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Patrick Lynch

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Could Your Next Interview Be With A Robot?

Interview

I am a big fan of the Chad & Cheese podcast. They like to bill themselves as “punching the recruiting industry right where it hurts, with breaking news, brash opinion, and loads of snark.” Beyond the humor, Chad &

Lessons I Have Learned From Writing 400 HR Blogs

HR HR Blogs

I reached a milestone of sorts last week. By my unofficial count, I have now written 400 HR blogs. My blogging journey began on August 17, 2011, with the aptly named blog, “Just What The World Needs -- Another

Zig When Everyone Else is Zagging – Some Counter-Intuitive HR Ideas

HR Tech HR

The conventional wisdom today is that technology will make us more productive and that it will improve all of our lives. In many cases, this is true. But several recent news articles show that the conventional

Six Great Books To Read This Year

talent development Growing Your Career Books

I am proud to say that one New Year’s resolution I have followed is to read more books. At the beginning of the year, I made a list of a lot of books that I wanted to jump into but did not read because of the usual

Growing Your Career - Inventing A Job Is Better Than Finding One

Career Management Growing Your Career

I re-watched the movie The Social Network yesterday. For those of you who have not seen it, the movie is about the launch of Facebook and centers around two lawsuits that Eduardo Saverin and the twins Cameron and

Want To Win The Talent War? Hire Overqualified Candidates

talent war overqualified candidates

The biggest recruiting challenge today is filling the critical open positions that will help your organization continue to grow and allow your teams the ability to seize on marketplace opportunities. I understand

Leadership Lessons: Admit When You Are Wrong

Leadership

I had the great opportunity to give the devotional to the C3G, a career ministry at Northpoint Community Church (the incredible Andy Stanley is the Pastor). I decided to forego the expected inspirational address on

Leadership Lessons – What I Learned From Our Moonshot Leadership Event

Leadership Moonshot Leadership

Leadership is about having a vision, being able to inspire others about a vision, and finding a way to mobilize all of the resources that are on hand to make that vision become a reality. Leaders can be bold and

Talent Development Advice – Use My Beatles Formula To Build Great Teams

talent development Great Teams

Building a high-performance team can be challenging. You want to stack it with “A Players,” but you may end up with too many delegators and not enough doers. You can always find an assessment to help with the

Interesting Trends in Executive Search – Some That You May Not Expect

Culture Fit, Executive Search Talent Assessment

I recently had a conversation with Terry Price, our new CMP Senior Consultant, about what interesting trends in executive search he has seen over the past five years. Terry knows what he is talking about. He just