A dose of people wisdom from Peter Drucker

Often people are hired for the wrong reasons. Hiring managers seek to minimize weaknesses rather than maximizing strengths. That is not the formula for success in hiring, according to Peter Drucker. From his book The Effective Executive, as quoted in The Daily Drucker, “Effective executives make strength productive. They fill positions and promote based upon …

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The Abuse of Cultural Fit in HR Can Hurt Your Business

Today’s post is a guest post written by Nate Vickery, a business technology expert and a futurist mostly engaged in finding and implementation of the latest technology trends into SMB and startups management and marketing processes. Nate is also the editor-in-chief at business oriented blog- Bizzmarkblog.com. He has written this very interesting post about cultural fit. …

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Companies planning on more foreign workers per CareerBuilder survey

Despite the hullaballoo over the immigration policy of the Trump administration employers are not put off their hiring of immigrants according to a survey by CareerBuilder. Fully one third, 33%, of employers will be hiring foreign workers in 2017. Industry and jobs What I find interesting about the survey is the diversity of industries and …

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Want to fill your jobs 14 days faster? Watch your language!

According to a study by Textio, a company that uses big data to write better job listings, companies are making critical word choices that often help attract, or repel, job candidates. Are you making some of these mistakes? Jobs going unfilled The impetus for this study was an article in the New York Times by …

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Withholding information in a new hire can get you a company in trouble

I came across an article by attorney Shep Davidson of Burns & Levinson, LLP that reminded me of a personal situation I was involved in while I was working for a software company. He article makes companies aware of the potential downfall of not being open and honest about potential opportunities. Recruiting someone using incomplete …

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Screwing up your I-9s is serious business!

I constantly come across companies who pay scant attention to the immigration process of filling out an I-9 form. They don’t pay attention to the timing, the accuracy, or they don’t even do it at all. Making these mistakes can cost you a great deal of money. 600,000 reasons to do it right A company …

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Do you hire NICE people?

At one of the sessions I attended at Dreamforce 2015 I listened to a panel of CEOs of four tech firms in California. They emphasized three things in their discussion, data, marketing and people. Data The panel, consisting of Jon Miller, Engagio; Evan Liang, Lean Data; Yaron Zakai-Or, Sales Predict and Mark Organ, Influitive, all …

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From the Archive: Does Interviewing Measure Sight Reading?

With today’s emphasis on the importance of proper selection of “talent” it is important to train managers on interviewing skills. This post shows that often interviewees will be more capable in the interview.  If you don’t play music you may not know what sight reading is, as I didn’t. Seth Godin wrote a short blog …

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All-Star Startup Team: 4 Must-Fill Positions

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org Maintaining a successful startup is a tricky venture. More than nine out of every 10 startups will eventually fail — 93 percent of them to be exact, according to Business insider. There are dozens of factors as to why some startups succeed and most don’t, and there …

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Six Rules for terminations: Firing Fast does not mean firing Stupidly!

  I am a firm believer in the idea of the concept of hiring slow and fire fast as the best way to select employees and the best way to protect your company in an employment relationship gone awry. You can read more here, here, here and here. However firing someone fast does not mean …

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