You've heard these words from one of your employees.
And it either made your heart sink or your heart race.
Because they either did something too fast, without your advance permission, screwed it up — and then asked your forgiveness...
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.
Recently, I’ve noticed an alarming trend in my executive search work. When I speak with candidates for the first time to discuss a new role, I make a habit of asking them what’s missing–or most frustrating–in their current role.
(When I extend the ...
I want to be straight with you.
It sounds petty, but… if your team doesn't have time to eat lunch today, something's wrong. Dead wrong.
Their priorities aren't straight
You've hired the wrong people or most likely, ...
I still go nuts for The Fast and the Furious, the perennial partners-in-crime popcorn movie. In this mindless tale, Dom brings his police buddy Brian over to the dark side and (7 sequels later) their crew is still robbing banks. Funny enough, it didn’t take ...
As an executive recruiter, I get dozens of calls, emails, texts, and smoke signals each week from strangers. They almost always have some variation of the same question: "I'm thinking about making a career move this year. What's the best way to get on your ...
No matter how awful it is to realize you've made a bad hire… and clean up the resulting damage… what's even more painful is how much money every single one costs you and your business.
A new study–and I'm convinced that it still understates the ...
How many times have you hired someone only to wonder by the end of their first week on the job "What happened? Where's the guy that I interviewed? This is a totally different person!"
It's happened to me more times than I care to admit. And to my clients, ...
"You are approaching a job search at the best possible time. Companies are dying to find great talent. It's just really hard to find talented individuals."
Hey, now! That's great news to hear a recruiter say!
Those were the words of executive recruiter, ...
In this ExecuNet Master Class session, 25-year executive recruiter, bestselling author, and Kellogg School professor Jeff Hyman
shares his secrets for conducting a job search that actually works.
Despite the super-tight job market, many executives fail to ...
Last week, I encouraged you to check out the Todd Davis' session of ExecuNet Master Class. The Chief People Officer at FranklinCovey received rave reviews from members, and we're already getting inquiries for when the recording will be available. (My content ...
When it comes to recruiting new employees, most companies craft and publicize job descriptions that highlight the specific requirements they’re looking for in potential candidates.
But let's face it — most job descriptions put candidates to sleep ...