Get the Best Talent and Get the Hell Out of the Way: What You Can Learn From the Cleveland Cavs.

The HR Capitalist

Of course, the Cleveland Cavaliers rode 80+ points from Lebron James and Kyrie Irving to win game 5 and send the series back to Cleveland. Which begs the question - what can we learn as corporate talent pros from the Cleveland Cavaliers? On Monday, I shared a post titled Evolve and Hire Interchangeable Parts: What You Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors.

SLIDE DECK: DisruptHR Cleveland, Mac Miller, Donald Trump and Assertiveness.

The HR Capitalist

I had the pleasure of being at DisruptHR Cleveland late last week. Thanks to the great team at DisruptHR Cleveland for hosting me - great show! DisruptHR Cleveland - KD on "Lies, Damn Lies and Assessments" from Kris Dunn. Ay yo, the fliest in the room Yeah, you know it's me * hating on him, cause he started out here locally Hopefully, I'll be at the top soon For now, I'm at my house, on the couch, watching cartoons.


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How To Make a Great First Impression

Ms. Career Girl

Andres’ expertise is in deal coaching live negotiations for sports clients such as the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Milwaukee Brewers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Brooklyn Nets.

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Lesson from LeBron James: How to decide when to relocate.

Penelope Trunk

Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Tweet This Facebook You don't need to be a basketball fan to know that LeBron James has been deciding if he should stay with his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, or move to another, more winning team. The problem with Cleveland is that the team is not strong enough to win a championship. He wants the game to be as interesting as possible, and he's hit a wall in Cleveland. It's not like he did not have a job in Cleveland.

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Hiring the Best Global Talent Like the San Antonio Spurs


I was recently watching the San Antonio Spurs basketball team and marveling at their accomplishments (5 championships, 16 years of 50 plus win seasons, and the fact that they are currently neck and neck for the best record in the NBA despite not having as many superstars as the Golden State Warrior or Cleveland Cavaliers). […].

Mark of the Beast: $666 Raise Sparks Lawsuit


After receiving a $666 raise, law professors Sheldon Gelman and Jean Lifter decided to sue their employer, Cleveland State University. It’s not that their raise was so small ($666 works out to. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR employment law raises unions

Call Up The Co-Worker or Boss You Used to Hate and Tell Them You Understand.

The HR Capitalist

Kyrie is infamous for running away from the demanding, badgering, bitchy shadow of Lebron James, requesting a trade after winning a NBA Title with Lebron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017. LeBron] was one of those guys who came to Cleveland and tried to show us how to win a championship, and it was hard for him, and sometimes getting the most out of the group is not the easiest thing in the world.". We've all had alpha personality co-workers or bosses we couldn't connect with. .

When Employees Challenge Others to Step Up or Get Out.

The HR Capitalist

The Cleveland Browns (pro football) are bad. The hope, of course, is that the organizational dumpster fire that is the Cleveland Browns will provide notable moments. More from the Ringer : "After a particularly disappointing practice where Jarvis Landry and Hue Jackson were visibly frustrated with the effort of Cleveland’s pass catchers, Jarvis Landry asked whether he could address the receivers room.

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Lebron Telling A Teammate to Keep Khloe Kardashian Away Shows What a Leader He Is.

The HR Capitalist

I was like most of America when Lebron James left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat. The gossip website Hollywood Life went so far Friday as to report that James and Thompson had an argument over Kardashian before Cleveland’s season-opening game at home Tuesday. He's rarely, if ever, been involved in a hint of scandal or questionable judgment away from the court - "the announcement" he was leaving Cleveland nonwithstanding. I'll admit it.

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ABOUT KEVIN LOVE: When You Recruit A Star, It Makes Sense to Maximize Their Chances For Success.

The HR Capitalist

You're not alone - the Cleveland Cavaliers should have planned better as well. The power forward hasn’t been the same player since being traded to Cleveland, however, that didn’t stop him from signing a $5 year, $113 million deal last summer. over the next four seasons, and Cleveland would love to get that off their books. Cleveland tried to turn Love into what Miami turned Chris Bosh into when LeBron spent four seasons with the Heat.

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SLIDESHOW: How To Optimize Your Learning Strategy.

HR Capitalist

Lebron''s back to Cleveland. Happy Friday Capitalist Nation! It''s summer. All is good. Check out some of the slides from the webinar I did (sponsored by the good folks at Sumtotal !). It was all about learning strategy - The slides below give you 6 Steps to Optimize Your Learning Strategy. Step #1 - For the love of ###, please stop treating everyone equal!!

