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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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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From the Archive: Lessons on Talent from Theodore Roosevelt

When struck with a bout of writer’s block I reach back into the archive and find something I thought was good. This piece makes that grade.  Theodore Roosevelt was known for his bold leadership during his presidency. He is considered to have had one of the most successful and talented administrations. A major reason for …

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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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The state of Talent Management: A Podcast with Ira Wolfe

Ira Wolfe is a long term friend in addition to being a well-known author and speaker. He talks about the future of the workforce. So when Ira contacted me to be a guest on his podcast show Geeks, Geezers and Googlization I readily accepted. He wanted to talk about the state of talent management. Ira …

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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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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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Lessons HR could learn from Marketing: A Report from #DreamForce15

Last week I attended the #DreamForce15 conference in San Francisco. For those of you that are not aware of Dreamforce, it is the largest software conference, with 170,000 registered attendees. Yes, it does get hard to move around, especially early in the week. It however is a pretty amazing event. Off the campus however, a …

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