At the beginning of 2019, Kimberly Lucas, Goldstone Partners' Founder and Chief People Connector, was invited to join Denver Business Journal Leadership Trust--an exclusive community for influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in the Denver area. As an invited member, Kimberly contributes articles to the DBJ website, and participates alongside fellow members in Expert Panels.
Your character and your reputation The current job market is absolutely tilted in favor of the job seeker. Especially in Colorado, where the unemployment rate is barely measurable, most early and mid-career candidates can name their price and perks. This phenomenon also leads to some bad behavior that during the recession (you remember the recession,
Sometimes you just gotta wonder... It’s summertime! Feeling like I’ll take a lighthearted theme this month. One of the coolest things about my job is that I get a firsthand recall of the best—and the worst—things that candidates do during the interview process. The following are actual occurrences—I’m fairly certain that the individuals who are
When you’re a startup and don’t have a budget Hiring top talent and the experienced professionals you need when you are a small company is hard. It’s also hard to really stand out in this candidate-driven market when you don’t have a big recruiting budget. Let’s face it – you can’t foot the bill for
Reconnecting to Passion and Purpose As the Founder and CEO of Intelligent Demand, John Common thrives on watching his employees and clients evolve and grow within the ID ecosystem. “When I started ID, I didn’t realize that would become the best part of my job. But it is.” But after 8 years of running a
How to compete in this candidate driven market If you have been trying to hire early or mid-career professionals in Colorado you have likely seen a pretty big spike in salaries lately. If your team has been solid and you haven’t hired in the past two years, you are in for a shock. We conduct
Staying relevant in today's market I spoke with a mid career professional last week who exited a company he had been with for 12 years. He was under the impression that he only needed to update his resume and post it on the internet in order to get a new, high paying, interesting and short
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