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Ira Wolfe

Chief Googlization Officer, President at Success Performance Solutions

Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, United States

6691 Followers

Workplace Futurist / Certified AQ Specialist / Candidate Experience Strategist / Employee Selection Expert / Author / TEDx Speaker / 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.

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

- Standing in Deep SHIFT? It's Time to Reimagine Your Future
- Leading at the Speed of Change
- What if VUCA IS the New Normal?
- Recruiting in the Age of Googlization
- Your Candidate Experience is All "FCDD" Up
More information available at https://www.irawolfe.com

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, hiring expert, recruitment marketing, online personality tests, pre-employment tests, office skill tests, DISC behavioral style assessment.

For my "day job," I'm an experienced, disruptive thought leader. I'm a huge believer in relying on data to make better decisions and support the use of assessments to help small and medium-sized businesses screen, hire, promote, motivate, and retain high-performance employees. I provide and support many assessment systems but highly recommend the following:
- AQai (adaptability quotient)
- Creatrix
- Curiosity Code Index
- Elite Assessment Systems
- Assess Systems (Outmatch)
- Other 5-Factor Personality Tests
- DISC
- Business Values & Motivators
- Quality of Motivation
- Learning & Reasoning (general mental abilities)
- eSkill (aptitude and technical skills)
- Emotional Intelligence

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

Available For: Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Lehigh Valley, PA
Speaking Topics: HR Meets Future Shock: T-HR-riving in a Complex World, Leading on the Exponential Curve, Recruiting in the Age of Googlization, Plan B: How to Avoid

Speaking Fee $6,500

Personal Speaking Website: www.irawolfe.com
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Featured Videos

TEDx Make Change Work for You
April 18, 2020
Workforce 2030 - Lehigh Valley HR/Business Summit
April 18, 2020
The One Big Change Every Company Experience in 10 Years
April 18, 2020

Featured Topics

Plan B: Living and Thriving on the Exponential Curve

Welcome to life on the exponential curve! R.I.P. to the way it was. Uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity have always been part of our lives. But lately, the accelerating pace of change has turned volatility into the new normal, creating a continuous flow of exponential disruption called VUCA. Unfortunately, many of us suck at on-the-fly adaptation, leaving us with the feeling we just got the SHIFT knocked out of us. Drawing upon his lifelong study of how to make change work and passion for helping others, Ira S Wolfe shares the personal mindsets and leadership skills required for navigating and thriving during exponential change. His authentic and very relatable style leaves audiences with a sense of hope, opportunity, and fresh perspective.

Recruiting in the Age of Googlization

The future came too fast for HR. Routine, every-day events are quickly taking on a very futuristic route. Things that seemed impossible are now mainstream. Talent acquisition is no exception and yet many organizations continue to recruit like it was 1970. Consequently, top talent just “swipes left” in mind-numbing fashion. To win the race for talent, every expert agrees the future of HR depends on its ability to deliver an awesome candidate experience, from your career site to the job offer. During this presentation Recruiting in the Age of Googlization author/speaker Ira S Wolfe will guide you on a candidate’s job search, share modern candidate decision behaviors, and provide tips and insights on how to align recruitment with candidates, and ultimately convert more qualified job seekers to new hires.

Your Candidate Experience is All FCDD Up

You can hear it in Danny’s voice: Candidate Resentment Fueled by Frustration, Confusion, Disappointment, and Distraction (or FCDD.) Danny represents just one of the thousands of job seekers who experience one or more of these emotions every single day from an all-too-familiar bad candidate experience. Join Recruiting in the Age of Googlization author/speaker Ira S Wolfe in this presentation as he guides you on a modern candidate’s job search journey, explains how to meet top talents’ expectations, and provides expert tips on how to engage more qualified job seekers.

Company Information

Company Type: Service Provider
Email: iwolfe@super-solutions.com
Phone: 484-373-4300
Business Unit: Talent Management
Theatre: North America
Media Experience: 25 years
Last Media Interview: 12/18/2019

Areas of Expertise

Change Management 39.55
Culture 36.03
Customer Experience 38.11
Digital Disruption 30.73
Digital Transformation 30.30
Entrepreneurship
Future of Work 83.51
HR 58.31
Innovation 30.04
Leadership 43.75
Marketing 31.15
Business Strategy 30.52
Management 39.83
Social 30.16
COVID19 56.06
Diversity and Inclusion 39.84
Mental Health 34.29
Sustainability 30.55

Industry Experience

Healthcare
Professional Services

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Publications

57 Article/Blogs
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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Tags: Management, HR

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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Tags: Future of Work, Diversity and Inclusion

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Management, Leadership, HR

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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Tags: Management, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Diversity and Inclusion

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Leadership, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Management, HR

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Leadership, HR

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work, COVID19

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work, COVID19

[PODCAST] How Your Mindset Navigates Crisis, Spots Opportunity
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March 26, 2020
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Tags: Leadership, Future of Work

