Michael Kerr – The Workplace Energizer

Five Trends Revolutionizing Recruitment, Hiring, and Onboarding

After interviewing leaders from a diverse range of companies around the world, it’s apparent that many organizations are rethinking their approach to hiring — some dramatically so. Here are some of the trends I’m seeing when it comes to recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees.

1. Hiring for a Culture Growth Fit, Not Just Culture Fit

You’ve heard the mantra “hire for culture fit” so often it’s likely become an annoying earworm swirling through your brain every time you fire up your recruitment process. But companies such as the global design giant IDEO are rethinking this hiring adage for fear that it will create a super army of zombies that will eat everyone’s brains during your next all-staff meeting. Okay, perhaps I exaggerate, but only to a degree.

Many companies are moving away from the “culture fit” model for fear that leaders will only hire people who resemble themselves — a surefire recipe for stagnation. Instead, the new trend is toward searching for employees who yes, fit your culture, but will also bring something new to your organization — employees who will challenge the status quo, help you grow in new ways, and bring fresh energy and ideas.

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Sarah McVanel – Employee Engagement | Employee Recognition Speaker

Sarah McVanel - Recognition ExpertSARAH MCVANEL
Three Ways to Create a Healthy Workplace Ecosystem



People make a first impression about your workplace within minutes of being there. When it comes to clients, new staff, or potential partners, they often base their decision to work with you (whether subconsciously or consciously) on your office ecosystem, which is why it’s so important to cultivate a positive and healthy culture.

Recognition expert Sarah McVanel is passionate about recognizing greatness in each other and ourselves, and says it is a fundamental tool in improving morale, increasing top talent retention, and generating a positive corporate culture — all of which lead to sustained business success and a stronger bottom line.

She shared three tips to help create and maintain a healthy workplace that will result in better working relationships with both customers and employees. 

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Cheryl Cran – Leadership & Future of Work, Expert

Cheryl Cran- The Future of Work ExpertCHERYL CRAN
Four Questions A Future Ready Leader Needs to Ask Every Day



Leadership and change expert Cheryl Cran helps leaders and their teams build “future” workplaces. Through her research into the future of work, technology, innovation, and generational impact, she helps drive transformation in a fast-paced world.

Cheryl understands that a majority of a leader’s day is spent putting out fires and dealing with the immediate. So, how can you make sure the long-term doesn’t get outweighed by the short-term? She recommends “future-ready” leaders to start each day with four simple questions:

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Michelle Ray – Leadership Expert

Michelle Ray - Workplace Relationships ExpertMICHELLE RAY
Why It’s Time To Stop Bashing Millennials


For more than 20 years, leadership expert and accountability catalyst Michelle Ray has helped organizations take the lead, get out of their comfort zones, and develop the willingness to take risks and succeed. Today, she tackles millennial stereotypes and tells us why it’s time to stop bashing this generation.

Admit it. Your personal biases regarding millennials have come up in professional conversations. You couldn’t help yourself. (Or, could you?) Perhaps you were triggered by a comment, behavior, or situation at work. Or you may be oblivious to the fact that the disparaging lens you use to view them, or indeed any team member that is different to you, is reflecting on your leadership style and your business. Whether you are reacting consciously or unconsciously, the time has come to stop bashing millennials.

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Molly Fletcher | Speaker | Leadership Expert

Molly Fletcher - Speaker - Business Expert - http://www.kmprod.com/speakers/speaker-molly-fletcherMOLLY FLETCHER
Speaker & Former Sports Agent
“The 4 Types of People You Need in Your Life”

MOLLY FLETCHER helps inspire and equip game changers to dream, live and grow fearlessly. A keynote speaker and author, Molly draws on her decades of experiences working with elite athletes and coaches as a sports agent, and applies them to the business world. Here, Molly talks about “The 4 Types of People You Need In Your Life”

Leading can be lonely, which is why it’s critical to surround yourself with people who make you better every day. No matter what your goals and aspirations, these four types of people will help you grow and get there.

1. The Motivator: The motivator is someone who inspires you. When adversity hits, this person will often help you get back on track. Sometimes it’s his/her words that charge you; other times it’s his/her actions. The motivator understands what drives you and they know how to tap into that energy. My motivator is my Dad who never let a tough childhood be an excuse and has always put his family first. He has always motivated me by the way he behaves—his actions. Growing up with all brothers, my dad treated me just like them. He isn’t a rule follower—in a good way—which probably has a lot to do with the career I chose. My dad plays a perfect game of tug and war between support and driving me, which is why he’s my motivator.

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