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We Will Reap What We Sow in Recruiting

Reap what we sow is a principle in recruiting and is most often a tail of sorrow. Many companies look down on recruiting meaning they think accounting is a specialty and auditors are necessary, but recruiting can use HR people in case of need. No specialty needed. If you think you can do this without […]

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Recruiting Risk Management in China

Recruiting Risk Management is our business. We take no chances. We dig deep, because a hire is not just a person filling a desk location. The management hire is a human being with immense ability to cause havoc in your organization. I am assisting a business now who is hoping the person they hired 10 […]

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Business Politics Undone – Striking at the Root

Business politics is epidemic and causes huge loss of engagement across all industries. The first step to combat this is to keep those who manipulate out of the organization. Business Politics Starts With Bad Hiring Practices We see lots of hiring managers and many think they are great at interviewing even though they talk to […]

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Market, Capital, Technology and People – Must Always Have

Market, capital, technology and people. Every company must keep these 4 balls in the air at all times. If you are missing one, you will fail as a company. Market, Capital, Technology and People – The 4 Balls to Keep in the Air Market – This means paying customers. Many tech start ups like Evernote […]

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Great Leaders and Fatal Flaws – We Can Avoid

Great leaders are certainly made and not born as my Alma Mater knows. However, sometimes great leaders still fail after learning much. Are we doomed to a fatal flaw? In our company situation, great leaders are discovered and recruited for our Western customers. Experiences in their lives and choices they made led them to be who […]

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Recruiting Risks vs Supplier Risks

Recruiting risks are often not given enough emphasis. Supplier risk is usually in the trustworthiness of the supplier alone. However, the raw materials do not lie or deceive, so you do not face the double risk. Investing investing in your people is good business let’s look at two aspects Recruiting Risks are Greater than Supplier Risks […]

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Cubicles are not for Humans or the Team, So Why Do We Have Them?

Cubicles are not for humans or are they? Teamwork is needed and super valuable as it creates force multiplier opportunities. Outsider perspectives create better answers than experts as they are fresh.  Two is better than one. However, game-changing  teamwork is elusive. You must have talented wholly committed team members.  Click on categories Motivating workers, Culture […]

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China – Easier and Harder – Seek Long Term Competitive Advantage

Long term competitive advantage still can be attained by those invested in China. China Briefing put up a post on the changes in China and how it impacted Western Investment here. It is a nice overview of the changing dynamics. I certainly agree that China is more Westernized than when I arrived to live here 24 […]

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China HR – The Anchor Keeping Your Company from Flying

We are a recruiting firm and some people think that means we work with the China HR in Western Companies active in China. Nothing could be further from the truth. China HR Managers – Beautiful on the Outside, But Do Not Look Under the Hood What are China HR Managers good at? The best are […]

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