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Why Hiring Based on Social Media Cred is the Way to Go?

  A recent article on Business Insider on Sarah Robb O’Hagan, the President of fitness chain Equinox, spurred my interest in writing this article. In the article Sarah says “she doesn’t care about your credentials. She wants to see your Twitter feed”. She … Continue reading

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Why Social Media Might be Killing your Business?

Why are you using social media? Is it because you think every other business out there is benefitting from something you’re not doing? Is it because you think your reputation is suffering? Or, do you even know? Social media is … Continue reading

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Firing on all Cylinders – Why Firing People can be Fun!

Look I am not some egomaniac on a power trip. In my earlier HR days I hated having to fire anyone. I remember having to fire hundred upon hundred of high-tech workers due to the market crash and it was … Continue reading

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15 Quick Tips for the Twitter Newbie or the Lost Twitter Soul

These tips seem really simple and they are. Doing them properly without venturing out into the land of “lack of tact” or “stupidity” is another. Stick to these simple tips and your life on Twitter will be so much easier. … Continue reading

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Open your Mind to Thinking Differently – Why Adoption Changed Mine

We are creatures of habit and are a product of our environment. As small children we were exposed to people and situations that left a huge impression on who we are and how we live our lives and conduct business … Continue reading

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The Looking-Glass – The Best Business Lesson you can Learn

Are you driven and competitive? Do people identify you as a “Type A” personality? Is the thrill of the chase, the focus on getting things done or proving you can do something other people tell you cannot do overwhelming? If, … Continue reading

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3 Lessons I Learned from my Start-Up Failure

In 2001 when I left Nortel Networks where I was the VP of Global Recruiting during the high-technology collapse, I was excited by the prospect of starting a new company called Bright Circles. Bright Circles had been born on the … Continue reading

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Why HR is Cool Again! Part 1

First I have a confession to make. Sweat dripping down my forehead, hands shaking! I am not an HR person, nor am I a recruiter although that may have defined me best in the past. I am neither a techie … Continue reading

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What I Learnt on Twitter in my First 60 Days

Surprisingly it’s already been two months since my foray on Twitter. As a newbie I had several misconceptions coming in which were that people on Twitter were: time wasters ego centric and anti-business Boy was I wrong! Sure like anywhere … Continue reading

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The Ant and the Grasshopper and Workforce Planning

In Aasop’s The Ant and the Grasshopper, the fable concerns a grasshopper that has spent the warm months singing while the ant worked to store up food for winter. When that season arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger and upon … Continue reading

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