Margaret Graziano's Blog (34)

Are Mo, Larry and Curly Doing The Hiring At Your Company?

Originally posted on http://blog.keenhire.com



I'm serious.



Let's get real, have you ever hired someone you knew little about for a job you knew less about? It happens to all of us.



I started my own company, for the 1st time when I was 29 years old. I had a pre teenager, a young son at home and a…
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Added by Margaret Graziano on May 13, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

I Added Over $600,000 In New Business To KeenHire In 2009 - Wanna Know How?

About the Program

With a rocky economy, emerging industries on the rise, three generations in the workforce, Sr. level leaders on the verge of retirement/re alignment and a sea of recruiting alternatives knocking at our clients’ doors, it is time to start thinking about how we as an industry are going to align ourselves as strategic business partners rather than as transactional service providers. As the economy begins to recover it is imperative that you brand your firm as the human… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on November 30, 2009 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Branding Your Firm As A Recruiting Firm Of Choice!

Keen just completed leading another Certification in Employee Retention for NAPS, in the 16 hours of content course titled Talent Strategy 3.0 our seasoned search professionals were inspired, engaged and clamoring for opportunities to service their clients in a more strategic manner.



People always say when the student is ready the teacher appears, well this past week at the… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on October 4, 2009 at 12:20am — No Comments

Excerpts From Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich







The Power of Thought



Desire:The Starting Point of All Achievement



Faith: Visualizing and Believing In the Attainment of Desire



Autosuggestion: The Medium for Influencing The Subconscious Mind



Specialized Knowledge: Personal Experiences or Observations



Organized Planning: The Crystallization of Desire into Action



Decision: The Mastery of Procrastination



Persistence: The Sustained Effort… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 20, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

ARE YOU A NAPS MEMBER?



Are you a NAPS Member?





The National Association of Personnel Services is committed to you being the best recruitment professional you can be and is amping up their benefits so you can leverage your power!



Effective July 15, 2009 every NAPS member will receive a 20% reduction on all KeenHire Assessment & Pre-Employment Screening product or service, every training product, seminar, and tool.





NAPS members… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on August 28, 2009 at 4:41pm — No Comments

NAPS and KeenHire Join Forces to Postion You As The Hiring Hero!

Are you a NAPS member?



The National Association of Personnel Services is committed to you being the best recruitment professional you can be and is amping up their benefits so you can leverage your power!





Effective July 15, 2009 every NAPS member will receive a 20% reduction on all KeenHire Assessment & Pre-Employment Screening product or service, every training product, seminar, and tool.



Check out the… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on July 13, 2009 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Recruiting As A Career Path For The Gen Y -SHRM Highlights!

Being an entrepreneur is in the forefront of the minds of the Y. They want freedom, power and control. I assured them they would have all of this if they were also proactive, tenacious and willing to do the work.



I spoke on Saturday to a group of professors, students, and HR leaders /mentors about careers in and around HR. As always I was passionate and engaging with the audience. What they did not know they'd get that they did was a powerful dose of ‘pursue your passions’ and what… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on June 30, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

He Who Owns The Talent Pool - Owns The Market

10 Lessons Learned at the Florida Staffing Association Owners Conference



1. The future competition is not just the newest recruitment / staffing firm offering better, smarter and more holistic talent solutions, it is also Monster.com and their NEW career portal as well as other specialty niche sites that aim to own the talent pool through various career pathing and career targeting technology.



As many of you know Keen embarked on creating a new kind of talent management… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on June 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 22 Comments

My Dog Ate My Cell Phone & Other Nifty Excuses Why NOT to be Successful

With all the talk of recession, depression, and obsession with how 'bad it is' it is tough for most people to keep their thoughts positive. Personal Empowerment begins with making a choice to be grateful, optimistic and committed to the present and the future as a possibility. Happiness is a choice and it's a choice we all must make daily, if not hourly.



Last March with recession looming in the background I chose to forge forward with launching… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on April 19, 2009 at 3:52am — No Comments

Time. Use It Wisely!

One of the most critical Success Principles is using your time wisely. While squandered money can sometimes be replaced, wasted time is gone forever.



