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Employers Are Missing The Point – Seriously

Written by Russ Minary, in Uncategorized

In this LinkedIn article, I discuss why American businesses are recruiting more people, working harder, enjoying it less – and getting worse results with each passing year. Employee attrition is at an all-time high, and 40% of currently employed people are considering changing jobs in the next 12 months. Here are some ideas for change […]

This Can Make Any Hiring Manager’s Job Easier

Written by Russ Minary, in Uncategorized

Businesses hire people all the time, but that’s not enough. You have to hire the right people and keep them. After 20+ years in this business, I haven’t seen a lot of truly new stuff. TalentSorter is a new tool that can make any hiring manager’s job easier. But don’t take my word for it, […]

Learn From Yahoo: People Are Not ‘Human Resources’

Written by Russ Minary, in Uncategorized

In a recent New York Times article, the meteoric downturn of Yahoo.com was chronicled. Marissa Mayer, a former Google exec was hired to perform a turnaround, but the exact opposite has been happening for predictable reasons. In my recent LinkedIn post Learn From Yahoo: People Are Not “Human Resources” I reviewed why some organizations like […]

8 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Control Turnover

Written by Russ Minary, in Brand + People, Brand Development, Creating Trust, Employer Branding, Hiring, How To Hire Right, HR Consulting, Purpose, Talent Management, Uncategorized, Values-Based Leadership, Workforce Assessment

I recently wrote a LinkedIn post entitled “8 Common Reasons Why You Can’t Control Turnover.” After working with hundreds of business owners and managers who experience turnover and retention issues, I’ve noticed something interesting: the owners of one business have high turnover and nothing but trouble while another business owner in the same community or […]

What A Very Wise Man Told His Children About Life And Success

Written by Russ Minary, in Brand + People, Brand Development, brandpluspeople.com, Corporate Ethics, Creating Trust, Employer Branding, How To Hire Right, Leadership, Leadership Development, Purpose, Talent Management, Uncategorized, Values-Based Leadership

British poet Rudyard Kipling wrote a wonderful poem that is worth committing to memory.  I think the world would be a very different – and better – place if everyone would live according to this advice.  I’m committed to doing this.  I hope you will be, too.  Enjoy. If (you’ll be a man, my son) […]

How To Spot Your Leaders

Written by Russ Minary, in Brand + People, Brand Development, brandpluspeople.com, Employee Issues, Employer Branding, Hiring, How To Hire Right, HR Consulting, Leadership, Leadership Development, Profiles International, Recruitment, Stack ranking, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Uncategorized, Women in Leadership, Women In The Workplace, Workforce Assessment, Workplace Problems

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Elliot Most people don’t have the ability or experience to understand leaders. The average person only sees the ‘overnight success’, actors and lottery winners.  In fact, the reason ‘it’s lonely at the top’ is that not many people […]

Would You Rather Be Trusted Or Popular?

Written by Russ Minary, in Brand + People, Brand Development, brandpluspeople.com, Corporate Ethics, Creating Trust, Employer Branding, How To Hire Right, Leadership, Leadership Development, Profiles International, Purpose, Stack ranking, Talent Management, Uncategorized, Values-Based Leadership, Women in Leadership, Women In The Workplace, Workforce Assessment, Workplace Problems

A recent poll indicated that a significant percentage of Americans would rather be ‘famous’ than competent, educated or honest.  Perhaps they figure that celebrity can bring riches, friends and a happier life.  One only needs to look up the pictures of ageing rock stars or celebrities, and read the stories of their rise and fall to see the truth […]

Stack Ranking – Can We Please Retire This Outmoded Ineffective Practice?

Written by Russ Minary, in How To Hire Right

Sometimes generally accepted practices are found to be counterproductive when put to the test.  For instance, blood-letting was once widely practiced and generally accepted by physicians.  This procedure involved ‘bleeding’ the patient in order to release the bad humours that were causing the patient’s illness.  We can all be thankful that science has proven this awful ‘therapeutic’ […]

Why Your Website Looks Great But Your People Drive You Nuts

Written by Russ Minary, in Employer Branding

“Leaders are like eagles.  We don’t have either of them here.”  (caption on poster from www.Despair.com) Have you noticed all of the people walking down the street with smartphones, totally concentrating on that little device in their hands, but completely oblivious to everything around them?  They are so absorbed with the device that is designed to connect them with everything […]

Choose Your Leaders Carefully (Because You Can’t Push A Rope)

Written by Russ Minary, in Employer Branding

I grew up in a rural setting.  Country folk have ‘sayings’ that communicate wisdom in a way that almost anyone can understand like, “You can’t push a rope.” Ropes are used in many ways.  You can tie things together in bundles, pull things, hang things up, use them for harnesses, tether or lead an animal, temporarily fix things […]