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Are You REALLY A People Person? Take The 1 Minute Quiz

Superior listening skills, a genuine interest in the other and the aura of a respected leader within our organization are the characteristics that describe you best. YOU are the king/ the queen of hearts in your company! ……… Are you really sure? Take the 1 minute quiz and find out if you are a true people person or not. Every right answer is 1 point, a wrong one scores 0.
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Should You Post Your Job Ads Without Text?

This week’s posting comes  from Nico, long time contact of mine and today HR Manager: “My mentor, an experienced recruiter, once called one of his top clients and said ‘I met a candidate who would be a perfect fit for you. You should meet her and try to work out something together!’ I thought he was crazy. He will never be in the position to know the firm as much as the HR department. The job
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How To Make A Job Offer That NO ONE Can Turn Down

Congratulations! After having screened dozens or hundreds of resumes and having conducted numerous interviews, you have found the right candidate for your job vacancy. Weeks or months of hard work come to an end. Make sure you get it right at this critical point of time of the hiring process: one false move can result in a refusal and if you screw it up now, you have to start at zero again (unless you have a back-up
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How To Hire Someone: Checklist (7 Tips)

A bad hire can cost between 2 and 12 salaries and apart from direct costs for the recruiter, there can be a negative impact on team morale, customer retention or productivity to name a few. Here are the 7 questions on “how to hire someone” that help me make better decisions for my customers and for myself. And I hire only when all answers are positive
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How To Spot The Business Hyenas In Your Team And Why You Should Terminate Them Today

The cheetah, well known as fastest land animal of the world, uses its very specialized skills to reach the highest success rate of all predators hunting alone. It does not need to target old or ill individuals of prey; it can outrun all of them. In the modern business world, we have people similar to Cheetahs. They are called Top-Performers, and their prey is challenging pieces of work. They are completely independen
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5 Reasons Santa Claus Is A Better Manager Than You

Ho, ho, ho – Christmas is near and your year as a manager will end soon. Time to have a critical look at your managerial capacities: what is the one leadership skill you evolved with in 2013, what was your biggest success this year and what is your greatest deficiency as a people manager? How do you compare to Santa Claus? We had a look at this one year ago already. However, Santa does not run out of style, he is a c
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10 Networking Tips From A Networker

While a headhunter is the best way to find a new job (at least for the headhunter), there are other ways. Having a solid network can be one but it can also be a powerful means to get business contacts, share knowledge and keep a competitive edge. Here are 10 networking tips on how to establish and maintain strong connections that will help you in good and bad times
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Four Ways Not To Be A Career Ostrich

Knowing when to change jobs is tricky. I was with my previous employer just shy of 20 years which was 4-5 years too long. I was financially comfortable where I was although I was emotionally uncomfortable and apprehensive to look for a job. By Tuesday morning, I was worn out as if it was Friday. In many respects, I was an ostrich with my head in the sand hoping it would get better. 4 things I wish I had known 5 years
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Career advice from A To Z: “Y” For “How To Manage Generation Y”

When I was young and “learned working” twenty years ago (I will turn 44 on 22 January. Hey, save the date: I love champagne and executive search assignments, especially in France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland!), I had to adapt to my superiors. Today, I am the old one and new twenty-somethings are coming along. However, I have the impression that now, we as managers have to adapt and no longer the followers. In th
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The Worst Thing You Can Do To A Candidate In The Interview

Job interviews are stress, for both the candidate and the hiring manager. After all, both sides want to show themselves from the best angle, make a good impression and ideally confirm a second meeting, right? There are many dos and don’ts (here are all from this blog). But what is the number one worst thing you can do to a candidate in the interview? Read on, the answer might be different than what you think of.
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