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Filling Jobs Quickly Doesn’t Matter

by John Wentworth PROBLEM: Jobs need to be filled on specific dates. Early and late are both bad. SOLUTION: Know how long each type of search takes for each organization in your company. Back-time from the target fill date to when you should start. Start on time. Manage each search to the timeline so they end when they are supposed to...

Talent Management: We know we should – so why don’...

by David Sawtelle Talent management and its subset, performance management, are two things that every company struggles to stay on top of. It’s more like a philosophical struggle. We let ourselves label the skills that enhanced in Talent Management as ‘soft skills’. Anything ‘soft’ can, by definition, be placed on the back burner. They continue to bubble away somewhat unobtrusively until it is too late, or until we...

Find Me What I Want… But What Do I Want?

by John Wentworth You Need Agreement About What You are Recruiting to Find It. How to Get It When You Don’t Have It. Each of the three decision makers had a significantly different idea of what he or she thought the optimum person for this job was. They negotiated. They got stuck. They did not get stuck quickly, either. The talks extended over weeks, so when they finally succumbed to their being stuck, they were...