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How False Assumptions Wastes Good Talent

Generalizations can save us a lot of time. It’s what our brain does to organize our world and help us make quick decisions. But, do you ever think how false assumptions can obscure great opportunities and waste a lot of … Continue reading

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How to Win The Battle for Chinese Talent

by Michael Whelan I have always jokingly told my friends that if China has the same incidence of characters as the rest of humanity, then its stands to reason that there are more geniuses, thieves, brilliant people and crooks than … Continue reading

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How to avoid being Sisyphus at work

“We don’t have a skills gap, we have a thinking gap.” Lou Adler, author of The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired Lou Adler is an Influencer on LinkedIn. As of this writing, he has 274,009 followers. He writes … Continue reading

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Growth Junkies More Important than Growth Markets?

by Peter Thies Ask anyone to describe the current post-recession economy and they’ll give a terribly unexciting answer: “sideways”, “sluggish” and “creeping upward”.   Ho-hum… According to the Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook 2012, annual growth rates in emerging/developing economies from … Continue reading

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Leveraging Diversity the Achilles Heel of Business

Workplace diversity is usually touted as a great way to innovate, gain multiple perspective and compete. Yet, in practically every industry and around the world, it is a sorely underutilized strength. According to 1,000 corporate directors, their companies are failing … Continue reading

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Can Data Help Us Hire Better Talent?

by Helen Whelan Hiring the right person for a job can be difficult at best. Managers often hire people like themselves or focus too much on past experience. Lou Adler, a former executive search recruiter and author of “The Essential … Continue reading

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Why is HR Hated?

This was a question posed on LinkedIn that immediately grabbed our attention! Human Resources, by its very name conjures up thoughts of talent, possibility, abundance and valued resources. Yet, often HR gets no respect (to coin a Rodney Dangerfield line). … Continue reading

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Age Bias in Silicon Valley and Beyond

“I don’t think I would have been able to get this CEO job if I hadn’t shaved my head.” Randy Adams, founder of ten venture-backed companies who happens to be 60. Okay. Shaving your head and wearing Converse sneakers to … Continue reading

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All Hail to Data! But, Are We Using It Wisely?

We’re hearing a lot about data these days. It’s being heralded as the objective, predictive way to source great talent and boost productivity. But, the trick is to draw the right conclusions from all those great data points. Watch this … Continue reading

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Leadership Video Shows Good Decision-Making Skills

There was a recent discussion among HR folks on LinkedIn about how much we should rely on data in making a hiring decision. One side believes in human interaction and a gut feeling as the best determinant for good talent decisions. … Continue reading

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