Finding Great People

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

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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Why Questions Should Be A Way Of Life Not Just Part Of The Interview Process

One way to build meaningful relationships, whether in life or business, is by getting to know someone. In a culture full of noise and electronics, the art of questioning and listening can easily get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that since few people spend time asking questions AND...

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Why Use A Process?

Using a hiring process is designed to help you conduct a thorough screening process that is interactive and focuses on the candidate. It reduces the amount of subjectiveness that normally occurs when you attempt to conduct the selection process without a standardized system or approach. Studies...

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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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