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Overcoming Low Engagement: An Essential Step to Business Growth

A staggering 87 percent of employees worldwide are not engaged at work. What does this mean for your business, and what can you do to overcome low engagement?

Why Does Engagement Matter?

Many business owners and people in the C-suite dismiss engagement as a trendy buzzword, but it is really a very valuable concept for employers. Engagement is essentially when employees begin to adopt an ownership mentality. Engaged employees look out for one another,

“Solve the People Puzzle” Portland Workshop

TalenTrust CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw was thrilled to conduct the second of this year’s “Solve the People Puzzle” workshops at the Vistage Executive Summit in Portland last week. The theme of the summit was “Bold Leadership.” The goal of the Vistage Executive Summit is to help CEOs, executives, and business owners gain a 360-degree view of their company and leadership style, shift perspective on their most pressing business issues, and achieve a plan of action for business growth.

Storytelling: The Best Way To Get To The Truth

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Where is the truth in a world where both companies and job seekers are branding themselves with all sorts of jargon and pretense? When everyone puts only their best foot forward, they forget that it takes two feet to get anywher. By inserting storytelling into the interview process, whether candidate or company, you’ll elicit greater authenticity, make stronger connection, and be the one who is remembered.

This is not to suggest that storytelling should replace a company’s normal interview questions and assessments.

Why Employees Quit and What You Can Do About It

The reality is that your employees are looking for or open to new opportunities (as discussed previously). In some cases, you want to do whatever you can to keep someone happy and working for your company. But in other cases, it’s better for the employee and the company to part ways. In Kathleen Quinn Votaw’s book Solve the People Puzzle, she observes that many employers panic when they realize that someone intends to leave, often offering them more money in order to keep them.

Admit That Your Employees Are Looking

Here’s a cold, hard truth: Your employees are looking for other jobs. In CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw’s new book, Solve the People Puzzle: How High Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent, she reminds employers that their employees are continuously looking for other jobs or being approached by recruiters. In fact, according to a 2015 Career Builder survey, three out of four employed workers are open to or actively looking for new career opportunities.

The Power of Crossing Paths

The Power of Crossing Paths

By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Loneliness is a serious health risk; and people with open networks are significantly more successful in their careers. These two disparate facts featured in recent articles in Slate and Forbes, respectively, are reason enough to expand your connections and nurture your relationships. If you need another incentive to connect besides health and success, it’s a fact that crossing paths with diverse people brings more fulfillment,

“Solve the People Puzzle” Now Available: A CEO Must-Read

Today is the big day! Kathleen Quinn Votaw’s book, Solve the People Puzzle: How High Growth Companies Attract and Retain Top Talent, is now available for purchase on Amazon. Our goal for today is to hit #1 Bestseller status on Amazon. It’s no small feat, but it’s one we know we can achieve with your help.

All you need to do is purchase the book at Noon MST today, and then follow the instructions for how to claim your $10 Amazon credit,

Countdown to Book Launch and Four Reasons to Buy the Book

We are only a week away from publication day for CEO Kathleen Quinn Votaw’s Solve the People Puzzle, and we can hardly contain our excitement. Mark your calendars for February 4th at NOON MST. Our goal is to have everyone purchase the book at the same time in order to hit #1 Bestseller status on Amazon. We’ll send additional details the day of the book launch (and let you know about a thank you gift you can claim if you buy the book on launch day).

What IS the People Puzzle? And Why Should You Try to Solve It?

Executives list attracting and retaining top talent as their #1 issue. This is the people puzzle, and it’s time for a solution.

Most CEOs agree that people are their most valuable business asset. People are critical for growth and success. Yet many executives struggle to find, keep, and grow the best. They face one or more of these common problems:

  • Managing immediate hiring needs
  • Dealing with increased turnover
  • Not understanding their reputation as an employer
  • Struggling to hire and retain Millennials

Whatever your particular challenge,