Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
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When Lewis Carroll penned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, he delighted readers with a surreal world of whimsy -- and then frustrated them with nonsensical linguistic puzzles. One of the most aggravating comes from the Mad Hatter, when he asks Alice, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” He never bothers to provide an answer. Carroll received scores of letters begging him to explain the riddle. Originally, it was meant to have no answer. In 1896 however, Carroll finally offered an (equally cryptic) interpretation: “Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front.” With that, I’d like to pose my own riddle to the audience. And there will be a less troublesome solution. So, how is a restaurant like recruiting?