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The Best Boss I Never Had
If you're like me, you've had quite a few bosses over the years. Some were good, some were bad, some were great, and some you'd rather forget. So what makes a great boss? Now I'm completely aware that the challenges I've faced with my bosses over the years say at least as much about me as it does about them. That being said, let's take a look at the hypothetical best boss I never had. The best boss I never had is extremely loyal to the team. The best boss I never had takes complete responsibility...
Mon, 05/31/2010 - 18:09


Top 10 Things that are Seldom Measured and Analyzed that Should Be
Corporate recruitment departments are usually extremely busy places. The focus is mostly on filling currently open requisitions. Satisfying the internal customers' immediate needs is paramount. Large quantities of fascinating data can be collected during that process but seldom are. My experience is that even when that data is collected, it is rarely analyzed. Following are some ideas about what to collect and analyze. Source of hire data is really important. It's relatively easy to collect...
Sun, 05/02/2010 - 22:31


Memo to a Corporate Recruiter
      From: Hiring Manager To: Corporate Recruiter Date: April 10, 2010 Subject: How to work with your hiring manager to hire great people! Thank you for your memo that I read with great interest. I appreciate the work you do to help me hire great people when I need them. Your thoughts are taken in the spirit they were intended and I’ll do my best to work with you as suggested. Here are some thoughts of mine that will help our work together to be even more effective.   The single biggest...
Sat, 04/10/2010 - 20:31


Memo to a Hiring Manager
From: Simon Meth To: Hiring Manager Date: April 4, 2010 Subject: How to work with your recruiter to hire great people! We’ve been working together for some time now and I’ve noticed some things about how that is going that may be helpful to share with you. My intent in doing this is to foster increased communication between us so that we can hire the right people, exactly when you need them, with the minimum of fuss. Please respond to every candidate I submit to you within 48 hours. 24...
Sun, 04/04/2010 - 13:32


The Dreaded Employee Referral
Popular opinion is that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in a corporate environment. I believe that to be true. But are employee referrals the #1 source of quality hires? I doubt it! Following are some thoughts from my own experience. Your mileage may vary. Companies often pay a referral bonus to encourage employees to refer their friends and former colleagues to open positions. Bonuses range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. I wonder sometimes if referral bonus...
Sat, 03/13/2010 - 21:19



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