Recruiting can be a humbling business.
I've made every mistake in the book. And I've seen countless other executives fall prey to the same errors.
How many times have you been sure you had snagged the perfect candidate, only to see a short time later ...
Relocating a candidate from one city to another, for a role.
Let me count the ways:
You wouldn't think so, but making arrangements for a (probably currently-employed) candidate to fly into town, multiple times, is painful. It really slows down ...
While established firms typically will consider only experienced applicants in their search for employees, they often consider too much experience a negative trait.
“Overqualified” candidates, they assume, will consider the position beneath them, will ...
It is important that new employees embrace and fit into your company culture. An organizations vision, mission, and values tend to reflect upper management’s competencies and beliefs. When workers share connections outside these parameters, they form ...
In my opinion one of the most important steps organizations can take in the hiring
space is to elevate hiring
from a transaction brought about by a vacancy to a behavior and attitude which is embedded in the organization's culture and business rhythm. To this ...
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 ...
Companies around the world have started to embrace the value of having diversity in the workplace. It's time to do the same with embracing people with different mental capabilities. Viewing people with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger's syndrome, Dyspraxia, ...
Interviewing candidates is where it all falls apart for so many business leaders. Despite their best intentions. Because they've never been taught how to do it properly, they wing it.
I'm a numbers nerd and I recently calculated that I've ...
...but I will.
And I can do it in just 4 words:
We. Hate. Relocated. Candidates.
(And by the end of this note, you will too.)
When you've been at the executive recruiting game for 25 years, you see a lot.
Scratch that... You see too ...
To say that I was an awkward teenager would be an understatement.
Here's Exhibit A:
Girls turned me down. Musta been the leather tie. They stayed away in droves. Except for Allison, but that's another story.
And I can’t say I blame them.
General cognitive ability, called G, is a person's ability to learn and is considered the number one predictor of workplace performance. The complexity of our workplaces is the reason G is so important, and it will likely become even more important in ...
This is a little scary... "Only 21 percent of CEOs feel they get their money's worth from those they hire. " And a survey of top HR executives at 25 of the global top 50 found that 80 percent of external hires were disappointments and promotions came in ...