Despite the usual economic roller coaster, the forecast for skilled workers is getting better and better. It’s getting to be a little like 1998 when the potential of the internet industry caused all sorts of irrational hiring behavior….That’s what I see from the recruiter’s chair. Small business owners are once again going 120 MPH in a 65 MPH zone, in traffic, on the phone, trying to eat a taco, land a deal and hire someone all at the same time. With no seatbelt on.And they are constantly telling each other, ‘We know it’s not right, but that’s just how life is right now.’If they’d pick their heads up and look down the road they would see how dangerous it is to think that way. If they looked in the rearview mirror they would remember how many venture capital and IPO dollars were sacrificed on bad hires and poorly focused effort in the name of speed.Though it is a term of yesteryear, 2007 is the day of the knowledgeworker like no other before. In almost every company, it is people’s hearts and minds (even in the lowest level jobs) that dictate the quality, pace and contribution of their work. Employees choose… Read full this story
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