Category Archives: Workflow

Give-Up That Back Office

I used to carry a lot of stuff around in my head…couldn’t let it go. It was a real problem for me – like I couldn’t sleep. My mind would race constantly about all the crap that needed to be done or stuff that I wished I’d done better or differently. And most of it…

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Execute this.

I was speaking at a recruiting conference last fall when someone who is very well known in the HR space – someone I have a great deal of respect for – proclaimed “’realistic’ is very overrated!” He directed this toward some of us who were trying to bring a pretty lofty panel discussion around “the…

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The 20 Second Rule

I was sitting in a meeting the other day with a bunch of IT folks who were giving an update on a recent system implementation. Pretty much everything was on schedule and progressing as planned. Every thing but one crucial component: the single-sign-on capability (enter one password and it logs you into all of the…

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Time Kills All Deals…

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When I was building a recruiting engine and a team to support it over in Hyderabad, India for Deloitte, many of my recruiters were fond of saying (to the point of exhaustion) that “time kills all deals.” After all, candidates had options…and lots of them. And to make it harder, the value proposition for the…

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Stop Trying to be Smarter than a 5th Grader!

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HR is notorious for making the lives of others more difficult.  Policies, rules, forms, processes, paperwork…stuff that gets in the way of the business.  The business needs some of it, but it doesn’t need it to be a nuisance.  And most of it, unfortunately, is a nuisance. So as an HR professional, you’re starting off with…

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