The Real Meaning of Hire Slow and Fire Fast

The Real Meaning of Hire Slow and Fire Fast

“Slow” shouldn’t be thought of as a time frame. I would even say that one of the biggest mistakes that hiring managers make is to go too slow, on steps they control. 

Be a Better Coach to Your High Potential Team Members

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Be a Better Coach to Your High Potential Team Members

How are you coaching your very best?

Did you actually push them enough? If you are the confident, secure-in-yourself leader you think you are, don’t be afraid that the hi-po might be capable of doing things better than you could.

Are they more resilient than you thought?

How will you balance that hi-po’s (downside) potential to burn themselves out......

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The California Pay - Affecting Companies Large and Small

The California Pay - Affecting Companies Large and Small

California has always prohibited employers from paying employees less than other employees of the opposite sex for equal work. Of course this applies to employers of any size, compared to some laws that depend on the number of employees.

Make the Most of Your Candidate Sourcing

Make the Most of Your Candidate Sourcing

Time to let the secret out that Colosi Associates offers an hourly recruiting option to augment your internal efforts for roles across functions. Sometimes retained search may not be the first or only avenue. 

Help Others Help You (Find a New Boss)

Help Others Help You (Find a New Boss)

Once you've dusted the rust off the relationship building machine and are on your way, what's key to asking for help with your search for a new boss? How can you best help someone help you?

Don't look for a new Job. Build relationships.

Don't look for a new Job. Build relationships.

A few people recently asked me how to go about a job search. Where do you even start if you've been with the same company for some time or just coming back into the market after an absence? Technology changes daily, how does that play in? Is everything done on LinkedIn today? One thing that hasn't changed ever (that I know of) is that more than 60% of roles are filled through networks, not through recruiters or postings.  What does this (still) mean?

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Your Staff

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - Your Staff

In the ancient practice of Feng Shui, the energies of any given space are balanced to assure health and good fortune for the people inhabiting it. To bring order to the environment, practitioners often begin by clearing out clutter for energy to flow. In short, they tidy up.

Figuring Out Fit - The Clues are All There

Figuring Out Fit - The Clues are All There

The timeless truth?  “Candidates are hired for skills and fired for fit.” Everyone has a story of the clues they missed or chose to ignore and later regretted it. Cultural mis-hires need not be repeated. Hiring the wrong person could cost up to 15 times salary. Don’t let this happen to you!

Hungry Fighter Discipline and Determination

Hungry Fighter Discipline and Determination

Harvey Mackay writes articles with impactful business and life lessons. From a recent Silicon Valley Business Journal article, "Lessons in Discipline from Long-distance Running":

The Most Subjective, Emotional, Discriminatory Hiring Manager

The Most Subjective, Emotional, Discriminatory Hiring Manager

Can you imagine if you evaluated candidates for your executive hire the way voters hire the President of the United States (POTUS)?

It’s a unique opportunity for American hiring manager voters. In no other context can they legally hire based on any objective or subjective criteria – gender, race, religion, fiscal or social policy, cadence of speech or anything at all.