A recent article by Matthew Leising and Annie Massa in Bloomberg Businessweek, “Why Citadel’s Ken Griffin Can’t Keep His Star Hires,” tells of a big hire that didn’t last long. In July 2016, according to the article, Griffin hired Kevin Turner as the first Chief Executive Officer of an operation called Citadel Securities. According to the article, […]
You Can’t Hurry Love (or How to View Applicants in Realistic Terms)
Remember the first time you fell in love? That person seemed like the smartest, funniest most attractive person in the world to you. And although that happened in a romantic context, it happens all the time in business, as well, when you allow initial very positive first impressions of an applicant to blind you to […]
Hiring? Here are 5 Ways to Handle the “Applicant Avalanche”
As the economy turns around (yes, that’s the noise you’re hearing), companies who are hiring are experiencing something they’ve never had to contend with before: HUGE numbers of applicants for open positions. One reason for the large numbers of applicants is simply the sheer number of people looking for work right now. But another reason […]
Is it really a “buyer’s market” for employers right now?
There are two commonly-held ideas that I’ve heard over and over again in the media: 1. Almost no one is hiring.2. If you’re one of the few companies that is hiring, it’s a “buyer’s market.” These “trends” probably appeal to your common sense. Huge layoffs grab headlines, not news about companies that are hiring. And […]