Ask The Headhunter: The Talent Shortage Myth and Why HR Should Get Out of the Hiring Business | The Business Desk with Paul Solman By Nick Corcodilos When HR personnel are put in charge of hiring new employees, they often rely on database searches, keywords and collecting stacks and stacks of resumes. Headhunting expert Nick Corcodilos says these may not be the most effective strategies to find the right person for the job. Nick Corcodilos started headhunting in Silicon Valley in 1979, and has answered over 30,000 questions from the Ask The Headhunter community over the past decade. In this special Making Sense edition of Ask The Headhunter, Nick shares insider advice and contrarian methods about winning and keeping the right job, on one condition: that you, dear Making Sense reader, send Nick your questions about your personal challenges with job hunting, interviewing, networking, resumes, job boards, or salary negotiations. Question: Throughout my career I have gotten new jobs by meeting and talking to managers who would be my bosses. Why do companies even have HR departments involved in hiring? Wasting money.
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12 Seats for Maximum Relaxation We’ve been known to post a perfect nap chair or two (or dozen) here on Design Milk so we thought we’d round up our favorites of nap’s past and add a few new spots to help you prepare for maximum relaxation… Let’s start with POWER’NAP. I mean, they had me at the name. Designed by Ninna Helena Olsen, this origami-like design “gently encloses your body” while looking like a work of art. The Cradle just screams cozy, doesn’t it? The Loopita might look like a giant Hot Wheels track but I think it looks like a sleek lounge spot for two. I just want to dive into this like it was a big leaf pile, don’t you? One of our personal faves has always been the Couch Sleeper by Anne Lorenz. It looks like relaxing on a bed of squishy volleyballs, but the Feel Seating System Deluxe is made up of 120 “soft and extremely pleasant” balls. Who can resist a hug from a sofa, perfect when you’re looking for a little extra comfort and no one’s around. Where’s your favorite place to curl up and relax?