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What Does Your Hiring Process Look Like?

23 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
How do you hire? What characteristics do you look for to ensure this new addition to your team will deliver important value to the organization? How do you avoid employing the wrong person? There is no magic formula, no certain mathematical algorithm.  There are some best practices but, in the end, the “how you hire […] Read more»

The Ethics of Providing Misleading References

16 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One of my mother’s oft repeated lines, reflective of her status as a true Southern Lady, was, “If you can’t say anything good about a person, don’t say anything at all.” Hardly her original line but it is certainly a standard of conduct worthy of practice. There is a variation to this standard in the recruiting industry. When giving a reference, recruiters would prefer that executives adopt this rule: I Read more»

EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Transformational Vs. Transactional Human Resources

16 June, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Traditional human resource departments – those that are transactional in their approach – are like the once popular MD 80 airplane – inefficient and out of step with the times. What was once the transformational darling of airlines chasing efficiency in the 1980s – one less engine and one less crew member in the cockpit […] Read more»