Thomas Brooke

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Smart Hiring: Always Have a Backup

July 31, 2017

Rhetorical question: If you had an effective person in a key role one or two quarters sooner, would that make a significant difference to your business? To put the question […]

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Team Building Is Like… Surfactants And Defoamers

June 29, 2017

The opposite effects of surfactants and defoamers in paint provide a great analogy for hiring and building successful teams. When you are formulating a coating, you need a surfactant or […]

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Unicorns and superhydrophobic coatings – they’re not just for breakfast anymore.

April 14, 2017

A client recently asked us to search for someone for a position that was more than the usual “hard to fill” role we typically recruit for. The job responsibilities and […]

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Urgency in Hiring: Don’t Just Watch Paint Dry!

March 31, 2017

One way in which hiring resembles coatings technology is the often-forgotten principle that candidates and paint both have limited open times. All paint and coatings people I know, and most […]

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Candidates… and Coatings: What’s the Formula for Success?

March 17, 2017

Following up on my initial post about how hiring is like coatings technology (and thanks to everyone who joined the idea generation with so many excellent examples) – today’s mental […]

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Hiring Is Like… Coatings Technology?

March 2, 2017

Recruiting in the coatings industry, I am always looking for analogies and metaphors about the hiring process that clients and candidates can relate to. One that always seems to intrigue […]

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Articles from Asia Pacific Coatings Journal

On-Boarding and retention: The other side of hiring

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
April 20, 2016

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Investing in people brings success - a true story in the coatings industry

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
February 16, 2016

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Making The Most Of It

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
December 23, 2015

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Why Hiring For Strengths Works Better Than Just Trying To Avoid Weaknesses

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
October 22, 2015

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Act Decisively To Secure Good Talent

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
August 20, 2015

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Your Career In The Coatings Industry - Part Two

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
June 20, 2015

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Your Career In The Coatings Industry - Part One

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
April 18, 2015

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Qualifications Or Experience - Which Matters More?

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
February 25, 2015

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The Only Interview Question You Need to Ask

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
December 19, 2014

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The Cost of Poor Communication

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
October 15, 2014

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Why You Need A Future Proof Team

Asia Pacific Coatings Journal
August 20, 2014

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