Would You Hire Trump?

Would You Hire Trump?

Four years ago I wrote a quite controversial article, “Would you hire Obama?” At the time I though that no US president had been the center of as much controversial media attention as the then president; none had either been as much loved or hated. Well, here we are,...
Hiring Right: Why Don’t You Get It?

Hiring Right: Why Don’t You Get It?

I remember, back a few years ago, having a tough talk with a very difficult client who kept complaining that all his employees were incompetent. After sending this businessman over 27 very qualified applicants for an executive position, I realized I had made a...
Negligent Hiring: How to Avoid Horror Stories

Negligent Hiring: How to Avoid Horror Stories

Negligent hiring and retention is a deadly weapon in the arsenal of plaintiff lawyers seeking recovery for their clients. When a lawyer prepares a lawsuit, every possible gun in that arsenal is brought out, fully primed and loaded. In case one doesn’t hit the target...
The Hard Case of Soft Skills in Personnel Selection

The Hard Case of Soft Skills in Personnel Selection

One of the most frustrating arguments I keep having with some new clients is about the critical importance of evaluating candidates’ soft skills (personality-related attributes) – even more so than focusing on their hard skills (technical or administrative...