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Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company

Elephants Before Unicorns: Emotionally Intelligent HR Strategies to Save Your Company


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Driven entrepreneurs seem to always be in search of their "unicorn" team—that match made in heaven that opens the door to freedom and endless possibility. Unfortunately, huge obstacles—the "elephants"—tend to get in the way.

Bringing her expertise from HR to EQ, Caroline Stokes offers real-world solutions to the people management problems business owners like you face right now. Dive into this book and learn how to:

  • Hire the right people by taking your time
  • Build an onboarding process that fits your company culture and makes new hires feel welcome
  • Keep employees happy, healthy, engaged, and educated so they always perform their best
  • Think smart before acting so strategies are their most effective
  • Adapt to industry trends and workforce shifts to earn the best results

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599186580
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 853,298
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Caroline Stokes is a human capital entrepreneur helping everyone move forward in the 4th industrial revolution. She founded FORWARD executive headhunting and executive coaching company designed for global innovation leaders and hosts The Emotionally Intelligent Recruiter podcast and learning platform to help recruiters evolve in the AI age.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Darrell West, VP Brookings and author of ‘The Future of Work’

Prologue: Why I wrote this book

Chapter 1: Elephant: Pressure to Hire Too Quickly

Chapter 2: Elephant: Recruiters are Hated: What are you going to do about it?

Chapter 3: Elephant: Recruiters’ Attitudes Suck

Chapter 4: Elephant: Bad Employer Brand

Chapter 5: Elephant: Impersonal Onboarding Process

Chapter 6: Elephant: Feedback Avoidance

Chapter 7: Elephant: Employee Disengagement

Chapter 8: Elephant: Non-Inclusive Workspace

Chapter 9: Elephant: Negotiation

Chapter 10: Elephant: Lack of Coaching

Chapter 11: Elephant: Action Addiction

Chapter 12: Elephant: Reskill Your Teams or Go Extinct

Chapter 13: Elephant: You Resist Emerging Work Trends

Chapter 14: Elephant: Fake Unicorn

Chapter 15: Be Like World Bank

Chapter 16: Where We’re Heading