human resources

5 MORE Reasons Your New Hires Won’t Last

  Yesterday, we talked through five reasons your new hires won’t last. Continuing on in that vein today, here are five more reasons (we’ll number them 6 – 10, just to make it easier). Fasten your seatbelts; it’s going to be another bumpy ride. 6. Orientation and onboarding are largely reduced to a review of relevant policies and procedures before moving on to training on operational skills. What’s missing? Culture. In an organization with a clear identity and [read more...]

5 Reasons Your New Hires Won’t Last

They’re going to leave you. I know. That’s a hard pill to swallow after all the time and money you’ve spent on marketing, recruitment, job fairs, and pens. (Yes, pens. Have you ever seen how many gazillions of branded pens are floating around at a job fair? It’s insane.) But even after that, your new hires are going to leave you. (Yes, even after the pens.) Most of us get a similar sinking feeling in our stomach when we think too much about that. It gives each of us [read more...]

5 Things We Can Learn about Leadership from Siri

Apple’s virtual assistant Siri was designed to learn and get more sophisticated over time. The evolution in Siri’s capability and the increase in value she brings happen as users build a history with her. Learning through experience…what a great concept! As I used Siri over the past year, I found myself getting frustrated and losing patience when she didn’t understand my request. I would ask her to call someone in my address book – she would tell me there are no Vietnamese restaurants [read more...]

8 Suggestions for Fast Recruiting

My thought is that leaders and hiring managers need to hire slowly, taking their time to ensure they’re selecting team members that are not a match from a technical perspective, but also a cultural one. What that doesn’t mean, however, is that we recruit slowly. In fact, in an organization where the recruitment is slow, the result is that hiring almost can’t be, because as soon as hiring managers see candidates that look like they’re in the ballpark, they’re hiring [read more...]
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