A brief lesson from Peter Drucker on picking people repeated

Peter Drucker, management guru extraordinaire, tell the story of General George C. Marshall, who had a remarkable record of putting people in the right job at the right time during World War II. Marshall appointed approximately 600 people into positions, most had never commanded troops, and he ended up almost without a failure. Why was …

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Future Friday Revisted: The vision of retirement is already changing

A friend of mine announced his retirement this week. Many of my age group are doing that. I am only a few years away…. or am I? As I wrote in this post the vision of retirement has, and continues, to undergo a revision. Take a look and tell me what you think. The vision …

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3 Social Media Recruiting Strategies

Today’s post is from my friends at SocialMonsters.org Recruiting is a vital part of a company’s success. Whether it be for a short-term project, permanent placement or just an interim solution, hiring the top talent ensures that business is continually productive, growing and successful. But what’s the best way to find the top talent without …

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#SHRM 17- Report on Patrick Lencioni

Day three of the conference started off with a keynote address by Patrick Lencioni, the author of the book The Ideal Team Player and founder of The Table Group. His presentation was very interesting and I have tried to capture the high points below. The old model Lencioni started off by telling us that the …

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Global Skills-Jobs Gap

Today’s post is a reproduction, with permission, of The Herman Group newsletter. I found this information startling.  The other day we interviewed futurist, Edward Gordon, PhD, author of Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis. Gordon shared a great deal of up-to-date information about the global gap between jobs employers need to fill and …

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A #SHRM16 Interview with Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey

I have to admit that I have long said that reference checks have limited value. Let me differentiate that from background checks of which I am a big proponent. However, after interviewing Ray Bixler of SkillSurvey I may have to change my tune. Getting rid of the phone According to Bixler, who has been the …

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Improving solutions for Talent Acquisition

What do you get when you cross a lawyer, an entrepreneur, and an interest in the talent acquisition space? The answer is Jonathan F. Kestenbaum, who is the Executive Director at Talent Tech Labs. I had the opportunity to meet with him this past week at Talent Tech Labs in New York City. The introduction …

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How to Attract Candidates With an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Today’s post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org.  Research by global performance management consulting company Gallup in 2015 found the best entrepreneurs are born with innate characteristics that drive them toward outperforming their peers and achieving success. Not everyone born with entrepreneurial spirit goes on to form their own businesses, though, and …

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Creating a Company Culture to Attract & Retain Top Talent

This post is brought to you by my friends at SocialMonsters.org. Cultivating the right company culture may sound like an abstract goal, but it’s also the key to attracting and recruiting the right talent for your unique workplace. Follow these tips to create and maintain a passionate, robust company culture. Employee Benefits & Perks When …

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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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