Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist

HR Digest

It’s understandable that for startups, it’s not feasible to run a full-fledged HR department due to lack of resources. The post Your Due Diligence HR Compliance Checklist appeared first on The HR Digest.

AMA Handbook of Due Diligence

CEO Blog

They do limited due diligence on the theory that it does not help them find winner companies. I disagree with this approach and think good due diligence improves the odds. I, personally, love thorough due diligence but lack the attention required to do it well myself so I like to surround myself with people who do it well. Recently, I read a great book by William Crilly and Andrew Sherman called, The AMA Handbook of Due Diligence.

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Top Ten Due Diligence Mistakes Made by Board Candidates

Women on Business

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Why CX Assurance Matters In Commercial Due Diligence

CEO Insider

In many mergers and acquisitions, the future revenue of the customer base is critical to the success of the strategy, and, if incorrect, can sink the business or massively impact revenue and margin. The problem with the common process is that the financial history assesses the future revenue security of the customer base. It’s like […]. CEO Insider

6 Ways to Choose the Best Employees

Lead on Purpose

Consider these six … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Team Building attention channels due diligence experience transparency Guest post by Jon Spivey The best employees help your company to thrive and achieve its greatest potential. So to reach your potential, you must put effort into finding and choosing the best employees for your company.

The New Trust vs. Due Diligence Dilemma

Harvard Business Review

The economics and accountability of due diligence have changed. The fundamental difference between then and now is that doing due diligence at the source was a matter of mouse-clicks and moments. Because the costs and complexities of due diligence were so low, I eliminated the risk of error instead of propagating it. If the analysis is that important, you'd be foolish not to perform due diligence on the source.

CEO Spotlight: Zain Jaffer Shares Startup Investment Strategies To Ensure Success

CEO Insider

A successful startup investor puts in the time, does the necessary due diligence, and learns the ins and outs of the relevant industries in which he or she is investing. Despite what they tell you in the media, most successful investors are not overnight sensations. In fact, the most successful startup investors cultivate an investment […]. CEO Insider

Meet people where they are

Lead Change Blog

Over the last few months, the organization has done its due diligence—conducting focus groups and surveys; studying program participation; reviewing revenue, expenses, and donor history; checking out its competitors and assessing its differentiators; doing [.] Posted in Leadership Development I sit on the board of directors for a small nonprofit that’s in the process of fine-tuning its mission and strategy.

How to Make the Business Case for Change

Lead Change Blog

For example, a healthcare provider might define a patient no-show problem as: “One-sixth of our patients don’t show up for their appointments due to the lack of an automated reminder system.”. Show that you’ve done your due diligence in identifying multiple solutions to the problem. McKinsey & Company’s research suggests that 70 percent of change efforts fall short of their objectives or fail altogether.

Chip Shots – When Work Styles Differ

Lead Change Blog

Will Lukang shares: When working with a new manager, I always do the due diligence to learn and understand the person’s work preference. Here at Lead Change Group, we know that problems are most effectively solved when individuals come together to meld ideas, energies, and approaches. To use a golf analogy, not every shot is a long drive. Many times, golfers have to take a chip shot to move the ball along for a short distance, with incisive accuracy.

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

The same due diligence applied to a business acquisition should be considered with an executive leader acquisition. Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed. I want to high-five them when they hit a home run or score a touchdown.

Thin Watches, the Donner Party, and Bad Advice

Lead Change Blog

Remember to do your due diligence and devote more investigation to situations of high risk or where failure could be disastrous. Bad advice can get you in big trouble. That’s what happened to the Donner Party. It doesn’t have to happen to you. Early in my career, I got a big promotion from Assistant Manager to Distribution Center Manager. The promotion came with a hefty raise, a move to a new city, and advice from my new boss.

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5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

But on the other side of that equation is the influence of sound business practices, planning, due diligence, and adaptability on business success. C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment. Putting your stamp on the world. Entrepreneurship is a great, noble profession. However, failure rates are well documented. According to the Small Business Administration, about half of all businesses fail within five years ( PDF ).

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Success

Strategy Driven

Often times a new entrepreneur feels he or she has done their due diligence only to learn later that they barely scratched the surface. It seems that most businesses fail, not due to the validity of the idea, but rather that the project was under capitalized or underfunded from the start. If you are confident enough in what you are doing, and you have truly done your due diligence, you can have a prosperous business.

How to Know You’re About To Make A Bad Leadership Decision

Lead from Within

Carry out your due diligence and do your research. Do you know a successful leader who’s made bad decisions? The answer is almost certainly “yes.”. Decision making is a big part of leadership, and strong leaders pride themselves on their judgment and decisiveness. But even the best of them have made bad decisions at some point—and some of those mistakes were preventable. Here are the top red flags that can warn you that you may be making a bad choice.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level in 2 Simple Steps

Strategy Driven

Hire with due diligence. In order to hire with the utmost due diligence, you should: Never make impulsive decisions … take a breather, weigh up your options, and then go ahead and decide. Now your business is well and truly past its stage of inception, you’re probably wondering what you can do to step it up a notch. You don’t want your company to flounder as a startup for the rest of time; you want to see it grow and prosper.

