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Yves Lermusi

Yves Lermusi (aka Lermusiaux) is CEO & co-founder of Checkster. Mr. Lermusi is a well known public speaker and a Career and Talent industry commentator. He is often quoted in the leading business media worldwide, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Week, and Time Magazine. His articles and commentary are published regularly in online publications and business magazines. Mr. Lermusi was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Recruiting Industry” and his blog has been recognized as the best third party blog.
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Among the best articles in the McKinsey Quarterly for 2007

By Yves Lermusi

We were pleased to discover that “How Businesses Are Using Web 2.0: A McKinsey Global Survey,” is one of the most read articles of 2007 for the McKinsey Quarterly.

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Are You Using Collective Intelligence for Talent Management?

By Yves Lermusi

We wrote an article on ERE (full article here) explaining the concept of collective intelligence for talent management.

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Top 3 signs of a miserable job: Immeasurement

By Yves Lermusi

If you like novels but need to look serious on the plane, try reading the entertaining book, “The Three Signs of a Miserable Job,” and learn a new word: Immeasurement.

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Best City for US Workers

By Yves Lermusi

Once you’ve settled into a city and neighborhood, it is often difficult to move, and rightfully so since community and friends are often seen as important factors to one’s happiness.

But what about the days when you dream about having a possible life in that great city of New York? Well, a recent study shows that New York is very polarizing, while the San Francisco bay area offers much support!!

Workers' Top 10 Preferred Metropolitan Areas

Survey respondents say their preferred, top ten metropolitan areas for job relocation are:

  1. San Diego
  2. San Francisco
  3. New York
  4. Atlanta
  5. Boston
  6. Austin
  7. Denver
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Seattle
  10. Portland, Ore.

The top ten least preferred cities for relocation are (some cities made both lists):

  1. New York
  2. Detroit
  3. Los Angeles
  4. New Orleans
  5. Las Vegas
  6. Albuquerque
  7. Chicago
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth
  9. Omaha
  10. Milwaukee
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Why does ongoing feedback matter for learning?

By Yves Lermusi

Imagine you want to learn something new or are in charge of learning and development at your organization where there is a need to learn something new.

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Are we delusional about our abilities?

By Yves Lermusi

 

We all know the saying, we are our own worst critic, but is it true? If so, what can we do about it?

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Our normal reaction to feedback & why Checkster is confidential

By Yves Lermusi

The latest book from Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, (Details from Amazon here) has a great chapter on the subject of feedback that to some extent relates to Checkster’s 360 feedback.

Since Checkster has been offering several tools with which organizations and individuals can request feedback on their job performance, we have observed some of the same reactions to the feedback process as is described in Goldsmith’s book. The first and obvious one is that many ask for feedback but choose to only listen to that which falls in line with what they want to hear. In other words, many will agree with feedback that is consistent with the image onecreates for oneself, or better yet, one’s ideal self, and reject what one sees as inconsistent with that image.

The second view expressed by Goldsmith that is even more destructive to one’s personal development than the first is for one to request an opinion regarding his or her work, but then argue about it. What’s even worse is when one goes as far as to discredit the person having given the view simply because it isn’t in line with one’s self perception.

The issue that arises from the two aforementioned responses to feedback is that the perception others have of us or our behavior is not something we can agree with or not—it simply is what it is. As hard as it can be sometimes, it helps to be aware of the perceptions others have of us so we can better understand, adapt and reach whatever it is we are looking to achieve. Arguing with it is useless even if we think others have described someone that is not us, because as the saying goes, “perception is reality!”

The first step in bridging the gap between self perception and public perception is to become aware of those perceptions. In order to do this and avoid the typical reaction of commenting on what is said about us, Checkster has made confidentiality the core foundation of its feedback tool. Thus, our raters will not be afraid to say what they really think and express their opinion no matter how many times we ask them. It can seem minor, but it is a crucial step to guaranteeing continuous, quality feedback. You can use a simplified, free version of Checkster here.

We recommend this little book from Goldsmith, and we hope you can come to the Linkage conference to see him and us speak (our session is just after his – details here).

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Onrec Panel - Future of the online recruiting industry

By Yves Lermusi

Last week I moderated a panel for the Onrec Global Summit 2007.
The slides from that presentation can be found here.

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Checkster Blog - What can you expect?

By Yves Lermusi

After more than a year of silence, I am back in the blogosphere!

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