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Success: What Achieves It? Hard Work or Talent?

I won’t cop out and say that you need a little bit of both.  Certainly you require talent to achieve success, and few people succeed long term without hard work, but which contributes the most? A recent study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin showed that when rated by a group of 383 […]

Can You Hire Top Talent in Only 10 Days?

Last year the national average for filling an open position reached 29 days which was a record.  Believing that recruiters are simply dragging their feet and waiting for a purple squirrel is a common assumption and true to some extent.  To be fair though to recruiters and hiring managers, the number of measures that must […]

What Matters Most To Your Team, Talent or Personality?

The argument continues over whether employers should hire for cultural fit or for skills.  Many say skills because hiring for cultural fit inevitably gives way to discrimination.  Others say hire for cultural fit because poor cultural fit leads to employee turnover and the high costs associated with it.  Lately I see more and more articles […]

Success, It Ain’t All About Talent Baby!

Can a man who is 6’2” run a company more effectively than a man who is only 5’8”? Does a physically fit man or even one with a deep voice command more respect and thereby have more ability to be a CEO?  Should an exceptionally attractive woman receive more opportunities than her less attractive counterparts?  […]

Hiring Managers, Wake Up and Hire Your Candidates Already!

Last week my blog post implied that an increase of available jobs would make finding talent more difficult for hiring managers, but would also spur them into making a hiring decision more quickly.  In the past, you see, hiring managers were content to drag their feet believing that job candidates would wait a discourteous amount […]

Talent Shortage? I Think Not!

According to recent surveys by Manpower group nearly 49% of U.S. organizations are struggling to find employees for their mission critical positions even though the unemployment rate continues to hover near 8%.  The three most cited reasons are lack of applicants, the applicants’ demand for more money than is being offered and the lack of […]