It seems like most medium to large towns have that “it” employer.  Sometimes it’s a large Fortune 500 or medium sized private company.  You know, the cool place that you’ve heard is a great place to work. Maybe you saw their company tent at the local 10k and observed how much fun they were all…

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…

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…

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?

I work in the manufacturing segment. One of the credos in manufacturing is “cheaper, faster – better.”  If you can get that figured out in manufacturing you will have a hugely successful career.  Take it to Detroit; they will love you in the motor city.  When we think of this credo and we are to…