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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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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Why it is important to set expectations

Harvey Mackay is a favorite author and speaker of mine. I have found him to be inspirational for years and his wisdom to be timeless and I am not the only one. He is the author of New York Times No. 1 bestsellers “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” and “Beware the Naked …

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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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Taking the Mystery out of Hiring Programmers

  PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#, Python. If you make any sense of this then you are more aware than I am. I am not totally unaware, I realize these are computer languages, programming tools or databases, but I cannot really tell you anything beyond that. Most HR people are in the same situation …

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7 Recruiting Practices to Avoid

A guest post by Eric Friedman How poor recruitment processes can be costing your company  The recruiting process is not always easy—it can be a stressful time for both the candidate looking for the right job and the employer looking for the right candidate. With the lingering effects of the economic downturn continuing to take …

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Tell Them the Truth: How to get your new hire to stay.

  One of the most frequently quoted reasons for a new hire leaving after being with the organization for a short period of time is “The job was not what I expected.” One sure fire way to avoid this problem is to tell a prospective new hire the truth about the job, the company and …

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