Skills for 2013: It’s Not About Tools or Technology

I was reading Must-Have Job Skills in 2013, and I was struck by the skills Mantell says job-seekers must have: Clear communications Personal branding Flexibility Productivity improvement Here’s what these mean for great geeks: Communications mean you have to be able to discuss what you mean with and without the correct jargon. With jargon, you …

Look for Candidates Where Your Competitors Look for Similar Candidates

I had lunch a few weeks ago with a very savvy senior manager. She gave me a great sourcing tip. She said, “I look for candidates where other people seem to find candidates like the ones I’m looking for.” This is the same idea as loose networking. As you wander through LinkedIn, looking for candidates, …

Hiring Geeks That Fit: Develop Your Recruiting Engine

Workshop Objective: Hiring the right people at the right time in a high technology company remains a challenge even to experienced managers. This workshop prepares technical managers (or the HR folks who work with technical managers) for the preparation and hiring of people into the organization. Workshop Overview: This workshop walks you through a pragmatic approach to …