Fire Somebody Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success

April 06, 2011 - by: Mike Maslanka 1 COMMENTS


Employment law attorney Mike Maslanka reviews Bob Pritchett’s Fire Somebody Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success.

In his book Fire Someone Today: And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success Bob Pritchett nails why managers are always afraid to fire someone: They fear admitting they made a mistake in the hiring process.

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Rework

April 21, 2010 - by: Mike Maslanka 0 COMMENTS

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson’s book Rework, finding that the authors offer valuable lessons for changing the way your organization works.

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson is a fascinating book. It consists of around 100 chapters, each two or three pages long, with some cool illustrations. As you can tell from the title, the authors’ goal is ambitious: to change the way companies work, including HR departments. Their ideas are heretical. But as George Bernard Shaw once said, “Every truth started out as a heresy.”

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Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World

June 10, 2009 - by: 0 COMMENTS

HR writer Sarah McAdams reviews the book Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott.

There are a handful of reasons to read Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World HC. Among them:

1) You don’t “get” the youngest workers at your organization;

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Who: The A Method for Hiring

March 25, 2009 - by: Celeste Blackburn 1 COMMENTS

Resources for Humans managing editor Celeste Blackburn reviews Geoff Smart and Randy Street’s book Who: The A Method for Hiring.

According to a study by Recruiting Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, employers or their new hires regret their decisions half the time. The bad hiring decisions cost the average organization millions in lower performance, less-engaged new hires, and higher turnover. The study details several contributing factors, including that 40 percent of new hires report the information they received about the job when they applied was less than accurate. Overall, organizations and new hires achieve a win-win outcome in which both agree they made the right decision only half the time.

The A Method for Hiring
Those findings coupled with the fact that one of the few upsides of this economic climate for employers is that there are a lot of really talented, qualified people looking for jobs right now means that hiring really is an essential function of the HR person’s job.

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Categories: Hiring / Real-Life Lessons / Review

A Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job

September 24, 2008 - by: 0 COMMENTS

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book A Manager’s Guide to Hiring the Best Person for Every Job by DeAnne Rosenberg. Review includes tips for employers for reviewing resumes and recognizing warning signs they contain.

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45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart

September 17, 2008 - by: 1 COMMENTS

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book 45 Effective Ways for Hiring Smart by Pierre Mornell. Review  contains tips for hiring the best employee, from interview questions to checking references.

Recently, I ran across an excellent book, 45 EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR HIRING SMART: How to Predict Winners and Losers in the Incredibly Expensive People-Reading Game by Pierre Mornell, published by Ten Speed Press. It contains many outstanding ideas, and we thought we’d share a few with you. Here goes.

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The Truth About Hiring the Best

February 13, 2008 - by: 1 COMMENTS

Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book The Truth about Hiring the Best by Cathy Fyock. The review highlights a few of the book’s truths about hiring, interviewing, and dealing with employee relations.

aslanka reviews the book The Truth about Hiring the Best by Cathy Fyock

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Recruiting the Workforce of the Future

January 16, 2008 - by: Mike Maslanka 0 COMMENTS

Ralph Gaillard reviews the book Recruiting the Workforce of the Future by Bruce Tulgan. Review praises book’s striaghtforward advice and checklists to help HR recruit the right employees.

Recruiting the Workforce of the Future book review

Let’s face it: Recruiting is no picnic. In fact, it’s one of the biggest headaches facing HR today. The pressure to find that perfect candidate has never been greater as senior company leaders are screaming for a return on their recruiting investment. What’s happening is that recruitment is becoming the new metric by which HR careers are being either elevated or destroyed.

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Categories: Hiring / Interviewing / Recruiting / Review