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New Virtual Class About Hiring

Having trouble finding people to fit your remote team? Not sure if or how to distribute the hiring responsibilities? Pretty sure your in-person hiring approach won’t translate to remote work? Mark Kilby and I have you covered. We collaborated with LucidMeetings to create this wonderful new class about hiring: How to Discover, Interview, and Hire …

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Creating Agile HR, Part 4: Agile Sourcing

Sourcing, how and where you recruit possible candidates is a great way to use small, safe-to-fail experiments. That’s because the recruiting landscape continues to change. A little history: in the past, we read newspapers—on paper! Before the Civil Rights Act, employers advertised for “Men Wanted” and “Women Wanted.” (I don’t remember if it was women …

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Creating Agile HR, Part 3: Possible Agile Hiring Metrics

One of the problems with agile hiring is this: what data do you collect? Let me digress for a bit and talk about cycle time and lead time. This image explains cycle time and lead time for a cross-functional team. Everything starts in the Ready column and proceeds through the possible progression through development and …

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Do You Hire for Confidence, Comfort or Capability?

In the software industry, we toss around terms such as “Holacracy,” “meritocracy,” and “collaborative environment.” We claim to hire for skills. That’s not what I see. I see hiring managers hiring people just like them (mini-me’s), people who went to their schools, make similar life choices, and are roughly the same age. That’s because these …

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Top Job Search Articles of 2016

My friend and colleague, Jacob Share, puts together a list of the top job search articles each year. Yes, I have an article in there! See this ebook: The Top Job Search Articles of 2016. I hope you enjoy it!

Interview About Hiring Posted

The nice folks over at Paysa interviewed me and posted the interview at: Expert Interview Series: Johanna Rothman of www.jrothman.com. I had a chance to wax eloquent about a number of topics: mistakes people make in recruiting and hiring, and the job search. Enjoy!