Entitled

Its not your right. Few things are more amusing and persistent as the American insistence on non-existent rights. Unlike my friends across the water workers in America have precious few rights guaranteed by the state. Good or bad is up to you, but the truth is we are easily confused about rights. And then someone … Continue reading Entitled

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Best Blogs 24 April 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week its … Continue reading Best Blogs 24 April 2015

Best Blogs 27 Februar 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week we … Continue reading Best Blogs 27 Februar 2015

Best Blogs 20 Février 2015

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. The latest ideas on organization life, collaboration and our personal power in worklife from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you too may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career. Every week our theme emerges organically and this week we … Continue reading Best Blogs 20 Février 2015

Fit Test

I just don't see the fit. If you've been in recruiting for any length of time you've heard this maddening phrase. Under the guise of protecting the "culture" managers often use gobbledy-gook like this to say "I don't like someone" in a politically correct way. Yet there is a time to think of your own … Continue reading Fit Test

Get a Job

A news report this morning acknowledges what we've known for some time: people have a lot of jobs over a lifetime. The surprise in the story however is it isn't just Millennials and Generation X moving from role to role, but the Baby Boomers (still alive and well) were leading the way with an average … Continue reading Get a Job

Tale of Two Pities

Can we talk? Not long ago I worked with a client (I always protect anonymity) and as part of my charter was to look at productivity. Now consultants will tell you productivity is an after the fact measure. It's an output of a simple equation: Skills + Resources x Direction = Output. Fundamentally it's rare … Continue reading Tale of Two Pities

Its You

Not long ago I wrote about some silly things employers do to mash up the recruitment process. You can read that here https://christopherinhr.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/it-happens/. In all fairness though it helps to balance the equation by reporting on a few things I've experienced (I've been recruiting a long time) that candidates do. It seems there is plenty of … Continue reading Its You

The Bell Ringer

Ring your bell.There's an old grocery store here - well, 40 years, old by US standards - that I don't use much. You see I can walk to two others and they're both organic so I don't need the first often. But it is near and big and every now and then I stop in. … Continue reading The Bell Ringer

It Happens

Choice can be hard to explain. A friend of mine recently went through a recruiting process for a job she really wanted only to experience, at the end, the ignominity of not being selected. Hey, I've been there: it hurts. Sometimes we take this rejection personally as if a lover had turned us down. We … Continue reading It Happens