A Taxonomy of Troublemakers for Those Navigating Difficult Colleagues

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

University of Pennsylvania Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Jody Foster has seen her career in behavioral health and her Wharton MBA converge in unexpected ways. Once she consulted with a company…

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Wanted: Cybersecurity professionals to protect data

By Swift HR Team | Consulting | No Comments

"HR professionals like Lorraine Gauvin, a managing partner with Swift HR Solutions, says she has her work cut out for her when it comes to finding and placing cybersecurity talent. Swift has worked…

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Tech's Damaging Myth of the Loner Genius Nerd

By Swift HR Team | Recruiting, Technology, Venture Capital | No Comments

The Google engineer who was fired last week over his memo wrote that most women were biologically unsuited to working in tech because they were more focused on "feelings and aesthetics than ideas"…

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The Law of Startups Podcast: Joe Wallin and Michael Schneider Chat with Shannon Swift

By Swift HR Team | Consulting, Human Resources, Interview, Startups | No Comments

Hear Shannon Swift, Founder and CEO of Swift HR Solutions talk about human resources for startups on the Law of Startups' podcast.   

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Five Top Benefits of Gratitude in Business

By Swift HR Team | Leadership, Best Practices | No Comments

Gratitude Challenges are popular year-round, and especially during the month of November, when we celebrate our national Thanksgiving holiday. It can be tempting to gloss over or ignore the…

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How Fear is the Enemy of Creativity

By Delise Crimmins | Consulting | No Comments

Fear, not the kind where you fear for your life, but the kind of fear that makes you afraid you are going to say something stupid. The kind of fear that makes you self conscious and makes your heart…

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4 Common Mistakes Companies Make in Leadership Development

By Swift HR Team | Leadership | No Comments

Leadership is the biggest talent issue today, according to a survey from Deloitte. The survey revealed that only 13 percent of companies do an excellent job of developing leaders at all levels.…

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Escape Velocity and Micromanagement

By Delise Crimmins | Leadership, Consulting, Human Resources | No Comments

One of the biggest complaints I hear employees cite about managers is that they over manage an employee's tasks, or micromanage. When I hear that concern, I immediately ask what the manager is doing…

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Top 10 Things Every Startup CEO Needs to Know About HR

By Shannon Swift | Consulting, Human Resources, Venture Capital | No Comments

Culture matters, right from the beginning – be intentional about it.  HR is in the best seat to help define, articulate and provide oversight to ensure there is consistency across the entire…

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A Simple Math Formula to Increase Employee Engagement

By Delise Crimmins | Leadership, Human Resources, Best Practices | No Comments

They say most problems in life can be solved through some form of mathematical equation. Being an organizational development executive, I have found that difficult to grasp as math is so far outside…

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