cial situation is like (though I can't imagine it's great) and he's willing to go spend 5 hours at a homeless shelter as a way of thanking me. Just unbelievable - really puts my "bad days" in perspective, you know?…
easy to find yourself out of work because what you specialised in has dropped from favour. Alternatively you can find your competition drastically rises due to new entrants under cutting you. You need to keep an eye out for changes in the market.…
r discrimination or poverty to understand how unbalanced our society has become under the wrath of Bush and his gang of thieves, they are the status quo. The lies are the BS of the trickle down theory and tax cut politics. Screaming retoric seems to be the realm of the Tea Baggers these days would'nt you agree? And here's a question for you, where was all this outrage when Bush was spending like a drunk?…
p the rest of the team based on what they have done, can do and promise to do to make all dreams come true.
Just like finding the real Christmas Puppy or Pony there are some things to consider.
Where does it come from? Is it coming from a "puppy mill", those big companies who hire tons of people, give them limited training and inflated resumes (pedigrees), then weed out all but the best and dump the others on the street. Or a very small company where the achievements are overstated due to the size and scope of the company. (CFO of Mom and Pops plumbing as opposed to accounting manager of GM).
Puppies and Ponies require a lot of attention and training. Is your client prepared to offer the training, ramp up time, and clean up of messes that puppies sometimes make to allow the Christmas Puppy to reach full potential.
Does the puppy fit with family and lifestyle. All puppies are cute when you get them but they grow up. A puppy who will grow into a big dog becomes frustrated fitting into an organzation where there is little room to run and exercise their skills. Is there a dedication to provide outside training or does this group need a more settled big dog who has been there, done that, and is just happy to be a part of the group.
Puppies come in different personalities, just like people. An aggressive doberman, pit bull or other aggressive breeds do not do well in groups where the whole family is laid back, just looking for that Christmas Puppy who will ease in and only bark when there is a threat not everytime there is a slight noise or be a threat to the neighbors.
If you are considering a Christmas Puppy for your client give the situation the same attention we should all give to making a Christmas Puppy part of our family. Try not to let your Christmas Puppy end up at the shelter (on unemployement, frustrated or unhappy) because you ignored some common sense evaluation of the person and the situation. Fortunately people are not puppies, they can and do let us know in many ways where they will function to their fullest potential, don't ignore it because they are cute, warm and fuzzy, and you are determimed to have that puppy by Christmas.
If you are looking for a real Christmas Puppy for your family this year, use your recruiting knowledge to be sure that puppy, kitten or pony is really a fit for your family and your environment. A lot of Christmas puppies end up at the shelter only a few short months after the new wears off.
Adopt a shelter/rescue animal this Christmas. Some of the best end up unemployed and are only looking for a good home where they will shine as the real "Christmas Puppy."
What is your experience with Christmas Puppies, both two legs and four?
o blogs 'The Art of War for Talent.'
Don not only has a track record in the industry second-to-none but he has bought lunch for over 700 recruiters at the Minneapolis, Atlanta and Dallas Recruiting Roadshows. On each occasion Don has also fed countless numbers of hungry people in homeless shelters where the leftovers go.
Sometimes 'character' trumps 'personality.' Somewhere between Starbucks and cake and feeding recruiters – mind, body and soul – there's a lot of ground to cover, dontcha ya fink?
My vote is for Don. Better still -- put him in a class of his own.…