A COVID-19 Update from Chief Googlization Officer Ira S Wolfe
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March 21, 2020
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Tags: Culture, HR, COVID19

7 Recruitment Marketing Tactics From the Experts
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March 15, 2020
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Tags: HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

[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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Tags: Leadership, COVID19

Emotional Intelligence Tests: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
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February 29, 2020
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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Leadership, HR

[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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Tags: Leadership

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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Tags: Customer Experience, HR, Future of Work

Executive Recruitment: 7 Tips for Hiring the Best Leadership
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February 04, 2020
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Tags: Leadership, HR

[PODCAST] Remembering the Father of Disruptive Innovation | Carlos Castelan and Chris Howard
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February 02, 2020
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Tags: Leadership, Change Management, Innovation

[PODCAST] Getting Human Capital Valuation Right | Dave Bookbinder
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January 24, 2020
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Tags: Leadership

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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Tags: HR

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: HR

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: Digital Disruption, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: HR

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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Tags: Social, HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: HR

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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Tags: Leadership, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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Tags: HR, Future of Work

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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Keynotes
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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40 Media Interviews
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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50 Podcasts
Stop Beating the Human Out of HR
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
November 30, 2020
Many companies have simply beaten the human right out of Human Resources says our guest Mark S Babbitt, world-renowned career and leadership mentor. Most companies don’t know what they stand for, company cultures suck. They can’t look a candidate in the eye and say “here you are safe. Here we respect you as a person. You will grow here as a human being.” Mark is on a mission to fix that. His company WorkIQ helps leaders and HR teams find their way and discover their value proposition. He is also founder of YouTern, a social career resource for college students, recent graduates, and young professionals that enables them to use mentoring, internships, and networks to advance their careers. His new book, Good Comes First: How Today’s Leaders Build an Uncompromising Company Culture That Doesn’t Suck, published by BenBella Books, arrives September 2021.

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Recruiters Beware: Job Aggregators, Friend or Foe? | Season 3:047
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
November 25, 2020
Graham Thornton, Co-Founder of recruitment marketing agency Change State, offers a chilling warning: “recruiters beware.” Job aggregators and job boards are killing your recruitment marketing and talent acquisition initiatives? Unbeknownst to most HR and recruiters, job aggregators snare your candidates in an algorithmic maze, directing them everywhere except your inbox! What can you do about it and how can you protect your talent pipeline and employment brand? Thornton joins Geeks Geezers Googlization on this episode to discuss how current recruitment models and HR technology are both boosting and blowing up talent acquisition.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 2021 Drop the Excuses, Table Fragility An Interview with Torin Ellis
Success Performance Solutions
November 20, 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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INCLUSION 2021 LET'S RECKON, ROCK, ATC
LinkedIn
November 18, 2020
Passionate, relentless, a force to be reckoned with, inspirational, a man with a purpose. Geeks Geezers and Googlization welcomes Torin Ellis - author, SiriusXM radio host, and D&I Talent Strategy expert. Expect nothing less than a no-hold-back conversation about equity, social justice, and inclusion 2021.

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Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley An Interview with Adaptability Practitioner Ira S Wolfe
Success Performance Solutions
November 11, 2020
Coming from a family of small business owners led Ira to view businesses primarily as employers. They thrive on the quality of the relationships they can build with their employees. He carried that through his first career as a dentist and into his current position as Chief Googlization Officer at Success Performance Solutions.

Even as a dentist, Ira identified mostly as an entrepreneur. He learned to identify which skills he built as a dentist were transferable to other lines of work, such as diagnostics, building teams, and critical thinking. This kind of transfer is more important than ever and is closely related to adaptability.

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The Submarine Way, Inclusion and Leadership
Success Performance Solutions
November 08, 2020
LIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 at 1 PM ETSEGMENT #1: INCLUSION AND LEADERSHIP SEGMENT #2: EMPATHY IN NORMAL 2.0 LIVESTREAM & PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS if you are wondering what a submarine has to do with diversity and inclusion, it’s EVERYTHING! On a submarine,...

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Combatting Zoom Fatique An Interview with Volley CEO Josh Little
Success Performance Solutions
November 07, 2020
People are exhausted by endless video Zoom meetings since the beginning of this New Normal, thanks to COVID-19. ​Josh Little is here to help you beat Zoom fatigue. Josh says, “it doesn’t have to be this way!”

Little identifies the main cause of Zoom meeting fatigue to be an almost imperceptible delay in video conferencing that grinds against our conversational instincts. Some people think the solution is to just get on Zoom less, but Little knows that conversation drives work forward.

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Combatting Zoom Fatique | Leadership in Normal 2.0
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
November 04, 2020
Are you feeling more exhausted at the end of your workday? You’re not alone. Zoom fatigue is real. Ever since the unofficial social experiment of working from home was launched in early 2020 due to the pandemic, video calls boomed. While this technology likely saved our economy and jobs market from a total meltdown, Zoom (and all its counterparts like Microsoft Teams and Google Meet) started to take a complicated and unintentional toll on the workforce. Today we meet Josh Little, the founder of four successful tech companies. Josh is on a mission to save the working world from death-by-meetings with his newest venture. Join us live on Wed at 1 PM ET when Josh shares how he plans to help us work remotely without going crazy.