The pace at which the world is moving seems to be increasing exponentially: we now have the tools to monitor a universe of information continuously – companies buying and selling; changes of ownership; economic ups and downs; the war on terrorism; the war for talent; the war on drugs; natural disasters; racial tension; campus massacres,… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on April 15, 2009 at 9:46pm — 1 Comment

Causing Your Candidate To Ace The Interview

Preparation is a key ingredient to any successful interview. Your candidate’s ability to successfully interview depends on focus, confidence and the empowerment. Nailing the job offer begins at step one: the interview preparation and rehearsal. It's your job to either have a system for interview coaching set up or to manage each and every candidates 'dress rehearsal' yourself. After all you have worked this hard to find whom you think is the best candidate for the job. Now it's time to set them… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on March 3, 2009 at 10:06am — No Comments

It's WHO You Are Coming Out Of The Recession That Matters!

I was speaking to my mentor and coach the other day about the long hours that I have been working and as the words came out of my mouth I caught myself and shifted the context from mild complaint to abundant gratitude.



Even though I am only 44 years old, this is the 4th recession I have been lucky enough or crazy enough to participate in during my career in Talent Management. I began my career in 1983 and Chicago at that time was crawling out of a recession. In my ignorance I thought… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on February 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

It's Time To Differentiate ! So What Are You Gonna Do About It?

Passive who? As Elaine from FordyceNetwork posted "A" candidates are available and readily available at that.



If companies can readily find passive and active “A” players on the web, and there are several hundred firms offering web sourcing for pennies on the dollar, and you are not one of them…….. This seems like the right time to reconsider and restructure your business… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on February 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

2009 -Your Time To Shine

Reproduced from Fordyce Letter Network blog on New Years Day.



There I was sitting on an airplane the eve before New Years Eve recovering from a 5 day party extravaganza in CABO wondering what I was going to do with myself for the next four hours. I didn't want to drink, I didn't want to talk, I didn't want to read, I couldn't sleep and I didn't have my computer, BUT.....I had my handy dandy I-Phone. Then it hit me....."this is a perfect… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on January 1, 2009 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Being Grateful For What Is And What Isn't

KeenHire is celebrating our 1st 6 months, I am grateful that we are here, engaged and working





I am grateful for my coach Jeanna Gabelini



I am grateful for my beautiful, caring and supportive sons



I am grateful for my previous husband Jim and all the support he has always shown me



I am grateful that the "War for Talent" was branded by McKinsey



I am grateful that I got certified in OD when I… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on November 26, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Hiring Horror Stories From The Trenches

Watch the newly uploaded videos that the Keen crew took while traveling coast to coast for various industry events. We've got video clips from some prime time blogging players as well as clips from some long term staffers and recruiters new to the blogosphere.



Keen spent a week at NAPS, the National Association of Personnel Services, where I led a thrilling and provocative 2 day certification in Talent Strategy and Retention, the search professionals who joined us were a blast to… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on October 27, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Choose Your Team Talent Wisely

What it Takes to Build the Team of Your Dreams



Have you ever thought you hired the workplace version of John Wayne, only to find out you’ve been duped and ended up with a Woody Allen? Poor hiring decisions are costly mistakes that can range from 150 percent to 300 percent of an employee’s base salary. Financial losses include expenses associated with hiring and training, low employee morale and decreased productivity. Plus, poor hiring choices frequently lead to infraction of client… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on October 2, 2008 at 5:05am — 1 Comment

Selecting Difference Makers - A How To Guide



It’s no secret that a major driver of corporate success is putting the right person in the right role the first time. In fact, statistics from the Harvard Business Review and other leading human resources thought leaders indicate that as much as 60%-85% of the retention problems many companies face are directly related to defects in the hiring process. Serving as recruiters and search firms for our clients, it’s our job to help them reverse… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 26, 2008 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Margo Moves Part Time to The Silicon Valley

If you want to keep up on my adventures and escapades, join me at FordyceLetter

I will be writing weekly if not more often on my trials and tribulations about my start up. Sometimes personal, sometimes business, sometimes failures, sometimes successes. I promise to give you food for thought as well as some laughs. Also watch for my blog entries on Third Party Thursdays.

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 25, 2008 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Keen Hire Press Release..We Are Officially Launching KeenView

KeenHire to Launch KeenView™ Behavioral Interviewing & Selection Software at Upcoming HR Technology Conference & Expo

First software solution designed to improve recruitment & selection and eliminate bad hires in high tech sales, engineering and leadership positions.





Chicago, IL – September 12, 2008 – KeenHire, a full service talent management solutions firm announced today that it will debut its behavioral… Continue

Added by Margaret Graziano on September 12, 2008 at 7:34pm — 1 Comment

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