Timely Insights

The Case for Behavioral Strategy . . .

Left unchecked, subconscious biases can undermine strategic decision making. This article, the first in a McKinsey Quarterly package on improving strategic decision making, presents new research quantifying the financial benefits of mitigating biases, proposes a business-oriented language for discussing them, and suggests practical tools for countering biases. An accompanying interaction further explores those biases and the ways they can combine to create dysfunctional patterns in corporate cultures.

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Generate Employee Referrals . . .

You want to hire the best and brightest, but they're already employed. How can you attract these passive job seekers to your business? An employee referral program could be just the trick. The pool of job seekers may be growing, but that doesn't mean it's easy to find skilled employees. That's because the best and brightest are still working. Yet, there is a powerful way to reach those passive job seekers: by using the talent you already have. Your current employees are a valuable and affordable source of leads to qualified job candidates. Besides knowing your company's hiring needs, employees are likely to refer only highly skilled workers who will fit your company's culture. http://www.profitguide.com

Quotable Quotes . . .

"Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart."

-- Alan Alda

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."

-- Mark Twain

"May you live all the days of your life!"

-- Jonathan Swift