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Will Visual Conferencing Save the Day for Small Business?
Success Performance Solutions
November 01, 2020
Executive time has become more precious. Companies have become more widely dispersed. Travel is more challenging than ever. As companies look to boost business productivity and manage costs, visual conferencing and online collaboration keep looking better and better. Fortunately, technology has evolved to the point where an employee working from home has the capability of being face-to-face with co-workers, bosses, customers, and vendors online – simultaneously – without ever hopping on a plane or sitting in traffic. According to the research firm Forrester, 34 million Americans are working from home at least part-time. If everyone who could work from home did work from home, it is estimated that the U.S. businesses would save an estimated $700 billion annually. As a result of technology and economic need, the number of employees working from home is expected to double before the end of the decade. This convergence of rising travel costs, unreliable air transportation, and falling “telepresence” costs will lead inevitably to a decline in business travel. That decline is coming at a time when the need to meet and collaborate is increasing, not decreasing. For all these reasons, I’m very pleased that my guest for this week’s show is J.W. Penland. J.W. is CEO at IOCOM, which just launched its revolutionary Visimeet technologies. Visimeet is a game-changer. It levels the already flattened playing field between small and large businesses and puts a leading-edge productivity tool onto the desktop of every employee and business owner. Tune in on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11 AM EDT when J.W. Penland joins me to talk about how visual communication solutions will change the way we do business. Who should listen? Executives, small business owners, health care providers, recruiters, HR, entrepreneurs.

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Adaptability Quotient No Human Left Behind An Interview with AQai co-founders Ross Thornley and Mike Raven
Success Performance Solutions
October 22, 2020
Adaptability is the most important skill to maintaining a competitive edge in the ever-changing world, but many companies simply aren’t prepared to equip their employees–or themselves–with better skills of adaptation. Ross Thornly and Michael Raven, co-founders of AQai, have developed an innovative, research-based assessment to help employees and businesses prepare for massive changes.

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375M People Stuck in Deep SHIFT: Is AQ the Solution? | Season 3:042
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
October 21, 2020
The year 2020 will be remembered for many generations as the year the SHIFT our plans. Tomorrow will be so profoundly different that we can’t even begin to imagine it. Long after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, unprecedented disruption will continue. Fortunately, boundless opportunity awaits us. But unless humans master adaptability, millions of people will be stuck in deep SHIFT as 375 million people are expected to need reskilling.

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5 Keys for Turning Adversity into Your Ally
Success Performance Solutions
October 15, 2020
Michael Taylor described his family growing up as the “poster children for poverty,” but by changing his mindset from trying to get rich to trying to be happy, Michael was able to begin overcoming the forces stacked against him and rebuild his life. He captures his road from poverty through some early successes into depression, homelessness, and bankruptcy in his book Adversity Is Your Greatest Ally where he lays out five keys for turning adversities into allies. Taylor also tackles the intersection of race and adversity in Shattering Black Male Stereotypes where he examines the forces at work that challenge black men, but also gives plenty of reasons to remain relentlessly optimistic.

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Shattering Black Male Stereotypes & Adversity Myths | Season 3:041
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
October 14, 2020
Michael Taylor is a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author, and radio show host. Michael is also a black man who had to shatter all the negative stereotypes of black men that’s often held by the general public. Instead of succumbing to the life of a high school dropout, bankruptcy, depression, homelessness, and racism, Michael befriended adversity and turned it into his ally. He now helps people around the world achieve success, happiness, and personal well-being. Following the gruesome killing of George Floyd, Coach Michael Taylor believes now is a time for optimism and that lasting change can be made for the entire back community, He coaches black men (as well as people of all colors, races, genders, and ethnic groups) to overcome the stereotype mindset and empowers them to live extraordinary lives.

Michael is the author of several books including his bestselling book, Shattering Black Male Stereotypes and Adversity is Your Greatest Ally.

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Shattering Black Male Stereotypes | Adversity Is Your Ally
Success Performance Solutions
October 10, 2020

Michael Taylor is a successful motivational speaker, entrepreneur, author, and radio show host. Michael is also a black man who had to shatter all the negative stereotypes of black men that’s often held by the general public. Instead of succumbing to the life of a high school dropout, bankruptcy, depression, homelessness, and racism, Michael befriended adversity and turned it into his ally. He now helps people around the world achieve success, happiness, and personal well-being. Following the gruesome killing of George Floyd, Coach Michael Taylor believes now is a time for optimism and that lasting change can be made for the entire back community, He coaches black men (as well as people of all colors, races, genders, and ethnic groups) to overcome the stereotype mindset and empowers them to live extraordinary lives.

