Katie Bond

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August 17, 2015

How I Halved My Time-to-Hire by Leveraging Hidden Data

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of tripling the size of a team over the course of only 8 months. This was the first time in my career I had ever done something like this, and I can tell you it’s no walk in the park. In fact, it was straight up overwhelming at first; how could I possibly find so many talented people who not only knew the work, but fit in with the company in such a short time frame? I’m incredibly attached to my work and this company, so I refused to allow myself to compromise on quality. This meant I needed to figure out how to recruit smarter, faster and more efficiently than I ever had.

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Time Management

January 15, 2015

Climbing the Dawn Wall: 3 Lessons on Pursuing Organizational Goals

 
This week, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson made history when they completed the first successful free ascent of the hardest climb in the world, the Dawn Wall route in Yosemite. They lived on this massive vertical face for 19 days with no break, attempting the difficult sections countless times before finally making it to the top. This success came after many aborted attempts - these two climbers have tried the route over and over again for seven years but were met with failure each time until now. Their story of pursuing the impossible is incredibly inspiring not only for rock climbers like myself, but for anyone who has dared to leap into the unknown to pursue a goal.
 
The challenges we face in the workplace are not as life-threatening as those faced by Tommy and Kevin on the rock but they can be frightening nonetheless. Success often depends on taking risks and thinking bigger and bolder than the competition. The best companies out there are the ones that encourage their people to pursue the impossible and achieve it against all odds. So, what lessons can we learn from these rock climbers and apply to our professional goals?
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Talent Management, Goals, Performance Management, Leadership

March 18, 2014

How Employee Misalignment is like Pushing a Car Uphill in the Wrong Direction

We talk a lot about goal alignment in the ClearCompany office. If you’ve ever been on a team working hard toward a commonly understood goal, you’ve experienced first-hand the electric energy of a unified team. As a manager, my job is to keep the team united so their energy is pointed in the right direction. But what happens when you have a team working toward the wrong goal? Keep Reading

Goal Alignment, Employee Engagement, Goals, Team Collaboration, Collaboration Solution, Collaboration, Productivity, Strategic Alignment, Collaboration Tools, Teamwork

December 5, 2013

Your Career Site's Secret Weapon: Style

Over the years, I've seen some bad career sites. I don't mean just a little sloppy, I mean honest to goodness embarrassing pages that send potential candidates running for the hills. 

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Recruiting, Attracting Talent, Job Descriptions, Career Sites

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