Editorial Note: This is a guest post from Max Dubroff, an HR guy I met in Tulsa while attending the OKHR State HR Conference this year. We had a great conversation about 2nd chance employees and employers. I invited him to share his experiences with the PIC audience. You can connect with Max on LinkedIn…

Perusing Facebook, I always see personality tests and posts where people brag about being either an introvert or an extravert. Some people use their lack of desire for interaction as an excuse to be standoffish and others attribute their good or bad actions to their outgoing personalities. Just last month, I attended a conference where Introversion/Extraversion seemed to…

In June, fellow PIC contributor, Tiffany Kuehl wrote a post that cautioned organizations not to become “the place where talent goes to waste away”.  She described an environment that for some is quite familiar. The work is not challenging. Leaders are not effectively utilizing the skills, experiences, and abilities of their teams. Employees are bored….

We’ve got 99 problems but “Talent” ain’t one! Performance I Create is a talented crew, so who better to give advice and insight on this thing we call “talent”? When I think about this overused word; I think, “How did we get here?” Well… Laborer, Worker, Employee, Associate, Representative, Internal Customers, Human Capital, Workforce, Business Partners,…

For the month of June we have been talking talent here at #PICHR.  I always seem to get caught up in the concept of top talent being equal to “the best and the brightest.” However I have always viewed that as misnomer, because not every employer can truly get the best and the brightest.  Accordingly…

Chazz Palminteri wrote the wonderful screenplay, a favorite of mine, A Bronx Tale. It was directed by and starred one of the greatest actors of our time, Robert De Niro. The film is set in the 1960s and chronicles several life events of a young boy, Cologero, who is faced with the choice of listening to the advice his bus…

Cultivate Internal Talent, PICHR

What is the first thing you do when you receive notice of a new position or are told of the pending departure of an employee? Do you go into overdrive thinking of all the things needed to recruit viable talent for a replacement? How many of us often overlook a talent pool that often hold hidden gems, vibrant and valuable thinkers, and a fountain of undiscovered superstars?

During my college years, friends of mine that were on the football team would often share with me hilarious stories from the head coach and things he would say during practices. If a player wasn’t receiving any playing time and they were brave enough to ask the coach why, he would respond with “You just don’t…