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The Most Popular But Controversial Idea In The News Right Now is Character

Author: Bruce Weinstein — Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) One idea, more than any other, defines political and business news today: character. Consider, for example, former F.B.I. director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence […]

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How to Hire Present People

Author: Bruce Weinstein — Distracted employees can create headaches for you as an HR manager.  The following questions may help you evaluate a job candidate’s commitment to being present, which I define as the performance of a single task for a reasonable period of time.  (Some people prefer “mindful” or “focused” to “presence,” but the […]

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How to Hire Patient People

Author: Bruce Weinstein — I once saw a photograph of a dandelion plant. On its own, that image wouldn’t be anything special: dandelions are everywhere. But these dandelions were nestled atop a small mound of asphalt. Somehow they had managed to push through this seemingly impermeable barrier and reach their goal: bathing in sunlight and […]

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How to Hire Loyal People

Author: Bruce Weinstein — Loyal employees make the lives of HR managers a lot easier.  The following questions will help you evaluate how loyal a job candidate is likely to be in the organization. How have you responded at a previous job when a better opportunity with another employer came along? Even for someone who […]

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How to Hire Humble People

Author: Bruce Weinstein — Humility is one of the ten crucial qualities of employees of high character, and smart businesses seek out people with humility to work for them. These employees inspire their coworkers, instill confidence in their supervisors, and move up quickly in their organizations. Humble people are generally not disposed to call attention […]

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