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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
The “Vaccine” to Prevent Bad Hires is Rotting

The April 26, 2021 issue of The Wall Street Journal ran the article, “When a Job Reference Still Makes Sense,” and the answer, unfortunately, is “not often and declining.” Too bad – reference checks done the right way prevent almost all bad hires! The big beef is that candidates provide references and always include people …

From the Desk of Brad Smart:
The “Vaccine” to Prevent Bad Hires is Rotting
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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
A Sure Way to Enjoy Job Security – A Primer in Topgrading

Your career has survived the pandemic (so far) but you know a lot of managers must worry about their near-term and long-term job security. Maybe you’re a bit worried too? The pandemic caused most companies to cut costs – not temporarily but permanently. Are more jobs in jeopardy? Fortunately, there is something managers can do, …

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A Sure Way to Enjoy Job Security – A Primer in Topgrading
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From the Desk of Brad Smart:
When Hiring HR Professionals, Combine “Soft Skills” and “Hard Skills”

SHRM recently published an article by a staffing company executive entitled “Rethinking Soft Skills in HR.” The title is interesting because the rap on HR historically has been that some in HR can be too soft… or just the opposite, too hard-nosed, demanding adherence to HR policies. It’s a conversation worth having. The author lists …

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When Hiring HR Professionals, Combine “Soft Skills” and “Hard Skills”
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