Albert Pujols and the Art of the Counter-Offer: It All Comes Down to Replacement Cost for the Same Performance.

HR Capitalist

It's a much different reaction than what happened in Cleveland when Lebron James opted to "take his talents to South Beach". The Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't replace him if he left. Cleveland as a sports town is a wasteland, a place where no free agent wants to dwell. Lose Lebron in Cleveland, you're not getting back to the top. Cleveland had no other options, thus the total freak out when Lebron left. I'm from Missouri and a St. Louis pro sports fan.

Guerrilla Job Search Secrets of the Homeless Man with the Golden Voice

Resume to Referral

He’s the formerly homeless, formerly unemployed man who was hired — literally off the street — by the Cleveland Cavaliers for his dream job as an announcer. Maybe you’ve heard the “golden voice&# of YouTube sensation, Ted Williams. Other job offers are still pouring in from around the country. If you’re unemployed, you can learn a lot

USA Mobile Drug Testing Shares 6 Drug Free Workplace Benefits

Corn on the Job

Karen Kitchen, with USA Mobile Drug Testing of Cleveland says “Now that marijuana legalization is sweeping the country, employers are becoming more proactive about workplace safety. You can follow USA Mobile Drug Testing Cleveland on Facebook and Twitter for up to date drug testing and HR info.

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Just last week, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) sued Kaplan Education Corporation in Cleveland federal court seeking a permanent halt to the practice, which statistics show hurts Blacks more than others. More and more states are making it illegal for employers to make hiring decisions based on a job applicant’s credit history. Several states, including Hawaii, Illinois, Washington and Oregon, have banned the practice or severely limited it.

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Bette White: Relevant and Employable at Age 90

Career Solvers

At age 88 Betty White had a leading role in the TV show Hot in Cleveland , a memorable Snickers commercial that first aired during the Superbowl, and a guest host spot on Saturday Night Live. And in the two years that have followed, Bette White continues to be everywhere and the job offers don’t seem to be slowing down. Today is Betty White’s 90th birthday and she’s still working. And I think this is a testament to her relevance.

Working, Traveling and Living the (Nomad) Dream

Ms. Career Girl

I do my best work when 33,000 feet above sea level and I choose to eat Mexican food in Mexico on my lunch break rather than at a Chipotle in Cleveland. The post Working, Traveling and Living the (Nomad) Dream appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Is it narcissistic to want to live the life I want over one that’s been laid out in front of me by society? If it is, then I’m a proud egotist. I’m so over the template lifestyle of working hard to fulfill someone else’s dreams.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job applicants at the Cleveland Clinic – which will not hire smokers – must have their blood checked for nicotine. Cigarette smoking is bad for your career? There is an accelerating trend among employers to penalize employees for smoking cigarettes, even if that smoking is on their own time, in their own homes.

2011 109

Relieve Your Holiday Stress with a Little Help from this Sweepstakes

Ms. Career Girl

via Cleveland Clinic , **via As I write this post it’s an ungodly hour. I’ve had another night of interrupted sleep. The combination of pre-holiday stress (SO many gifts to buy still) and a set of looming December deadlines at work have gotten the best of me. Not to mention that a slew of holiday parties (holy hangover!) and cookie baking dates have zapped my time, energy and hydration.

2013 141

THIS IS THE END: Skinny Jeans Now OK for Wal-Mart Employees.

The HR Capitalist

For others, it's a Cleveland team winning any type of championship. You know the deal with Armageddon. You know it when you see it. For some, that means bible verses. When Wal-Mart employees are allowed to wear skinny jeans, I think it's time to make sure the gas generator is operational. Everyone head to the storm shelter. Wal-Mart is opening up it's dress code.

2015 112

My Week at the NBA Summer League In Las Vegas, Part 1 (Featuring Lessons on Talent)

The HR Capitalist

At the end of the day, Sexton will get lots of minutes in a post apocalyptic Cleveland and Holliday will go to the bench behind veteran guards on a good Indiana team and remain an affordable asset. Result from the Summer League: Indiana is very happy, Cleveland is hopeful. Went to Vegas this week with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Tim Sackett and Matt Stollak.