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How to Survive Burnout from Work | Signs, Symptoms, and Prevention
Success Performance Solutions
October 09, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic on top of a presidential election and the regular stresses of work are leaving thousands of Americans feeling burned out. There are warning signs you might be experiencing burnout, such as a lack of motivation to do things you love or increased irritability. But burnout doesn’t have to be catastrophic. By making a plan for self-care, taking care of your body’s physical needs, and being mindful of yourself and your boundaries, you can recover from burnout and keep it from happening again.

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I Simply Can’t Take It Anymore!| How to Survive Burnout | Season 3:040
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
October 07, 2020
Michael Levitt is a burnout survivor and one of the world’s leading authorities in burnout recovery and prevention. In just one year Michael experienced a heart attack that should have killed him, lost his job during the economic recession, had his family vehicle repossessed by the bank, and then, the bank foreclosed on his house. Michael says, “this was the best thing to ever happen to him.”

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The Talent War: Great Organizations Avoid These 3 Hiring Mistakes | Season
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
September 30, 2020
Who better to help your company win The Talent War than Mike Saraille, a retired US Navy SEAL officer, and George Randle, former US Army officer, both trained to identify, mentor, and develop the best of the best talent. What they discovered throughout their careers is that Special Operations and Great Organizations have one thing in common: they both win when they have the right talent. They have also uncovered and faced the enemy: 3 common hiring mistakes that many businesses repeatedly make. Their solutions are revealed in a new book The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent.

Memorable quotes:
Leadership is more important than industry experience.
Human capital management is a subset of leadership.
Human Resources needs to move from fear-based hiring to potential-based hiring.

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Great Organizations Avoid Making These 3 Hiring Mistakes
Success Performance Solutions
September 25, 2020
Who better to help your company win The Talent War than a retired US Navy SEAL officer and former US Army officer, both trained to identify, mentor, and develop the best of the best talent. What they discovered throughout their careers is that Special Operations and Great Organizations have one thing in common: they both win when they have the right talent. They have also uncovered and faced the enemy: 3 common hiring mistakes that many businesses repeatedly make. Their solutions are revealed in a new book The Talent War: How Special Operations and Great Organizations Win on Talent.

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Is Empathy Fatigue Inevitable?
Geeks, Geezers & Googlization Show
September 23, 2020
From HR to politics, Main Street to Wall Street, an impassioned plea for more empathy can be heard. It’s being hailed as the cure for conflict and the catalyst for inclusion. But like everything else these days, are we becoming numb? Will we become apathetic about empathy? Will empathy just become another business rallying cry destined for the buzzword graveyard? Join on this episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization when we welcome Lee Andrese, Principal & Managing Partner at akathame LLC to discuss empathy, apathy, and the future of business-as-unusual.

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Generation R(obot) Will Be the Real Post-Pandemic Story
Success Performance Solutions
September 19, 2020
There is a brewing technological storm threatening to eliminate hundreds of jobs and leave millions of workers without a paycheck. Can a collaborative robot save the day? Listen to this podcast when futurists John McElligott and Ira S Wolfe discuss why robots,...

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HR Needs Data Literacy More Than Ever
Success Performance Solutions
September 11, 2020
It’s undeniable: The year 2020 will soon be written into the history book and HR needs data literacy more than ever. And who better to talk about HR Data Literacy than Victor Assad, CEO of Victor Assad Strategic HR Consulting, Managing Partner of InnovationOne, and...

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Diversifying Voices of HR Influence | Season 3:034
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Creating a Blue Ocean of Top-Tier Talent
Geeks Geezers Googlization
August 23, 2020
Welcome back everyone to another episode of Geeks Geezers and Googlization and Googlization Nation. We’ve got a great show today because despite all the uncertainty in the world, there is a lot of opportunities out here, a lot of unrecognizable opportunities and it’s standing right in front of our eyes. This goes not only for HR, small business, large business, but your careers, for all people, for every individual.

We’re going to be talking about something called Blue Ocean Strategy and Blue Ocean Shift. A lot of us are stuck in this red ocean, basically competing with one another. We put blinders on. We wonder what’s next stage for our business or what’s our next career, what our next job? You’re going to find today’s show really super helpful. Our guest today Andi Simon has a job many of you never heard of: cultural anthropology.

Let’s welcome, Andi Simon to the show.

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Creating a Blue Ocean of Top-Tier Talent | Season 3:033
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Living on a Corona-Coaster | Season 3:032
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August 12, 2020

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Your Work Is Not Your Worth | Season 3:031
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Help Wanted: Leaders Worth Following | Season 3:030
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July 29, 2020

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Tips to Stay Healthy from The Health Hero | Season 3:029
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Business Red Flags, Small Steps to Grow Profits | Season 3:028
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Human Resources, The Labor Multiplier | Season 3:027
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July 08, 2020

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Extreme Leadership: Respect Trumps Harmony | Season 3:026
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July 01, 2020

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43%: The Motherhood Penalty| Season 3:025
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June 24, 2020

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What’s Next for Recruiting, Video Interviewing, Employment Brand
Geeks Geezers Googlization
June 03, 2020
Recruiting in a VUCA world? (BTW, VUCA represents Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous.) To get a sense about what’s going on and where talent acquisition is headed post-pandemic, we brought back a good friend of Geeks Geezers and Googlization and an amazing thought leader in recruitment and talent acquisition, Craig Fisher. Craig shared his own personal experience with job search and then peered inside his crystal ball for trends on the future of video interviewing, employment branding, company culture, employee assessment, and learning.

