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January 2014

LinkedIn vs. the Resume

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If you’re not already using LinkedIn as a key part of your recruiting methods, it’s time to start.  An article published Monday on Recruiter.com suggests that the resume is out and LinkedIn has taken its place.  We’re not altogether convinced, but the argument is compelling.  For starters, LinkedIn is more…

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Hold On Tight (to Your Talent)

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Successful HR teams are a bit like circus acts, at times bending and contorting to accommodate last-minute or urgent requests, later making high-flying leaps with the goal of improving some key performance metric and still yet juggling half a dozen metaphorical chainsaws at once. One of those particularly worrisome chainsaws…

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Survey Says: Take a Vacation

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In the interest of productivity, it’s worth it to cool your heels now and then. SHRM recently conducted a study of 481 randomly selected members and found that most HR professionals agree on the benefits of employees fully utilizing their allotted vacation time.  As it happens, when employees use vacation…

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Sorry, What Was That Again?

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We customarily think of experience as a real asset.  And it is, in most respects.  When it counts, we want professionals who aren’t practically winging it.  We want seasoned financial planners, realtors, pilots.  But the trouble with experience in recruiters is that it can lead us to make poor decisions…

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Conselium Completed Search: Boston Scientific Names Sergey Gusev Legal Counsel CEE in Russia

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Conselium  has just completed a search on behalf of Boston Scientific Corporation.  Mr. Sergey Gusev began his role of Legal Counsel CEE & Russia January 13, 2014 at the company’s offices in Moscow, Russia. Mr. Gusev’s Responsibilities include: Ensure alignment with Global and Russian strategy when structuring and negotiating commercial…

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The (High) Cost of Underperformers

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Underperformers can cost you.  Big.  Staff who conspicuously slack off don’t last longer than a few abysmal performance reviews.  But when it comes to weak employees, the openly insubordinate are in the minority.  Most below average employees may exhibit strengths in critical areas, but turn up lacking in ways that…

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