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Talent Acquisition is a Zero-Sum Game

There is a mathematical concept called Zero-Sum. What is says is basically when one person, organization, etc. will gain, there is an equal loss by another person, organization, etc. of that… Get the Rest


The 5 Ps of Delivery

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’m just getting around to writing my post for today. I originally carved out time in my week to draft it the


Camping, Stag Beer and Succession Planning

My grandpa used to sit on the back porch, drinking Stag beer and sharing his life philosophies with anyone who would listen. Drinking and philosophizing. Good work if


You Have So Much Potential

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is... it would screw with me, and

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Succession Planning Case Studies: GM Solid, Microsoft Sucky

An HR nerd like me sees news from the business world dealing with hiring, succession and promotional decisions as fascinating. Big public companies allow you a peek into

hiring smart over experieced fistful of talent

WEBINAR: Do You Build Your Company Around People Who Can “Fake it Until They Make It”?

CLICHE ALERT:  Stop me when you've heard these before... "We really are looking to hire smart people..." "Smart people figure things out...." "Smart people aren't afraid of change.." Blah, blah, blah... The problem

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Ending the Fiction of Lifetime Employment

You probably aren't working in the last job you'll ever have.  Heck, there's a good chance you're not even in the single digits of employers before you retire.

Acronym of NBT for Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing In HR

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you're feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That

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The Changing of the Guard: Gen Y wants a job, just not that one!

Good news, Gen Yers -- that moment we've been waiting for is coming! At my last job, I replaced a retiring 42-year employee.  In the last two weeks, I've

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Daddy, where do CEO’s come from?

Not HR, sweetie.  They don't come from HR. Today's posting is of the "food for thought" variety, rather than a checklist of ways to up your talent game.  I