Category Archives: Finding Great Employees/Recruiting

Candidate Phone Screening Tips

That little girl you see, preparing to dig into her sushi, is my granddaughter, Maria. She LOVES sushi and whenever she comes to visit sharing some quality time at the sushi bar is tops on our list of things to … Continue reading

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How to Spot the White Lies in a Resume

Wallander is ending. I am depressed. The fourth and final season started last week. To watch this episode, I wrapped myself in a comfy robe, set a fire in the fireplace, inserted my earplugs and watched it on my iPad … Continue reading

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Hiring Employees Who Reinforce Your Brand

Call me crazy. I traded in my sand chair for skis last week. Instead of heading south to Sanibel Island, Florida, I headed north to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire – in a snowstorm! While I must admit to second-guessing myself as frequent … Continue reading

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Some Assembly Required

I discovered there was no Santa the Christmas Eve when I was six. Thinking that my older sister, brother and I had  finally fallen asleep with “visions of sugarplums” in our heads, my father proceeded to try to assemble a … Continue reading

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2 Simple Steps for a Great Reference Check

When he was little, my son Evan always wanted a mom who was “just like all the other moms.”   He never got that.   Let me explain. Back in the day, I had the good fortune to work a part time … Continue reading

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Labor Pains – 4 Tips for Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market

THE STOCK MARKET AND THE LABOR MARKET – YOU’RE NOT IN CONTROL . . . I never worried about money.  Oh, I don’t mean to say that I haven’t had a few financial “glitches” in my lifetime (two kids in … Continue reading

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How to Read a Resume

Mary Clare McCarthy was very, very, very smart.  But, like many very, very, very smart people, Mary Clare was also very, very, very weird (sometimes). She was a classmate in high school, a parochial school taught by Notre Dame nuns (which Garrison … Continue reading

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Decide What You Need in a Salesperson

Years ago, when I had much more time on my hands, I loved to paint.  Not the kind of painting that uses an easel and a palette.  No, it was the kind of painting that requires a roller and painting … Continue reading

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Hit the Refresh Button on Your Hiring

I heard it before I saw it.  It was a loud cracking noise – the kind that would scare the living daylights out of me when I was a kid ice skating on my favorite pond! I couldn’t figure out … Continue reading

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The Days Before Self-Esteem

I was only five years old when my baby brother and sister, Bob and Sue, were born.  Back then twins weren’t as common as today.  These tiny fraternals made such a big splash when they entered the world, they even received front … Continue reading

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