Tag: Results

Rewarding People For Results Is a Mistake

Beware of people who say things like, “I’m the sort of person who likes to get things done.” They almost always make this remark when trying to impress an interviewer, colleague, or manager. The implication is that while all the losers around them are busy being losers, these are the stars of your organization. Often, though, they’re just jerks, or walking clichés at the very least.

Candidate Experience: Using History to Improve Future Results

When it comes to recruiting, the importance of providing a good candidate experience during the application process is often understated. There are many stories in the recruiting pyramid leading to a successful placement, but the basic building block upon which the process rests is the candidate. There can be no successful hires or tenured employees without quality candidates. Especially in today’s hyper-connected world where…

Human vs Machine: Who Sources Best? The Results of the 2017 Grandmaster Competition

Wow! I was fortunate enough to present at the family reunion of sourcers everywhere – SourceCon Spring 2017. (Yay!) At least, that’s what it felt like to me. But I digress, I shared the stage with Jason Roberts who co-presented with me “Human vs. Machine.” Unless you are new to SourceCon and its ways, we produce contests that test the mettle of Sourcerors, Purple Squirrel…

The Top 10 Startup Recruiting Errors — Why Startup Recruiting Results Stink

If you regularly deal with startups as I do, you already know that most of them have a painfully weak recruiting effort. This is a huge problem because every startup needs to grow but they can’t because they face a constant shortage of skilled talent. And paradoxically the negative impact on the business gets continually worse, because if your startup is not growing, it…

Revelation! Unconscious Bias Hurts Your Hiring Results Across All Candidates

One of the primary reasons why increasing amounts of technology are entering the recruiting space is the recognition that recruiters and hiring managers harbor a great deal of unconscious bias, which has a negative impact on a firm’s recruiting results. I live in the Silicon Valley, where in an effort to increase diversity hiring many high-tech firms have rushed to offer unconscious bias training.

The Problem Is Probably You – Not Your Employee…

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in a career of being a manager/coach (both in corporate America and in sports), it’s that when I’m not satisfied with the results I’m getting, I almost always should have changed what I was doing earlier. Flat results + doing the same thing = more flat results. Why do we keep doing the same things even though we…

WOW, Google’s Simple Just-in-time Checklist Improves Onboarding Results By 25%

Although the initial part of this article is about how Google improved its onboarding results by 25 percent, the unique approach that it used reveals many other valuable lessons that HR executives should note. Those lessons include the importance of experimenting with different HR solutions, the need to use data to identify what works, and the value of working through managers using simple just-in-time checklist…