Ira Wolfe

About the Author

Ira S Wolfe is President of Success Performance Solutions and author of several books including Perfect Labor Storm 2.0 and Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization.

Why Good Candidates Fail: Beware the 90 Percent Job Fit

I receive frequent requests for pre-employment tests that provide a job fit score. These scores provide a pseudo “Dummies Guide to Hiring” — a lazy manager’s approach to screening job applicants. Make no mistake about it: assessment systems that include a score make it easy to screen out high-risk candidates.  They are a…

Where to Find Dependable, Intelligent, and Hard-Working Employees

Say hello to your newest employee Baxter. He stands three feet, one-inch tall and weighs 165 pounds. He’s dependable and works well on teams and alone. He’s very productive especially performing tasks most employees don’t like to do such as stocking shelves and order picking. He doesn’t take breaks or vacation and doesn’t…

2 Things You Should Know About the Skills Shortage

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t read a blog, LinkedIn discussion, or business article challenging the existence of a skilled worker shortage. Just last week I presented a keynote address to the Executive Women’s Roundtable in Dallas, Texas. Most of the attendees were shocked by the statistics and trends I presented…

Are Your Employees Really Cut Out For Virtual Work?

Telecommuting can attract and retain employees. It can even save you money. But not all employees or companies are cut out for virtual work. Providing the tools and technology are easy. The tough question an employer must answer is: how do we hire and manage the right teleworker? Like employees who fill every…

Are Your Employees Cut Out for Virtual Work?

Telecommuting can attract and retain employees. It can even save you money. But not all employees or companies are cut out for virtual work. Providing the tools and technology are easy. The tough question an employer must answer is: how do we hire and manage the right teleworker? Like employees who fill every…