Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hiring Slowly? Try Hiring Well

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This article originally appeared on BusinessCollective.com.

There’s a common mantra in the business world that you should hire slow and fire fast. The phrase is perfect and aligns with common sense: take your time to make the right decision. And if you’re wrong, cut your losses. Quickly.

[Related: How to Determine Whether You’re Hiring the Right Fit]

Well, I agree with the latter part. If you have someone who isn’t the right fit, and you haven’t been able to help them assimilate to your organization’s way of doing business, you might need to let them go. I just hope that you do so humanely.

But I want to focus on the hiring process. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need to fire quickly because you would, to paraphrase Jim Collins, ‘only get the right people on the bus.’ In five years of running Modify, I’ve only had to let go of a few people. Here are our tips to make sure you hire the right people.

        1. Write an accurate job description. It’s easy to copy and paste from an old job description or from another company’s job description, but the reality is that a startup changes quickly; and of course, it’s …read more      

Hiring Slowly? Try Hiring Well

Published by:

This article originally appeared on BusinessCollective.com.

There’s a common mantra in the business world that you should hire slow and fire fast. The phrase is perfect and aligns with common sense: take your time to make the right decision. And if you’re wrong, cut your losses. Quickly.

[Related: How to Determine Whether You’re Hiring the Right Fit]

Well, I agree with the latter part. If you have someone who isn’t the right fit, and you haven’t been able to help them assimilate to your organization’s way of doing business, you might need to let them go. I just hope that you do so humanely.

But I want to focus on the hiring process. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t need to fire quickly because you would, to paraphrase Jim Collins, ‘only get the right people on the bus.’ In five years of running Modify, I’ve only had to let go of a few people. Here are our tips to make sure you hire the right people.

        1. Write an accurate job description. It’s easy to copy and paste from an old job description or from another company’s job description, but the reality is that a startup changes quickly; and of …read more      

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

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Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby is no friend of Black America, but these charges are being used as a smokescreen to change the uproar about police murders

AFRICANGLOBE – Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is helped as he leaves a court appearance, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. He did not have to enter a plea and was allowed to remain free on $1 million bail for another hearing January 14.

Then-District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to charge Cosby, saying at the time that both the TV star and his accuser could be portrayed in “a less than flattering light”. “Filed 12 years after the asserted occurrence & coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA throughout which this case was made the focus”.

Cosby, who personified the model American family man in his long-running hit television show, was charged with aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony carrying a maximum penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Holding a cane, Cosby walked slowly and unsteadily …read more      

Minneapolis NAACP alleges ‘violent treatment’ of teenage girl by Mall of … – KMSP-TV

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Minneapolis NAACP alleges ‘violent treatment’ of teenage girl by Mall of
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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The Minneapolis NAACP will hold a New Year’s Eve press conference at City Hall to address alleged “violent treatment of a 14-year-old black girl” by Mall of America security. The group is calling on the mall and Bloomington police

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Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

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Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault In Pennsylvania

Bill Cosby is no friend of Black America, but these charges are being used as a smokescreen to change the uproar about police murders

AFRICANGLOBE – Actor and comedian Bill Cosby is helped as he leaves a court appearance, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, in Elkins Park, Pa. Cosby was arrested and charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home in January 2004. He did not have to enter a plea and was allowed to remain free on $1 million bail for another hearing January 14.

Then-District Attorney Bruce Castor declined to charge Cosby, saying at the time that both the TV star and his accuser could be portrayed in “a less than flattering light”. “Filed 12 years after the asserted occurrence & coming on the heels of a hotly contested election for this county’s DA throughout which this case was made the focus”.

Cosby, who personified the model American family man in his long-running hit television show, was charged with aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony carrying a maximum penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Holding a cane, Cosby walked slowly and unsteadily …read more