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Unemployment and Income Inequality
Geeks Geezers Googlizationa
May 27, 2020
Unemployment in America is headline news in the U.S. As high as it is, Vinay Singh has real concerns that the actual rate of unemployment is significantly underreported. He questions how unemployment is tracked and more importantly that it misses the dark side of income inequality, social inequality, and ageism – exacerbated by under-employment, wage suppression, age discrimination and CEO compensation. He’s a passionate student and user of technology but concedes humans need to learn how to apply technology in a more human way. He implores recruiters and HR to stop asking inane and irrelevant interview questions (such as “if you were the first human on Mars, what would you do?”) and urges both companies and workers to take this pandemic crisis to reskill and upskill. Singh is the author of the Amazon best selling book “Your Future in Pieces.”

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Hiring Right is Hardly a No-Brainer
Geeks Geezers Googlization
May 20, 2020
Hiring right is definitely not the “no-brainer” many HR and hiring managers think it is. They often allow conscious and unintended bias to cloud their judgment and predictable decision-making. The disappointing success rate of new hires (30 percent) over time confirms the poor choices many managers make. Our guest HireBrain CEO David Nason intends to change that through the use of neuroscience, probability science, and social science. He has the data and methodology to prove that even the commonly used situational interview questions offer zero predictive value. Worse, they often introduce significant negative impact. Tune in now to hear how HireBrain’s advanced interviewing methodology removes the guesswork and bias from hiring, shifting decision making from gut instinct to predictable evidence.

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We All Need More Grace
Geeks Geezers Googlization
May 13, 2020
Success will not be measured the same way in the New Normal as it was just a few months ago. Hopefully that’s a good thing. Recovering from the pandemic stronger and better will require more grace, more compassion, more empathy, more humanity, according to our guest Julie Ann Sullivan. From interviews with over 60 C-Suite leaders and conversations with hundreds more who created thriving cultures and workplaces, she discovered four attributes these leaders all have in common. She published them in her new book Catalysts of Culture. (You’ll need to listen and/or read the book to learn what they are.) An important read before the pandemic crisis, it’s now an essential leadership guide for a successful reopening and relaunch of business in Age of Continuous Certainty.

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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), Mike Clarke (Gallup), and Lance (ERE/TLNT) to help reimagine the Future of HR, Leadership, and Work. We’re live on April 30 at 1:30 PM EDT on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook.

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They Didn’t Get Your Memo, Corporate Communication
Ira S Wolfe
April 29, 2020
Chances are that between emails, Zoom, Slack, text, and even phone, you’ve sent an important message to your employees that was missed or ignored. The information spigot is open. More than 560 billion emails are sent each year. One hundred billion of them are sent to employees. Communication is flowing full throttle but a lot of it falls on deaf ears. Cutting through all this noise is hard, even in normal times. So what is it that you need to do differently for your messages to be heard above all the noise? We’ve got the CEO of Guide Spark Keith Kitani, a corporate communication strategy expert, on our show today. And he’s ready to share answers to and new findings from his company’s research about corporate communication in the age of uncertainty.

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Slingshot Your Recovery, Run Into the Chaos
Ira S Wolfe
April 28, 2020
Have you heard there’s been a massive reset? That normal is dead and it shall not return. Perry Marshall, one of the most in-demand business strategists in the world, joins me (Ira S Wolfe) on my next Livestream to discuss how to pivot and participate in what he calls the "Slingshot Recovery."

As the pandemic tsunami tide recedes, millions of people are stranded on the beach - naked and cold. They have unimaginable problems waiting to be solved. People and businesses are literally begging for solutions. Lost in the noise of chaos lies “kairos” and it’s doing quite well, thank you! Perry has a few words of advice for businesses and entrepreneurs asking "what's next?": Bring the naked towels and swimsuits. In plain speak: “unlimited opportunity” (or kairos) abounds if you can pull yourself away from Netflix for a few minutes.

No matter what else you have planned, you don’t want to miss this interview with Perry Marshall. Perry joins me on “The Crazy Shift Show.” Join us as we talk about ways you can emerge from the pandemic crisis better and stronger: Run Into The Chaos! The world you knew is gone. And it is not coming back. Stop, pivot, and run like your future depends on it - it does.

