Sean Pomeroy's Blog (116)

Building Culture and Collaboration Like a Shark

Sharks are fearsome creatures, but they’re not to be feared. Although there were only a total of three fatal shark attacks worldwide in 2014, movies and television have made us fear sharks. Sharks are indeed formidable when confronted, but whether they’re fish that look for blood or investors looking to take a small…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 24, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Performing Business CPR with Your New CPO

A common business mantra you may have heard before is “do more with less.” Whether it’s avoiding fake work, managing your revenue and expenses to make sure you’re getting the most for your…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 19, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Succession Planning: The Core Issue of Leadership Failings

An organizational succession plan should always have a plan B. It is one of the biggest problems for any business and a core issue for leadership. Succession planning is like an insurance plan for the survival of your business. So it stands to reason then, that if you don’t have a succession plan, you…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 11, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

6 WAYS to Develop a Mentorship-Style Training Program

Our recent article, “6 Reasons to Develop a Mentorship-Style Training Program” examines the various benefits for employers and employees to create an…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on June 2, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Mentoring a Millennial is a Win-Win for Everyone

The shifting personal and work values of the newer generation are creating an opportunity for a bilateral beneficial relationship between manager and millennial. Mentorship is something millennials crave, but are not receiving.

A study found that only 2% of college-educated Millennials …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Gamification Can Help (and Hurt) Your Employee Engagement

Success stories touting gamification’s success abound. Recently, the spotlight’s been on companies like Dailybreak, who’ve used gamification to engage customers and reaped the incredible profits. As Dailybreak has shown, the market for…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on May 13, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Wake Up and Find Out How to Truly Motivate in the Workplace



What makes a happy employee? Perhaps free lunches, a new puppy… maybe even ongoing employee education will do the trick. Maintaining a motivated office is far more important than many believe. So much so, the cost of unhappy, unengaged employees in the workforce is up to $300 billion in the U.S. annually. This is not a…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 17, 2015 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Streamline Your Training Process to Fill the Skills Gap

The job market is beginning to resemble a field of round holes littered with square pegs. While 11 million Americans are looking for jobs, 4 million jobs are looking for workers. The reason those two numbers don’t meet each…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 12, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Quantity vs. Quality: The Group and the Panel Interview

Looking ahead for what the "Next Big Thing" in hiring will be, we should consider what this year’s recruiters have at their disposal. More specifically, 63% of recruiters will have a higher hiring volume in 2015 (up from 43%…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on March 2, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How to Cast a Vision for Your Company in 2015

After a few months into the new year, it’s easy to turn your back on your New Year’s resolutions. However, in order for your business to accomplish its goals this year, you must persevere. In order to make a real and lasting change, you have to understand where the weaknesses are in your company so you can actively plan how to change them…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 24, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Hiring 101: How to Hire Even If You Have No Experience in Hiring

Medium and small businesses don’t always have the dedicated HR staff of large organizations. With that said, recruiting and hiring are often performed by individuals who don’t have the same training and experience as most HR professionals. Even if you’re new to the hiring and recruiting processes, there are tools at your disposal to better your…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 16, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

What Are Good Communication Skills and Why Do We Need Them?

Recruiters and job seekers alike see the words “Communication skills” plastered on just about every job ad they read or write, and with good reason. It’s cited as the #1 desired …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 10, 2015 at 10:27am — No Comments

The Skill No One is Talking About...Yet

Tech, interpersonal communication, and teamwork skills are just some of the prerequisites for many jobs. But there are other attributes that should deem a candidate worthy of further consideration. The paramount trait of these unspoken skills is creativity. It’s more than the chair you made… it’s how you made it.…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 4, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Gender Gaps in Workplace Mentor Programs

It’s rude to let someone walk around with a piece of spinach in their teeth from lunch, right? Well, there’s a piece of spinach in your training and mentorship program. Although there have been great advances in closing the gender gap, it’s still present in some aspects of the workplace. Mentoring programs are still affected by the gap.

Women hold the…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 27, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

6 Reasons to Develop a Mentorship-style Training Program

Growing up, children often look up to their parents for guidance. However, that guidance doesn’t have to stop in professional adulthood. Kevin Systrom, Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and other technology all-stars all had mentors. What does each of these people have in common? Their businesses were successful with the help of mentors in the last 15 years.…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on January 8, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

The Value of Interns: Paid or Unpaid

Internships are requirements for many college degrees and a distinct pathway to new experiences when looking into new career fields. Some students are lucky to get vital work experience in their internship… others not so much. Are your interns getting more than your morning coffee?

Interns – paid or unpaid – are…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on December 9, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

The ROI of Quality Workplace Training



"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – …

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on December 4, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

What is a Learning Culture & How Do I Get One?

David Garvin, co-author of Is Yours a Learning Organizationsaid learning cultures are two things:

1.  Skilled in creating, acquiring, interpreting, transferring and retaining knowledge

2.  Able to modify behavior in response…

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Added by Sean Pomeroy on November 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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