Tag: Talent Acquisition

When Leaders Are Hired for Talent but Fired for Not Fitting In

Over and over again, organizations are unable to appoint the right leaders. According to academic estimates, the baseline for effective corporate leadership is merely 30%, while in politics, approval ratings oscillate between 25% and 40%. In America, 75% of employees report that their direct line manager is the worst part of their job, and 65%… Read more »

Assessment + Interview = Hiring Success

I was browsing the internet one night a few weeks ago, and I came across a story that caught my attention. The story is one of a Los Angeles County traffic cop that, through 20 years on the job and 25,000 traffic stops, has never received a single complaint. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada. This is… Read more »

3 Steps to Better Hiring

In his recent Wall Street Journal article, ā€œSoftware Raises Bar for Hiring,ā€ David Wessel raises some interesting talent acquisition questions: As candidate pools have grown exponentially in the struggling economy and screening processes have become more efficient and cost-effective through the use of various software solutions, have organizations become overly stringent in their job requirements?… Read more »

High Stakes Hiring

Like many people, my coworker is afraid of flying. We encourage him to take sleeping pills and try to distract him with entertaining stories during takeoff, but despite our best efforts, he usually remains anxious throughout the flight. Because of his fear, my coworker is drawn to news stories about plane crashes and equipment malfunctions,… Read more »