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What Good Is Strategic Planning When Our Future is Uncertain
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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Will Our New Normal Be An Exponential Curve? | Season 3:015
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April 15, 2020

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Chomping at the Bit to Reopen Your Business?| Season 3:014
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April 08, 2020

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The Race Back to Normalcy, Toss Your Old Playbook| Season 3:013
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New Normal Survival Kit: Shift Your Mindset | Season 3:012
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March 25, 2020

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Video Interviewing in the Age of Covid19 | Season 3:011
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Mindfulness and Wellbeing: Skills to Survive and Thrive | Season 3:010
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March 11, 2020

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Covid-19: An Opportunity to Make-or-Break Your Reputation | Season 3:009
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March 04, 2020

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Candidate Resentment: Not The Experience HR Expected | Season 3:008
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Say “YES” to Your Intuition| Season 3:007
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Straight From the Heart: Leading and Living Above The Line| Season 3:006
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Your Candidate Experience is All FCDD-Up
Indiana SHRM
August 25, 2020
You can hear it in Danny’s voice: Candidate Resentment Fueled by Frustration, Confusion, Disappointment, and Distraction (or FCDD.) Danny represents just one of the thousands of job seekers who experience one or more of these emotions every single day from an all-too familiar bad candidate experience. Presentation at HR Indiana, August 25, 2020. The presentation includes a "tour" of the modern candidate’s job search journey, how to meet top talents’ expectations, and expert tips on how to engage more qualified job seekers.

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Discover Your AQ | Adaptability and the Future of Work
Success Performance Solutions
October 12, 2020
WATCH OUR MINI-DOCUMENTARY (11 Minutes) ADAPTABILITY AND THE FUTURE OF WORK | SEEING THE INVISIBLE MEMORABLE QUOTES 0:23 We’re going to see more change in the next 10 years than we did in the last 100. 0:58 We've had time to adjust. We've had time to adapt, and we...

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[WEBCAST] Why Quantifying Diversity & Equity Matters
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Cracking the Curiosity Code | Q&A with Dr. Diane Hamilton | Success Performance Solutions
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August 15, 2020

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FutureNEXT: Future Employee, Future Work, Future Leadership with John Sanei
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I had an absolute blast on Geeks Geezers Googlization Podcast | Ira S Wolfe
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Ira S Wolfe | Chief Googlization Officer | Millennial in a Baby Boomer Body | Hiring and Recruitment
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PODCAST | Recruit for Empathy | Respect Trumps Harmony I Geeks Geezers Googlization
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July 01, 2020

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Ira S Wolfe | Chief Googlization Officer | Millennial in a Baby Boomer Body | Hiring and Recruitment
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June 27, 2020

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OutMatch Employee Testing | Hire Smarter | Leadership Competency Tests
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June 27, 2020

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4 Forces Disrupting Post-Pandemic Hiring | Ira S Wolfe
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June 22, 2020

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Your Employment Branding is All FCDD-up!
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June 12, 2020

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We Need A Better Future Now | Geeks Geezers Googlization | Ira S Wolfe
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What’s Next for Recruiting, Video Interviewing, Employment Brand with Craig Fisher, TalentNet
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Growth Mindset, Culture, and Trust
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Reinvent Your Career
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Remote Work Is The New Norm
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Crisis Ahead: How to Bounce Back from a Crisis
YouTube/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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Jobs in the Post-Pandemic Era
YouTube/Ira Wolfe
April 14, 2020
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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.

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Tags: Future of Work, HR, Leadership

Is HR Fighting Above It's Weight Class
YouTube/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

What is HR's Plan B to Welcome Workers Back: Life After Covid-19?
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March 27, 2020

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Tags: COVID19

Built to Last? Company Culture in the Work-From-Home Era
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March 24, 2020

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Tags: Leadership, Culture, HR

What Does VUCA Look Like?
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March 22, 2020

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Tags: HR, Future of Work

DISC: Why It Should NOT Be Used for Hiring
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March 21, 2020

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Tags: Digital Disruption, HR, Future of Work

Finding Invisible Solutions: Ask Better Questions
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March 12, 2020

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Benefits of a Recruitment Marketing Strategy | Recruiting in the Age of Googlization | Ira S Wolfe
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March 03, 2020

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Hidden in Plain Sight: A Roadmap To Recruit High Quality Candidates
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March 03, 2020

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Creating An Employee Experience That People Want
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February 27, 2020

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Second Chance Hiring: Transforming Lives
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February 25, 2020

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Recruitment Marketing is Not A Random Act: #SocialMedia, #Hashtags, and #Recruitment #Marketing
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February 17, 2020

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Why Job Search Visibility Is a Bad Recruitment Metric
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February 16, 2020

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Getting HR "Un-Stuck" in the Age of Googlization
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February 10, 2020

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Get my new book for FREE....or pay for it on Amazon!
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February 07, 2020

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It's a Googlapalooza of New HR Content
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January 17, 2020

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7 Webinars
Future of Workforce Thought Leaders Webinar Series Post-Pandemic Employability
Success Performance Solutions
September 26, 2020
“The ‘normal’ path to employment is on life support,” says Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe. The COVID-19 pandemic might have just nailed the broken education-to-employment coffin closed, Wolfe warns. “Everyone is focused on jobs. Jobs are just a shiny object in the scheme of things. The whole concept of what it means to be employed and the skills and abilities you need to be employed is being rewritten on the fly.”

