Making Great Recruiting Decisions is About Data

I saw an article from Mike Burns last week on making great decisions. I noticed that he said getting enough data is key. We find the same. Everyone can get lucky now and then in hiring.  Making great recruiting decisions consistently is another story. Lacking data is the biggest problem. We have mostly seen companies […]

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Pitfalls of Applicant Tracking Systems More Clear

Pitfalls of Applicant Tracking Systems More Clear

I blogged on the pitfalls of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) previously, but now see things are even worse then my negative impression. Take a look at this astounding data: According to HireRight’s 2017 employment screening benchmark report, 85 percent of employers caught applicants fibbing on their résumés or applications, up from just 66 percent five years ago. Research […]

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Work With Enemies? Avoid Being a House of Cards

Jim and I were talking about how politicians influenced the world and people. Politics played a more essential role in Chinese people’s daily life compare to American people. We talked about many kinds of politicians, Abraham Lincoln, Deng Xiaoping…… The most amazing thing we both feel is they can work with their enemies. Even their […]

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COVID-19 Hiring in Crisis as China Stands Up

Hiring in crisis is a key question to consider in COVID-19. Understandably, many companies will put it off as China does not want you to fire people now. Further, in cash crunch or possible cash crunch, many companies understandably want to be careful with adding payroll costs. Good news is letting specific people go and […]

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Covid-19 Triumph of the Pessimists – Hello China

Politicians and leaders feel the need to bring optimism to their organizations. Many books are written and power generally goes to the optimists. However, COVID-19 is the triumph of the pessimists. Everyone who has taken the microphone and announced a bright future has been humiliated or shouted down. The initial outbreak cover up in China […]

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