I run a staffing company. My clients are seeking the best employees who will also fit in with their company's culture, match their payment ability, and best represent who they are as a brand. As a result, different factors play into who obtains which jobs. The person with the most experience doesn't always get the job. So, how do you handle not landing the job or getting that promotion?
Life is full of disappointments. I'm sure if you didn't get job A with us, we will be able to place… Read more
Everyone will make their resume look great. So, how do you get by the paper sell and actually know when you're hiring a great employee?
Seeking out amazing skills is harder than you think. We help our clients find the perfect employees because it is our company's main priority. It is what we here at Building Team Solutions do. But what if you want to learn this skill yourself? How do you seek out great qualities when hiring someone and what is the best quality to look for in a… Read more
Here's an issue I run into every once in a blue moon- a business owner who refuses to delegate but wants to hire someone. Yes, there are people out there who know they need help but can't let go of their control issues. Listen, in business you're going to have to hire. In fact, the need to hire means you're growing- a very good thing. But you can't do it on your own. You will need a great support team behind you.
If you're having trouble delegating work and responsibility,… Read more
Ahh, you come to the end of your workday and reflect on all that you have accomplished. Your expense reports are done. You have met with your team to discuss goals and set deadlines. You've fired one employee and you've hired a new branding team. Your work here is done. So, how's your health.
Did you start the day off with a high-calorie coffee and muffin? Maybe you took a snack from the vending machine and then ate a fast food burger at your desk. Not so accomplished after all,… Read more
I once had an encounter with a highly-skilled person. She was an amazing interview. She was personable, had the qualifications I was looking for, and much more. I didn't hire her.
What was wrong? Well, it was very simple - she assumed she had the job and didn't possess follow through. I was looking for someone who was both experienced and possessed follow through. I share this story because it is very important for people seeking work to understand and then practice the art of follow through.
If you interview… Read more
I tried my best to fit in as many things as possible during the course of one day. I tried this for years. It didn't work out. This thought brings me to a habit I had, eating lunch at my desk. Not only did I think it impressed others and showed dedication and leadership, I truly felt that I didn't have enough time to eat lunch in the break room or at a restaurant. I then realized that lunch at my desk, especially as a CEO, was a bad habit… Read more
I recently watched a video where an HR Specialist stated "it is a great idea to have a candidate do the job while interviewing to make sure they can do it." In a perfect world this suggestion would solve all of our problems. But it could create many problems, too. Think of the confidentiality clause issues you may have!
I would love to tell my clients (when interviewing a candidate) to throw him or her on a sales call or forklift. But what happens if they get hurt on the… Read more
The IRS is closed. The Social Security Administration office is closed! Thousands of people are out of work for an unknown period of time. I'm not going to use this forum to get on my soapbox and talk politics. But I will use it to dissect the numerous ways business and work will be impacted by the shutdown.
First, credit to the Charlotte Observer that said "“Government employees spend money too,” said James Kleckley, an economist at East Carolina University. “They go out to eat, they buy groceries, they get… Read more
My company works with all types of companies to find and hire a variety of different people. We hire across the board and work within different fields. What Building Team Solutions has noticed, along with our clients, is a difference of how work is viewed based through the eyes of different generations.
In fact, the generation gap often becomes a major point of contention for most employers. Why is this? Well, again- work is viewed differently and each generation has different expectations of the job, of their peers, and of… Read more
Ahh, it's Friday. And you're swamped. If you're like me, Friday doesn't mean you are at the end of your week and can wind down. In fact, most busy people tend to work their latest day on Fridays. Well, the truth be told.... I'm not working that late tonight. I've developed a few time management tricks that are working. I may be swamped but I know the work will be done on time and well before the weekend arrives.
If you want to manage your time better, follow these tips;… Read more