The CEO Pulse: Hiring Resource Center
What’s top of mind for CEOs? Hiring
Introducing our latest edition of The CEO Pulse, a collection of insights led by the Vistage Research team that brings together both expert and peer perspectives to help you navigate decisions around some of the most pressing, complex issues facing small and midsize businesses right now. This CEO Pulse is focused on hiring.
Finding qualified people has long been a challenge, but the post-pandemic labor market has served up new challenges as employers use new criteria to differentiate themselves, including the type of work, compensation, development opportunities and workplace environment. Our latest research shows that nearly two-thirds of small and midsize businesses are having challenges operating at full capacity due to talent scarcity, and 52% are planning to expand their workforce in the next 12 months. Here’s the latest from Vistage Research on the big-picture implications for hiring [updated November 23, 2022].
To help with decision-making, we have curated:
- Insights on hiring from trusted experts
- Real-life approaches to hiring from CEO peers
- Join discussions about hiring in Vistage networks
- Third-party resources on hiring
To help CEOs address #retention, our new report from Vistage Research focuses on four recommendations for keeping top talent, the foundation for sustainable, long-term growth. [updated June 5, 2023]
Is a hybrid workplace the right solution for your business? In this report, Vistage speakers Marc Emmer and Kathleen Quinn Votaw explore how companies can create the ideal work environment for their employees. [updated June 5, 2023]
Learn what future employees want out of companies and how to position your organization to stand out in the war for talent. [Updated Sept. 22, 2023]
Attracting and retaining top talent has become more challenging than ever. Insperity’s Sheryl LaPlace looks at the key insights your business needs to win the race for talent. [Updated Jan. 20, 2023]
Wage and Compensation: Member Roundtable [Member Exclusive webinar on-demand]
Learn best practices from three Vistage members to guide your approach to wages and compensation so you can keep your employees satisfied while retaining top talent. [Updated Jan. 20, 2023]
Dealing with recruiting and #retention issues? HireBetter Managing Director Amy Ancira shares new best practices for attracting, hiring and retaining game-changing talent. [Updated Nov. 4, 2022]
Member roundtable on leveraging assessments [on-demand]
In this roundtable discussion, three Vistage members share how they’ve utilized assessments to support their employee lifecycle — starting with hiring — and the benefits they’ve uncovered. [Updated Oct. 28, 2022]
Member roundtable on hiring best practices [on-demand]
Hiring challenges still hamper CEOs’ ability to operate at full capacity. A trio of Vistage CEO members share new hiring strategies they have found successful. [Updated Aug. 15, 2022]
The CEO’s Journey: People & Culture [Requires My Vistage password; on-demand]
Learn from targeted breakout sessions on how to leverage heart-based hiring, how culture is a big part of talent strategy, and using culture to drive results. You can also watch insights from keynote speakers Erica Dhawan and Liz Wiseman.
Top-performing organizations don’t leave culture up to chance. 2021 Vistage Speaker of the Year David Friedman examines what it takes to build and sustain a high-performing culture.
A roundtable of Vistage Chairs examines how some member companies are solving their hiring and retention challenges.
A roundtable of Vistage speakers shares their insights on hiring and retaining from this highly volatile portion of the workforce.
Why hiring is personal for CEOs and founders [on-demand]
If you’re struggling with hiring, your purpose and culture might be the issue. Learn how to become the kind of CEO people want to follow.
In this latest webinar from Insperity, find out how to implement a learning culture and employee development planning to drive successful hiring and retention.
Insperity presenter Aisha Thompkins discusses implicit bias, how it occurs, and strategies for reducing it in the hiring process.
Articles from the Vistage Research Center
6 steps to an ideal employee experience
Engaging employees is not enough in today’s work environment. Talent specialist Kathleen Quinn Votaw shares 6 tips that can help CEOs create the ideal experience for employees.
How 3 CEOs use wages and compensation to drive retention
Recapping our most recent member roundtable (password required), a trio of CEOs shares their unique strategies for adjusting wages, benefits and other forms of compensation to hire and retain top talent.
The State of Employment and Wages
Vistage speaker and strategy expert Marc Emmer explores the key force driving today’s workforce, from hybrid and remote working to employee satisfaction to spiraling wage pressures.
Framework for hiring: What’s a dealbreaker when hiring ‘The Ideal Team Player’?
Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni breaks down the three traits needed in an “Ideal Team Player” and why missing one is a dealbreaker.
Indra Nooyi on “The great re-enrollment” [Requires My Vistage password]
In this member-exclusive clip, former PepsiCo CEO and Chairman Indra Nooyi explains why it’s time to stop focusing on”The Great Resignation” and look toward re-enrolling workers with an emphasis on humanity.
How CEOs can beat the great resignation
Despite the “Great Resignation,” several high-performing companies continue to thrive. How? HireBetter Managing Partner Amy Ancira identifies 3 successful leadership strategies.
Wage compensation in the wake of inflation
Everyone is hiring, and CEOs are increasing wages and bonuses to compensate. Vistage speaker and Compensation Consulting Services Managing Partner Rena Somersan explains why wages are rising.
5 fundamentals CEOs need to succeed in today’s workforce revolution
Today, workers determine when, how and where they will work. Joe Galvin explores 5 factors CEOs must consider as they develop their future workforce.
Employee development tops list of how CEOs compete in talent wars [Requires My Vistage password]Securing the right talent is a necessity if CEOs want to grow their revenue expectations. This report delves into the need for employee development to drive retention as well as efforts to compete for new employees.
As we move through the aftermath economy and the likelihood of a recession looms, CEOs brace for an economic downturn. Vistage Chief Research Officer Joe Galvin explains how leaders can use this time to ramp up for the next growth cycle. [Updated Aug. 28, 2023]
The competition for talent continues to intensify. But traditional hiring strategies are no longer effective. To get and keep top talent, you need competitive recruitment and retention plans. And the key to both? Employee development. Learn how two Vistage members leveraged employee development as a competitive advantage.
In survey after survey, members report that finding talent is a top challenge. Discover how two Vistage members took different approaches to hiring that helped their companies and communities.
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- Remote Worker Equipment Allowance [Talent Strategies Network]
- Talent acquisition help [Construction Network]
- Fully remote culture building [Talent Strategies Network]
- HR Stack [Professional Services Network]
- Recruiter recommendations for employees on H1B or PERM [Talent Strategies Network]
- Recruitment marketing [Marketing and Media Network]
- Creative solutions for the labor shortage [Hospitality Network]
- Motivation-based and/or behavioral interviewing workshop [Talent Strategies Network]
- Salary increases for 2022 [West Network]
- Can the “Great Resignation” become the “Great Elevation”? It’s up to you! [Talent Strategies Network]
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Labor quality crunch hits small biz [LinkedIn]
Gone for now, or gone for good? How to play the new talent game and win back workers [McKinsey & Company]
These People Who Quit Jobs During the Pandemic Say They Have Regrets [The Wall Street Journal]
Six People You Meet in the Pandemic Workplace [The Wall Street Journal]
Stop Hiring for “Cultural Fit” [Kellogg Insight]