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Hiring For Attitude – Target Those That Are “A Pleasure To Manage”

Hire a pleasure to work with employees

A manager’s time is limited, so only hire those that are “a pleasure to manage” because they respect a manager’s time. Yes, most new-hires are unknowingly a burden. They drain a great deal of a manager’s time as a result of having to be provided with continuous coaching and direction. However, because a manager’s time is severely limited in a …

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The Many Problems Caused by HR Relationship Building

Note: This is one of a series of “think pieces” that are designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of HR. I have found that “building relationships” can be the #1 factor damaging HR’s internal brand. If HR leaders want to succeed in a data-driven business world, they will need to lose their fixation with building interpersonal relationships and …

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Jim D’Amico — A Profile of an Exceptional Corporate Recruiting Leader, Part 2

Note: this two-part article is part of my continuing series of profiles on exceptional corporate recruiting leaders Last week in Part 1 of my compelling profile of recruiting-leader-extraordinaire Jim D’Amico, I covered his recommended actions, the firms he admires most, and his top best practices. This Part 2 covers how he measures success in recruiting, how to maintain leading-edge learning, …

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Get Ready for Food as a Management Tool (As seen on The Wall Street Journal)

For generations, Americans have packed a lunch and snacks, or purchased food at workplace cafes or nearby restaurants every workday. It was all something employees did on their own — outside of what would be considered part of a management strategy. But that’s changing, as employers begin to examine the connection between what and how workers eat and the work …

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How to Double Your Business Impacts by Assessing a Candidate’s Career Trajectory

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog October 12, 2017. Republished on Energy Central as 15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential. Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have …

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How to Spot Critical Thinking in Job Candidates

As seen on Business Analysis & Leadership Skills Blog by Paul Crosby, June 12, 2017, quotes Dr. John Sullivan. To read entire article click here. Critical thinking requires an employee to form their own decisions and to understand that their decisions might change when new information comes to light. One of the best ways to test critical thinking is with …

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[Video] Part 1: Dr. John Sullivan on the Need for HR Metrics

Dice interviews Dr. John Sullivan on HR metrics.

As seen on Dice (January 31, 2017). Dr. John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent management expert. He’s published hundreds of articles on the topics of recruiting and talent management, in addition to dozens of whitepapers and 10 books, and spoken about the topic to every major business source including The Wall Street Journal, The New …

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20 Tips That Will Boost Your Chances of Getting a Budget Increase

As seen on LinkedIn Talent Blog. Even though most recruiting departments have impressive business impact, they very seldom get budgets that reflect that. This leaves recruiters frustrated and more importantly, prevents them from trying out innovative, high-value projects. The first and most important lesson that recruiting leaders have to learn is that most recruiting business cases don’t fail because of …

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