Counterintelligence Tactics to Help you Hire the Best Candidate

Steve Farber

I conduct what Justin Recla calls “intuitive due diligence,” and if the other person passes my gut-check, I’m eager to roll forward with a deal. That’s not a wise approach, Recla says, and he knows a few things about due diligence. One of the questions Recla asks is, “How do I do my due diligence on you?” ” The bigger the deal or the risk, the more due diligence you need to take.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Great Leadership By Dan

Dakota is also the creator of two software products: Draft, a database that contains a highly curated group of qualified institutional investors; and Stage, a content platform built for institutional due diligence analysts where they can learn an in-depth amount about a variety of investment strategies without having to initially talk to someone. Guest post from Gui Costin: When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.

5 Steps for Starting a Successful Manufacturing Business

Strategy Driven

Really do your research and due diligence on suppliers and try to cultivate strong relationships. Starting a new manufacturing business can be a daunting prospect, but if you pull it off, there can be great rewards. One of the most important things is that you don’t rush into it without being ready, and this means careful planning is needed. These five steps for starting a successful manufacturing business can help you on your way. Planning.

5 Steps for Starting Your Own Manufacturing Business

Strategy Driven

Really do your research and due diligence on suppliers and try to cultivate strong relationships. Starting a new manufacturing business can be a daunting prospect, but if you pull it off, there can be great rewards. One of the most important things is that you don’t rush into it without being ready, and this means careful planning is needed. These five steps for starting a successful manufacturing business can help you on your way. Planning.

6 Tips to Choose an Influencer for Your Brand

Strategy Driven

Influencers can make or break your brand, so you should carry out due diligence when picking one. When it comes to gaining new customers, word of mouth is one of the most efficient, yet ignored, marketing strategies used by businesses. Over 60% of customers search for reviews online before making a purchase, and 90% will believe a brand recommendation from someone they trust. The trusted party could be a friend, family member, or even an influencer.

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How to handle the “salary expectation” question in an interview

HR Digest

And when you give a number or a range that also conveys that you value yourself and have done the due diligence to arrive at those figures. A little homework goes a long way in getting you through the last hurdle of getting a job.

The Difference Between Great Leaders And Posers

N2Growth Blog

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I watched people miss great opportunities due to a poor sense of timing. I’ve observed the risk adverse take due diligence one step too far, the greedy negotiate too long, the impulsive jump the gun, and the plodders move to slow. Conduct your diligence before you pull the trigger, not afterwards.

How to Become a Wealth Manager: Skills & Duties for Portfolio Management

HR Digest

Analytical skills: Able to maximize the returns on investment and do the due diligence to get the maximum returns on each dollar invested. Integrity ethics and due diligence are fundamental to a wealth management career. Wealth management is an investment advisory service offered by a group or an individual to clients. Financial instruments and strategies are formulated based on a client’s needs.

Bad Hiring is an HR Nightmare

Chart Your Course

This occurs when a company fails to do their due diligence to properly screen a dangerous employee. Posted by Cat Carlos | Nobody Likes a Bad Apple! PeopleViews – The PeopleClues blog. Few things strike more fear in an HR manager’s heart than making a bad hire. And for good reason; bringing a bad fit or bad character applicant into your work culture can have significant financial consequences in lost productivity and potential replacement costs.

Hardwoods of Michigan Joins The Six Disciplines Client Community

Six Disciplines

As a result of mutual due diligence, Hardwoods of Michigan has joined the Six Disciplines family and are off and running. Due to this engagement (with Six Disciplines), I am confident that 2011 and the years ahead will be our best ever Hardwoods of Michigan is a forty year-old company that acquires virgin timber, processes the logs, and then cuts the lumber to meet specific customer requirements.

4 Ways to Maximise Real Estate Investing

Strategy Driven

While you are pursuing and researching the latest and best eREITs and investment apps, don’t forget to perform due diligence on some of the tried-and-true methods right in front of you. What do your investor friends talk about all the time? What investment vehicles do they discuss, and what sectors dominate the conversations? Chances are that real estate investments are a major part of every conversation.

Angel Capital vs. Venture Capital - CEO Blog - Time Leadership

CEO Blog

4 - Provide due diligence. I know some angel groups like Golden Seeds do awesome due diligence but on the whole, VCs are better than Angels at it. CEO Blog - Time Leadership Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Angel Capital vs. Venture Capital Angels and VCs are often very synergistic. The line between venture capital and angel capital can be blurry. I know some VCs who have invested $500,000 in an deal and I know some Angels who have invested $3,000,000.

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Bring It: 7 Keys To A Great 3 Minute Startup Pitch

Terry Starbucker

It’s a formidable barrier to entry into the world of “ due diligence land ” where your idea and company will get a more comprehensive review – and even that won’t guarantee an investment, but at least you get a full shot. And keep your weaknesses in your laptop – there will be plenty of time to discuss them if you can get to diligence. For the last 10 months I’ve been an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF).

