Recruiting Strategy Articles

  • 4 Steps to Eliminate First Impression Bias and Hire the Right Candidate

    April 26, 2017

    First impression bias is the primary cause of most hiring mistakes. Why? Because when we feel good about someone right away, we tend to ask easier question. And, when we feel negative right way, we ask more difficult questions. In other words, we (often subconsciously) look to confirm our first impression. This is the primitive friend vs. foe reaction taking...

  • These 4 Simple Words Will Determine the Success of Your Entire Hiring Process

    April 20, 2017

    HAVE – GET – DO – BECOME. When these words are viewed as a process from left to right, they put a limit on your company’s quality of hire. This is not good. When viewed as a process from right to left they represent a process designed to attract and hire people based on their past performance and upside potential. This is how you increase the diversity of your...

  • Eliminate 50% of All Hiring Mistakes by Answering One Question

    April 5, 2017

    Over a 10-day period last month with three large companies in Europe and two Silicon Valley mid-majors, I relearned why so many companies make unnecessary hiring mistakes. They were each looking for some form of the following competencies. Humility – deferential, freedom from pride or arrogance. Leadership – the act or an instance of leading. Maniacal –...

  • Forget Interview Questions: 4 Fresh Tactics to Screen...

    March 22, 2017

    Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a hot topic right now. So hot that it caused a lot of controversy on ABC’s The Bachelor, where one...

  • Why Being a Farmer (and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More ...

    March 13, 2017

    I recently spoke with a VP of talent at one of the world’s largest firms. She told me that on a recent evaluation of more than 200...

  • New Zealand Is Looking for Tech Talent, and They Have an...

    March 10, 2017

    When we think of New Zealand, many of us think of its majestic beauty - a place to climb glaciers, kayak, hike, and enjoy nature....