Why Perfect Candidates Still Fail on the Job

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 29, 2008 

Recruiting Effectiveness Metrics I recently read?a blogger proposing that recruiters should be measured not only by how many slots are filled or how quickly the slots are filled, but also by the first year’s performance of the candidates they place.? I agree that how many and how quickly will not tell the whole story, but […]

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Can We “Luck” Our Way into Effective Organization Structure? A Friday Funny

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 26, 2008 

If we don’t really understand work levels or human cognitive capability?in terms of levels, what do you think the probability is that we will luck our way into effective organizational structure to carry out our strategy and live our values? As probable as this, I suspect… I’m OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system!? It […]

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If I’m Not What I Do, Who Am I?

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 25, 2008 

I took a values inventory from Values Technology and received my initial feedback today. One of the questions I was asked is, what question defines where you are at the moment?? My question that I have been pondering for about 5 years is: If I’m not what I do, who am I? Can you answer […]

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Michelle Malay Carter Interview on the Epic Living Hour

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 23, 2008 

As promised, here is my Friday interview with Eric Pennington on his Epic Living Hour radio show. I’m OK.? You’re OK.? Let’s fix the system.

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Anticipation – Are You a Penguin or a Polar Bear? A Friday Funny

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 20, 2008 

If Friday is the last day of the workweek in your part of the world, I hope you are excited about the prospect of some relaxation, recreation,?and rejuvenation this weekend. But my greater hope would be that on Monday morning, you would have that same sense of optimistic anticipation as you return to work.? For […]

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Join Me at BlogTalkRadio’s The Epic Living Hour – Friday, June 20

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 18, 2008 

I’ll be a guest on Eric Pennington’s BlogTalkRadio show, The Epic Living?Hour.? Please join us Friday, June 20th, at 12:30 EDT. Click here to both set up an email reminder for yourself and?to listen live.? If you care to participate on Friday, you can in at +1 347 945 5139. If that time is not […]

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Organizational Structure – What If…

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 18, 2008 

Jack Fallow had this to say about my lamentation on organizational structural failures:? Yes it is a problem that we under-engineer work environments and structures. Typically, the engineer, first decides that weight bearing strength of 1000lbs is necessary, then adds 50% for security. Next, they choose the best material to carry the strain. Then, they […]

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Structural Failures within Organizations – Close is Not Good Enough

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 17, 2008 

Steve Roesler throws out the concept of applied management in his latest post?on employee survey research.? I couldn’t agree more that we need more applied management within organizations. And I would ask, just what are we applying? Is Close Good Enough? Engineers take natural laws and science-based knowledge and use this inform to inform their […]

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Are You Open to the Idea that You are Closed Minded?

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 15, 2008 

I came across a job announcement the other day and one of the personal characteristics they were looking for in a candidate was open-mindedness.? My question is, if you asked 100 people if they were open minded, how many would say no? I suspect that closed-minded people view themselves as being principled, right, or knowledgeable, […]

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Performance Evaluation One Liners – A Friday Funny

By Michelle Malay Carter on June 12, 2008 

What you’d really like to say… Bright as Alaska in December. A room temperature IQ. One neuron short of a synapse. Still one step ahead of the law. He’s so dense, light bends around him. This person is not really so much of a has-been, but more definitely a won’t-be. Needs a new title, e.g., […]

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