Overture Institute

Accepting Job Offer

5 Ways to Make an Irresistible Job Offer

Hiring great people in a talent scarce situation is a challenge. According to Up to Work, the conversion rate of offers accepted was 83.1% in 2016, down from 89% in 2015. Making a great job offer is an essential part of hiring top candidates. Here’s how to make your top candidate a job offer that’s [...] READ MORE

Stay Interview

Stay Interviews: How to Improve Employee Retention

Employee retention is not a one-size-fits-all solution; however, there is one strategy waiting to be unlocked that is already within reach for most companies. Companies have found success in utilizing Stay Interviews. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), says the purpose of stay interviews is to help managers understand why employees stay and what [...] READ MORE

Interview Questions

Top 10 Executive Interview Questions

Every candidate has strengths and weaknesses. Each has successes and failures. Evaluating these with the right questions during the interview process is critical, because selecting the wrong candidate will cost you both time and money particularly when recruiting executive level positions. Finding the right management and executive candidates will require you to go beyond the [...] READ MORE

Where's the Love? Revist Your Onboarding Plan in 2017

Where’s the Love? Revisit Your Onboarding Plan in 2017

Every new year creates a new opportunity to better your strategic onboarding plan. Onboarding is important. Research shows that organizations with a standard onboarding process experience 54% greater new hire productivity, along with 50% greater new hire retention. After doing some research, there might be a few minor updates to your current one or it [...] READ MORE

Organizational Change and Its Benefits

No Pain, No Gain: Organizational Change and Its Benefits

Max McKeown, a researcher specializing in innovation leadership and strategy states, “Adaptability is about the powerful difference between adapting to cope and adapting to win”. Change has become an inevitable factor in the modern economy. Businesses both small and large, have to learn how to adapt to their changing environmental trends. Those that do this [...] READ MORE

All About Severance Packages

5 Things to Know About Severance Packages

Severance packages may not be the most popular topic because of their association with terminations, but it is an important one for every employee and employer to understand! The first question is, what exactly is it? A severance package is given by an employer once a long-term employee has been terminated or laid off by no [...] READ MORE

5 Ways Contractors Achieve Your Business Goals

5 Ways Contractors Help You Achieve Your Business Goals

In the modern business world, the need for hiring independent contractors has increased due to the efficiency and flexibility of their work. While they do not take the place of employees, there is a place for contractors to help your company reach their goals. Your company may be considering contractors if you are facing a [...] READ MORE

Avoid These Hiring Mistakes

3 Common Hiring Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

The recruitment process is never easy. Replacing a member of the team means having to quickly find another candidate that will be able to strongly fill the same roles. You want someone who is confident in having the same level of skills and who fits well with the rest of the team. Knowing what strategies [...] READ MORE

3 Ways a Thankful Workplace Culture Pays You Back

3 Ways a Thankful Workplace Culture Pays You Back

It’s that time of year again when gratitude becomes the topic of conversation at the table. The question that most don’t think about is: Is this a regular topic at your work table? Having a workplace that shows gratitude and expresses appreciation returns that gratitude in the form of a productive environment that retains employees. [...] READ MORE

Prep for Success: Finding the Right C-Suite Successor

“Most company directors greatly underestimate the difficulty, time, and cost associated with CEO and C-suite succession planning,” according to Scott Saslow, the founder and CEO of The Institute of Executive Development. The Institute’s 2014 Report on Senior Executive Succession Planning and Talent Development Search in partnership with Stanford University found that most companies center succession [...] READ MORE