August
6

How To: Hiring for Culture Fit

Culture can be defined in many ways. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines  culture as “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” Companies often talk about their culture in terms of values, norms and beliefs that make up the way people within the organization […]

November
17

Successful On Boarding in 6 Steps.

You have successfully completed an exhaustive search for a VP of Operations. The challenge was finding the right skill set that can offer value to a talented younger team. You feel confident the person has the skills and is aligned with your business goals. You also are confident in the vetting that took place to […]

March
1

“Requirements” Time to Shift Thinking

How do you determine what is required for a job? Many employers still cling to a rigid set of guidelines often driven by the job description including a specific minimum number of years in a comparable role or function, specific industry or software experience and education requirements. If this describes you then I’d like to […]

February
15

5 Common Behavioral Interview Mistakes.

Gone are the days where you can schmooze your way through interviews. If you have not interviewed (on either side of the desk) in the last 5 years, then you may not be familiar with what has become the standard interview process for most companies. Good candidates often perform poorly when navigating this process which […]

February
7

The Counteroffer vs Retention – If the counteroffer is your primary tool for retaining your people, you need to rethink your strategy.

We are officially in a “sellers’ market” where employees with good performance and skills can find opportunities and command offers because the labor market is tight. In many industries and segments there are not enough people with the right skills and training to fill the available positions. When a good employee resigns to accept another […]

January
27

Are You Looking In The Right Place For Your Employees?

  Are you struggling to find people? Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place. Or at a minimum perhaps you can expand your hiring pool. I’ll give you a great example of innovative thinking. I have a client that is a leading library. They stopped looking for librarians and started looking at people coming out […]

January
24

Screening For Strategic Thinking

  How do you hire for strategic thinking?   Not every candidate is wired with the ability to be a creative and visionary thinker.  How do you evaluate for that skill set? Most every executive believes they have that capability but in reality most successful people are either great thinkers or great doers.  Many jobs […]