Many small business owners find theft and fraud after the damage has already been done. It is estimated that nearly a third of business failures in the U.S. are the result of employee theft and fraud. The problem is that many small business owners just don’t have the resources and time to devote to high […]
Hire Better with a Shadow Day?
Do you have shadow days for applicants? An article in GoBiz got me thinking about how to hire better. And, I don’t hear this idea much. When young people are looking at a high school they spend a shadow day at the school. They get to see the school with a student. So why not […]
How Asking Questions Leads to Success In Hiring
I was reading an article by Fran Tarkenton about how asking questions leads to success. It seemed to me that the same tactic can be used successfully by hiring managers. How else do you find out about an applicant’s skills, background, and any history of dangerous behavior and/or illegal drug use? So many times we […]
Should you poach employees from your competition?
Is it ethical to poach employees from your competition? Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe had been accused of limiting employee mobility through a no-poaching agreement amongst the four companies. What do you think of this activity? Is it ethical? These four tech giants will in fact pay $415 million for their role in a pact […]
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Communication?
Communication is the real work of leadership. Strong communication is necessary to strong leadership. Time after time articles state the importance of communication. But, does communication mean one-way communication? If you pay attention to politicians in a race, you hear them state the same points over and over again. Successful politicians make their message clear […]
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