Eric Putkonen's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

Two Critical Questions to Ask During the Intake Meeting

This week I was at the Minnesota Recruiters Conference and I listened to Steve Lowisz speak about “5 Keys To Leading Your Hiring Manager.”  I am not sure if it was the lack of participation or what, but…


Added by Eric Putkonen on October 30, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Creating Job Descriptions That Show Meaningful Work

People tend to underestimate and undervalue the power of meaning in work.  People don’t understand the magnitude of the importance of meaningful work.

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presented two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work in a Ted Talk he gave at…


Added by Eric Putkonen on October 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

My Favorite Job Post of All Time

I am writing about job posts again, but it is what is primarily seen by potential candidates – active or passive.   Often, it is the first thing seen.

Think about it, a great professional who is not currently looking for a new job has a really bad day at work and decides to test the…


Added by Eric Putkonen on October 14, 2015 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

How to Compare the Size of Talent Pools by Location

Today will be a very practical post that covers what I recently did for research when a hiring manager said he was open to hiring in other locations (anywhere in the US) and asked for suggestions on which locations to target that might have large talent pools.

This can be done…


Added by Eric Putkonen on October 6, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments


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