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Posts by Aleksander Sokler

War for talent

Many companies, during the pandemic, did not know what the future would bring.  They acted with caution and stopped the recruitment and hiring processes all together.  However, the pandemic did not affect all industries on the same level. Some industries were impacted more and some less, and others experienced even better results than the previous/non-pandemic…

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Why Job Descriptions and Curriculum Vitae are Poor Tools for Candidate Selection. We all know that it is difficult to find perfect fit candidates.  Candidates that have all the skills and experience plus all the other intangible characteristics that we are looking for. While criteria like work experience, specific qualifications, education, etc., are easy to…

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Got that Monday morning feeling?

It could be time to leave your job. David* reached over to switch off his buzzing alarm clock, and his stomach tightened, with the sinking realisation that it was Monday.  That feeling of a lack of excitement was getting to be an everyday part of waking up to go to work. David used to enjoy…

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Remote Leadership

COVID-19 pandemic caused a profound change in all areas of life, not only in work life. To prevent the spread of disease, companies around the world are sending their employees to work from home. Although the pandemic in Europe seems to be in retreat, some businesses decided to switch to a remote work model in…

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SPECIALISTS vs GENERALISTS

What do the following jobs have in common? The CEO of Lotus Sports Cars A Scottish Island Whisky Distillery Manager The Director of Fundraising for a Cathedral A Chief Operating Officer for a Private Equity Bank At first glance of course, the answer is “nothing” but in reality, these are all jobs into which we…

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After covid-19:
Will (partial) work from home remain?

In the beginning of 2020, the government of The Netherlands suggested work from home whenever possible and that was the case for about 50% of people. Working remotely had a positive effect on the number of infections and therefore (serious) illnesses. There were fewer physical contacts when traveling to and from work and of course,…

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RESKILLING, A GAME CHANGER?

A third of the workers worldwide were laid off or asked to accept reduced working time as consequence of the COVID pandemic impact on business, with, of course, a lot of slow – downs and bankruptcies. These troubled times have reinforced a general feeling one could observe before, of professional uncertainty. For instance, there was…

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Customer Success : Rethink your Business for Growth

It’s a new  era of  Customer Service.  Since the Digital adoption has taken a quantum leap at driving innovations, the business landscapes are changing faster than before. It’s a change and learning mechanism to  utilize resources to achieve goals and drive innovation by leveraging on technology to the fullest and optimize the processes.  For this…

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How do Leaders Develop?

The number of books published on Leadership each year in Amazon is over 2000. It is no coincidence that once again we are in search of the Leader…. The Leader is currently in a dilemma, in crisis, and eventually in … confusion. To make the equation even more complicated, apart from Leaders, we ALSO seek…

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