Tag: Decision Making

Consultants – Part 4: When Not To Engage

Hiring external expertise to solve problems means making a major commitment to select and utilize this specialized resource. It is not inexpensive. On the occasions where internal consultancy will work just as well, there is probably a greater need for careful consideration before committing resources. Just because such a decision would be utilizing assets already …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Job Search Reality

One thing that is guaranteed to irritate already disgruntled job seekers is to tell them to get real. Looking for work is a highly personal and emotional experience. The last thing that is wanted is for someone to point out that there is an alternate reality that they are missing… the last thing they want …

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Job Search Reality Check (Part 5 of 5) – Truly See Yourself

As the old saying goes, advice is cheap. When we are on a path that is unknown and there are no clear direction signs, we look to one of two types of people to help out: Those who have walked this path before and those at the end who know what lies ahead. Unfortunately the …

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Reviewing This Week on Make HR Happen – Fringes Make Things Different

When Barack Obama was a candidate for President of the United States, he uttered a comment that may well be his defining moment; like JFK’s “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,“ or FDR’s “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” His …

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Redefining the Fringe

The fringe elements of our society can be identified with characteristics that are on the tails of just about every bell shaped distribution curve. We make assumptions either consciously or subconsciously that we are the “normal” case and people not like us are measured according to where we think we lie on that curve. We …

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