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These 20 Soft Skills Define Greatness

These 20 Soft Skills Define Greatness

The people who got ahead the fastest had the strongest “soft” skills. A few weeks ago I described how to use the Hiring Formula for Success shown in the graphic as the foundation for interviewing anyone for any job. The formula can be used as a guide during...

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Using AI, Everyone Can Now Be in the Top Third

Using AI, Everyone Can Now Be in the Top Third

According to ChatGPT everyone can now be in the top third despite the mathematical absurdity. These are people who are more motivated, more satisfied, more productive, stronger team players and more flexible. Here’s all you need to do to get started.

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Choosing a Career Path: Why Strategy Matters More Than Salary

Choosing a Career Path: Why Strategy Matters More Than Salary

I asked ChatGPT to write a story based on this post and the image below. It seems quite relevant today given that fact that most people are unhappy with their jobs. The theme: Time is your most valuable, don’t waste it. Given that. I’d rank number five as the most important. – LA, August 21, 2023.

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GAI’s Tip of the Hiring Iceberg

GAI’s Tip of the Hiring Iceberg

Spoiler alert. This could be scary. It represents the future of hiring.

I just used ChatGPT to fundamentally change how job candidates will be sourced, assessed, recruited and managed in the future. Here’s how to get started. If you dare.

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Using ChatGPT to Conduct Job Analysis

Using ChatGPT to Conduct Job Analysis

It’s important to note that using behavioral interviewing #BEI without a detailed job analysis pretty much invalidates the entire interview. Without knowing how a skill, competency or behavior is actually used on the job, the assessment is left to the interviewer’s biases and perception of the job and how well the candidate presented their answer.

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Job Descriptions Prevent Good Hiring

Job Descriptions Prevent Good Hiring

Last month I was speaking to a senior director of software engineering for a major high-tech company. With over 200 developers in his department and years of experience hiring top performers this observation was earth-shattering:

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Leadership Lessons from the 1970s

Leadership Lessons from the 1970s

I was a guest on Simon Fagg’s excellent After Dinner Leadership podcast last week. Simon brings an oldie with a newbie to discuss how business ideas of the past might still be useful today. Simon’s first question to me was to highlight some early leadership lessons that I felt were still relevant. Here’s what I came up with from the early 1970s.

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The Best Interview Technique of All Time

The Best Interview Technique of All Time

I think too many people including those in HR, OD experts, hiring managers and recruiters, believe being a good interviewer requires some remarkable insight into human behavior. I think they’re mistaken. There is an alternate path: being a good detective.

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Without an EVP a Job Is Just a Job

Without an EVP a Job Is Just a Job

 If you want to hire a great person, you need to offer a great job, not a laundry-list of skills, experiences and competencies that at best is no more than an ill-defined lateral transfer surrounded by some generic boilerplate. This is even more important today with candidates leaving within 90 days after starting if the new job turns out to be more promise than substance (Fortune, May 2022).

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How to Avoid the Staggering Cost of Turnover

How to Avoid the Staggering Cost of Turnover

While it’s hard to believe that a single hiring mistake could cost a company $400 thousand, it’s not so hard to believe when looking at this table showing the incremental profit contribution of employees at these well-known companies. The idea behind this table is that it shows the full financial and business impact a person has on a company, rather than just considering the person’s compensation package.

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A 10-point Checklist for Hiring Leaders

A 10-point Checklist for Hiring Leaders

LEADERS: The strongest people are easy to spot. They’re leaders. Leaders don’t just do their jobs reasonably well; they improve how they do their jobs. And whether they’re managing a team or not, they also help everyone they work with do their jobs better, too. You can use this Performance-based Interview to determine if your candidates are leaders, or not.

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