How to Become an Employee CEOs Don’t Want to Lose

Most managers will say that there’s no such thing as an irreplaceable employee. However, in every company there are people whose skill set, not just experience, is highly valuable to some critical business processes. The simple reason for this is that people with experience in a specified field could be found more easily than those who possess a required set of skills.

Why Good People Underperform

As I headed to LinkedIn’s Talent Connect recruiting industry confab last week with more than 4,000 of the world’s best recruiters and talent leaders, someone tweeted me this headline:

Why Lou Adler is Wrong About Personality Assessment Tests

As I was leaving the conference a Talent Leader from a Fortune 200 company strong-armed me and said something strange. It went something like, “While we’ve aced our pre-hire quality of hire assessments, we’re struggling with improving quality of hire.”

How to Get a Job

With the current unemployment rate at 5.5% in the United States, one might argue that finding a job in today’s work force is only an uphill battle. However, Bryan Kooi, a job recruiter (“headhunter”) for Great Plains Consulting, would disagree. He believes there are plenty of jobs available— the job hunter just might not be looking in the right place…

7 Job Interview Do’s and Don’ts for the Class of 2014–Erg, 2015

Does anyone else write “2014” for about six months before they realize it’s been the New Year already? Anyways, back to the main point–here at Great Plains Consulting, we aren’t all fresh out of college, but those of us who are, can testify to these key Do’s and Don’ts of the interviewing world. Going to an interview for the first time with a business or company can be nerve-racking, but going back for a second? My lanta, might as well pull out the three piece.