How Do I Find the Right Person for the Job?

How Do I Find the Right Person for the Job?

Whenever I speak with a business owner, one of their biggest challenges is finding and choosing the right people to hire. I’ve written about a process called job benchmarking many many times. A job benchmark asks, if the job could talk, what type of person would...

Let the Job Talk

Are you tired of sifting through dozens, if not hundreds of resumes, wondering which candidate is the right fit for the job and your organizational culture? Are you looking for a better way to hire the right people to be more competitive? What talents does a job...
Do You Work For A Helicopter Manager?

Do You Work For A Helicopter Manager?

Have you ever worked for a helicopter manager? As Charles Barkley would say, “that’s turrible,” isn’t it? You know the type. They’re constantly hovering over every step you take, every move you make. Swimming in the sea of minutia is...
How Can I Improve My Hiring Process?

How Can I Improve My Hiring Process?

As a business and executive coach, the first question I ask business owners or leaders of organization’s is: “What’s the most challenging thing facing you right now?” Invariably, the typical response is finding people that would make good...
Behavioral Assessments Rock!

Behavioral Assessments Rock!

About six or seven years ago, I wasn’t a fan of behavioral assessments. Why? Because I remembered taking Myers Briggs, a well known assessment, and I didn’t do anything with the report results. It wasn’t until I took an Assessments for Coaching...

How can I increase our discretionary effort?

Have you ever heard of discretionary effort? It’s the level of effort people could give if they really wanted to, above and beyond the minimum required. Let’s face it, every organization has star performers. Those people I like to call, rainmakers. You probably...

Which behavioral assessment is the best?

How much do you remember about the behavioral assessments you’ve taken? Here’s what most likely happened to the masses. You took the assessment. Got the results. Perused the report. Maybe, if you’re lucky, sat down with your boss to go over the...

New Hires That Come With User Manuals

The first question I ask a business owner is “What’s your biggest challenge?” Invariably the answer is usually, finding qualified people. Why? Some jobs require highly specialized skills that are no longer taught in school. For example, tool and die...

Warren Buffett and Pizza Dude Think Alike

Last week, for some unknown reason, I was drawn in the direction of  pizza and Warren Buffett. Interestingly enough, I discovered a man known for investing, and another for creating great pizza, think alike. Pizza made sense. After being  on a vegan diet for the last...

Are You Afraid of the Soft Stuff?

Yesterday, I put my body through a workout like never before. I went on a hike to a beautiful waterfall in Upstate NY. Since this was my first time to the locale, I was shell shocked to find the hike included climbing a hill I estimated at 125 grade 50 degree angle. I...

Who Should We Promote?

This week I invited Karin Hurt, a business acquaintance I met on one of the social media platforms, to be this weeks guest blogger. She raised a question that sparked my interest. What do we look for when hiring someone? Everywhere I go, I ask executives, “What...