Talent Management

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. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of small and midsize businesses are having challenges operating at full capacity due to talent scarcity, and 65% are planning to expand their workforce in the next 12 months. Hiring is the biggest inhibitor to meeting current demand and scaling for growth. Here’s the latest from Vistage Research on the big picture implications for hiring.

To help with decision-making, we have curated:

  1. Insights on hiring from trusted experts
  2. Real-life approaches to hiring from CEO peers
  3. Join discussions about hiring in Vistage networks
  4. Third-party resources on hiring

Insights on hiring from trusted resources

National CEO Conferences

The CEO’s Journey: People & Culture [Requires My Vistage password] 
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

Webinars 

Chair roundtable: Hiring practices for small and midsize businesses [on-demand]
A roundtable of Vistage Chairs examines how some member companies are solving their hiring and retention challenges. 

Expert roundtable: Best practices for hiring and retaining hourly workers [on-demand]
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.

Establish a learning culture as a competitive advantage [on-demand]
In this latest webinar from Insperity, find out how to implement a learning culture and employee development planning to drive successful hiring and retention.

The impact of implicit bias in the hiring process [on-demand]
Insperity presenter Aisha Thompkins discusses what implicit bias is, how it occurs, and strategies for reducing it in the hiring process.

Articles from the Vistage Research Center

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. 

Real-life approaches to hiring from trusted peers

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.

Join discussions about hiring in Vistage Networks

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Third-party resources on hiring

3 Ways CEOs Can Improve Employee Experience [Inc.]

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]

Introducing My+, How PwC is Changing The Way We Work [LinkedIn]

Why Inflation Can Be an Opportunity [Inc.]

Six People You Meet in the Pandemic Workplace [The Wall Street Journal]

The Great Resignation calls for a Glorious Re-Engagement [Fortune]

Stop Hiring for “Cultural Fit” [Kellogg Insight] 

Toxic Culture Is Driving the Great Resignation [Sloan Review/MIT]

Is The ‘Great Resignation’ Actually A Mass Retirement? [Forbes]

New Research Shows Leaders Are Not Doing Enough to Develop Their People [TLNT]

Welcoming Back Formerly Retired Workers Can Help Ease Your Labor Crunch. Just Don’t Forget the Buddy System [Inc.] 

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About the Author: Joe Galvin

Joe Galvin is the Chief Research Officer for Vistage Worldwide. Vistage members receive the most credible, data-driven and actionable thought leadership on the strategic issues facing CEOs. Through collaboration with the Vistage community of…

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