning its passing

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Jobs, Money, and Markets v 2023 with Dick Bove and Mat Van Alstyne
YouTube
November 23, 2022
It’s been only 2 months since we last hosted these Wall Street luminaries, Dick Bove and Mat Van Alstyne, from Odeon Capital Group. But it seems we’ve experienced a decade of volatility and uncertainty since then in the job market, labor market, stock market, and global economy. We are undeniably living in the Never Normal. So what do these financial wizards see in their crystal ball for 2023? Do we need to buckle up or will we be pleasantly surprised? Are we going to beat inflation or enter a doom loop? What might we expect with jobs and unemployment? When will we see results from the CHIPS and infrastructure bills? How will the collapse of FTX impact us and we even touched on what is the future of Twitter? Whether you’re planning to work, retire, or lead in 2023, you definitely want to grab your earbuds and tune in.

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November 2022 Perfect Labor Storm Update | Ira S Wolfe | Geeks Geezers Googlization
YouTube
November 04, 2022
One of the most popular segments on the The Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Show each week is #ThePerfectLaborStorm. It has a history. In the late 1990s, right after McKinsey & Company forecast a #WarforTalent, Ira S Wolfe started to research and post 5 trends each week in his "Labor Storm Alert" newsletter that he thought would impact the future of work, future of workers, and the future of the workplace

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THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER PODCAST!
YouTube
November 02, 2022
This episode will not just be another podcast episode! In the world of a gazillion podcasts, it’s easy to get lost. Our goal is to set us apart, to engage in conversations that you want to hear and share. To make you think differently. To challenge the status quo. To make sense of this Never-Normal era and to help find better solutions for growing and thriving in a VUCA world. That’s what got Geeks Geezers and Googlization into the top 1% of podcasts. So today, our guests are your hosts: Ira S Wolfe and Jason Cochran. You don’t want to miss what they have in store for you, including an opportunity to win a free copy of Ira’s new co-authored book, Create Great Culture in a Remote World.

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Clarifying Your Talent Strategy with Marc Effron
Success Performance Solutions
July 11, 2022
How Setting The Right Goals For Your Talent Makes All The DifferenceHave you heard? There is a new sheriff (aka employees) in town. When an employee quits, companies are finding it's taking longer and costing more as few, if any, candidates are lining up to fill the...

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Adaptability is Our Superpower in the Never Normal with Greg Verdino
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
April 28, 2022
The New Normal will be Never Normal, VUCA is our kryptonite, and adaptability will be our superpower. Our future isn’t just about digital transformation and how digital you are but how you are digital, says this episode’s guest Greg Verdino.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, HR, Future of Work

Inclusion is for Everyone, Not Just a Lucky Few with Amy C Waninger
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
April 13, 2022
Inclusion has officially become a buzzword. Companies tout it all the time, but it’s mostly all talk, little action. It’s time for them to stand up and read the writing on the wall. While 80% of employees want to work for an inclusive company, a recent report byJoshBersin.com revealed that 80% of companies are merely going through the motions. Inclusion is not only the right thing to do, it’s also the smart thing to do. Inclusion can help businesses attract and retain top talent, increase customer loyalty and build stronger relationships with key partners.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Diversity and Inclusion

Build a Burnout-Proof Work Culture with David Shar
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
March 17, 2022
Workers are stressed. Many employees are burned out, running on fumes. Symptoms of stress and burnout are proliferating. A recent McKinsey report revealed that nearly 1 out of every 4 employees has moderate needs for counseling and psychotherapy. The World Health Organization estimates the impact of mental health symptoms on absenteeism, presenteeism, and loss of productivity is costing the global economy over $1 Trillion per year. Unfortunately, stress and burnout still carry a stigma and employers struggle to deal with them effectively.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Mental Health

Level Up Your Career Transitions, Finding the “It” Factor with Dr. Loubna Erraji
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
March 14, 2022
To everyone else, it looked like Dr. Loubna Erraji had a perfect life. She is a high achiever, a neuroscientist with 20 years of experience encompassing scientific research, teaching, consulting, and coaching. She’s held important academic positions and executive corporate roles. But despite her distinguished career and a long list of accomplishments, she wasn’t happy. Nothing was working in her life and job until she found a coach.

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Positive Impact of Purpose with Kiersten Rippeteau
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
March 06, 2022
For Kiersten Rippeteau, purpose, meaning, and company culture aren’t just lofty words but high-impact actions. Unfortunately for many business leaders, they are just word-du-jour. They toss them around in the hopes something sticks. She, however, believes that every business can have a powerful positive impact on its employees, customers, and community. And for nearly 15 years, she has been helping leaders do exactly that – connect the dots between the business strategy, mission, and people. You are not going to want to miss this episode.

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