To help employers, workers, and students understand the future of work and jobs, Wolfe’s consulting company Success Performance Solutions recently recorded a 4-part webinar series. Wolfe was joined by Edward E Gordon, internationally recognized futurist, economist, researcher, author, and historian. The series is free to attend.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Only 16% of new hires possess the skills needed for their current jobs and the jobs of the future!
Success Performance Solutions
September 17, 2020
Skills are becoming obsolete at a fast rate, something the pandemic has only intensified, Existing roles may require up to 10 new skills by 2021, according to a recent analysis by Gartner. This follows a BCG report that noted "skill mismatches between what employers...

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Tags: Future of Work

Why Quantifying Diversity & Equity Matters
Success Performance Solutions Blog
August 27, 2020
Today’s workforce is one of the most diverse in our nation’s history. The public outcry for social justice, fairness, equality, and better economic performance has elevated diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to the highest priority for business and HR leaders. But while diversity awareness is high, true equity and fairness remain elusive. New evidence from HC Moneyball suggests that certain EEO, gender, and ethnic categories experience privilege at different velocities. They experience the opportunity and benefits of mobility, advancement, and training differently. That’s not fair nor is it good for business and economic performance.

Joining me on this webinar is Dr. Solange Charas, founder and CEO of HC Moneyball, LLC, and the “brains” behind this research.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Future of Work, HR

Cracking The Curiosity Code
Success Performance Solutions Blog
August 13, 2020
Studies show that curiosity drives nearly every skill that shows up on every must-have job skill list, says Success Performance Solutions founder and workforce trends expert Ira S Wolfe. It is the DNA, the common thread, that connects many of the essential skills promoted for the modern worker: critical thinking, emotional intelligence, adaptability, collaboration, and even empathy.

Curiosity it seems is the career currency of the day: necessary for staying relevant, for advancing your career, for keeping the robots at bay from taking your job. We simply can’t perform well or grow our skills without it. And yet parents, business leaders, and our current education system do every possible to immunize curiosity in our kids and workers. We talk about innovation, growth, and STEM but do everything possible to stifle it, says Dr. Diane Hamilton.

Dr. Diane was my guest on this Success Performance Solutions Crowdcast event. She discussed her curiosity research and the four curiosity killing factors she calls FATE. Here is an abridged and edited transcript of our conversation.

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Future of Work, HR

The Future of Employees, Work, and FutureNext Leadership
Success Performance Solutions Blog
August 04, 2020
The only John Sanei in the world joined me (Ira S Wolfe) recently for a Q&A about the future employee, future of work, and FutureNEXT Leadership. This conversation was prompted by a LinkedIn post that John recently made about the differences between complicated and complex. This is just the tip of the iceberg! We spoke about future essential skills such as curiosity and adaptability; the 4 different types of sight; why current leadership is so out of touch, and AfterShock. You’ll want to listen and/or read the transcript below.

John Sanei calls himself a knowledge mercenary, one who travels the globe to uncover lessons needed to shift communities and help humanity thrive. We certainly need a lot of that these days. John is Africa’s first faculty member at Singularity University in San Francisco, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education and a partner at the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies.

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Tags: Change Management, Future of Work, Leadership

Failure of Current Talent Strategies | Ira S Wolfe and Edward Gordon
Success Performance Solutions
June 26, 2020
Hi everyone. This is Ira Wolfe, and I’m back with my good friend, Dr.Edward Gordon for the second of our four-part webinar series, talking about the future of employment. Today’s topic is a good one. Even the mere mention of it seems to bring a smile to faces, although not in a good way. The Failure of Current Talent Strategies tends to ignite one of the “duh, do you think” moments. During this webinar, we’ll be talking about why current talent strategies are failing fast and begin to explore how organizations must respond going forward.

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Future of Employability
Success Performance Solutions
May 21, 2020
“The ‘normal’ path to employment is on life support,” says Future of Work Global Thought Leader Ira S Wolfe. The COVID-19 pandemic might have just nailed the broken education-to-employment coffin closed, Wolfe warns. “Everyone is focused on jobs. Jobs are just a shiny object in the scheme of things. The whole concept of what it means to be employed and the skills and abilities you need to be employed is being rewritten on the fly.”

To help employers, workers, and students understand the future of work and jobs, Wolfe’s consulting company Success Performance Solutions recently announced a 4-part webinar series. Wolfe will be joined by Edward E Gordon, internationally recognized futurist, economist, researcher, author, and historian. The series is free but does require registration.

