Recruiting Insights From Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss’ classic book is fun to read and also helps us understand how important it is to refrain from making judgments until we’ve asked enough questions to know the truth. Throughout the book, Sam-I-Am tries to convince the narrator to taste green eggs and ham. Sam-I-Am keeps asking questions until the narrator finally tries[…]

Hiring is scary business.

To Hire or Not to Hire?

To hire or not to hire? That’s a tough question for many small business owners who need to hire the right people for their business. You may have received some training and researched proper interviewing techniques. You know which questions you can legally ask candidates in an interview and you’ve learned to craft Insightful Interview™[…]

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

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 candidates? Candidates[…]

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

Spring Cleaning Your Recruiting

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 your house[…]

Need Answers? Ask the Right Question.

Do you know we are hiring a president tomorrow? In our digital and social world, it’s hard to miss because the presidential election is everywhere. In case you’re wondering, this is not a political post. However, if you’ve been following the election, you are most likely suffering from unanswered question fatigue — the fatigue you[…]

Recruiting can be scary. Learn how to recruit with confidence.

How to Recruit without Fear

Happy Halloween! Halloween can be fun and scary. I had the best time going to a haunted house a few years ago called “The Trail of Terror and the Depot of Death.” The haunted adventure consisted of two parts: The Trail of Terror through a dark wooded area, and The Depot of Death through an[…]

How You Sabotage Your Ability to Hire Top Candidates

Let me tell you the story of my first job interview that took place more decades ago than I care to admit — because I simply can’t be that old. I wanted that job so badly because I had heard how great it was to work there. I’ll be honest, though; I was as scared[…]

How You Can Avoid My Ten Rookie Hiring Mistakes

Although it’s been a couple of decades, I still remember my first hire. In those days, I was definitely not an expert. When I think back to those days, I have to smile because I was so naïve about the hiring process. Fortunately, I had a mentor who patiently taught me, and I learned the[…]

HIRING LESSONS FROM THE GAMBLER

“If you’re going to play the game, boy you gotta learn to play it right,” sang Kenny Rogers in his song The Gambler. This song popped into my head as I ate lunch in a restaurant while observing two families with small children who had very different definitions of good behavior for their children. In[…]

The Lost Art of Listening

You’re not listening. How many times do we hear that phrase every day? We think we’re listening, but what we’re really doing is trying to solve the problem, fix the person, or move on to the next thing on our long list of things to do. I participated in a leadership challenge last week and[…]

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