Cultural Fit be Damned! Hire the Whacko!: Revisited.

There is an article in the Wall Street Journal that says “employers should be aware of the dangers of hiring for cultural fit.” There are dangers of hiring everyone to fit into the culture. It makes the company homogeneous and that costs in creativity and innovation. Sometimes you have to ignore the fit and that …

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Future Friday: Creativity in Recruitment

The headlines read “One million more jobs than candidates.” Companies are struggling with finding workers to fill their positions. This is requiring those in charge of finding talent to be more creative. One suggestion for a creative approach comes from an interview with Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert” and founder of nextmapping.com, which was …

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Message to the individual job seeker- If you can’t find a job it is your fault.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a record setting number of jobs are available in the U.S., more than the number of job seekers looking. So if there are more jobs than applicants why are people not able to find work? Personal responsibility There are a lot of dynamics involved in why people are not …

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From the Archive: So What? Improvement through questions

Timeless advice never gets dated. For that reason I am republishing this post from December 2015. As you are preparing for 2017 you may want to consider this advice. I try to improve myself all the time because, frankly, I need it. For this reason I am reading Think Smarter by Michael Kallet. The subtitle …

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Team Building for a Creative Business Culture

Today’s post was written by my friends at SocialMonsters.org Every business has its own culture. As part of HR, you’re tasked with the resolution of conflicts within the company and other potentially stressful employee problems. But if you create a close knit team you can snuff out employee conflicts before they happen and create a …

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Do you have what it takes to be creative?

I don’t generally consider myself creative. I used to think I was but then I’d watch a show on various inventions, or watch a profile about an artist and I’d rethink my creative nature. Generally my conception of creativity was that it came from a flash of brilliance or a moment of inspiration. But an …

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A key to creativity

I came across this tidbit in an article called Five Habits of Creative People written by Art Markman in Fast Company. The whole article is a great one but I felt this one comment was very powerful. I thought it was a great way to start the week. A key to creativity is to pursue …

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Five for Friday: Interesting Reading for the Forward-Thinking HR Manager

  Welcome. I am glad that you consider yourself to be a forward-thinking HR manager. As someone who likes to be aware of things beyond the realm of HR I like to read interesting items that don’t directly tie into HR but could information that might have some relevance at some point in the future. …

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Why it is good to tell someone to “Go Take a Hike”

  You probably think this post is about terminations. Well hate to tell you but it is about creativity and why it is a good thing to tell someone to “go take a hike.” RATs Do you know what at RAT is? This acronym stands for remote associates test. Let me give you an example. …

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