I’m fortunate enough to be a judge this weekend at the 14th Annual Boca Raton Concourse d’Elegance. It’s a gathering of 175 of the finest classic cars in the nation. I’m here in Florida on this early February day preparing to do the tough work of telling the owners of these [...]
Once you’ve decided on that great candidate, the next challenge is convincing them to take the job. Brainpower workers want more than just a paycheck and that makes this much more difficult. In this episode we explore how to land that great brainpower hire.
One of the challenges of hiring brainpower workers is finding that “perfect fit”. But often when you do, that’s when you should start to worry. In this episode we explore why the perfect fit often isn’t and explore how to insure a great brainpower hire.
Interviewing brainpower workers is the search for intelligence, passion, communication skills, and a thirst for learning. There are lots of ways to do these interviews, but a softer touch is usually the key. In this episode we explore how to get the most from a brainpower interview.
Hiring junior level brainpower workers can be overwhelming. There are simultaneously too many candidates and not enough good ones. Many organizations result to testing and other filters to cope. But this just makes the problem worse. In this episode we look into the limits of testing, and how to source great junior level talent.
Hiring senior level brainpower workers is much more than posting the job and sifting through the resumes. It’s beyond hiring, even beyond recruiting. It’s hunting. In this episode we look at two examples and see how to develop hunting skills.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
When people ask about recruiting, one of the first questions they ask is “where do I find good people?” One of the first straws they grasp at is an online job site such as Monster, CareerBuilder and other more local sites. I think this is a mistake. Online job sites [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]