The 50 Best Places To Work In 2012

Resume Bear

Cleveland Clinic: 3.6. It’s that time of year again: Glassdoor has released its list of 50 best places to work in 2012! The list, “Best Places to Work — Employees’ Choice” is the fourth annual employee’s choice awards for best companies to work for. Below, see the companies and corresponding ratings. Bain & Company: 4.7. McKinsey & Company: 4.3. Facebook: 4.3. MITRE: 4.1. Google: 4.0 (for for more on Google’s workplace and how to get hired, see here and here !). CareerBuilder: 4.0.

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Leadership Signals Week: Steph Curry Says "Bye" to an Unlikable Peer.

The HR Capitalist

Led by the always likable and role-model worthy Curry, the Warriors won the 2015 NBA Championship, then reached the finals in 2016 - but lost to the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. Capitalist Note: It's "Leadership Signals Week" here at the HR Capitalist, where I talk about things I've seen leaders communicate over the last couple of weeks that speak volumes about what they want their followers to think. Communication matters if you're a leader.

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Evolve and Hire Interchangeable Parts: What You Can Learn From the Golden State Warriors.

The HR Capitalist

The 2016 NBA Finals continue tonight with Game 5, as the Golden State Warriors look to close out the Cleveland Cavaliers and take their second straight NBA Title. The two pivotal games of this Golden State sequel -- Game 6 against the Thunder, and Game 4 in Cleveland -- will rightfully go down as watershed moments when even the skeptics realized how much more three is than two.

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I was sitting at the computer working when the tweets and emails started , “Cleveland job bank operator Kelly Blazek shamed after brutal rejection letters go viral.” I have to admit that the same thought came over me when Miley Cyrus started twerking Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV music video awards, “OH NO SHE DID NOT!” Miley told millions of young budding girls in one act that whore behavior is the new norm.

2014 98

Envision. Create. Believe: Real Women Talk About Finding Your Work-Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

Bree Kelley , a Sales and Marketing Associate at Relational Solutions in Cleveland, OH, said: Define your goals and make a strategic plan of action to achieve them. The post Envision. Create. Believe: Real Women Talk About Finding Your Work-Life Balance appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We all want to find balance, that stable point between work and family, social and professional, private time and brand exposure. How do we, as women, go about doing this?

2015 179

Will Relocating for a Higher Wage Leave You Worse Off?

Career Alley

You and your family may find yourself in Detroit or Cleveland for example. “ The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. ” – Oliver Wendell Holmes. Read more at Every professional understands that when you start work, you begin with a certain expectation when it comes to salary. Over time, you gain the experience and the skillset needed to make that progression to a higher wage.

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APPLE: The Real 2nd (or 3rd) Headquarters Your City Wants.

The HR Capitalist

Get your slides together, Cleveland. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody wanna see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. Blake (played by Alec Baldwin) in Glengarry Glen Ross . By now, you know that Amazon is holding a giant RFP/Bake-Off/Contest pitting 20 finalist cities (down from 200+ that originally applied) to determine where a 2nd Headquarters for the company will be located.

2018 113

SMART HR: Plan Your Vasectomy/March Madness Promo Today.

The HR Capitalist

We do have (in March) typically about 50% more vasectomies than in other months," said Dr. Ed Sabanegh, chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. h/t to @akabruno , who reminded me yesterday that 1/5/15 was the day I encouraged HR Leaders last year to start planning their Vasectomy/March Madness promos within the companies they serve. The logic is simple. Pregnancies cost money, especailly across people who are approaching middle age.

2015 113

THE 8-MAN ROTATION: E-Book From The HR Capitalist and Friends

HR Capitalist

Cleveland and Lebron. Bonnie and Clyde. Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Jay-Z and Rick Rubin. Shaq and Kobe. Chris Bosh and a box of tissues. Some great combinations that just seem to belong together. If you know me, you know that I think Sports and HR/Talent Management belong together in the same way. I know you feel the same way. You're a Sicko.

Ask Deb – Professional Branding Strategies for Executives

Careers Done Write

Cleveland, OH. Dear Debra, Q. Your team did a wonderful job on my résumé last year and I recently read an article you wrote about Professional Branding. I am happy in my new role as Vice President of Operations, but at some point would like to become a CIO or CEO. What can I do on my own to improve my branding efforts and what services do you offer that might be of help? This is a great question and I am so happy to hear about your new role.

Goodie Goodie Gumdrops! A Goodie Box Review

Ms. Career Girl

Here is what I found out about them: a Cleveland Clinic trained gastroenterologist and Harvard trained dentist has treated thousands of patients with digestive disorders and a common concern patients present at his office is gastrointestinal distress. The post Goodie Goodie Gumdrops! A Goodie Box Review appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. From time to time the Ms.Careergirl Columnists receive offers to review products.

