The Problem with the Unsaid

If you’ve ever been a member of a work community, you’ve probably experienced the things that have gone unsaid. These are the unspoken frustrations, the ideas that are never shared, and the thoughts and feelings that get pushed to the wayside for fear of receiving a negative reaction from management or other coworkers. 

The problem with the unsaid lies in the unfulfilled potential and building resentment. When people feel like their ideas aren’t being heard and their annoyances aren’t important, they become disengaged. We’ve talked about lack of engagement in this blog before, but it’s important to reiterate the importance of having a workforce that’s excited and enthusiastic about their day to day activities. Otherwise, the quality of the product or service is likely to drop.

Now if you’re a leader, you might be wondering how to address the unsaid. What would that look like in a meeting? A free-for-all of negativity and harsh...

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Purple Unicorns: Do They Exist?

If you’ve ever been tasked with making a hire, you’ll understand what I’m about to address, which is the elusive, “purple unicorn.” If you’ve never had to make a hire, let me explain what this majestic creature is. 

When hiring, we all have a vision of the perfect human that we aim to bring onto our team. They’re the right blend of every valued characteristic a company could possibly be looking for. Task AND people-oriented, arrive early and stay late, attentive to detail while also a big picture thinker, a visionary and an implementer; this person can do it all. They’re the quintessential employee. We look long and hard under the mountain of applications to find them, but often to no avail, and the reason is simple. They don’t exist.

Think about yourself for a moment. And I mean REALLY be honest here. Are you perfect? When was the last time you made a mistake? Spelled a word wrong? Forgot to email that person back? Probably...

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How to Retain Your Star Employees

Welcome to Ciprani Consulting's first vlog on recruitment. This vlog will explore multiple topics related to recruiting and retention. In addition, this video also uses a case study to demonstrate one of the ways in which we will relay content in an engaging and educational way. We’re focused on hiring in the twenty-first century and will post content that demonstrates newer trends in hiring. You'll also notice in this video that you're being offered two points of view. We think that it's important to understand the topic of recruitment and retention from both the employer and employee's point of view. To this end, each vlog has been written by either an employer or an employee. Then the vlog has been handed over to the counterpart to allow him or her to add and amend his or her specific point of view. We hope this will give greater substance and depth to the blog posts. In this case of Death Of A (Real Estate) Salesman, the post was written by Steve Ciprani from...

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