Tag: Recruiting

AI Insanity

There is a quote that is widely mis-attributed to Albert Einstein. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result. While the origins of the quote are uncertain, the sentiment is clear: if you repeat the same actions, you’ll get the same results. Anyone with [...]

Testing By Any Other Name

likebetter.com I’ve written about testing of employees before (see here and here), and it seems like a topic that just won’t go away. The other day, I made a comment on Matt Mullenweg’s blog about hiring and age discrimination and such. This prompted an email from someone on the cutting [...]

Recruiting’s “Big Billers”

Who is your recruiter working for? As I often say, symbols are everything. And is there a bigger symbol than money? If you want a symbol for the big business of recruiting, look no further than XtremeRectruiting‘s web site. Xtreme Recruiting You are looking to hire an executive for your [...]

Should I test potential hires?

One of the hot button questions these days is what kind of testing should you do on potential hires. There are a number of aspects to this question, and there are moral, legal, and psychological implications that need to be considered. First, it’s important to consider what type of testing [...]

Death of the Job Reference

It passed away sometime early this century, and only a few really noticed. I’m talking, of course, of the passing of the meaningful job reference. Sometime in the last few years, managers and even friends stopped giving quality feedback. Now, even though people are expected to list references on their [...]