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Broth and Your Talent Selection Process:

Broth and Your Talent Selection Process:

Too Many Cooks Can Spoil Them Both. At the evaluation stage, short listed candidates should have been properly screened by professionals who are familiar with the position and with the candidate characteristics which are required for success.  For many positions, the requirements to be evaluated are made up of “Technical” elements (education, experience, professional credentials)… READ

Newsflash…Your Job Ad is only Addressing 15-20% of Potential Candidates

Newsflash…Your Job Ad is only Addressing 15-20% of Potential Candidates

Imagine that you have been charged with the responsibility to recruit team members for the next Olympic Games. If your goal is to find the best, most talented athletes in a particular country, would you rather be recruiting on behalf of China (population – 1.3 billion) or on behalf of Slovakia (population – 5.4 million)?… READ

Don’t Fail to Launch Your Employee Search

Don’t Fail to Launch Your Employee Search

As discussed in our earlier post, Decision Makers Make Lousy Screeners, the odds of success in any search project is positively correlated with the time and effort committed to the project in a rather compact time frame. Developing the short list must be intense. The first phase of a successful recruiting project is the development… READ

Decision Makers Make Lousy Screeners

Decision Makers Make Lousy Screeners

Sure, they might be effective at it. After all, if they are the final decision maker as to which of several very qualified candidates will get an offer after a rigorous selection process, then they probably are actually excellent screeners (in theory). But in reality, the screening activity is certainly not the highest and best… READ

You Need to Grow Your Business… So What’s Stopping You?

You Need to Grow Your Business… So What’s Stopping You?

Time, cash and people. That’s it. Most companies want to grow, and to grow profitably, but they are often hampered by a few critical weaknesses in these three key areas and the lack of a clear plan to grow over the next 3 years. This is very typical, particularly for more entrepreneurial organizations where owners… READ

Going Too Slow

Going Too Slow

In our previous post, “Beware of Under Sizing the Job”, we drew attention to a common error whereby companies focus their search effort for senior candidates on skill sets that satisfy immediate business needs without weighing the additional capabilities that are likely to be required in the coming years as the company grows. With the… READ

Beware of Under Sizing the Job

Beware of Under Sizing the Job

Your company is growing fast and, as result, you are occasionally adding to your team. You are being careful not to expand payroll costs too quickly and you are keeping a keen eye on the cash balance. We all know that growing companies have a habit of eating money, as people and space requirements expand,… READ

Are You Hiring? Show Courtesy to Applicants

Are You Hiring? Show Courtesy to Applicants

We all know how critical it is for applicants to exhibit and maintain great manners when applying for jobs. However, as one of my readers recently pointed out, we don’t often talk about employers being courteous to job applicants. Ask any current or past job seeker and they can easily spout off examples of firms that have… READ