Whack a Mole Leadership

Perhaps it’s the chaos of 2020 or maybe we all are trying to multi-task more than ever, but I’ve seen an uptick in what I would describe as “whack-a-mole” leadership.  You know, where one week there is a push to go in one direction.  The next week, that initiative changes or falls off the radar, […]

Employer Branding | | The Missing Piece of Your Recruiting Strategy 

Here’s a little–known fact: Recruiting is the money-making department you didn’t know you had. If your recruiting strategy is considering your employer brand, and your hiring process reflects that brand through great candidate experience, then your employee retention rates should be looking great and your costs low. If there is a disconnect anywhere in that ecosystem than it all crumbles, expectations aren’t […]

No Meeting Wednesday

We recently implemented “No Meeting Wednesday” here at BOOST after piloting the program with our leadership.  First note: we HIGHLY recommend it. Here are some thoughts/considerations on the experience. What was the Driving Force? I don’t know about you, but we are spending ENDLESS hours on Zoom or Teams going from meeting to meeting to […]

Preparing for the Unthinkable

No one prepares you or tells you what to do if you lose an employee (abducted by aliens, ghosted, or the absolute worst, if they pass away). Never mind if they are a trusted member of your leadership team. There’s no playbook. SHRM provides one article with cold notification text for telling your employees. There is […]

Government 4th Quarter… Who the Heck Knows?

‘Tis the quarter of last-minute proposals, mad scrambles for key personnel, task order bidding, and trying to keep everything straight between whose team you are on and for what.  Add that to trying to manage multiple folks on vacation and everyone suffering from a bit of summer head (i.e. we’d rather be at the beach […]

Current Events and the Job Market

It goes without saying that the world is in quite an upheaval in culture and moving toward a new normal. Yet, as we’ve said before, business must continue especially in the GovCon market and that includes hiring. We must ask: Are you currently in the job market? If so, you’re probably questioning whether to use […]

Staring “New-Normal” in the Face

Are we ready to start talking about “coming back?”  In our humble opinion, regardless of what any politician says, we are not “back” until we can get our kids out of our house (sanity now!), but that’s a whole other story! Honestly, we’re not sure if its safe yet, or what “coming back” truly looks […]

Navigating Complexities | The CARES Act and 3610 Guidance for the Intelligence Community

Guidance for the Intelligence Community is always changing. Yet currently those changes seem to be in hyper-drive. Luckily, we have experts like Amy Hernandez at BOOST LLC and partners like Pete Ragone from the SC&H Group to help us navigate these waters. In an information-packed hour-long virtual discussion, Amy and Pete walked attendees through the […]