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Why We Should Banish Job Descriptions and Resumes

As most of you know, I think the continued use of traditional skills-infested job descriptions prevents companies from hiring the best talent available. By default they wind up hiring the best person who applies. That’s the same reason I’m against the indiscriminate use of assessment tests. While these tests are good confirming indicators of on-the-job […]

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Ban Job Descriptions and Hire Better People

For the past 30 years I’ve been on a kick to ban traditional skills- and experience-based job descriptions. The prime reason: they’re anti-talent and anti-diversity, aside from being terrible predictors of future success. Some naysayers use the legal angle as their excuse for maintaining the status quo. To debunk this, I engaged David Goldstein, a […]

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Recruiters Must Demand Their Hiring Managers Prepare performance-based Job Descriptions

Since we promote people based on their performance, why don’t we hire them the same way? My new book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, available as an eBook at Amazon.com, is written for everyone involved in hiring: recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates. This story, and many others like it, inspired me to […]

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Should You Replace the Incumbent? – Using Performance Profiles for Performance Reviews

I was talking to an old client of mine the other day. He was the CEO of a fast growing manufacturing company in the ‘90s, and now he’s on the board of seven mid-sized companies in Southern California. My firm placed about 10 people on his management team in the company’s heyday. While I don’t […]

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Using Performance Profiles to Improve Recruiter Effectiveness

It is my contention that the only way to systematically hire superior people is to clearly define superior performance before beginning any new job search. Using a performance profile instead of a job description is an effective means to accomplish this. The benefits of using a performance profile include more accurate assessments, a bigger pool of top […]

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