Nuggets from Behind Closed Doors

Inside every private Alliance meeting, there are hundreds of years of experience. While keeping confidentiality of the member who provided the challenge to their group, we’ve captured (with permission) just some of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read what these members had to say to get a glimpse of what it is like to be an Alliance member.

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Member Edmundo Costa Speaks: To Improve Workplace Diversity, Focus on Retention After Initial Hire

Diversity in hiring is important, but is it enough to change the core makeup of a company’s workforce? Edmundo Costa, Vice President of Automation Anywhere, shares insight into retaining new employees and helping them build their network. 

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   

Member Raj Raman Speaks: How to Find Superstar Employees in Your Backyard.

Executives often search the firmament to hire superstar employees that can deliver outsized results. Alliance member Raj Raman of Minjar suggests an alternative path to success if your dream team isn’t forthcoming.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   

Member Pat Lashinsky Speaks: Hire Your First Chief Culture Officer

CEOs often lament the time and difficultly involved in changing corporate culture. Pat Lashinsky, CEO of RealMassive, advocates for forcing the issue with explicit accountability.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   

Member Manuel Gonzalez Speaks: The Power of Questioning

Low employee morale seriously impacts a company’s ability to grow and prosper. Alliance member Manuel Gonzalez of Rabobank International, advocates for a frank conversation.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   

Member Jim Harrison Speaks: Rip the Band-Aid Off Now.

Behavioral problems from employees are not something to ignore. Alliance Member, Jim Harrison, President & CEO of MLSListings, describes the need for a direct approach.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   Leadership   Strategy & Planning   

Member Jen Munkner Speaks: Combing Through Exit Interviews? You’re Already Too Late.

Exit interviews are only one piece of the puzzle. Alliance Member, Jen Munkner, Vice President Talent Management for MedAmerica, discusses how good recruitment starts with understanding retention and uncovering your company's unique cultural DNA.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Human Resources   

Member Keith Matasci Speaks: Focus on Bench Strength

Got an all-star player on your team? Alliance Member, Keith Matasci, Vice President of Operations for Bentek, recommends building up alternative human resources who hold the same knowledge. A good coach doesn't neglect his or her bench.

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Insight categories include: Human Resources   M&A   Strategy & Planning   

Member Dan Peterson Speaks: When Picking a Team, Put Values First

Read what Dan Peterson, Founder & Chairman of Loyale, shared with an Alliance member whose early stage startup company was about to close a B round of financing. The CEO was preparing to build the executive team with some key hires.

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Insight categories include: Culture   Finance   Human Resources   Leadership