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Career Advice: Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

Elon Musk Just Gave Some Brilliant Career Advice. Here It Is in 1 Sentence

In his recent TED interview, the serial entrepreneur hit on what it takes to develop a successful mindset.

Culture Advice: Do You Have A High Trust Team?

Is Your Staff A High-Trust Team?

After over 22 years of leading teams and 10 years of working in executive search and staff consulting, it’s safe to say I’ve worked with my fair share of teams. I’ve witnessed all kinds of different team dynamics, from healthy to toxic, flexible to rigid, informal to formal, and everywhere in between.


Work/Life Balance News: 10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

10 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable The Red Shoes, a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares for her into buying her a pair. Her love for the red shoes causes her to give them priority over the more important things in her life, and, as often happens in fables, karma is not on her side.


Career Advice: Ace Your Next Interview With These Subtle Tricks

Ace Your Next Interview With These Subtle Tricks

Even if you have been job searching for a while, use these body language tricks to impress employers and gain an advantage over other job seekers.

Business Success: How A 21-Year-Old Took UBreakiFix From His Bedroom To 262 Stores And A Deal With Google

How A 21-Year-Old Took UBreakiFix From His Bedroom To 262 Stores And A Deal With Google

Trained as an accountant, Justin Wetherill taught himself to fix phones after he dropped his iPhone and smashed the screen. He started a mail-in phone repair service but soon moved to brick and mortar stores after realizing customers wanted same-day repairs.

Career Advice: 9 Step Plan to Bounce Back After Termination

You’re Fired: Here’s A 9-Step Plan To Bounce Back

Elizabeth Gross was a young assistant account director at a marketing agency the first time she got fired. Her company was going through a reorganization and her job was cut. An ambitious young professional, Gross says she was devastated. “It’s like a death. Your job is gone.

Employee Engagement: 4 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Motivated, According to a Duke Behavioral Economist

4 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Motivated, According to a Duke Behavioral Economist

Dan Ariely, the famous Duke behavioral economist and author of multiple New York Times Bestsellers, such as “Predictably Irrational,” just released a short, new book on motivation, “Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.”

Post and Pray Got You Down? 4 Questions to Ask Yourself

Approximately one third of Canadian employers are experiencing challenges attracting the talent they need (2015 Manpower Talent Shortage Survey). Ask any Human Resources professional and they will tell you that finding the right talent in a timely fashion has a material impact on their organization’s overall success. Without the right people in the right roles, business objectives are either unmet or met under less than ideal circumstances for existing employees, thus impacting overall retention and engagement.

What is a Talent Acquisition professional to do? Post the job …right? In today’s highly competitive marketplace, that is simply not enough. Below are four questions to ask yourself if you are responsible for attracting talent to your organization.

  • Where are you posting? One size does not fit all. Have you considered niche portals or professional associations? How long are you posting for? Hot talent is off the market before you know it. If you post for too long, you may have missed the opportunity to connect with your top applicant.


  • Are your leaders involved in speaking engagements? Leaders can be great talent magnets. Today’s top talent is drawn to passion, innovation and a visionary in their industry. Get your leaders out in the community building the buzz around your organization.


  • What does your candidate experience look like? Failing to pay attention to your candidate experience can cost you both financially and from a reputation perspective. Have you mapped your candidate experience to ensure optimization and to maximize the “warm and fuzzy” factor? When talent feels valued, respected and wanted regardless of whether or not they are “the one”, you reap huge talent attraction benefits. Word spreads, brand enhances and costs decrease.


  • Are you working with a true search professional to tap into the passive market? Many external recruiters are sales people and not HR professionals, thus the search may be conducted in a very different fashion. Aligning with a search partner that is a Human Resources professional mitigates risk both legally and reputationally and preserves the focus on the candidate experience. This all feeds into your talent brand as your search partner is an extension of your organization.


It is tough to find great talent but it is well worth the effort. After all, that is your biggest differentiator in the market. Great talent innovates, grows your business and inspires your teams to reach new heights.

There is a war for talent…fight a good fight!

Powerhouse talent specializes in providing companies with awe-inspiring talent, meaningful advice and creative ways to share their greatness. Our search practice is led by a Certified HR Leader.

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The novel and the unexpected are important sources of happiness…

I Make a Good Happiness Choice, and a Bad Happiness Choice.

One of the advantages of being a writer is that I have a lot of control over my time. However, I often don’t take advantage of that. I feel uncomfortable if I’m not being “productive” when I feel like I should be working – and most of the time, I feel like I should be working.