Richard Branson’s Take on Hiring

I have always been a fan of Richard Branson. Maybe it’s because I aspire to work from a hammock on my own island! Branson always has an opinion and many times it makes you step back and think. I love this take on hiring. Fit is SO important, and many times rushed and overlooked.

How Richard Branson hires.

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A Simple Way To Make An Impact

This article reinforces a few simple ways you can make an impact on the job or at home. Words to live by!

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

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Infusing New Ideas or Hiring Yourself?

Sometimes, in an attempt to hire a candidate who will be a good “cultural fit” with the organization, managers make the mistake of hiring themselves.  The article below discusses why that can be a big mistake.  One reason that rang true to me is that it is important to hire people who challenge your thinking and don’t just affirm your opinions and decisions.

Hiring Yourself

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Great Question!

The author of the attached article suggests some great questions that can help organizations determine whether a candidate is a cultural fit. Take a look!

Unconventional Interview Questions

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Limit my choices?

Given too many choices, some companies just can’t pull the trigger on a hiring decision.   The attached article describes a company that couldn’t find a viable candidate out of 25,000 applicants, and another company that bypassed on a candidate because he didn’t have two years experience using a simple database tool he could have easily learned in a short period of time.

Some companies attribute this to a “talent shortage” when other factors are really in play.  Two factors that the author referenced that I tend to see in my searches are: Continue reading

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Holiday Humor from KenanSoperBryant

Thank you for the support throughout the year! We always have fun creating our holiday card. Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Consumer Fruitcake Protection Bureau

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Why the Holidays are a Great Time to Hire!

The attached article makes some interesting points about why the holiday season is a great time to hire.  Pour yourself a peppermint mocha and take a look!

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Can “scrappy” employees add creativity and energy to your team?

I had the opportunity to meet with the author of the article referenced below.  Sherry Moss is a Professor at Wake Forest University. Given changing demographics, workforce dynamics, and the economic and business challenges we face today and in the future, is it worth considering how a “scrappy worker” might add value to your organization?  Rather than hiring a traditional, full-time employee for a role, could your organization fill some needs by thinking differently and giving a “scrappy employee” the autonomy to add creativity and energy to your business?

Read about “scrappy workers” here.

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Hiring vs. Acquiring for Growth

Good article about hiring vs. acquiring for growth.  Our experience in the past year lines up with this article.  We have helped several clients with expansion into new markets through ‘hiring versus buying’.
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Banks use Social Media to Communicate Company Culture

The attached article references using social media to communicate your bank’s company culture, resulting in candidates that might be a better fit.  Numerous research studies have shown that 87% – 90% of turnover is due to lack of culture/personality fit versus lack of skills.  This is one of the primary reasons that we recommend using personality profiling to assess cultural fit prior to hire.  Take a look.

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