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You can’t hire anyone better than you start with in your candidate pool, and it’s important to look for those candidates both inside and outside your organization. When you’re searching, quality is more important than quantity — for a single position you might receive hundreds of resumes from a job portal, and it will take you a...
A good job description should both inform and excite high-potential candidates. In many cases it is the first contact that a high-potential candidate will have with your organization so it’s important to make it count. Key parts of a job description 1. Introduction. The introduction should include...
There are many different aspects that contribute to a person’s performance in a job, and since you only have limited time to do your assessment, it’s important to prioritize. We suggest focusing your assessment on three things: key competencies for the particular job, value fit, and potential. What to look for
Research shows that diverse teams tend to perform better, while teams whose members think very similarly are less creative and prone to groupthink. Yet many classic hiring procedures (like personal referrals and unstructured interviews) actually encourage you to fill your teams with people like yourself. Some of these tips may...
Before starting on the recruiting process, it’s important to understand the five main reasons why making a great hire is so difficult, so that you know what to watch out for. 1. The odds are stacked against you. In most cases, there are only a small number of exceptional performers,...
Introduction Almost everyone has experienced the result of a “wrong hire” — wasted time, decreased performance, decreased morale and emotional pain. It’s fair to say that nothing is more important to a manager’s career success than his or her ability to make great people decisions — particularly recruiting decisions. Unfortunately, hiring...
Through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light dead ahead on a collision course with his ship. He sends a signal: "Change your course ten degrees east." The light signals back: "Change yours, ten degrees west." Angry, the captain sends: "I'm a Navy captain!...
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Think about the last time where you were engaged in an activity and you simply lost track of time... You were focused like a ninja, you felt amazing and it seemed as if there was nothing else on this planet besides you and your activity. This is what they call ‘FLOW STATE’.
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What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three...