Category: Human Resources

Standards of Ethics and Hidden Agenda

This was originally posted on June 18, 2013 as “Always Look For These Ten Hidden Agenda Items” and has been selected and edited as an example of ethical foundations for moral decisions. A quote from Socrates: “A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception …

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Diversity as an Ethical Imperative

Originally posted on June 6, 2013 as “Creating and Maintaining a Culture of Diversity” and was selected and edited for this series because it touches on so many of the factors that people use as a basis for morality and ethical behavior. A quote from Theodore Roosevelt: “Wide differences of opinion in matters of religious, …

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Consultants – Part 5: Faux Consulting Alternatives

Many alternatives to getting the job done are performed by professionals that have “borrowed” the term consulting for their business cards or letterhead. Some of these are thinly veiled sales pitches that use the bait of free expert advice along with an expensive product or service. I call these “faux” consultants instead of “fake” because …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Interviewing

When counseling job seekers on their job search, it has been necessary to dispel myths about any one best approach to interviewing. They have been told intimate, personal, first hand advice that is from a limited perspective. I tell them that it is not a bowl of Cheerios where all pieces are the same. It …

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Talent Selection – Part 5: The Interviewing Paradigm

Not all interviewing methodologies are broken. If you subscribe to the theory that “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” then you won’t have to worry about change until repeated problems force you to look deeper. The lack of apparent problems by current measuring standards could mean nothing is wrong. Conversely, it could be a …

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