Category Archives: Hiring Process

I’ll Take the Rainbow Princess

Last week I met my niece Lauren and her two daughters, Julia (5) and Abby (3) for a “goodbye” lunch. Happily for Lauren, but sadly for me, she is moving her family to Denver to take a promotion and new … Continue reading

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HIT THE HIRING REFRESH BUTTON

When an employee leaves unexpectedly, especially one that you particularly like and who has been doing a good job, it’s easy for a manager to view hiring a replacement as an un-pleasurable, possibly daunting, task. Someone you like must be … Continue reading

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Guiding Your Team in the Hiring Process

Have you been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?  Or Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Parade?  Or possibly New York for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?   How about Richmond, for the Easter Parade?  What? Never heard of that one?  Well, … Continue reading

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Good Timing in The Hiring Process

The Coq au Vin had no flavor. The color was unappealing, the mushrooms were spongy, there was practically no aroma wafting up from the plate and the sauce was runny. Mon Dieu!  I wanted to complain to the chef. But, … 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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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Yesterday morning I was reminded of Tina Turner and her rockin’ rendition of What’s Love Got to Do With It.  What brought on my “Tina thinking” was a conversation with a very friendly woman I met at a  technology marketing … Continue reading

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Got To Get To “Get To”

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but for the longest time, every Friday afternoon, I call my pal, Michael Katz, or he calls me.  We catch up on the week’s activities, share a few new jokes (in Michael’s case, … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Prevent Counteroffer Acceptance

I scan the Wall Street Journal every day before heading off to work.  But there are times I think I should just cancel my print subscription and read archived editions online because the news doesn’t really seem to change much – especially … Continue reading

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How Much Sales Experience Do You Really Need?

My next door neighbor, Jack, is putting a new, fancy deck on his house – again! I say “again” because Jack put a deck on his house four years ago. Only, it didn’t quite work out the way he wanted … Continue reading

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