Leverage Surveys to Better Select Virtual Teams

This guest post was written by Angela White, her bio is below. In this post, she offers some excellent advice on putting together virtual teams. Businesses are widespread when it comes to the areas they operate, sectors they cater to, and geographic regions they work in. Managing a large workforce in a single area is …

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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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Future Friday: Letting employees select the new boss

What if you had a way to get company leaders based on their ability to interact with peers rather than their resume? Would you be interested? A company named Tiny Pulse, led by David Niu, thinks they have developed a way to select leaders that is more effective than traditional methods. They crowdsource them. Collaborative …

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“Hiring for fit” may cause you legal problems

Let me start off by saying that I believe that it is important for most people being hired into an organization have a “fit” with the culture of the organization. However, if the assessment of “fit” is just a subjective evaluation then you could be headed to court. Background Attorney Robert LaBerge, of Bond Schoneneck  …

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Is judging someone’s grammar a good hiring test?

I recently came across an article in the Harvard Business Review titled I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why written by Kyle Wiens. He is the CEO of iFixit, the largest online repair community, as well as founder of Dozuki, a software company dedicated to helping manufacturers publish documentation. Wiens describes why …

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Four Fundamentals of Selecting the Right People

Many people think that the nature of recruiting (or as it is called today “talent acquisition”) has changed because of the use of modern tools such as social media. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just because you look for people by using a modern set of tools does not change the fundamental and …

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Two very interesting posts to read Midweek

Here are two very interesting posts that I highly recommend you read. The first is from Kris Dunn, considered to be a superstar in HR by many. He is also a sports fiend so much of his writing is related to sports. But don’t dismay this one is fascinating and deals with ageism. Read MONEYBALL: …

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Do Your Star Employees have the Right Stuff? Do they have True Grit?

  We have just had The Academy Awards presented. (You will have to pay attention to the news or watched the show to know the winners.) The Oscars are all about talent, recognizing people who are good at what they do. Some of these people are recognized for work done early in their careers, but …

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The Key to a Successful Team: Lessons for HR

Today I am taking a page from the Kris Dunn’s playbook. He often turns to sports for great lessons in human resources. Last night as I settled in to watch the Atlanta Braves play the Pirates, I turned on the TV to discover that the game was going to be delayed due to rain. The station was playing interviews …

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Employer Branding And Successful Recruiting

The concept of EMPLOYER BRANDING has been around awhile, long enough anyway to make it into SHRM’s PHR/PHR study material. I am not sure most people really know what it means, I am not sure I really know what it means. But people are starting to make the connection between employer branding and successful recruiting …

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