How does your small team produce as much software as it does? — Medium. I love to find articles where great teams are doing great work. It only helps to emphasize a soap box that I jump on day after day. It is always, always, always, always, about great people. Companies, Managers, HR Teams, etc….can […]
I Love High Tech—and We Should Leverage it in Hiring—but Here’s Some Old-School Advice That Still Works | LinkedIn. This article is so spot on its not even funny. A day does not go by without hearing the objection “the candidate has had too many jobs, that means they can’t stick anything out, so […]
Why Im No Hustler – Forbes. You have to have Hustle…but you have to have other things too….and the successful people have the others in spades….
Relationship Building Is Much More Than Selling | Inc.com. Don’t be the nameless, faceless person on the other end of the phone…..don’t make the “cold call”…find the common ground or person and leverage it as best you can…. There is some real truth in this article for sure…..
The golden rule of cold-calling. Don’t! – The Savage Truth. There is no reason to have to cold call…..a truly cold call….chances are there is a way to leverage a common interest, a personal network, or a personal reference in order to make the call warmer….
5 signs that you should hire a programmer on the spot « More Than Coding. Great ideas about how to run a technical interview, what to look for in a candidate, and emphasis on making a quick decision because great people have options ….if you like them and they fit…pull the frigging trigger!!!
Hired Guns: How Search Firms Are Changing The Business Of College Coaching – Forbes. Interesting article about the use of search firms in sports….I can’t think of an industry out there where the use of a search firm would not be beneficial….not everyone has the time, skills, or network to do what it is that […]
Path.To\\\\\\\’s Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job | Fast Company. As more and more companies realize that there is more to hiring that just matching up someone’s hard skills to a job spec, companies like Path.To are going to become extremely useful tools in helping to identify the top performers […]
Vinod Khosla: Silicon Valley’s Talent Thief | PandoDaily. Vinod gets it….it is no wonder he is one of the best of all time….he understands the value of people to an organization and he understands that it is worth it for him to spend the time to help his portfolio companies land the best and […]
The War for Talent Is Returning; Don’t Get Caught Unprepared – ERE.net. In Nashville it is not returning…it is already here….companies are starting to realize that Talent is the name of the game and it is time to do whatever it takes to not only attract but keep the top performers in their organizations. […]
Work 3.0: How The Employment Model Needs to Change | TechCrunch. The sooner companies realize that letting someone have the option of working remote, and allowing for the use of contractors, consultants, or talent on demand….is the sooner that the talent pool will open up and every company will be on an equal playing field […]
5 Habits of Highly Successful Recruiters – RecruitingBlogs.com. Lots of truth right here….it is what the good ones do day in and day out…and the hacks…well….
Hello phone, my old friend – RecruitingBlogs.com. There is truly something to be said for having conversations with people…be it on the phone, or live…nothing takes the place of real, live, personal interaction….and I think that people miss that these days, technology has become such a pervasive part of our life that we forget […]
A Recruiter Competency Model for Passive Candidates – ERE.net. I have always been a HUGE believer in focusing the majority of recruiting efforts on passive candidates. In fact truth be told, and this is probably a pipe dream, but if I had my choice I would only place passive candidates with my clients….
Lately I have had to do some thinking about metrics. We are looking at particular metrics here at the Synergy Offices and working to decide which should be measured to optimize our performance. We also plan to use those same metrics as a guide for new employees. I have to admit that in the beginning […]