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Why did you write this book?

Why did you write this book? It’s the question I’ve been getting most often lately. And the answer is that until recently I didn’t know why. Sure, writing a book is a personal and professional achievement. And it gives another notch of credibility on my resume. But that’s not why I wrote this particular book. […]

Top talent isn’t in one place

I bet you have an incredible marketing and sales strategy for your business. After all, you’re in it for revenue and profit, right? I bet you hired market researchers to determine the best market segments to focus product development, marketing and sales efforts. After all, if the products or services don’t sell, you aren’t going […]

How do you find rock star talent?

Finding the best people for your company may be one of the greatest frustrations you have as a business owner or manager. You post jobs online and get bombarded with candidates who aren’t even remotely qualified. Then you finally get through interviewing people and hire one of them. Why is it that the most promising […]

A (necessary?) pause to FLSA updates?

So then this happened today …. a federal judge in Eastern Texas put a halt to the FLSA regulation updates. Well … maybe … I know you have been working diligently on updating your approach to the FLSA compliance. The announcement in May 2016 by the federal Department of Labor told us that we would need […]

How Do You Find Rock Star Talent?

Finding the best people for your company may be one of the greatest frustrations you have as a business owner or a manager. You post jobs online and you get bombarded with candidates who aren’t remotely qualified. Then you finally get to interviewing people and hire one of them. Why is it that the most […]

Overtime pay is coming. Are you ready?

The US White House confirmed yesterday that the Department of Labor has approved a series of changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These changes have been rumored for the last 18 months. Now we finally know the details. It’s time to take action! It happened. Are you ready? You have to comply […]

Top Talent Isn’t in One Place

I bet you have an incredible marketing and sales strategy for your business. After all, you’re in it for revenue and profit, right? I bet you hired market researchers to determine the best market segments to focus product development, marketing and sales efforts. After all, if the products or services don’t sell you aren’t going […]

Getting to know your candidates

The last few posts I’ve written have been about preparing for an interview, putting a candidate at ease and doing the necessary follow through after the interview. You can read those posts here: 7 Tips for Better Interviews  Interview Expertise Some of my readers have asked about what to do during the interview itself. I wanted to […]

Interviewing expertise

“You are probably the best in your field. You studied you craft. You perfected your approach. And now you can honestly say you’re ahead of most people in your line of work. Congratulations! Now go hire someone just like you were 5 or 10 years ago. But you won’t get any pointers on how to […]

Career search – steps for success

Well, you’re ready for a job change. Maybe even a career change! You’ve thought about what is important to you about your next role. You know what type of management style makes you feel most engaged. And you’ve written a killer resume. Here are some general points to help you get noticed for all the […]