8 Simple Merger Tips (Simple to say - tougher to do)

CEO Blog

Regardless of what due diligence is done prior to the merger, there is still lots to learn. I was speaking to a friend who is looking at acquiring a company. I was going to send him an email with tips of how to make it go smoother (notice I do not say smoothly - there will always be little issues). I thought it would make a good blog entry. My tips for integration: 1 - Have a rolling 90 day plan. The first 30 days should be "listen and learn".

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4 Proven Reasons Why Intuitive People Make Great Leaders

Lead from Within

Our intuition is the facts and data we collected: for years I am sure you have due diligence, you have collected data, and facts and you have created spread sheets and variations of what things could be and should be, all of that is important, all of it is vital because that knowledge when we need it- you will employ it. Have you ever wondered how some leaders are more creative and innovative than others?

Managing Your Business with Location Mapping

Strategy Driven

Perform Due Diligence: Go through the data you have to see how you can enhance it further. What are businesses to do with the explosion of data occurring in the marketplace? The ideal solution is to put it to work. Chances are, you already knew that. However, we’re willing to bet that you aren’t using your data to its full extent. For example, are you using the locations of your current customers to find hidden insights about your business? Didn’t think so.

The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap to Success

Strategy Driven

Often times a new entrepreneur feels he or she has done their due diligence only to learn later that they barely scratched the surface. It seems that most businesses fail, not due to the validity of the idea, but rather that the project was under capitalized or underfunded from the start. If you are confident enough in what you are doing, and you have truly done your due diligence, you can have a prosperous business.

Put Time on Your Team

Strategy Driven

This diversity in the buyer network is one of the key complexities in enterprise selling and it calls on the selling team to perform the due diligence required to understand the roles and impacts of each of the buyers. Trusting that you have done your due diligence and that the deal is well worth pursuing, make sure your actions show that the deal is worth pursuing well. The sales cycles can be long and drawn out when selling to large enterprise organizations.

Crucial Investing Tips for 2018

Strategy Driven

Obviously, always perform your own due diligence before diving in. In the early days of 2018, it’s a good time to consider what’s the same and what’s new as the new year unfolds. With investing specifically, some basic principles remain unchanged, but there are some new kids on the block to pay attention to as well. Let’s dive right in with a few investing tips for 2018. Crypto Currencies. Everyone is curious about crypto currencies right now.

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5 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from a Micro-Manager

Lead by Adventure

I definitely believe that every company, every boss, and every hiring manager could benefit from doing their due diligence before they hire anyone. When I was in my early twenties, within the space of about three weeks I lost my job, my grandmother passed away (her funeral was on my birthday, no less), my dog died, and I became fairly ill. It was like a country song gone bad. During that season, I worked for a guy that was a micro-manager. I was in a job that stretched me, for sure.

Capital vs. Influence

N2Growth Blog

You did everything your were supposed to do; you developed a product, validated proof of concept, protected your intellectual property, did your due diligence on the investment community, put your offering memorandum together, banked a ton of frequent flyer miles on your road show, painstakingly negotiated valuation, closed the current round of financing, and gave up a few board seats. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth .

You Can Not Train People to Think Bigger or With More Complexity Than They are Currently Capable

Mike Cardus

a) is this person really capable of doing the work within this role as it stands right now; b) have we as the organization done due diligence in determining the time-span and level of work within this role and communicated that clearly to their manager and them? We know the ‘ Peter Principle ’ exist and we all laugh about it. Very few companies know how to deal with it and they repeat the same mistakes , knowing that they are creating failure and organizational chaos.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient Express

Joseph Lalonde

Doing due diligence. When it was revealed each passenger on the train had a part in Ratchett’s death, he struggled with balancing the murder with the fact Ratchett received his due. A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). After solving a case, Hercule decided he needed to take time off from crime solving.

Things To Ask Your IT Support Provider Before Signing

Strategy Driven

When it comes to looking for a reliable technical support provider, you need to do your Due Diligence, and an easy way to do this is to ask your prospective providers a series of questions to help you understand what sort of fit they will be. Photo courtesy of Pexels. Outsourcing large tasks and functions is fast becoming the thing to do in business because of the success it can offer, and the top of that list is IT support.

Are You Betting On the Wrong Job References?

Strategy Driven

Instead, conduct your due diligence and have their input documented by a third party. Most of us can relate to this scenario: when completing an employment application, you are asked to identify a number of references (typically 3-5) for prospective employers to contact. In order to put your best foot forward, you choose these references wisely and list those whom will provide the most glowing reviews of their professional abilities.

Assume Good

Anese Cavanaugh

If your intuition guides you to assume bad, dig deeper, do your due diligence, and check it out. And if it’s still no good, and due diligence proves that having your hackles up is truly important, you have a whole new set of actions and conversation to have. I believe that people generally come from a place of positive intention. If there is a disconnect, it often happens in their impact and the stories that get made up about their intentions.

Respect, Power & Knowledge

Mills Scofield

citizens do as much due diligence into the candidates they vote for as they do into the new TV, smartphone or car they will buy. In watching the debate, if it can be called that, last night, 3 things hit me – Respect (or lack thereof), Power (or illusion of) and Knowledge (or lack thereof).

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