You Don’t Know A-Players From Your A-Hole

Laurie Ruettimann Candidate Pool, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, The HR Profession, War for Talent

Lots of buzzwords out there in the new, fast, bold, dynamic, disruptive world of human resources. The one buzzword that’s been around for many years? A-players. As in, “I need to get me some A-players for my B-company so we can turn this horrible organization around and pay our C-Suite more money.” Hooray for A-players! They have the potential to solve all …

What You Can Learn From the Great White Buffalo

Ben Olds Always Be Closing, Ben Olds, Employee Coaching, Good HR, Guest: Ben Olds, HR

We all have them—those rockstar employees who are the “go-to” for every hairy problem and on the short-list for every succession plan. Many of us can rattle off 10 of these “A-players,” with little trouble differentiating between them and the “B-players” who are solid employees and coming along nicely but clearly in a different league. All of us could likely …