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The Right Role for HR in Onboarding

27 March, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
At JohnGSelf Associates, Inc. our search process is built around the principles of onboarding and is supported with the Topgrading© interview process. Over the years, including my work with another firm where I developed the search system, we have enjoyed exceptional results in terms of candidate turnover. Read more»

Hints for Job Interviewing: How To Maximize Your Performance

18 March, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
While the economy is showing some signs of improvement, there are still millions of people who are out of work. For executives who need the fulfillment of daily accomplishment, the job of finding a job can be enormously frustrating. When you add in the fact that the best qualified candidate is selected only 35 to 40 percent of the time, according to our observations, that can make the job hunting process all the mo Read more»

WARNING FOR JOB SEEKERS: Beware of the Vultures

16 March, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Working from posh offices, Vulchers posing as career counselors and coaches are luring out-of-work executives with phony job interviews. It is a scam. Here is how it works: The executive receives a call from a "Gina" or "Jan" -- personable and engaging assistants -- telling the out-of-work executive that their name surfaced in research and that the Senior Vice President or the Partner would like to interview th Read more»