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Category Archives: Hiring

This Could Get Intense, and That’s A Good Thing!

by admin on August 22, 2016

Tweet “What’s your biggest fault?” “Tell me about a time you disagreed with a supervisor” Please. With all due respect to the highly trained HR insiders out there, I think traditional, wishy-washy interviews suck. It’s my experience that sticking to the pre-approved, PC interview script means the interviewee only says what he or she thinks ...

Map Out Your Hiring Needs, or Fail

by admin on May 15, 2016

Tweet Growing a successful business involves so much forecasting and visualization, you’d almost expect to see crystal balls on the desks of the world’s top entrepreneurs. Just think of all there is to think about; venture funding, revenue predictions, office space. Unfortunately, one area often overlooked is forecasting your business’s hiring needs. Stakeholders get caught ...

If You Build It Great, They Will Come

by admin on April 25, 2016

Tweet Any time I do keynote speaking events in a city that isn’t New York or London, a lot of leaders complain to me that their metro area lacks top-tier talent. This always makes me laugh. “There is plenty of talent out there,” I say, “they just don’t want to work for you!” Google is ...

Everything I Know About Recruiting I Learned Duck Hunting

by admin on March 28, 2016

Tweet My grandfather Cam Shortts was a great businessman, but he was an even better hunter. He owned a successful hunting and fishing lodge in northern Ontario, an amazing place where I spent many, many days in my youth. And it was ‘Up North’ nestled on the shore of a shimmering lake with that great ...

Hiring Lessons from World Champions

by admin on March 21, 2016

Tweet When you really think about it, building a team for your company is a lot like rebuilding a sports team.  And the fun part? You get to be the General Manager! This is where we can take some hiring lessons from world champions. And unless your business is like the New York Yankees and ...

Hire People Like This…

by admin on February 07, 2016

Tweet Seriously.  This kid realized the goal – and didn’t get all bogged down in process.  Simple blog post – hire people who are street smart, and not always focused on perfection....

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