Kiss My Grit: Why Grit Should Be a Consideration When Hiring

Growing up in the 1970s, I watched the t.v. show Alice.  Each time over-the-top waitress Flo would tell diner owner Mel to “Kiss my grits,” I’d laugh.  I loved grits,… Get the Rest

3 Reasons HR Should Pay Attention to the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

$13.7 billion buys a lot of organic quinoa. Lots of talk around Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods and what it means for the grocery business, farmers, those whose jobs

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I’ve Never Lost a Candidate Because Our Process Was Slow

The headline might surprise some people. Time kills all deals, right? We have heard about it since we were fresh baby-faced HR professionals. Article after article tells you

Can You Hear Me Now? Hiring a Competitor’s Star or Day-Old Bread?

In the Talent Acquisition world, hiring a big name player from a competitor can be a huge “get,” or it can backfire. "What do you mean, RJ?  I

4 Ways That I Can Tell If Someone I’m Interviewing Has Passion About the Job

You want candidates who are passionate about what they do for a living, don’t you? Of course, you do. But passion for a profession is tough to get a

3 Ways To Avoid Hiring Nightmares

I hate hiring for myself. The kissing multiple frogs aspect before finding my prince/princess is tough. Rarely am I talking to someone where there's not something I like

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

Call Me! The Lost Art of Picking Up The Phone.

Gen X version: "Call me (call me) on the line Call me, call me any, anytime" Millennial version: "Hey, I just met you, And this is crazy, But here's my number, So call me, maybe!" Aside

Kick-A$$ Career Advice for 2016

It's that time of year. The traditional time of reflecting and planning for our professional lives is upon us. It's bull. It's actually the worst time to be doing any

If Playboy Can Give Up Nudity, You Can Toss An Outdated Vacation Policy

"I only read it for the articles" may soon be true for Playboy fans! Playboy has officially announced it will be PG-13 as of 2016 and no longer print