Finding Great People

THE ELUSIVE UNICORN - WHY IT'S SO HARD TO MAKE A GREAT HIRE

How To Avoid The Top Five Red Flags When Hiring

How do you know when you are interviewing someone that they are not just putting on a facade? There is an art and science to being able to determine if a candidate is just good at interviewing or if they are a great fit. The art involves asking great questions and then listening intently and...

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Do You Know The Top 5 Attitudes of a GREAT Hire?

How do you ensure that the people you hire are great? First, it is important to go through a consistent and systematic process in order to determine and assess a candidate’s skills and abilities. While this is a critical part of the process, there is an art and science to make a great hire. The...

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Have You Met Your Future Self?

Have you ever found yourself stuck in the past? Are you filled with regret about what you have or have not done with your life? Many of us have pasts that are full of pain and negative circumstances. It is easy to let our past define us and we can become discouraged. What if you could let go of...

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Why Do I Keep Picking The Wrong People?

When it comes to hiring, one of the most common mistakes is picking the wrong people. Whether dating or hiring, picking the wrong people can be extremely costly. Costs include lost time, energy, and resources. If you take the time to calculate all of the possible costs of picking the wrong...

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Don't fall in love on the first date: how hiring is like dating, Part 1

Whether you are looking for the ideal hire or the perfect mate, becoming an expert at attracting talent is a key component. To be successful at hiring, recruiting, or even dating, we have to attract, or draw, potential candidates, or talent. In this series of three articles I will address...

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Don't fall in love on the first date: how hiring is like dating, Part 2

Now that you have considered what you are looking for, found worthy candidates, and have had several first meetings, it is time to determine who is worth courting. This is an important part of the process as you want to narrow down the pool to a few candidates that you will spend time with over...

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Don't fall in love on the first date: how hiring is like dating, Part 3

CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it to the point where you are ready to get married, or in hiring/recruiting terms, close the deal. One thing that is often done after someone is hired is to discuss performance expectations. I recommend that you do this prior to making the offer or closing the...

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