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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 4: The Recruiting Process

“The key asset to a business – the only one that provides a sustainable and competitive advantage – is its employees, their skills and their dedication.”  ~ Robert Reich, Former US Labor Secretary.   To wrap up this four part series on hiring that person you can trust – your Golden Unicorn – let’s talk …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 3: Behavioral Interviewing

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.   In part one of this four part series we discussed how to find your key talent by first having a greater understanding of your vision, mission, values, company structure, and your strengths and weaknesses. Last week we discussed the …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn Part 2: How Do You Get the Right Ones to Apply?

“Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it . . . ; Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine.” ~ David Ogilvy, widely hailed as the Father of Advertising.   Last week we discussed how to find your …

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Hiring the Golden Unicorn: Finding Key Talent for Your Team

“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” ~ Lawrence Bossidy, former COO of GE. Congratulations on your quest to find your golden unicorn – that person who is a cultural fit and can do …

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Focusing on Your Strengths (& Outsourcing the Rest!)

“The other part of outsourcing is this: it simply says where the work can be done outside better than it can be done inside, we should do it.” ~ Alphonso Jackson, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2004–2008).   Have you ever felt like sometimes you spend more time at home working on …

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