I'm a marketing leader & a millennial mom. Want me to work for you? Give me flexibility.

Posted by Stephanie Chacharon on Dec 5, 2019 11:02:51 AM

This post was originally published by Stephanie Chacharon on LinkedIn

Two things are true: I love my work. And I’m an amazing mom.

Those truths don’t have to be at odds with each other. But for me, something’s got to give with the traditional 9 to 5 employment model. If you want to keep me—and the countless others like me—employed, flexibility is a non-negotiable.

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Topics: Simplify Series, Talent shift, Women & work

Work + fulfillment

Posted by Lisa Hufford on Nov 21, 2019 3:36:17 PM

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

Last week I was privileged to travel to Palm Desert to attend the 2019 Global Annual Meeting of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women—a program that now includes 500 women entrepreneurs from around the world. To say it was inspiring would be a serious understatement. Lisa Schiffman, pictured below, is our fearless leader and fairy godmother who we are grateful for leading this program since its inception.

 I was selected to join the 2014 class of Winning Women and through the years of attending the annual conference, many of the women have become friends. There is nothing more empowering than being in a room of driven women, each making an impact in their own way. This year was no different.  

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Topics: News & updates, Talent shift

5 tips for successfully managing remote employees

Posted by Lisa Hufford on Oct 11, 2019 2:45:11 PM

This post was originally published by Lisa Hufford on LinkedIn.  

It’s #WorkFromAnywhere Week (thanks for the heads up, Career Contessa), which is as good a time as any to talk about remote work.  

In this business, I spend a lot of time talking with leaders and hiring managers about the future of work. And for so many of them, enabling and managing a remote workforce is a big, scary unknown.  

But here’s the thing: Remote work isn’t scary. And it isn’t any different thaon-site work. The same management principles apply in the office and remotely—they're just heightened with a remote workforce. I’ll dig into why. But firstthe data:

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Topics: News & updates, Talent shift

Building your on-demand team: low-risk and flexible

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:41:34 AM

 “This new structure allows team members to focus on leveraging their unique set of expertise to deliver greater results…”

Michael, like many managers, is in meetings almost every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and triple-booked much of the time. Michael is a rising star in the company and is highly valued by executives who often ask him to work on important projects. As a result, everyone wants a piece of him. His team values him as their manager and trusts him to be a great advocate for them. Michael’s professional success has opened many doors and new relationships, but has come with a cost—huge burdens on his time and priorities. He runs an important but relatively small team that has many responsibilities.

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Topics: Talent shift

The on-demand workforce: agile, adaptable, accountable

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:41:03 AM

Because businesses increasingly are required to do more with less, companies large and small are beginning to see the critical need for project-based, on-demand teams to drive business outcomes.

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Topics: Talent shift

The SPEED solution: delivering at the speed of digital

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:39:58 AM

 SPEED is about defining your business needs and goals and determining what talent and skills you’ll need to achieve success.

Several years ago, my team invented a new approach to work. SPEED stands for Success, Plan, Execute, Evaluate and Decide. It changes the way most managers traditionally look at things. First and foremost, SPEED enables you to have a much broader viewpoint than simply placing names on an organizational chart. SPEED is about defining your business needs and goals and determining what talent and skills you’ll need to achieve success. Here’s some of the feedback we hear:

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Topics: Talent shift

The talent shift mindset and project-based approach

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:39:20 AM

 The old “work for one business until you retire” mentality is no longer realistic, even feasible, for the modern workplace.

Since 2006 when I started my company, I’ve seen how agility and outside-the-box thinking has enabled some organizations to stay competitive and drive innovation in impressive ways, and has accelerated their business results and allowed them to move fast in a turbulent marketplace.

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Topics: Talent shift

New year, new opportunity: embracing the talent shift, are you ready?

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:38:38 AM

In 2018, we can expect even more change and acceleration of pace in workplaces everywhere.

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Topics: Talent shift

The new work landscape and the digital drive to compete

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:37:57 AM

A lot is happening, and happening fast. The big question: How will companies compete in this new economy?

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Topics: Talent shift

Here to stay: the  on-demand workforce and "The fourth industrial revolution"

Posted by Simplicity Consulting on May 31, 2019 11:37:20 AM

With pressure on corporations to move fast, drive innovation, control costs, and get results, the On-demand Workforce is here to stay.

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Topics: Talent shift

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