Tag Archives: hiring

“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is Bad Advice

by George Blomgren I recently read an article promoting this advice, here on LinkedIn in fact. It’s the worst type of advice — the kind that sounds pithy and wise, but is really quite destructive. Underlying this advice is the idea that hiring decisions have a huge impact — financially, and on your company’s culture […]

4 Hiring Criteria You Should Immediately Abandon

by George Blomgren Finding & landing really great talent is hard enough. One way to make it considerably more difficult is to supplement truly important requirements with ones that really don’t matter. Following are four of my favorites — sacred cows embraced by many employers. Granted, some may be more applicable for certain jobs, but […]

Zappos Overhauls Hiring Process

Zappos, the online retailer known for out of this world customer service and one of the most well-known and admired cultures, announced plans to completely change the way they go about engaging top talent. The following are excerpts from a recent article by Adam Auriemma featured in The Wall Street Journal which highlights Zappos’ overhaul. Want to know […]

We’re Hiring! And We Want A Jr. Web Developer That’s Super Awesome – Like YOU!

Hiya! Are you a wicked smart software engineer? Do you want to create your future and make workplaces better (starting with your own)? Can you lead product development? We have a kickass company culture and we help our customers to do the same. It’s our core business. Check out http://www.thegoodjobs.com. We’ve got Extreme Perks: We […]

3 Ways To Maintain Your Company’s Culture

We’re inspired by this article: Developing and Maintaining a Company’s Culture – WSJ.com. Three company founders, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Tory Burch of Tory Burch LLC, and Naval Ravikant of AngelList share their insight on how to create, build, and maintain unique company cultures. We love the ideas they share! From culture surveys that invest […]

Get Real! It’s A Worthwhile Risk

Get real! Those two words just might have some major bearing on the workforce today. Getting real is all about how a company portrays itself to a candidate, and how a candidate portrays himself or herself to a company. This isn’t groundbreaking news, its just something that we feel is important to reiterate every now […]

Hiring Manager’s Ideal Candidate! Are You KIDDING Me?! 3 Tips To Infuse Reality Into The Conversation

I just received a marketing email from an HR technology provider who asked — Do you want to hire an HR professional who will: ·         Work 24/7/365 ·         Never take a day off ·         Never complain about anything ·         […]

Job Postings Need Spring Cleaning, Too!

How many blog posts have you recently come across that argues the need to spring clean your resume? There seems to be a lot circulating the professional blogosphere about what to say on your resume, what to remove, and how to format it. Discerning job seekers that spend the time to create a resume and […]

Become A Talent Magnet

Today, job seekers have choices and have become more discerning. There are five generations in the workforce, and regardless of age, individuals are looking not only for a job that matches their skills, but a job that is meaningful and matches both their individual life and work style. It is important for companies with hiring […]

Formal Interviews: No Longer Relevant?

Last night I was discussing with someone about their job search. It seemed that the interview stage was hard to reach.  No responses, job postings with misinformation, or too long of applications were bogging him down. The search was coming up short, until recently, he had an interview. I asked him what questions the interview […]