Got Hiring Dukkha?

Got Hiring Dukkha?

Share This! Many small businesses suffer from hiring dukkha. Dukkha is an important Buddhist concept commonly translated as pain or suffering. However, this translation is not 100 percent accurate. Some feel that suffering is too limited a translation and others leave it untranslated. No matter your preference, dukkha has three categories: Dukkha-dukkha—painful experiences Viparinama-dukkha—the changing[…]

Hiring Anxiety is Like a New Pair of Shoes

Share This! Have you ever bought a new pair of tennis shoes and were so excited about wearing them, and yet afraid to wear them because you didn’t want to ruin their appearance? Maybe I’m the only one who feels that way, or maybe there are plenty of you out there who share my anxiety[…]

Do You Know if Your Candidates Bite?

Do You Know if Your Candidates Bite?

Share This! It’s spring break season and families everywhere are piling into the family car for road trips to destinations that are supposed to be fun and relaxing. Except that often is far from the reality. I remember a family road trip to the Catskills in New York with my parents and two brothers and[…]

5 Hiring Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Share This! Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, would be amazed to find that the lessons in his children’s books contain valuable hiring lessons for small businesses who struggle with recruiting the right people. Most of us have a favorite Dr. Seuss book and while we may not consciously be aware the lessons came[…]

Is Your Hiring Process a Game of Two Truths and a Lie?

Share This! Your hiring process should uncover the truth about the people you hire. Two Truths and a Lie is a popular icebreaker and party game and can be a lot of fun. The problem is that we play this game with our candidates without realizing it. How much do you really know about your[…]

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Share This! At 6:28 EDT today, spring arrived! After the recent snowstorms and cold weather, most of us are more than ready to welcome spring. It’s a time of renewal, rebirth, and cleansing of things we accumulated during the winter that we no longer need. I love this quote from William Morris, “Have nothing in[…]

Decoding the mystery of hiring the right people.

Decoding the Mystery of Hiring the Right People

Share This!  Imagine that it’s 1:00 a.m. and you are wide awake. You spent the day dealing with problem employees, and you dread tomorrow because it will be more of the same. Running your business should be easier. Your product or service is great. Instead of living your life’s dream and watching your bank account[…]