Photographer: Jeff Nass
Location: Montana Backcountry
Date: 2_4_2010

Driving in The Fog

I love my guts. Seriously. I’m the first to admit that for much of my career, a large part of my success as a staffing professional and/or generalist relied on instinct,… Get the Rest

questions

Do I Want To Work In HR There?

Interesting read here about the questions you should ask before joining a start-up. Having 3+ start-ups under my belt, I can tell you I agree with most of

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Overcoming Stereotypes: Attractive Women Can’t Code

This week, Microsoft is hosting Codess on campus in Redmond.  Codess is a networking event for women engineers---a place where they can get together and learn, mentor, and

fast

How Fast Is Too Fast?

Have you ever stopped to think that maybe technology is pushing our hiring process too fast? We all have a natural cadence to how we do things.  Imagine going

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How to Assess Leadership in an Interview

When I was a kid, my favorite athletes were always the small, less-athletic guys who got by on hustle. Why? Because I was a small, less-athletic guy whose

wingman

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit

suck

When Employees Bite Back: Prepping for the Feedback Session That’s Going to Suck…

It's May. Getting near halfway through the year. Might be time for you to actually give some feedback to the people who work for you. Or, if you're an HR

welcome

The Only Metric You Need To Gauge Onboarding Success

No one has ever accused me of adding complexity to a situation. Small words work best with us Midwest folk. Unfortunately, we sometimes allow our desire to provide

lose your mind

INTERVIEW ARCHITECTS: Your Job Is To Make the Candidate Lose Their Composure…

There's been a lot of money spent trying to make interviewing more science than art.  Let's count the ways: --Multiple interviewing techniques, including Targeted Selection, Top-Grading and more.. --1000 assessments

get dirty

7 Tips To Ensure Success In HR

I don't know about you, but I would have killed for someone to sit me down when I started my career in HR and simply tell me how