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Time is a Poor Teacher: The Limited Returns of “Years of Experience”

“Experience is the best teacher.” We know it to be true. So shouldn’t we be able to infer its corollary—that is, that those with more experience on the job will perform better than their less experienced colleagues? Most employers certainly seem to think so: Requirements for specific “years of experience” appear on almost every job …

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Lessons from Tokyo’s Olympic Committee: How to Lead a Team during the Tail-End of COVID

Throughout the vast majority of past Olympic Games, the chief of the Olympics Organizing Committee has been a coveted role. Seb Coe, who presided over London’s 2012 festivities, referred to the position as a privileged one, similar to overseeing Halley’s comet: “It doesn’t come around that often, and everything is in alignment.”   Not so …

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Consider Hiring Non-Traditional Talent for Your Next Search

Historically, hiring employee talent has been heavily weighted towards candidates with a record of a perfect GPA, an elite alma matter, and a few brand name internships. Although these select indicators can be predictive of future employee success, they are certainly not mutually exclusive for all high performing talent. Given the current employee market, finding …

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Why is it so important to make quick decisions about pre-MBAs hires in a competitive market?

If you’re a pre-MBA consulting or investment banking analyst, the good times are here. In this candidate’s market, it’s far from unusual to hear about top junior talent racking up multiple offers. There are a couple of critical implications here for employers. When the deck is not so stacked to your advantage, how can employers …

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Structured Interviews: More Predictive, Less Biased, and Better for Candidates

We’ve all heard the quip attributed (wrongly, it turns out!) to Albert Einstein: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Yet many hiring managers and recruiters do just that: they rely on unstructured interviews and gut feelings to make hiring decisions despite mounting evidence that these methods are …

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