Jim Roddy

About the Author

jim roddy

Jim Roddy is the president of Jameson Publishing and author of the book “Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer,” which features hiring lessons, interview best practices, and recruiting strategies for managers through the perspective of a cancer-surviving executive. For more information on the book, go to http://www.HireLikeYouJustBeatCancer.com.

Here’s Why You Should Never, Ever Hire People Who Smoke

Smoking

I’m going to tick off nearly every smoker who visits this website — and delight most every non-smoker — by detailing why it’s a good rule of thumb to not hire smokers. A Rule of Thumb is a principle whose broad application is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable in every…

Sports Mirrors Life: 4 Hiring Lessons From ESPN

It’s a dream come true for recruiters and hiring managers who want to kill time at work without getting grief from their boss. I recently discovered that ESPN.com is chock full of hiring lessons, so keep clicking away instead of getting back to that boring spreadsheet the next time a co-worker questions your…

6 Great Hiring Quotes From the Book “Decisive”

I just finished reading the book Decisive by Dan and Chip Heath, authors of business best-sellers Made to Stick and Switch, and thought the content was vital to hiring managers. I was relieved that many of the decision-making principles detailed in the book mirror the Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer method my team…

Hire for Bench Strength or Brace for Failure

Baseball spring training is here, so it’s a perfect time for us to talk about the importance of an organization’s bench strength. When you think about all-time greatest baseball players, near the top of the list are legends Ted Williams, Ty Cobb, Ernie Banks, Rod Carew, Tony Gwynn, and Harmon Killebrew. Guess how…

Before You Require Poem Writing, Take These 7 Steps to Ensure Your Hiring Matches Your Culture

During a trip to a suburban mall near Cleveland, I saw a man wearing a jacket with a logo for Hyland Software, a business-to-business software developer whose global headquarters are located nearby. In the B2B world, Hyland has a reputation of being a stellar employer with a fun streak. As evidence, it has…