Reducing Risk in Your Hiring Process

Reducing Risk in Your Hiring Process

The exhilaration of filling a key position quickly disappears when an organization or an individual realizes there is not a match. Then it is either aggressive steps to salvage the situation, or if bad enough, cut losses quickly. The results are significant to both...
Don’t Judge Success By Revenues

Don’t Judge Success By Revenues

Catching up on my reading this morning, a statement in a recent blog from Seth Godin made me consider how we all approach things. The quote, “It’s possible to create dignity and be successful at the same time. (In fact, that might be the only way to be truly...
What is your job?

What is your job?

A new year presents the opportunity to begin again; the next 30 days sets the tone for the remainder of the year. How are you approaching it? Each of us have multiple priorities we want to accomplish. Some are work related; others personal. One approach is to be...
Truly, the Communities’ Colleges

Truly, the Communities’ Colleges

The community college is quintessentially an American creation. Early in the Twentieth Century, William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago, was instrumental in establishing in 1901 what is generally recognized as the longest continuously serving...
Another Perspective – The Other Person’s 90%

Another Perspective – The Other Person’s 90%

It’s not just candidates who should think in the other person’s 90%!  Organizations also need to do so.  Here is a recent situation that illustrates how important this is. A relatively “young” company wanted to recruit a sales representative.  Beginning with an ad,...
Four Steps To Retaining Key Employees

Four Steps To Retaining Key Employees

Four Steps To Retaining Key Employees Surprisingly, when Googling “retaining key employees,” I found that many of the articles were written in the mid-to-late 1990’s, and focused on the same issues that today’s articles focus on.  Apparently we haven’t progressed very...