The Pitfalls of Hiring: Judging Performance Without Context

Originally posted on The Staffing Advisor:
Humanity has always relied on our ability to make snap judgments of strangers so we could survive, otherwise there was always the chance of being caught unawares by a dangerous rival warrior masquerading as a peaceful trader. I haven’t heard of any recent Maryland tribal wars, but in hiring,…

The Deepest Source of Motivation

Forget the carrot and stick. Motivation and innovation come from a desire to help. shutterstock images 1,068 inShare. For decades, bosses have assumed that the best way to motivate workers is by promising financial gain and threatening financial loss. With one hand they dangle a carrot of more pay while brandishing in the other, theContinue reading “The Deepest Source of Motivation”

Experience vs Fresh Graduate

There has been some confusion among the workplace and job seekers on whether companies will, or should, hire young individuals right out of college or hire/keep the older, more experienced employee. Being a senior in college, my worry of getting hired right after graduation has skyrocketed. Why would businesses hire a freshly graduated job seekerContinue reading “Experience vs Fresh Graduate”

8 Traits of Successful Talent Leaders

What makes a person an outstanding talent leader? Is it the ability to set a vision, develop a strategy, or manage a budget? Or is it something much less visible and subtler? Leadership is not something we are born with, although we may have a general aptitude. It takes insight into what leadership is allContinue reading “8 Traits of Successful Talent Leaders”