The Trust Equation

Have you considered how trust relates to recruiting, interviewing and hiring?

I’ve recently finished The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford and found one of its concepts to be particularly intriguing as its applications transcend client/service partner situations into other areas of life  – including hiring and recruiting.

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Always Be Recruiting

My wife works part-time at a bakery. Although they’ve had some turnover, they’ve recently experienced challenges with hiring staff.

We brainstormed a few ideas to help them get back on track, but the one that struck me the most was that they need to be recruiting all the time – whether they have a job opening or not.

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What Yoda can teach us about hiring…

Star Wars is one of my favorite movies of all time, and Yoda is one of my favorite characters.

“Do or do not. There is no try”, his legendary statement to Luke Skywalker when Luke attempts to lift his X Wing fighter out of the swamp using “the force”, has resonated with me for years.

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What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger?

In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people. We’ve had to become accustomed to a number of new, unexpected changes to our work, leisure, and other activities. But how much change is too much change?

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