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No Such Thing as a Millennial Anymore

Bob Wiesner | February 17, 2016

Millennials probably comprise about half your workforce right now.  More if you're in the advertising, social or tech space.The Millennial cohort is probably the most studied generation.  Several times a week I see an article from a scholarly journal or …

Do Candidates Still Love You AFTER the Interview?

Bob Wiesner | September 7, 2015

Of course we judge candidates very quickly during an interview.  This isn't the post where I'm going to argue the merits of this reality.Instead, I want to urge one overarching objective, regardless of your view of the candidate - premature …

You’re Hiring for the Wrong Attributes

Bob Wiesner | July 6, 2015

As an HR director and generalist, I repeatedly saw senior line managers make this fatal mistake when discussing open job reqs.  They would place this at the top of their priority list:"I want someone with the right experience."As many of …

Four Steps to Get the Company Mission Right

Bob Wiesner | December 9, 2014

It's amazing.  With millions of words written about mission statements, there are still agencies and professional services firms who can't get it right.  And they don't realize the consequences of it.Research now available strongly shows how important it is that …

Onboarding or Just Boring?

Bob Wiesner | April 3, 2013

I've had a chance to observe onboarding processes at many different organizations.   If you compared these processes, you'd never believe they were all called the same thing.Some companies just don't get onboarding.  They don't get the importance of it. …

Great Players Need Great Coaches

Bob Wiesner | January 18, 2013

This is a great article on the importance of creating an environment where strong performers can actually perform to the level of their greatness.I've written about this before.   My point has always been that business leaders need to establish …

The Culture Club

Bob Wiesner | September 27, 2012

This excellent article from Fast Company - How to Keep Company Culture Alive During Growing Pains - is must-reading for all leaders of small organizations.  But to me it raises a vital question for leaders of both smaller and larger …

Talent Retention and the Talent Crisis

Bob Wiesner | August 1, 2012

As depressing as unemployment statistics can be, there is evidence that many industries are actually finding it difficult to hire skilled workers. (LA Times, July 2012)  Perhaps nowhere is this felt more than in advertising.  The American Association of Advertising …

Interviewing for Insights

Bob Wiesner | June 3, 2012

Very important comment by Mike Sheehan in Sunday's New York Times business section.   In it, he says candidates need to be able to "turn observations into insights." But which candidates?  Planners for sure.  But how about creatives?  Account managers?  Project managers?   …

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