Archive for December, 2009

Bungee Jump Into the New Year With HFI Execs

As we count down the final hours of 2009 — an “Amen” seems in order here — there are a few fun, and even one or two useful pieces of recruitalia that have turned up to help us close out the year. The first reminds me of that expression about drinking your own Kool-Aid. It’s a video starring Human Factor International’s Managing Director Jeffrey Jones. Human Factor International is an executive coaching and transcultural leadership training firm. The company says its process “is designed to help executives close the gap between where they are and where they want to be in their personal and professional lives.” Now watch the video and you’ll see why I extracted that phrase from the company website, though I don’t believe HFI meant to imply the process accelerates at 32 ft/sec squared


Good Recoveries from Bad Communications

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses and All the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again. But maybe someone in human resources can! I was reminded of this nursery rhyme when I received a query from an HR manager seeking advice on how to help one of her colleagues.


7 Things You Should Communicate

It’s not enough to say that if you want to keep the best people when the economy improves, you just need to communicate more. It matters what you say and how and when you say it.


How to Find a Job in Just 18 Minutes a Day

According to the US Department of Labor, the average job seeker spends 18 minutes a day looking for a new job. It would be great if I could fulfill the promise of my title and tell you how to succeed doing the same, but of course I can’t


Survey Adds To Positive Hiring Outlook

There’s a bit more to celebrate tomorrow night than the start of a new year.


The End of a Decade, the Good Recruiter, and Technology

The first decade of the 21st century is ending in a few days, and what a ride it has been! It opened with the gloom of the dot-com bust and Y2K and ended with the gloom of a banking system bust and a major recession. It was not a good decade, as decades go


Monster Director Resigns Suddenly

Ronald J. Kramer, an almost 10-year member of Monster’s board of directors, resigned Sunday


A Think Piece: Why Is Recruiting So Low on the Corporate Power Scale?

This is one of a series of what I call “think-pieces.” Instead of casual reading, these articles are intended to stimulate some in-depth thinking and to pose some strategic questions that recruiting leaders should ponder.


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