Scott Wintrip Scott Wintrip
Scott Wintrip is the president of the Wintrip Consulting Group and StaffingU. He was named to the Staffing 100 by Staffing Industry Analysts in 2011-2014. He can be reached at scott (at) ScottWintrip (dot) com.

The Power Vacuum in Hiring


Feeling powerless is one of the darker aspects of being human. Whether you’re a parent who can’t stop an illness from ravaging your defenseless child, or you’re at home on the ...
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How Good Interviews Become Bad Hires: Hiring Style


Last week, I discussed how a phenomenon called inattentional blindness leads us to focus so much on what we want to see that we fail to see the obvious. This in turn can cause seemingly ...
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How Good Interviews Become Bad Hires: Hiring Blindness


Just like a few good dates with an attractive person of interest can lead to a bad relationship, a good series of interviews with a talented job candidate can lead to a bad hire. The ...
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The Hateful Love of Staffing


Are staffing companies and recruiting firms still seen as a necessary evil? According to an October 2015 report by Staffing Industry Analysts, buyers gave their primary staffing suppliers ...
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Guilt-Free Leadership


Leadership requires taking chances and making on-the-spot decisions. Often, leaders make the right choice. Sometimes, they blunder. Francis made such a blunder. In rebuilding his recruiting ...
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The Disloyalty of Customers


There’s an “affair” going on and it’s not just a tacky television series on the Showtime network. Thousands of people are deemed unfaithful every day, including: Hiring managers ...
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How People Work Often Undermines Effective Staffing


Ask employees and they’ll often tell you that multitasking is a requirement of their jobs. Some even say that company leadership endorses and promotes multitasking as a desirable ...
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The Future is Talent Sufficiency, Not Talent Scarcity


The CEO of Uber recently posed one of the most important questions leaders can ask about their own organizations. Appearing during the first week of “The Late Show with Stephen ...
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Why Recruiters on Your Team Aren’t Listening


Leaders are often frustrated that they have to repeat themselves. Are the recruiters and other staff members on their team not listening? No, often, they are not. Short attention spans ...
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Waiting for Talent is Unacceptable


We live in an on-demand world. Every day, we access more and more products and services at the click of a mouse, touch of a button, or by dialing our phones. Many companies have installed ...
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