2016 131

Why Is This Manager Riding Your ### In The (NFL) Workplace?

The HR Capitalist

note - Williams is in Cleveland this year and Hard Knocks is in Tampa, where I just saw them cut a kicker they wasted a draft pick on two years ago.). Capitalist Note: Please make it stop. This slow season on the sports front is killing me. Can football go ahead and get here so we have some meaningful programming? No, baseball doesn't count - sorry - at either the pro level or the Little League World Series level.

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Books to Unwind with this Weekend

Ms. Career Girl

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland. When you’re a trailblazing #girlboss, it’s not easy to completely unplug from the work world during the weekend. For all those women looking for books to unwind with and get lost in a great page-turner, these are the new binge-worthy titles you won’t be able to put down…at least until the alarm goes off on Monday morning! The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson.

2018 127

Twitter Recruiting 101: How to Optimize Your Tweets to Attract Candidates


We’re #hiring in #Cleveland ! Last week, Twitter surpassed LinkedIn as the number one social network for sales professionals because it offers the ability to research and engage, especially those you are not connected to, and to do it all in real time. Twitter is my favorite social network for all those above reasons, but it’s challenging to understand and master. The social network has its own language, and its rapid fire pace can overwhelm users.

2015 130

Rule #1 In Life, Business and HR: Don't Tempt Fate By Talking Smack.

HR Capitalist

Lebron dismissed the whole city of Cleveland in an ill-advised televised special saying he was leaving Cleveland and going to Miami. Rule #1 in life, business and Human Resources is pretty simple: Don't tempt fate by talking smack. You stay humble because you know how tough life is. Here's what I mean. You're living your life, and things are going pretty well.

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Top 10 Rebounding USA Markets | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

Cleveland 7. ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips Top 10 Rebounding USA Markets 28. Oct, 2010 0 Comments According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , these are the top markets rebounding from a sucky economy (as best they can).

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Personal Brand Strategies for Professionals

Careers Done Write

Cleveland, OH. Dear Debra, Q. Your team did a wonderful job on my résumé last year and I recently read an article you wrote about Professional Branding. I am happy in my new role as Vice President of Operations, but at some point would like to become a CIO or CEO. What can I do on my own to improve my branding efforts and what services do you offer that might be of help? This is a great question and I am so happy to hear about your new role.

Applying "Lean In" Lessons to Summer Legal Jobs

Resume Boutique

JD" and originally appeared in the June 24th issue of The Careerist (written by author Grover Cleveland and lawyer/Ms. Last week, the Women''s Network of the law firm where I work (Resume Boutique is our side business) discussed the book, "Lean In," and how the messages of Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg, might apply to women lawyers at all stages of their career. Today, one of our male Summer Associates (law students) forwarded this link to me, calling out his favorite tip, No.

head of job bank outed for sending nasty emails to job seekers

Ask A Manager

A reader sent me this story , which blew up in Cleveland yesterday: A communications exec who runs her own email list of local job openings — and advertises herself as a “job bank house mother” — just got outed for sending really nasty emails to job seekers who asked to subscribe to her list and/or connect with her on LinkedIn. Creating and updating the Cleveland Job Bank listings has been my hobby for more than ten years.

DATA & MONEY: Run a Vasectomy/March Madness Promo at Your Company Next January.

HR Capitalist

We do have (in March) typically about 50% more vasectomies than in other months," said Dr. Ed Sabanegh, chairman of the Department of Urology at the Cleveland Clinic. Heads Up - This is not your normal March Madness post about lost productivity. Your employees don''t need tourney brackets to screw you out of an honest day''s pay - they''re waaaaaay more creative than that.

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My Week at the NBA Summer League In Las Vegas, Part 2 (Featuring Lessons on Talent)

The HR Capitalist

The NCAA was so mad at Kentucky they gave Cleveland State two more years of probation." Went to Vegas this week with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Tim Sackett and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what it takes to be one of 450 players who play in the best hoops league in the world.

How LeBron James Showed Us the Future of the Workplace

Career Realism

Ever since LeBron James gave his notice to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a blaze of self-important glory, I’ve had a stick in my craw. And as much as I didn’t like LeBron James’ attitude upon departing Cleveland, he was changed man last night. I have a confession to make. There was something about that whole episode and subsequent donning of the Miami Heat jersey that bothered me more and more. It had something to do with how he did it and why he did it that rankled me the most.

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