Finding Great People

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

The Six Step Success System

In one of my previous blogs I made a case for why it is important to use a hiring process. I have created a six step success system for hiring that I want to share. Let’s examine each of the six steps and how you can use them to provide a consistent hiring experience that will help...

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How To Get The Real Scoop on a Candidate

Have you ever wondered why you do reference checks but never get the real scoop on a candidate? Or do you talk yourself out of doing references using the excuse that “Human Resources won’t let anyone tell me anything anyway.” I am here to tell you that there is a way to get the real scoop on...

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Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

You have probably heard the cliche “Put your money where your mouth is” thousands of times. So, what does this have to do with the hiring process? According to Cambridge Dictionary, it means to show by your actions and not just words that you support or believe in something. For years, I...

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent

If you are like me, you genuinely like people. I find people infinitely fascinating so the hiring process can be fraught with danger for someone like me. What I mean is during an interview I used to find myself focusing on what I “liked” about there person. I would walk out of an interview and...

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Psst: The Secret Step To Hiring Success

People ask me all of the time what they are missing in terms of making successful hires. What I have noticed is one step that is often missed and yet critically important. In fact, most hiring systems I have seen never even take this step into consideration. The secret step is the Talent...

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The Cost of a Bad Hire

I have seen it a hundred times - someone lets an employee go or an employee leaves and instead of taking the time to use a process to find a great candidate they quickly hire someone without a vetting process. This significantly increases the possibility of a bad hire. At the moment, we...

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Why You Don't Want Them In Your Office If you Don't Want Them In Your Office - The Art of Pre-Screening

I am a highly social person so meeting people is something I enjoy. I used to think that I should give every candidate a shot at a face-to-face meeting. What I quickly realized was that spending time in person can be a high cost waste of time. In the first ten minutes of conversation, I...

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The Art and Science of Attitude

How can you tell if someone has the right attitude? The key is to ask questions to get more information (science) and make observations about behavior that illustrate that attitude (art). Some questions you might ask to identify the key attitudes are: Tell me about a time you encountered...

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How the question "Who do you know who?" can help with hiring

When I talk to people about hiring, most people say that the hardest thing is finding qualified candidates. The complain about having to weed through hundreds of resumes or placing job ads with so many respondents that they can’t keep up. I recommend that you use multiple sources in order to...

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Why Leaders Are Connectors

When I think of leaders there are many attributes that come to mind – intelligent, focused, passionate, strategic, ambitious, disciplined, and determined. While all of those words are great descriptors, if I had to use one word for success in Leadership, and specifically in attracting and...

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