Archive for February, 2009

  • R U Digital or Do you Live in the “Real World?”

    By on February 27, 2009

    I’ve heard that it only takes about 40% of your productive capacity to keep the boss off your back.  So, if you...

  • How Important is Effective Recruiting, Really?

    By on February 26, 2009

    We’re working with a client to solve a problem with their talent pipeline.  They have a steady (if slightly unpredictable) need...

  • Why Won’t Your People Step Up?

    By on February 25, 2009

    With increasing regularity, CEOs ask me the question “Why won’t my people step up to the plate?”  In troubled times, many...

  • How Companies Turn Crisis into Opportunity

    By on February 24, 2009

    Management guru, Jim Collins (author of legendary business classics  “Built to Last” and “Good to Great”) has extensively studied why...

  • How to Hire People Who Thrive in Downturns

    By on February 22, 2009

    Have you noticed that some of your employees are less productive, just when you need them most?  Some people are...

  • Think Twitter is a Waste of Time?

    By on February 20, 2009

    A lot of HR professionals tell me they have no idea where they can find the time for learning...

  • Hiring People with Resilience

    By on February 8, 2009

    I’m fascinated by the new TV show, “Lie to Me.”  It’s about the world’s leading deception expert – a human...

  • “I’m Hiring a Person, not a Resume”

    By on February 6, 2009

    We presented a strong slate of candidates to a client this week.   The recruiting process had gone well up to that...

  • Slash Your Recruiting Costs AND Your Turnover

    By on February 5, 2009

    When was the last time your job advertising eliminated 80% of your employee turnover? I’ve written about how bad job ads tend...

  • Bad Job Ads Attract Only Desperate Candidates

    By on February 4, 2009

    All online advertising attracts some bad candidates, but poorly written job ads seem to attract only desperate candidates.   Bad ads look like all...