Speed Kills I Disagree!

Indecisiveness kills…not speed …at least when it comes to competing for the BEST candidates. In the last article I talked about “Hiring Insanity.” This week I want to sound the wake up call and talk about indecisiveness and lack of speed in the...

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Hiring Insanity

As we have seen a slight pick up in hiring activity over the last year, I have had some discussions with HR people who have hiring metrics as a way to measure their performance. The discussion has been interesting to say the least. ...

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Forget Fancy Strategies…Focus on Your People

After my students had taken their last final exam in the Management Principles class I, I was wishing the students the best as they were leaving the classroom. One student said, to me “I learned that if I used the basic ideas of...

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People are Like Elephants

In the last week, a candidate I had recruited gave notice to his current employer to take a position with one of my clients. Like most candidates...

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You’re Just A Clerk

When I was recently teaching a night class at Upper Iowa University, a student of mine mentioned that her boss told her that she didn’t want to hear my student’s idea to improve a procedure in the department because she was “just a clerk.!” I was amazed....

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Pure Accountability

One of the reasons I have always loved high school and college wrestling as a sport is that a competitor lives and dies on his or her own merits…yes…females are becoming more prevalent in High School wrestling. One of the aspects of...

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