“Your strategy should be reviewed and updated on a quarterly basis. Of course, that assumes you went through a disciplined thought process and have a real strategy to start with!” - Stephen Lynch, COO, Results.com
Does your company have a strategy? Do you…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on November 18, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments
“Today more than ever, the fate of an organization depends on its ability to recruit, retain, and, when necessary, replace talent.”
– Emmett C. Murphy, Talent IQ
In his best selling book, Talent IQ, Emmett Murphy lays out a very clear and researched process…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on November 8, 2011 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Chances are that you or someone that you know has been impacted by the recent economic upheaval of the past few years. Companies have downsized, closed plants, relocated, moved operations off-shore and even outsourced or automated many jobs. These were themes that played out across the country and continue to…Continue
un·for·get·ta·ble adj. - Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable
Years ago I read a great cartoon that showed a dog owner talking to his dog. The cartoon was about what the owner was saying to the dog and what the dog actually heard. The dog had just made a mess of the owner’s kitchen and the owner is letting the dog have it. “Rover, how many time have I told you? The kitchen is not your play area. This is where I cook and it must be clean. Bad dog Rover, bad…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on October 17, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments
“Building a great team in business takes clear thinking, a strong strategy, and an understanding of the big picture. All these factors are necessary and important, but if you can’t assess candidates in the job interview, you’re not going to put that understanding into practical application, day-today,…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on October 4, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments
“Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? I ask everybody that: ‘Why are you here?’ The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the meta-data.” – Steve Jobs
Finally someone has come out and said what we in the business of recruiting and talent acquisition have known all…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on September 26, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments
In his groundbreaking book, Intellectual Capital, author Thomas Stewart writes “The management of talent, your human capital is part of an uncertain and complex endeavor that must deal with technology and competitors that won’t stand still, must formulate strategy and place multi-million dollar bets on the…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on September 12, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
“If you ignore the opportunity to lead, you risk turning into a ‘sheepwalker’ – someone who fights to protect the status quo at all costs, never asking if obedience is doing you or your organization any good.” - Seth Godin, Tribes
There has been a good deal written recently…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on August 29, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments
In a recent article written by John Roach for msnbc.com entitled “The revolution at work is here”, the suggestion is made that the promise of the…Continue
Are you feeling the heat? Is the weather hot enough for you? Well welcome to the dog days of summer. I know that many of you have heard that expression and have some idea to what it refers. For the longest time I thought it actually had something to do with real dogs, chows, dachshunds, labs and mutts all getting…Continue
Go to any company’s web site, pick up any company’s annual report, read any company’s marketing material and chances are good that you will come across the phrase, “our people are our most important asset”. In some cases in order to emphasize how important, the phrase is often in bold and…Continue
Asking the Why question makes the How, What, Where, When and Who that much easier to answer.
At a recent TEDx conference, Jeffrey Fox, the NYT best selling author of How to Become a Rainmaker, How to Become a CEO and Rain to name just a few,…Continue
This week we at Q4B will be putting the final touches on a webinar that we will be presenting at the HR Institutes Virtual Conference July 25 -26, 2011. The topic will be “Social Media for…Continue
If you think that this blog is all about the movie, “Horrible Bosses” which opened nationwide July 8, you are sadly mistaken. That movie has been highly publicized and has already received some mixed reviews, even though the cast is not lacking for star power (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Donald Sutherland,…Continue
For as long as I have been in this business, the business of sourcing, screening and selecting great talent for client companies, I have felt that more could be done. I felt that those of us who do this type of work were only being allowed to do just so much in bringing great talent to an organization, and that once the offer to a candidate had been made and accepted, our role ended. This is especially true for 3rd party recruiters, but is also true for those of us who provide a…Continue
This is a story that Ben Zander tells in his book The Art of Possibility.
“Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing the affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in, apoplectic with fury, shouting and stamping and banging his fists on the desk. The resident prime minister…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on June 22, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments
When I travel I like to bring a few books along to read on the plane, in airports, on trains and just have with me as I sit in some beautiful piazza on the Italian coast not wanting to look like a typical tourist.
One of the books that I brought along on this recent trip to Italy was…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on June 13, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
“The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind, the answer is blowin’ in the wind”.
- Bob Dylan
In case you missed it, or were just too busy waiting for the rapture, Bob Dylan turned 70 this past Tuesday, May 24th. In honor of that milestone, I decided to go back and listen again to my extensive collection of Dylan albums and CDs. Every time I listen to Dylan I hear something that I didn’t hear before, a subtle phrase, the…Continue
The “value added” for most any company, tiny or enormous, comes from the Quality of Experience provided.
- Tom Peters
I just finished reading The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley the general manager of IDEO, the successful design consulting firm in San Francisco. IDEO as you can imagine is all about innovation and applying new and creative approaches not just to product design but to…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on May 19, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments
The most important decisions that business leaders make are not what decisions, but who decisions.
- Jim Collins, Author of Good To Great
“Who is your number one problem. Not…Continue
Added by Nick Tubach on May 11, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments