Let's be real. Young people do some things better than older people. And older people outshine young workers in other ways. Have you ever seen a 50-year-old centerfielder or a 25-year-old baseball manager?
A provocative cover story in the most recent, ...
If you're like most people, when you interview candidates, you focus on what they did (or didn't do) in each role.
And that's a great start.
But some of the most valuable information you'll get is from 'the space between.' In the job changes they made ...
You're bound to feel sadness when one of your idols passes away.
Even if you've never met him/her.
And that's how I'm feeling today... because Jack passed, Jack Welch, former CEO of GE General Electric.
I never met Jack. Yet, I feel like I knew him ...
Why should online shoppers have all the fun saving money on Cyber Monday? Here's a huge hiring tip to save you oodles of cash, too...
Start including the comp package in your job descriptions, and share it on your first phone conversation with every ...
Palo Alto Networks. Based in... well, three guesses.
But that's beside the point.
According to last week's Glassdoor survey, there are a ton of companies that pay a ton of money to their average employee.
Palo Alto Networks ($171K)
I decline great candidates for 99 problems.
But compensation ain't one.
That's why I'm often surprised when people say, "I found a great candidate but can't afford them."
Quite often, you can... If you ask the right questions.
For starters, I ...
If you're a regular reader, you know that I'm like a broken record when it comes to industry experience.
It's one of the things that most executives look for when hiring. It seems like a safe bet. A sure thing. A short cut.
But rather than ...
I've long been fascinated by the symbology of numbers.
Take 18, for example.
In the Hebrew language, 18 means "life."
That's why, when your kid attends their friend's bar mitzvah, it's customary to give a gift in increments of $18. (I'm told that $18 ...
"Show up and throw up"
Sadly, that's what most salespeople do. They don't ask questions. They don't listen. They don't qualify. They just start selling.
So, when you do exactly that same thing while hiring, you're wasting a ton of time. The candidate's ...
Let's get real.
Is it time to scrap the reference check?
Most execs pay lip service to checking references. Typically, they call a couple of the people provided by the candidate, ask a few softball questions and are done with it. Rarely will these brief ...
Your Rockstar candidate will say "No" for a lot of different reasons.
Most of them are preventable.
Are you preventing them?
I just read a study that shows in today's red-hot job market, candidates say "No" one-third of time. That means 33% of the ...
When it comes to recruiting the best candidates in this record-low unemployment rate, nothing less than seduction will do.
When we get back up to 10% unemployment rate, you can return to your job board "post and pray" strategy.
But until then, remember ...