How-to Deliver Bad News to Employees, Co-Workers and Bosses

May 1, 2017Blog No Comments

Some people say that there is no right or wrong way to do something but in this case, ZMV disagrees. Delivering bad news at work is a hard task.  In order to achieve the best possible outcome,  one should follow a process that ensures direct messaging delivered with compassion and patience. No matter your role, … Read More

Employee Coaches – Someone to Lean On

March 1, 2017Blog No Comments

They say an entrepreneur is twice as likely to succeed with a mentor in the first year of business and seventy percent more likely to succeed after five years. That being said, why not adapt the same ideology for employees? Having ongoing employee coaches is a workplace trend that is catching on and paying off. … Read More

How-To Fight in Today’s War for Talent

September 7, 2016Blog No Comments

In 1997 McKinsey & Company coined the term “the war for talent” to describe the increasingly competitive corporate landscape for recruiting and retaining talented employees – and that was in 1997! Finding, developing and maintain talent in today’s marketplace takes a modern HR approach to create and maintain engaging employee experiences.   Let’s explore some simple … Read More

Mobile Hiring – A Growing Trend You Can’t Ignore

August 2, 2016Blog No Comments

Those that know me can attest that I am not a recruiter and in no way am I proficient in talent acquisition undertakings.  That said, I have the pleasure to often partner closely with recruiters, sourcers and all manner of talent acquisition professionals.  Lately I’ve noticed a tremendous shift in the way candidates learn of … Read More

The Right Thing to Do – A Meaningful Approach for Startups and Fortune 500 Companies to Attract and Keep Talent No Matter the Budget

July 18, 2016Blog 1 Comment

More and more Fortune 500 companies like JPMorgan Chase & Co. are raising their employees’ wages. They publicly claim that a pay increase is the “right thing to do” because American wages have gone nowhere for too long. While I couldn’t agree more, it’s also the right thing for all companies to regularly review employees … Read More

How Important Is Cultural Fit When Hiring a New Candidate?

June 12, 2016Blog No Comments

Understanding Cultural Fit Forbes Magazine, Harvard Business Review, the Globe and a slew of other well known sources for reliable business news have been writing a lot about cultural fit. Cultural fit deals with how well one fits in with the culture of the organization they work for. Characteristics like language, work ethic, vision and … Read More

ZM Ventures Contributes in Recent IPO

May 23, 2016Blog No Comments

An initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking the capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately-owned companies looking to become publicly traded. For many chief financial officers, directing an initial public offering … Read More

Incentivizing Creativity in the Workplace

May 23, 2016Blog No Comments

Most people are far more creative than they give themselves credit for. Many people underestimate their ideas because they assume they’re too simple and not as elaborate or as well thought out as they need to be. They also have a fear of rejection and workplace vulnerability. As an employer, you may understand how valuable … Read More