October 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing

 

 

Interviewing - the Texas Holdem of Staffing







When is staffing like Poker? The answer is when you are interviewing. In poker, and especially Texas holdem, you are always looking, and listening for insights into other players hands. These are called tells. Sometimes they come as non-verbal communications, a twitch, or a blink of…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 24, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!

Project Management (PM) staffing style!!



One way I have found to be very successful as a staffing professional is to Treat every opening like a project and use the basic PM steps to ensure you do the job right. Step one is to do needs analysis. This is the same thing as your first meeting with your client to determine what they need, write the JD etc.. Then you go on…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 16, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

When is a Metrics not a Metrics?!!!!

When is a Metrics not a Metrics?!!!!



Please remember to go back and reread the four part series I did on metrics some added context into some of the things I say here.



So when is the metrics not a metrics? They answer is when it is the antidotal not numbers based information you need to gather to understand a metrics. Not to say this data is not a metrics, just that it is not the traditional type of metrics.



When we think metrics we think numbers. But as the…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 10, 2012 at 10:59pm — No Comments

For Brandergy Members Seeking Venture Capital or Angel Investment

I'm happy to share with you that Robert Johnson,  http://brandergy.com/profile/RobertJohnson, has agreed to be the Group Officer for two key capital groups on Brandergy.com:

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Added by Vincent Wright on October 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

I am a Victim!!!!!

There has been much in the news around the presidential election about certain people taking assistance because they think of themselves as victims. Let me say from the outset this is not a political rant. It however is a consideration about the concept of being a victim in our global workplace.

I recently finished reading Dave Ulrich's latest book, HR from the Outside In,(which by the way I highly recommend be read by all HR professionals) It looks at the global HR profession…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on October 4, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

The Staffing Metric System..Metrics in a New Light!!!!

The Staffing Metric System..Metrics in a New Light!!!!



So I previously did a 4 part posting on Metrics. Here I wanted to explain what I call the “Staffing Metric System”. This is nothing really all that new, but instead a new way of thinking about metrics.  Please remember to go back and reread the original 4 part series for some added context into some of the things I say here.



Metrics can be divided into 3 categories;



Primary – metrics that are the primary things…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on October 1, 2012 at 8:34pm — No Comments

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