About Marti Fischer Group

The mission of the Marti Fischer Group is to help organizations and individuals ‘Achieve their Next’.

Why you should expand your network on LinkedIn

(3-minute read) A year ago, there were two available jobs for every candidate. Today, unemployment is at its lowest level, inflation remains high, and many tech-sector companies are laying off or have instituted hiring freezes. At the same time, other industries continue their struggle to find talent. The bottom line is that the labor market [...]

By |2022-11-01T15:29:25+00:00November 1st, 2022|Recent Posts|Comments Off on Why you should expand your network on LinkedIn

Performance Managing Yourself

(2-minute read, plus activities) When thinking about our careers, most people focus on the wrong stuff. Day-to-day challenges, organizational irritants and shifting business climates tend to keep us 100% focused on short-term activities. Of course, this makes sense. We are paid to focus on the business. But in successfully managing your career, focusing all your [...]

By |2022-10-05T01:14:51+00:00October 5th, 2022|Recent Posts|Comments Off on Performance Managing Yourself

Beyond Culture Fit: How to position yourself as a culture add

(4-minute read) Organizational culture is a set of shared behaviors, beliefs and expectations that create a work environment where people are productive, creative and, ideally, happy. Building a thriving culture begins with attracting individuals who believe in and support an organization's cultural parameters. Recruiters and hiring managers assess candidates in two areas; the technical skills [...]

By |2022-09-06T14:41:51+00:00September 6th, 2022|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Beyond Culture Fit: How to position yourself as a culture add

Slow down your re-entry after vacation or a leave

(2-minute read) We all need time off and we should take it. Time off is a service to yourself and your employer. Time off tempers burnout and allows us to look at our work with fresh eyes and an open, creative mind. When rested, it's easier to see the big picture clearly, showcase ideas and [...]

By |2022-08-09T15:24:46+00:00August 9th, 2022|Recent Posts|Comments Off on Slow down your re-entry after vacation or a leave

“Everything’s Changed, but Nothing’s Different” is Not a Good Strategy for Jobseekers

(2-minute read) If you're considering changing jobs before the end of the year, pay attention to the mixed indicators in the job market.   What's Going On On one side, there was good news in the June jobs report, with 372k new jobs, primarily in education, health and professional services. On the other side, available [...]

By |2022-07-12T16:21:16+00:00July 12th, 2022|Recent Posts|Comments Off on “Everything’s Changed, but Nothing’s Different” is Not a Good Strategy for Jobseekers

Interview Questions That Determine Competence and Fit

(2-minute, 30 second read) The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey estimated that two openings exist for every unemployed job seeker. While competing fiercely for qualified candidates, employers are focused on two things- retaining current employees, and making the hiring process as efficient and positive as possible. Dr. Brad Chambers' recent Harvard Business Review article, [...]

By |2022-06-07T16:09:31+00:00June 7th, 2022|Misc, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Interview Questions That Determine Competence and Fit

A User Guide For One-On-One Meetings

(2-minute, 30second read) "Got a few minutes? Can I close the door?" For anyone who has heard those two sentences, you know someone is resigning. The question is, are you happy the employee is leaving, or not? We know that staff turnover is expensive. According to Gallup, replacing a team member costs between one-half to [...]

By |2022-05-03T15:32:12+00:00May 3rd, 2022|Interpersonal Communication, Recent Posts|Comments Off on A User Guide For One-On-One Meetings

To Retain Staff, Prioritize Personal Connection

(2-minute read) The current cycle of resignations and onboarding continues. At the same time, employees are negotiating working arrangements from fully remote to hybrid to in-person. This leaves teams more fractionalized than ever and spending a lot of time thinking about; Who is going next? Who is coming onboard? Will the new folks operate remotely, [...]

By |2022-04-05T17:40:56+00:00April 5th, 2022|Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on To Retain Staff, Prioritize Personal Connection

Mastering the Art of Job Juggling

Staying productive in your current job while looking for your next (2-minute read) Nearly half of the U. S. workforce is either considering or actively looking for a new job. That’s a lot of dissatisfied and ambitious workers. There are many reasons people want a new job; more responsibility, flexibility, money or better benefits are [...]

By |2022-03-01T15:32:49+00:00March 1st, 2022|Career, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Mastering the Art of Job Juggling

Ups and Downs: How to succeed at work as the economy changes

(2 1/2-minute read) The period known as The Great Resignation is ending, and that's OK. The Great Resignation represented a needed correction in the employment market for job seekers. Before the pandemic (remember back then?), low unemployment and high corporate earnings gave employers the upper hand in hiring. Over the past two years burnout escalated, [...]

By |2022-02-01T15:26:54+00:00February 1st, 2022|Career, Leadership, Recent Posts|Comments Off on Ups and Downs: How to succeed at work as the economy changes
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