• The Critical Hiring (Or Promotion) Factor Everyone...
    CEO.com - Dec 9
    Maybe qualifications are critical. Or experience. Or hard skills. Or soft skills. Or work ethic, or leadership ability or cultural fit. Of course it’s usually a combination. But here's another way to look at choosing... Read »
    3 months ago
  • Using Your Culture To Attract Top Talent
    Forbes - Oct 20
    Drab offices, deafening silence, draconian rules — these are the trademarks of stifling workplaces. And if your aspirational employees are working in this kind of environment, believe me, they won’t stay long. Read »
    5 months ago
  • Here’s Why This CEO Finds All Her Employees Through...
    Business Insider - Aug 28
    Rebekah Campbell, founder of social network start-up Posse, knows this conundrum well, as she explains in a column for the New York Times. "My problem was that the best candidates all had good positions and were not reading... Read »
    7 months ago
  • Employers Aren’t Just Whining – The Skills Gap Is...
    HBR - Aug 25
    Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a “skills gap” as identified in this and other surveys has been... Read »
    7 months ago
  • Why I Do All Of My Recruiting Through LinkedIn
    NYT - Aug 19
    Recruiting the right team member is always difficult. I start off knowing that I need someone to perform a task, and imagine what qualities that person might possess. How, in a sea of people, can I find my ideal... Read »
    7 months ago
  • Cultivate An ‘Employee First’ Attitude
    CEO.com - Jun 19
    “This is the most significant investment we’ve made in our partners since the introduction of Bean Stock.” I read that statement with interest the other day. Starbucks staff, referred to as “partners,” will now... Read »
    9 months ago
  • The Worst Hiring Mistake Any Company Can Make
    LinkedIn - Jun 11
    We've all hired people we knew would be superstars and turned out to be duds. And we've all failed to hire people who turned out to be superstars at another company. Big mistakes? Sure—but not the biggest. And definitely... Read »
    9 months ago
  • Zappos Killed The Job Posting – Should You?
    HBR - May 28
    Zappos is often out in front of new and unusual HR policies. It originated the “pay employees to quit” policy adopted by Amazon.com. And now, Zappos will abandon job postings, according to Stacy Donovan Zapar, Zappos’... Read »
    10 months ago
  • Why Execs Shouldn’t Write Culture Decks
    HBR - Jun 27
    How can young startups continue to attract and retain great talent? One of the keys may lie in culture. Companies are creating "culture decks" to answer the question, "why should I work here?" Read »
    1 year ago
  • Dropbox CEO & Sequoia Partner On How To Recruit
    Tech Crunch - Jun 25
    Dropbox founder and CEO Drew Houston and Sequoia Capital partner Bryan Schreier joined us in the TechCrunch TV studio for a special three-part series on how Houston and Schreier work together on recruiting, growing as a CEO,... Read »
    1 year ago
  • 10 Tips To Help You Hire Right
    Inc - Jun 6
    Nothing is more important--and less predictable--than recruiting. Here's how to get better. Read »
    1 year ago
  • 5 Culture-Killing Candidates You Should Never Hire
    CEO.com - Feb 21
    It’s interview time. On paper the candidate looks great—but there's more to the story. Here's how to avoid five potentially business-crippling candidates. 1. The Royal We “We developed the first app that was... Read »
    2 years ago
  • How To Hire Superstar Employees
    Entrepreneur - Feb 12
    How solid is your current hiring process? One of the best ways to get the right talent on board is to have a trusted hiring process in place. Here's a six-step process you can adopt as is or tailor to meet your needs. Read »
    2 years ago
  • Hiring B Players Will Kill Your Startup
    VentureBeat - Feb 6
    B players and C players are far worse than D’s and F’s. In fact, in my experience, B players are the worst hires you can make. Read »
    2 years ago
  • Big Companies Using Employee Referrals For Hires
    NYT - Jan 28
    Big companies like Ernst & Young are increasingly using their own workers to find new hires, saving time and money but lengthening the odds for job seekers without connections, especially among the long-term unemployed. Read »
    2 years ago