Overture Institute

Employment Brand

Tips for Creating an Effective Employment Brand

What exactly is an employment brand? Simply put, it is your reputation! It is comprised of your company culture, work environment, employee benefits, and employee value proposition. Most importantly, it is the perception of your organization in the employment market. Your reputation is vital to the success of your recruitment strategy. Recent studies of job [...] READ MORE

IQ vs EQ

IQ vs. EQ: What is Emotional Intelligence and Why does it Matter?

Why is it that 70% of the time people with an average IQ outperform those with high IQs? The answer lies in Emotional Intelligence (EQ). So what is EQ? Daniel Goleman, a New York Times science writer and Harvard trained psychologist, published a book in the 1990’s highlighting the work of Peter Salovey and John [...] READ MORE

Why Candidates Are Not Interested In Your Company

Finding the right executive talent to ensure your company’s success is challenging, especially when you’re in a time crunch. All it takes is a more thorough understanding of what the candidate is looking for in a company, in order to present the most effective job and company description. Job seekers typically do their own research, [...] READ MORE

Does Your Nonprofit Organization Have a Culture Problem?

Your nonprofit organization should provide an environment that encourages high performance, retention and engagement among all employees. If you sense your organization lacking in these areas, perhaps it’s time for a cultural needs assessment. Here are 5 signs provided by Nonprofit HR, that your organization may have a culture problem,   5 Warning Signs 1. [...] READ MORE

Improving Company Performance with a CFO and CSO Partnership

Improving a company’s performance and promising growth every year is a lot for any c-suite executive to take on. Making key decisions that will help your company face short-term and long-term obstacles will require much more than a chief strategy officer (CSO) alone. Understanding the various roles that CFOs take on frequently intertwines with the [...] READ MORE

Employee Appreciation

Showing Gratitude to Employees All Year (Without Breaking the Bank)

With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, employers are looking for unique opportunities to show gratitude to employees for their hard work and dedication each day.  But why focus on a single day to do so? Just as once-yearly performance reviews create stress, once-yearly displays of gratitude appear cliché and forced—if employees receive shows of gratitude at all.  [...] READ MORE

Building Collaboration

How to Build a Collaboration-First Company Culture

What does it take to build a team that will bring both change and growth to your organization?  As an organization that values things like teamwork, collaboration, and organizational trust; what can you do to help foster a culture based on teamwork? READ MORE

Company Culture

A Primer on Company Culture

From Intern to CEO, company culture is the defining factor for a desirable company built for growth.  What is company culture? How do you communicate it? How do you develop employee buy-in? In this short blog, we will share with you the basics into company culture and how to improve yours. READ MORE

Strategy And Culture

Strategy and Culture: Aligning the Two for Long Term Employee Buy-In

Strategy versus culture. Culture versus strategy.  The age old battle.  Recruiters, human resource departments, and companies as a whole have struggled to understand and agree on which is more important to bringing overall organizational success.  But what can you do to ensure that you are properly cultivating both? READ MORE

Most Important Hiring Question

Hiring: The Most Important Question You’re Probably Missing

For many employers, especially smaller businesses, the hiring process is often a dreaded grueling, cumbersome process. To help these small business owners get through it, they many times look towards a template for interviewing which includes focusing on a candidate’s background, skills, and experience. READ MORE