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Kim Shepherd, CEO, Decision Toolbox

As we kick off a new year, we have already started to see new hiring trends. In my opinion, the most crucial trend employers need to be aware of is the shift in hiring power. Nowadays, nine out of 10 employers still think it’s up to candidates to prove themselves for jobs. This, however, is no longer the case. We are living in a “ME Inc.” world. The hiring landscape has become less about the employer choosing the employee, and more about the employee making the decision. Now, it’s time for companies to impress.

the ceo magazine, accountability
Julie Miller and Brian Bedford

As a leader at your organization, you like to think that you run a pretty tight ship. But if you’re being honest with yourself, you know that you let a few things slide in 2013. None of these transgressions have been deal-breakers, but you know if you don’t start holding yourself and your employees accountable for the little things, they’ll eventually lead to bigger, more damaging things. 

the ceo magazine, hiring

Last month a CEO client contacted me to evaluate Dean, an executive who had come to him through a referral from a trusted source. The man who referred him knows both my client and the candidate and assured the CEO that the two should meet to explore how Dean could work for him.

Hold on. No job description? No posting for the position? No due diligence? Unthinkable. Absurd. Perfect.

The week before Christmas I traveled to icy temperatures to meet Dean and evaluate him. But evaluate him for what?



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