Tag: managers

Why do managers hold on to bad hires for so long?

I’ve been very public about my philosophy on hiring. I do not hire to fire. In no way do I hire someone thinking “I can’t wait until the day I fire them!”, I don’t think any of us really think that! I hire someone believing that with the right training, development, and support, they will be wildly successful! I own at least half of that…

Hiring Managers! Job Seekers are only judging you on two things!

If you’re out looking for a job it usually feels like you’re being judged on every little thing you do, has done, or potentially will do in the future. Interestingly enough, a Harvard professor discovered you’re actually only judged on two things: “People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first…

Female Hiring Managers are Wired to be More Selective!

That seems sexist, Tim! Really? Is it sexist if it’s true and based on science? Asking for my friend, Tim, who tends to struggle to know the difference between science and sexism! Okay, here’s the science: On Tinder, men swipe right (Like) on 60% of women’s profiles On Tinder, women swipe right (Like) on 4% of men’s profiles Nice, Tinder Science! Okay, here are…

How to Teach Managers to Embrace Internal Mobility and Career Development

Read Time1 Minute, 2 Second Internal mobility and career development boost retention by keeping employees within the organization, even as their skill sets expand and their interests change. Yet employees can only drive their own mobility and career development within an organization that actively supports their efforts. Managers who think long-term about internal mobility and career development have the tools to support employee growth….

Select Your Managers Carefully and Empower Them to Build the Best Team 

Read Time1 Minute, 0 Second To receive a promotion from individual contributor to manager is one of the most rewarding events in a person’s professional life.  It likely means that you excelled in your previous role and show significant potential to be a leader in the business.  In retail automotive, holding a sales or service management role is a necessary step in one’s journey…

Hiring Managers Don’t Want More Candidates!

There is a giant mistake most organizations make in marketing. Bad marketers perpetuate this notion that buyers want choice. “What we need is more choices for buyers! If we just had more choices our sales would be higher!” In fact, more choices increase buyer confusion and actually stalls buying decisions for most people. “We” (the collective lot of us) have been programmed to believe…

Are your Recruiters wasting your Hiring Manager’s time?

I had a conversation the other day with a corporate HR Director and we were talking recruiters, corporate recruiters.  My friend had a dilemma, a classic corporate recruiting scenario. The problem is she has recruiters who are doing a decent job, but they won’t get out from behind their desks and get out into the organization and get face-to-face feedback from the hiring managers….

Sick of Bad Bosses? Here Are 4 Things Great Managers Do

Ever come across an article or blog post somewhere that you just have to drop everything for? That’s how it was when I came across an article from Gallup titled 8 Behaviors of the World’s Best Managers. One good thing about Gallup: It’s a rare oasis of balanced (aka, non-political) news and analysis in a Mojave desert-sized wilderness of agenda-driven content. Known primarily for…

How Managers Screw Up Inclusion Efforts In a Pandemic

In some ways, COVID-19 has changed how we work, both individually and for organizations as a whole. The idea of remote working is different; it’s now not just a “benefit”. Many companies have finally discovered collaboration tools (Google Suite, Slack, Miro, etc) as a quicker way to get the message out and work on projects together. Heck, some companies are even going all in,…

E11 – The HR Famous Podcast – The future is $99/month HR Managers!

It’s episode 11 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kristian Dunn kill some more time by recording a new episode on the pod (of course trying to flatten the curve in their respective isolation pods) focused on what virtual HR looks like today – including what kind of HR services you can get for $99/month. Plus…

The HR Famous Podcast: E11- The Future is $99/Month HR Managers (and thy stripper name shall be…)

It’s episode 11 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Jessica Lee, Tim Sackett and Kristian Dunn kill some more time by recording a new episode on the pod (of course trying to flatten the curve in their respective isolation pods) focused on what virtual HR looks like today – including what kind of HR services you can get for $99/month. Plus…