Archive | December, 2007

My Favorite Things

12 Dec

My 5 year old is preparing for her school program and is more than ready to sing "My Favorite Things."  You know the song and you know wedged somewhere between The Grinch, Rudolph, The Heat Mizer and Jimmy Stewart you will be watching – "The Sound of Music" this Christmas season.  You will.  Embrace it again.

I have heard the song several times and – by several – I mean hundreds over the last few weeks as the program approaches.  Upon reflection, I thought – "Andy, what are your favorite things?"   So I have decided to share -please – before singing along hear the din of the tune in your head – this is not quite the "Raindrops on roses" version but it is mighty close and certainly close to home in the world of a recruiter.

Hiring and firing and finding the right fit, Hoping it all goes real smoothly when you quit

A day when the phone continuously rings, these are a few of my favorite things

Interviews that go well and everyone is happy, Honesty when talking of your gig that’s crappy

New bosses that take you under their wings, these are a few of my favorite things

Managers that know talent when they see it, Candidates that are realistic to the market

HR so pleased with the resumes I brings, these are a few of my favorites things

When you must stay, and you can’t go, when I’m feeling sad

I simply remember my what I’ve come to know – You should have left now – TOO BAD.

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Why Profanity Is So Effective – Part 2

6 Dec

In a follow-up to my previous blog rant on profanity in the workplace – here you go. Let’s see it in action – perhaps this is your workplace.

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