12 results for tag: hiring


Relocating a Candidate: Burnt for the Last Time

Relocating a candidate from one city to another, for a role. Let me count the ways: 1. Time 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 ...
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Don’t Pass up “Over-Qualified” Candidates!

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 ...
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Should You Include Employees in Hiring Decisions?

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 ...
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The Importance of Honesty When Hiring

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 ...
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When the Candidate Declines Your Offer

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 ...
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Why Neurodiversity Matters at Your Office

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, ...
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Candidate Interview

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. Yikes. I'm a numbers nerd and I recently calculated that I've ...
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The Dirty Little Secret Your Headhunter Won’t Tell You…

...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 ...
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Recruiting is Like a Testosterone-Fueled 14-Year-Old

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. B...
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The Number One Predictor of Workplace Performance

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 ...
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We Need an Improvement Methodology for Human Resources

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 ...
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Are You in a Dead-End Hiring Loop?

Two years ago, I consulted with a professional services firm that had been in business for 25 years and was ready to grow from 15 employees to 50. That was their long-term goal, but they weren’t sure how to get there, or how long it would take. On ...
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