Category: Excellence

Good Enough Is Not Enough

We are at war. Mediocrity is winning so far. I went shopping for shoes in one of those stores that advertises designer shoes at discount prices. I asked a mature looking woman wearing a store ID badge what happened to all the Brannock devices they used to have in every aisle. Blank stare… an unusual …

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Workplace Taboo Part I – Employee Free Speech

Americans have a legacy handed down from the founders of the nation that they have freedom of speech. Perhaps it is good that this is too often taken for granted and that everyone feels free to speak their mind on almost anything and everything. It is also a right that is highly misunderstood, misquoted and …

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The Three Essential Key Elements for a Great Hire

(On vacation this week. This article edited and reposted from June 6, 2012) Quality of Hire as a metric receives a lot of attention. Theories abound about the importance of QoH and how to measure it. There are 998 different theories about QoH. That number (that I just made up) is about as real as …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Bestowing Recruiterhood

This week has been a week of vacation time for many… including this writer. Damn that commitment to blog daily! Oh well, I can look over some of the more popular posts of the past, warm them up, and serve them as leftovers. Whether you consider recruiterhood as an art, a science, a business, or …

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Beyond Recruiter Excellence – Part 3: Personal Add-ons

(On vacation this week. This article reposted from October 5, 2011) I have used the analogy of software add-ons to describe how we can take excellence, add something that is not part of the original design and improve the product. Some recruiter add-ons are professional in nature and there is not much of a stretch …

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