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What Does Great Look Like?

Nothing in this world is written in stone. The beauty of this life is that every day is a chance to start anew. A chance to get better. Scott Frost, head football coach at Nebraska, recently said that he will never measure his team's success based on what the win-loss record is or by how

Learn From Those Who Are Smarter Than Me

This season seems to always be about change. Through the magic of the "New Year" the calendar flips and we think forward about the better version of ourselves that we want to be. Though I am not a New Year's resolution kind of guy, I love that this idea exists so that people can use

Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring Quickly

Can we all agree that hiring is really hard? At least if you are doing it right it is. And it’s not like you don't have other priorities to attend to. Deadlines, projects, planning, etc. all tend to jump ahead of hiring when the pressure starts to mount on deliverables in your job.

Stand Out in Your Next Interview

After more than 11 years in the staffing business, the thousands of candidate interviews I have performed mostly blend together. The reality is that most people just simply do not interview well. Usually being nervous or ill-prepared are the normal culprits.

The Generational Gap – Will You Take Responsibility?

I am a Gen X-er, through and through. Both my parents worked so I became self-dependent at an early age. I also got into a boatload of trouble by being unsupervised, but I learned from those mistakes. Thankfully, I lived through them too!

Not Happy with Your Job? Three Ways to “Get with It”

Most of the people I talk to who are ready to leave their job are unhappy about something. Maybe it's a boss that they never seem to connect with or the feeling that they are underpaid. Perhaps it is a feeling of underutilization of skills or a long commute.

5 Hiring Trends for 2017

According to a Harris Poll survey conducted for CareerBuilder, there are some really interesting hiring trends that are emerging this year.

Five Resolutions for How to Hire People

The older I get, the faster these years seem to click by. Another year is about to come and go and put a fresh 365 days in front of us. We have yet another opportunity to become inspired in a way that can dramatically improve our life.

Being an Ethical Leader

I recently read a story by a writer who spent nearly a decade researching the Enron collapse and how it happened. You remember the collapse of Enron in 2001, don’t you? The cumulative effect was a company in ruin, thousands of trusting employees without their retirement and life savings, and a business landscape forever changed.

How to Hire the Right “Talent”

What is talent? Talent is Tiger Woods crushing a 350-yard drive. Talent is Derek Jeter turning a double play. Talent is Warren Buffett making a key acquisition. Talent is John F. Kennedy delivering an inspiring speech. Talent is remarkable people doing impossibly hard things and making them look easy in the process.