Tag Archives: skills

Career Management for HR (and everyone else)

This is advice for HR professionals in Wisconsin. And every other worker, in any field, anywhere. Over the last several years, I’ve done quite a bit of HR recruiting in Wisconsin. And I’ve heard a number of complaints from employers about the HR talent pool in the dairy state. I’m convinced there is both a […]

Have You Found Your Sweet Spot?

Well…. have you? Do you know how to find your sweet spot? Otherwise known as the Hedgehog Concept, the idea was created by Jim Collins in his work, Good to Great. It’s about finding a balance among three important factors of work and life: passion, skills and talent, and economic motivation. Take a look at […]

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 […]

Put Culture In Your Job Postings

A recent article from ERE.net discusses what sets great job postings apart from mediocre job postings. It implores that all job postings should have at least one line about the company, a detailed description of the exact responsibilities, a short list of requirements, and salary information. These four proponents of a job posting are necessary […]

Hire The Person, Not Just Their Skills

Hiring a job candidate is a strategic and time-consuming process for many companies. It requires a match of skills, experience, and personality between the candidate and the position. Matching a candidate with a position can take a few days, or even weeks. Of course, companies should take careful consideration into matching the skills and experience […]

A Texas Company That Develops Within

The need for skilled labor is increasing. The amount of skilled workers, however, is decreasing. One company in Texas is reversing the loss of these skills and reeducating people to fill the gaps. The IT hosting company, Rackspace, is creating an educational plan for those who need the skills to work at their company. It […]