Category: Hiring

Getting to “YES” on Job Offers

It used to be that to get a top executive, you figured out what salary you wanted to pay, offered a bonus that might be discretionary, and extended the offer. …

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The Best Ways to Create Employment Branding

Employment Branding best practices include long term strategies to manage awareness and perceptions of a company by both its current and its prospective employees.  Excellent Employment Branding can drive not…

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The Truth on What Candidates Want to Know

When a hiring manager conducts an interview, he or she is usually most concerned about what to ask the candidate, and how to evaluate the candidate’s answers qualitatively.  Most interviewers…

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When Hiring Managers Switch Gears

If you are in internal recruiting, 3rd party recruiting, or you are an HR leader, you know that one of your worst nightmares is when your Hiring Managers change the…

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Poison Control

We’ve all dealt with toxic people in the workplace.  They make you feel bad in any encounter with them. They judge you; devalue you, and manipulate you.  Sometimes they hide…

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Moving Forward by Backing Up

Providing “back up” for your own position by building bench strength in your direct reports is a proven way to move your own career forward.  The converse is also true…

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Threats In Disguise

While running for President in 1959, John F. Kennedy said about the impending 60’s: “We stand today on the edge of a new frontier … a frontier of unknown opportunities…

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Why Not to Extend a Job Offer Too Soon

Many employers, correctly seeking to act quickly on a good candidate, put together and extend offers as soon as they decide a candidate is right for them.  The minute the…

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Why Behavioral Based Interviews With Context Are Vital

More and more companies are moving to Competency Based (also called Behavior-Based) interviewing.  We feel strongly that Performance-Based interviewing yields better hires, when compared to competency-based interviewing.  We are advocates…

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Succeeding in Panel Interviews

Succeeding in Panel Interviews

For the executive interviewee, panel interviews can be a minefield.  They are unpredictable in several ways:  You may not know who the interviewers are, what their role in the company…...

Excellent Customer Service

Excellent Customer Service

Are your customers happy every time?  When they aren’t, how do you respond?  I recently had a bad experience at one of my favorite food places, and wrote to the…...

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