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Is January a Good Time to Find Talent for Your Team?

Posted by Kelly Nichols on Jan 31, 2017 2:20 PM


Having been in the recruiting field since 2006, I have found this time of the year to be one of the best to find great talent. Generally speaking, people tend to be more available in January compared to other months.  Fiscal years usually end 12/31 and the new budget year is about to start.  This matters because projects for the year usually end around Thanksgiving and hiring really picks up the first full week of January.  New projects that are kicking off or having more money in your budget for the new fiscal year means you can add to your staff to make sure you hit your deadlines.

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Two Quick Thoughts: Challenge and Discipline

Posted by Charley Hughes on Sep 7, 2016 10:30 AM

Every four years the world turns its attention to the Summer Olympic Games and the athletes who inspire us. Is your favorite part of the Olympics the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, an event like swimming, track, or gymnastics? Or, as a manager of people is it instead the

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Two Quick Thoughts Timing - Understanding When to Hire

Posted by Charley Hughes on Jun 29, 2016 2:33 PM


Think about the planning required for changes affecting the platforms, applications, and data within your department.   Many leaders start by updating an architectural diagram to validate current state, before creating a visual document illustrating future state.

But what about your department’s organizational chart?  Regardless of staff size, do you have a plan on paper that reflects your team’s current state and creates a roadmap for what it will look like in the future?

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Two Quick Thoughts: Hiring Personas

Posted by Charley Hughes on May 12, 2016 3:58 PM


In my December 2015 article I discussed reasons we hire for logic (not merely a grasp of EDI or translator specific syntax) and why we conduct our screening processes in such a way to achieve an understanding of skill sets. Today I’d like to add an additional thought about hiring using a concept called Personas.

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Two Quick Thoughts:  Why Hiring Someone Like You Could be a Mistake

Posted by Charley Hughes on Mar 23, 2016 10:00 AM


Having managed a number of teams over the years, one of my greatest rewards is to witness a diverse group of individuals accomplish a common goal.  Diversity in the workplace means a lot of different things to a lot of different people depending on the seat they sit in for your company.  What I am addressing here is a different kind of diversity.  Let me explain. 

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