conversation

Whatever Your Process, Interviewing Comes Down to Conversation

Do you know how many bad interviews I have had after almost 20 years in talent selection and evaluation? Man, it’s a lot. The funny thing? Some of those interviews… Get the Rest

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Using Talent Data For The First Time… It’s Complicated.

Um, yeah. Talent Analytics, Data analysis, Big Data, Small Data. Heard about them? Of course you have. Lots of folks are on the HR circuit talking about data

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Job Hopping Recruiters: The New Normal or Just Bad?

Up front disclaimers: Job hopping articles get people wound the heck up. This one shouldn’t—I tried to stick to logic and some well-reasoned opinions. This post isn’t about

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Managerial Skill #27: Deflating Conflict Like Corporate Gandhi

Talent pros across the country have spent most of early 2016 trying to figure out how to basically just keep up. Escalating wages, tight labor markets and (mostly)

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The Unsophisticated Hiring Manager

We spend a fair bit of time in our little shop talking about how to work with sophisticated hiring managers vs. unsophisticated managers. This has nothing to do

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Most Talent Pros Cannot Run a Cool GE Brand Campaign

The alternate title would be: "The Poor HR Pro's Guide to Figuring Out Employment Brand." GE’s recent brilliant branding effort centered around “What’s wrong with Owen” is, I believe,

worst recruiting job

The Worst Recruiting Job

I worked for a few clients early in my career who “just wanted a body.” In their minds, anyone was better than no one.  Bad breath better than

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Four Things that Make a Business Builder

Twitter is in the news a lot lately, with the return of Jack Dorsey as its CEO. Some stories revolve around Dorsey and his relationship with Fred Wilson, a

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Can You Train People to Work Hard?

Think about the people who have failed at your workplace. We know that it’s not usually because they lacked technical skill. It usually falls into one of two

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The Muppets Know Talent

The new Muppets Show premieres next week. Who’s a huge nerdtastic Muppets Show fan? Yours truly. I’m probably gonna host an FOT viewing party for the premiere. KD loves