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We Don’t Need a Stinkin’ Plan

October 29, 2013 | William Uranga | HR Examiner

I had it all planned out.  An extended September weekend backpacking with my oldest son (our first trip together) along with a couple of neighbors – It was going to be great.  Skyline-to-the-Sea is a great Bay Area trail with ...

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Video Interviewing Phenomena – Fad or Future?

October 22, 2013 | Shahbaz Alibaig, Recruitment Technology Manager, GE | HCI

Is video interviewing technology a fad or our future? Whenever I am asked this question, it makes me recall the success story of Netflix. Netflix originally wanted to partner with Blockbuster, but Blockbuster thought the Netflix concept would not last. Today, I hardly see any Blockbuster stores, while Netflix has become a household name. In other words, my take is that video interviewing technology is here to stay and will continue to evolve and be used beyond interviews and screening, such as onboarding and succession planning.

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Recruiters: When Do You Trust Your Gut?

October 21, 2013 | Bob Corlett | HR Examiner

I run an executive search firm. On a typical search, we’ll review over 600 candidate profiles to put forward 6 candidates for an interview with the client. But even after we’ve ruled out 99% of the potential candidates, some of our ...

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The Sweet Maker’s Tale

October 8, 2013 | Mahesh Subramony | HCI

While small businesses account for an estimated 49 percent of all private sector jobs in the US, most discussions on human capital strategy revolve around the best practices of multi-divisional (e.g., GE) or technology-intensive (e.g., Google) firms. It is true that small business firms do not typically design and implement long term human capital strategies and usually lack a strategic HR function or a Chief Talent Officer. 

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The Beauty of Delayed Gratification

September 23, 2013 | Dr. Todd Dewett | HR Examiner

Our myopic focus on satisfying short-term needs and desires is killing us – both individuals and organizations.  We simply are not good at understanding the beauty of delayed gratification, hard work, patience, and smart risk ...

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Eight Common Recruiting Myths, Debunked

September 17, 2013

There are as many different opinions about how to ‘hire the best’ as there are techniques deployed within organizations to attract, select and hire top talent. With these differences comes natural bias; one firm will strongly believe ...

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