The Three Cs of Leadership

To say that competencies models are complex is like saying space is big. The statement is accurate, but not helpful. Of course, the time required to understand the complexities of either topic is more than the average hiring manager can invest. If you need to search the vast reaches of the candidate universe for someone with leadership potential, you’ll likely […]

Should You Hire Someone Who Didn’t Graduate College?

If they can do the job, then as a CHRO, I’d say: Absolutely. I certainly value formal education and for some roles it’s mandatory. (I wouldn’t hire a self-taught brain surgeon.) In most cases however, college is but one path to competence…and it’s not always the quickest or most financially sound road to travel. A good way to evaluate candidates and to eliminate […]

The 8 Question Early Talent Interview

Occasionally when interviewing Early Talent performance, skill, and experience differentiators are obvious. Most times however, when a collection of candidates have taken the same classes at the same time from the same professors in the same school, it’s hard to find a compelling X factor. The similarities are even more pronounced when you considered the now all-but-required tick-box style internships, volunteer experience, and social […]

Why Should I Hire You?

Interviewing is complex, grueling process and rightly so. Selecting a company for which to work is a costly decision. Get it wrong and you’ll trade time, money, and emotional energy for an embarrassing misstep you’ll have to explain away as you work to recover from the botched career move. To avoid this blunder it’s important to honestly answer the mother of […]