Mindy Bortness

Master Hiring Intelligence to Attract Top-Notch Talent

It is more important than ever for businesses to secure the talent necessary for continued success. But how does a company know which candidate will be a superior performer once they've been hired? The key is to start with the job itself! Hiring managers must know how to examine the job to have the eye to find the best recruits. In this session, Mindy will share how job benchmarking helps to determine what behaviors, values, competencies, and acumen are required to find the best match for the role.

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Why Self-Objectivity Matters in the Workplace

By Mindy Bortness | Sep 24, 2021

One of the most difficult things to achieve in the workplace is gaining objectivity, especially when it comes to self. Every individual is saddled with years of

Greatness Starts with Optimism

By Mindy Bortness | Jul 29, 2021

To me, being optimistic is all about energy. When I approach a new situation with optimism, I’m bringing a lighter, more open energy into the interaction.

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Greatness Starts with Optimism

By Mindy Bortness | Dec 12, 2019

When I was working in the marketing department of The San Diego Union-Tribune, a job I loved from the moment I stepped in and sparked a love for hiring intellig

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Why Self Objectivity Matters in the Workplace

By Mindy Bortness | Oct 17, 2019

I want you to own your stuff. It’s as simple and clear as that when I’m working with anyone in an organization, from the leaders to employees (and even pote

Rule the Situation: How to Build Resiliency

By Mindy Bortness | Sep 16, 2019

What is a have-to-have soft skill that indicates a job candidate’s greatest propensity to be successful?

The Secret to Creating Star Employees

By Mindy Bortness | Nov 11, 2015

I once worked with a client who had been promoted to assistant manager for a national pet store chain. He had performed well in every other job he had held with

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Focus on: Resiliency

By Mindy Bortness | Aug 5, 2015

When faced with adversity, what story do you tell yourself? What natural reaction have you chosen over the years? If it's anything but a positive reinforcement

6 Proven Ways to Reduce Costly Employee Turnover

By Mindy Bortness | Apr 23, 2015

Formalizing your talent management system and consistently applying its steps will provide real, tangible profit to your bottom line.

5 Ways to run the Circus when Bozo is at the Top

By Mindy Bortness | Feb 26, 2015

By Mindy Bortness, Communication Works, Inc. It’s a story that’s too true, way too often. You’re working endlessly, trying to deliver a profit, or system