May 03rd, 2011
It’s not enough to find the right candidate; you must be able to land them. If you consider all of the costs involved in recruitment – not just in physically replacing an individual (out of pocket costs) but also those of lost productivity – it makes sense that once you find someone, you will want to up your odds of being able to make them part of your organization.
April 20th, 2011
I am working with three clients in very different sectors all of them struggling to figure out the answer to the same question… ‘in order to achieve our long term strategy we need to figure out who to promote and who’s already in the right ‘seat on the bus’.
March 22nd, 2011
Third party recruiting is as old as business itself and during good times recruitment firms flourish along with the economy and during bad times, they regroup and restructure just like the businesses they serve. At times there seems to be thousands of them competing for an opportunity to fill an open position.
February 25th, 2011
Recently I had a conversation with one of our consultants about the issue of “Succession Planning” and how critical this is becoming for organizations with the commencement of the retirement of the “Baby Boomers”.
We talked at length about how many organizations are ill-prepared for the major void that will be left when their key senior people start to retire. The following is an excerpt from a Wikipedia article I read recently about succession planning and I thought you might find it interesting.
February 05th, 2011
A recent survey of 85 million on-line profiles found more people claim to have ‘extensive experience’ in their field than any other characteristic. Among the top ten overused clichés are: results oriented, dynamic, fast paced, innovative and motivated. I know that it’s human nature to try and sell yourself and emphasize your accomplishments but resist the temptation to overstate your skills – be very careful with descriptors/qualifiers (extensive, excellent, superior or good) and make sure you can defend the mastery level that you say you have. Clichés are not the same as ‘keywords’ – in fact ‘qualifiers’ don’t even enter into it.
August 19th, 2009
Being an entrepreneur myself I know the hardest thing to do is to let go and leave your “baby” behind. Who’s going to take care of things while you’re away?
This is the reality that many entrepreneurs have to deal with (myself included). Recent statistics show that one of the main reasons people take a job because the potential employer offers learning and growth opportunities to their employees. This is especially true of the Gen Y’s.