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29 May Most admired CEOs to be honored

OKLAHOMA CITY – Twenty-five business and nonprofit leaders will be honored April 30 at The Journal Record’s ninth annual Oklahoma’s Most Admired CEOs event at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. This year’s group includes four honorees who will be inducted into the program’s...

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23 Mar 6 Steps for Creating an Expert Hiring System – By Lou Adler

  An expert system is a business process that simulates the judgment and behavior of a human who has expert knowledge and experience in a particular field. I've been around for a lot of years in the hiring business and am still dumbfounded that companies still do these dumb things and...

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13 Mar Cost of a Bad Hire Outweighs Hiring Costs

    When I speak to human resource professionals, I hear a lot about the costs associated with hiring. Specifically, costs of ads, job boards or whatever resume database is hip at that time. I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with a C-level executive about the...

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11 Feb Recruiting Is Not HR. It’s Sales.

  Whether internal or external, recruiting is sales and here is why. Remember when one job posting would produce an abundance of qualified candidates?  Or when every candidate who interviewed wanted the job?  Or even when every offer was accepted? Nope, those days are long gone. The reality is...

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11 Feb Cost to Hire versus Cost of a Bad Hire

    When I speak to members of HR, I hear a lot about costs associated with hiring.  Specifically, costs of ads, job boards or whatever resume database is hip at that time. I don’t think I’ve ever had a conversation with a C-level executive about cost of...

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11 Dec Recruiting in a Tight Labor Market

  The U.S. unemployment rate has been steadily dropping all year, from 4.8% in January to 4.1% in October.  That number is the lowest unemployment has been since 2000 and before that, 1970.  It’s officially a candidate’s market again. Here are 6 tips to find great people...

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14 Nov Professional Ghosting and its Effect on Companies

    In the dating world, two people meet and decisions can then be made. They can agree to move forward together, or either party can choose from three options: communicate the “thanks but no thanks,” do the “slow fade” or just disappear, aka, “ghosting.” As a headhunting...

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09 Oct How to Lose an Employee in 10 Days

  I read an article in Business Insider that included a list of the 10 most common ways managers alienate employees.  After making the investment in hiring your employees, the last thing you want to do is lose them quickly.  The first step to prevention is...

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