LinkedIn’s new line of thinking about saying “yes” to connecting with strangers is a radical change. On October 7th, Inc. magazine published a really good article (opinion piece) where the writer, Contributing Inc. Editor Bill Murphy Jr., shows his support for the Plus One Pledge. Read the article here.
The Croixstone team has long held the belief that you should not make a practice of connecting with strangers on LinkedIn. In fact, LinkedIn’s terms of service originally prohibited the practice of inviting people you do not know to join your network. But times are changing, and LinkedIn has shifted its thinking. The site is now asking for all of us to take the “Plus One Pledge” to ensure that equal talent has equal access to opportunity.
Croixstone’s advisory practices are built around connecting highly-experienced professionals with organizations that can benefit from their expertise. Research proves that with age comes workplace wisdom. Harvard Business Review published a great article at the end of September on the case for hiring older workers, and the steps that organizations can take to overcome age discrimination.
|Read the HBR Article Here|
“The future whispers to us in faint signals rather than full sentences.” We love this quote from a new strategy article written by Paul Schoemaker for Inc. magazine. The future is calling you every day. Learn how to listen & be prepared.
LinkedIn recently announced its latest feature to help professionals showcase their skills. The professional networking site has rolled out LinkedIn Skill Assessments, a new way to validate technical skills. Robin Ryan, a writer who covers baby boomer careers for Forbes magazine, has published a helpful article that explains this new LinkedIn feature.
Many of the professionals who have joined Croixstone’s consulting team embrace the concept of “portfolio career.” This career strategy allows professionals to exert more control over how and why they work. Learn more about the basics of the portfolio career via Forbes.
The Institute For Supply Management‘s Manufacturing “Report On Business” is often cited as a key barometer of the economy. The organization released its latest report on September 3, 2019 with statistics showing that manufacturing activity has shifted into reverse last month for the first time in three years.
There are 23 business schools whose MBA alumni are leading one of the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list. A handful of these schools have more than one MBA recipient in this position. Click here to view of map of where the USA’s top CEOs got their MBAs.