Incentives Aren’t Just For Sales People…

Paul Hebert Driving Productivity, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, Total Rewards

Incentives.  The word brings up a variety of images in most people’s minds.  From "cash back" at the dealership to sales bonuses for getting more people to buy your products – most people immediately go to the "sales" arena as if the only place incentives have a place is when pushing something. Nay, nay I say.  Expand your mind.  Incentives …

The Parable of Steve Jobs and Executive Health – Why It’s Okay To Tell Your CEO To Put The Donut Down

Jessica Lee Jessica Lee, Leadership, Succession Planning

Does the health of your CEO, or any of your C-suite members, matter? The President of the United States undergoes annual physicals every August with the results published to the public, so why not begin demanding the same of your CEO? Think about it – last week, talk of Steve Jobs’ rumored declining health was said to have possibly caused …

Jay Leno and Messed Up Succession Planning – When Do You Kick the Old Guy (Who’s #1) Out?

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Succession Planning

Is it "Messed Up Succession Plan" month in the highly visible businesses of professional sports and broadcast TV? Brett Favre you’re aware of.  Have you heard of the succession plan drama unfolding with Jay Leno at NBC? Four years ago, someone at the network came up with the bright idea to replace the aging Leno with the up-and-coming O’Brien in …

Social Networking and Recruiting – Is Keeping People Out As Important As Getting People In?

Josh Letourneau Driving Productivity, HR Technology, Social Media

Back in the day of the BiG BiLLeR-dom, executive recruiters labored away conquering fire and creating inanimate communities of endless paper stacks and unsightly manila folders . . . and these stacks were full of “members” who never knew they were really community members. The 3-dimensional candidate stack was full of names, titles, written professional history, and phone numbers . …

Stop the Interview Lies (And Get A Fit For Your Culture) With These 2 Simple Questions…

Kris Dunn Engagement and Satisfaction, Interviewing, Kris Dunn, Recruiting

When it comes to interviewing, Tim Russert or Chris Matthews you are not… Fortunately, when interviewing for open positions in your company, you don’t have to be.  I was reminded of this when I was reading the current Workforce Recruiting article focused on how to maximize retention, by being a more effective/efficient recruiter. The primary thoughts?  It ain’t rocket science, …

6 Things To Think About Before You Ditch Corporate Life To Become A Recruiter….

Jennifer McClure Engagement and Satisfaction, Jennifer McClure, Recruiting, Working With Recruiters

Since I made the transition from Corporate America into recruiting a few years ago, I’m frequently contacted by people who want to pick my brain because they’re interested in making a similar change. I’m happy to have these conversations, and do my best to provide honest feedback to consider in making their decision. Often, there are a number of things …