Stop Using Pre-Scripted Questions in an Interview

Over my career, I’ve hired over 50 direct reports and been involved in the hiring process for over 150 other people.  For the most part, all of these hires ended up being good people and great employees. Sure, there were a couple bad hires in there but I’d like to think my track record is […]

Hiring the modern IT Security Professional

This post sponsored by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP. I just finished reading Rafal Los’ piece on the Enterprise CIO Forum titled Hiring information security talent a challenge. Its a good piece that highlights the difficulty of hiring quality IT profiessionals int he security space.  In the article, Rafal highlights two key areas that he argues are causing the challenges…they are: […]

Advice on hiring from The Onion’s CEO

Image by Getty Images via Daylife Do you know what The Onion is? If not, it’s a satirical newspaper and website that is hysterical…you should read it. I’ve been a big fan of The Onion for years…but I didn’t know it was a 160-employee company…that’s huge for what I thought was just a funny website/newspaper. I ran […]

Experience vs ability

Jeff Attwood over at Coding Horror wrote a great article titled “The Years of Experience Myth” that everyone should add to their ‘must read’ list. The article discusses the use of phone screens to in the hiring process (and points to a couple of great articles on the topic) but the point of the article […]