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Elon Musk’s Favorite Interview Question

By Yves Lermusi

It’s not too surprising that the Tesla CEO and father of SpaceX might pepper an interview with a brainteaser or two before settling into a more traditional discussion with a potential candidate. Here is one of his favorites:

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Has HR Technology Actually Improved Anything?

By Susan Van Klink

For the last 20 years as both an HR practitioner and as an HR Software executive, I’ve witnessed dozens of HR tech companies claim to dramatically improve the hiring process.

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$156M given to improve Quality of Hire!

By Yves Lermusi

Believe it or not, classified ads have been around for almost four centuries.* They’ve obviously changed significantly over time from the first ad in a newspaper in 1625, to the online “for sale” items available on just about every app you use today.

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Why are CHROs paid 10 times less than CFOs?  And what to do about it...

By Yves Lermusi

I recently was reading an HR Executive survey on CHRO pay.  The best paid CHRO earns about $8M a year all in.  Pretty impressive. And if you consider compensation as one measure for how much value you add to the world, it’s great to finally see HR get the recognition it deserves.

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Poor measurement of talent quality

By Yves Lermusi

How often do you find yourself returning a meal at a restaurant? Not that often, right? In fact, it’s usually only when the food has a pretty big issue: maybe it tastes terrible or is severely undercooked. I think this serves as a perfect analogy for involuntary turnover.

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Employee Referrals - how to increase them?

By Yves Lermusi
I had a good discussion yesterday about hiring referrals and how to increase them. But let’s start here: Why do we care about employee referrals? Read more

“Only 3% of CEOs are women…”

By Yves Lermusi

I was surprised to read this stat in this recent article from the Economist. Compared to a theoretical world in 2069 where 50% of global CEOs may be women, today the actual statistic is very disappointing: just 3%.

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It is not only how intelligent you are that matters...

By Yves Lermusi

So many books are focused on being more intelligent, but very few are focusing on how we can be more intelligent, collectively.  Any leader of an organization should care about how can we, simultaneously as an organization, make better decisions.

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Beyond traditional diversity - Cognitive Diversity

By Yves Lermusi

I recently spoke with a leader of a large organization about the push towards diversity in most organizations, and its value.  While traditional gender, race, and age diversity come to mind, it is becoming increasingly important to consider cognitive diversity.  

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Jeff Bezos' 3 interview questions

By Yves Lermusi

20 years ago, when Jeff Bezos was writing his shareholder letter, on page 3 he explained the 3 driving questions they ask themselves when they are hiring.

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