Category Archives: Employers Articles

Stop Hiring For Cultural Fit And Start Hiring For Cultural Fitness

  This article by Gustavo Razzetti caught our eye because the title seems counter-intuitive to all the modern discussions about hiring people who fit our company cultures. He opens by accepting that “culture is the glue that brings a team … Continue reading

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Unconscious Gender Bias Still Obstructs Women in Manufacturing

  When we first saw this article “Unconscious Gender Bias Still Obstructs Women in Manufacturing” at www.industryweek.com, my first inclination was to pass it by as outdated since we are so much more enlightened. And then I thought about just … Continue reading

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Barriers to Re-Shoring: A Detailed Look

  We came across this article by Joel Hans, Managing Editor of Manufacturing.net discussing barriers to the recent trend and enthusiasm for Re-Shoring business and jobs back to North America. As the challenges of inconsistent Quality, inconsistent Delivery and rising … Continue reading

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Executive Search Firms Can Impact Employer Branding – For Better or Worse

  We came across this article by Richard Wajs at www.globeandmail.com that really hit home with us. It begins by reminding companies how Executive Search Firms can enhance their clients’ brands and then segues into how an Executive Search Firm … Continue reading

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20 / 20 Foresight

  We found this article by Ram Charan in the Autumn Issue of strategy+business that speaks to a need for business leaders to develop and practice perceptual acuity skills.Clearly written at the “big picture” level for corporate leaders, the core … Continue reading

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8 Remarkably Effective Ways to Bring Top Job Candidates to Your Door

  We regularly represent clients whose companies aren’t recognizable by name or products to the average person on the street, yet they employ people and generate profits. When they post jobs, we often hear that response is disappointing by way … Continue reading

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Hiring Talent With a Short Shelf Life

Companies are hiring again. It actually never stopped for the high-quality talent out there recognized not only for their stellar work but also their high moral character. This is a winning combination no matter what the economy is dishing out. … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Rejecting ‘Job Jumpers’ Is Dumb, and a Missed Opportunity

  JOB JUMPERS/JOB HOPPERS!!!! We’re automatically conditioned to ignore applications from such candidates convinced that good employees aren’t unemployed, don’t get fired, don’t get laid off and don’t jump ship …. Right?  Well, a recession as deeply felt as what … Continue reading

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Are You Sitting In The Right Seat?

When Jim Collins published ‘Good to Great’ almost fifteen years ago, his message of getting the right people on the bus quickly became “the mantra” of that decade and into today. An article we found by Lee Schwartz provides not … Continue reading

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The Politics of Improvement: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Employees

It seems that we’re constantly reading and hearing about how Employee Engagement will impact Continuous Improvement – and of course it must, either positively or negatively. Engaged, enthusiastic employees will drive change while fence-sitters and nay-sayers are likely to undermine … Continue reading

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