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Hiring on Resume and Interview

resume and interview

Resume and interview are suspect methods and this article made me nod my head. This quote may seem a little off topic, but hang with me.  See whole article here People with autism face a particular challenge getting hired because of the traditional interview process, which tends to reward candidates with smooth social skills. “A […]

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Chinese Wisdom for Recruitment

Sima Guang

Chinese wisdom for recruitment from Sima Guang shows a lot about our recruiting philosophy. Chinese Wisdom for Recruitment From 1000 Years Ago 才德全尽谓之“圣人”,才德兼亡谓之“愚人”,德胜才谓之“君子”,才胜德谓之“小人”。凡取人之术,苟不得圣人,君子而与之,与其得小人,不若得愚人。 His priority and thought on who to hire is: 1. Holy: Talent+Character 2. Gentleman: More Character than Talent 3. Fool: No talent No Character 4. Vile Man: More Talent than Character Surely you […]

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In Hiring, Character or Competence?

character or competence

We had a candidate complaint today that made us think about character or competence as the first priority. He said he thought we are bad because we disqualified him for lying on his resume and in the interview. He said to our recruiter that almost everyone lies on their resumes. He further added that lots of […]

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Private Equity Failing Operationally

private equity

Saw an article on doing Private Equity purchasing of Chinese companies. The article certainly has implications for private equity anywhere.  It is very insightful, and I encourage you all to go see what Sigulegruff says: Take a look at this Moreover, there have been few success stories across buyout deals in China. One issue was […]

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Recruiting Transparency

recruiting transparency

I suppose there is not a lot of search for this title. No one is measuring recruiting transparency. Should we? Why do candidates leave?  Why do companies fire candidates within 90 days of starting?  Surely fit is a factor. Companies are worried about the candidate not being as good as he was in the interview. […]

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Great Leaders and Fatal Flaws – We Can Avoid

fatal flaws

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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