Hiring Carefully Does not have to Mean Slow

Jon Stein, founder and CEO of Betterment, wrote an article in Fast Company called How to Win the Talent War. In this article Mr. Stein was talking about start-ups, but the points he made are applicable to all companies. He makes a distinction between three different types of candidates: A-players, brilliant misfits and future stars. …

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Is Your Next Hire 12 Years Old? Recruiting the Next Generation Now!

What are you doing today to attract the next generation of workers to your company? Are you being as creative as the accounting firm of Deloitte? In 2007 they had a research study done by The Weekly Reader. (Yes, the same Weekly Reader that all school children in the U.S. have been reading since 1902.) …

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HR Carnival: 46 Early Presents

How can you turn down 46 early Christmas presents? (Yes I know, not everyone celebrates Christmas, but would you turn down 46 presents just because of a technicality? Really?) These presents come in the form of blog posts featured on the mid-December HR Carnival, hosted by Lance Haun at Rehaul. Lance sorted through all these …

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Highlighting a Great Recruitment Resource: VetJobs.com

Like many of you I receive a lot of newsletters. Some I read every time, some I scan, some I read occasionally and some I dismiss entirely or even delete them (despite that I signed up for it.) One of the ones I read occasionally comes from VetJobs.com. This time I read it thoroughly. It …

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Aggressive Recruiting: Acquiring the Talent and Avoiding the Buildings

There is a very interesting article today on ere.net, written by Dr. John Sullivan, regarding aggressive recruiting as an alternative to a merger and acquisition. His point is an excellent one if what you are seeking in the M&A; is the talent of the target organization. He calls this the “neutron bomb” approach, where you …

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