Dig Beyond the Surface of a Resume when Recruiting

To some organizations what they see in the first glimpse at a resume is everything!  Ironically, I see hiring managers who take only seconds to glance through a resume and then pick it apart.  Managers throw out resumes for reasons like: The person doesn't have a particular skill...

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Fear…A Retention Nightmare

While working as an employee retention speaker and trainer, I have been told by leaders I work with that they sense employees in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact they have seen an improvement in business in the lasts several year. So what...

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Look at the Candidate’s Strengths when Recruiting

I am amazed (but not really) at how some organizations seem to be looking for reasons to reject people.   Companies will pick the tiniest thing about a candidate to reject them when they had an otherwise excellent background. Unfortunately, I think it has gotten worse in...

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Be Decisive When Recruiting

Indecisiveness kills…not speed …at least when it comes to competing for the BEST candidates.  I want to sound the wake up call and talk about indecisiveness and lack of speed in the hiring process before it starts to cost your organization money…and make no mistake…not...

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Hiring People Is A Major Investment

Let’s face it…hiring is often done when someone quits and the organization is under the gun to replace a person quickly because organizations no longer carry excess people.  With no fat to pick up the slack, managers rush to get a “body” to fill a...

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Leaders Drive Employee Retention

75 % of people say the worst thing about their job is their boss.  That is a stinging indictment of leadership today.  I have always contended that most people do not retire because they want to.  They retire because they get tired of all the...

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Show Some Emotion During the Interview

  Often times, as a “headhunter,” when I send candidates out to organizations on interviews they come back with some disturbing feedback.  Here are three things that you should be doing to enhance the interview process for the candidate: It seems like everyone feels as if they...

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Open Door or Revolving Door…the choice is yours

Early in my HR career I worked for a company President who would expect an explanation if you had your door closed….and it better be a good one.  The expectation was that unless it was something highly confidential we were expected to have our door...

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