Wolfe has been warning about a “Perfect Labor Storm” since 1999. Edward E Gordon has been warning about a global talent meltdown for even longer. Their paths crossed in the early 2000s and they have both written and spoken extensively about the future of work, jobs, the skills gap, and the broken education-to-employment system.

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Future of Work

Radar

1 Trend
Adaptability

Date : September 28, 2020

Change and adaptability are nothing new. But today we're living in a VUCA world and many of us just aren't adapting quickly enough. As a result, we're making the future of work up as we go. Adaptability will be this decade'ss core competence required by everyone from the front-line to the board room,.

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Adaptability is Everyone's Job!

Date : September 28, 2020

Whether we're working from home, in an office, or some hybrid environment, it's a given: the journey to the Next Normal will be profoundly different than the normal we abruptly left behind. Everyone will need to become adept at adapting.

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2020 Predictions for COVID-19 Business Impact

Date : September 28, 2020

COVID-19 took everything we forecast for Workforce 2030 and compacted it into a few days. Business recovery will require greater reliance on technology, humanization of work, and a distributed workforce. To get there, organizations will need to reinvent (not just redesign) the workplace, embrace digital communication, reskill and upskill workers, and upgrade leadership skills. We’ve talked about those things for years but many executives and business leaders failed to accept the urgency. Change is no longer a bullet on a to-do list but a strategic imperative.

The misconception and paradox of COVID-19 is that massive unemployment didn’t relieve talent shortages but exacerbated them. While millions more people are seeking jobs, the skill sets required to do much of the work is now more advanced than ever. Even many pre-pandemic low-tech jobs now require basic digital literacy skills. On the employer-side, the inadequacy of current recruitment and hiring processes and HR technology infrastructure is being laid bare. Screening top talent and identifying skilled workers amongst millions of applicants will be like shoveling out of a blizzard with a teaspoon. Organization will need to invest quickly in HR technology for recruitment, talent management, and elearning.

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Blog

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The Future of Employees, Work, and Leadership | An Interview with John Sanei
Thinkers360
August 11, 2020

One of the top global thought leaders on our future John Sanei offers a dire warning: “Applying normal rules in a complex world is the worst thing we can do.” To help make sense of how all of us should be preparing for what John calls FutureNEXT (also the title of his upcoming book), John joined me for Q&A about what he calls FutureNEXT. Sanei is not surprised to see so many people struggling, even grieving over the death of “normal.” With its passing, our world abruptly transformed from complicated to complex. “Our efficient rules and systems that we used to use failed fast and furious in the early stages of the pandemic. Our ability to forecast and plan were abruptly disabled. Even the experts don’t know what will be coming,” warns this 3X best selling author and Singularity University faculty member.

Sanei recently addressed the challenge of people moving from complicated to complex in a video he posted on LinkedIN. He followed that with a powerful inquiry asking “can we teach passion?” Sanei offers his insights and forecasts for the future employee, future of work, future leadership and more.

Sanei’s presentation is the first of 4 weekly webinars in August hosted by Success Performance Solutions and moderated by Chief Googlization Officer Ira S Wolfe. Click here for more information and registration.

Future topics included Cracking the Curiosity Code, Diversity, Inclusion, and Inequity, and Future of Employment. Learn more.

About Our Speaker!

John Sanei (Sah-nay) comes alive at the intersection of human psychology and futurism and uses his truly unique perspective to discover elegant ways for his global audience to build the clarity and courage needed to approach the future with confidence.

Not only is John Africa's first Singularity University faculty member and a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education, but he is also an Associate Partner at The Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies - the only person on the planet to hold these three positions. His rare ability to combine his fascination with emerging technology and its impact on society with a clear understanding of the way memories and stories influence our reality has seen him share the stage with several world-renowned thought leaders, including Yuval Harari, Nassim Taleb, and Robin Sharma, amongst many others.

To watch and/or read the transcript, go to https://www.successperformancesolutions.com/john-sanei-futurenext/

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Tags: Future of Work, Leadership, Management

Opportunities

1 Business
AQ Masterclass

Location: Online    Date Available: November 04th, 2020    Fees: $97 per participant

Submission Date: October 18th, 2020    Service Type: Service Offered

REIMAGINE your team's response to change!
BOOST your business adapt-ability!
GROW your competitive advantage!

We have entered the fastest period of change the world has ever seen. Fast Company recently shared "we are approaching the fastest, deepest, most consequential technological disruption in history." There’s a real danger that millions of people and thousands of organizations will be left behind. Adaptability is the key to transforming the way your teams and business reimagine their future. Unfortunately, research reveals that only 1 in 4 employees have high adaptability levels. Consequently, there is such a clarion call for leaders to rethink and adapt that Harvard Business Review describes "Adaptability Quotient" as the new competitive advantage. Likewise, Linkedin identified Adaptability as one of the most in-demand skills of this 3rd decade of the 21st century. Adaptability Quotient (AQai) is a game-changer!
Join us for the 1st Masterclass of its kind starting Nov 4 or schedule one for your team today. (minimum of 10)

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