My business is the HR business. I have to advocate for both employers and employees. Team building exercises tend to really help when it comes to meshing these two sides together. There are several resources online for team building advice. If you simply Google the term "free team building exercises" over a million hits come up. Just check out this link! https://www.google.com/search?q=free+team+building+exercises&rlz=1C1SKPL_enUS447&oq=free+team+building+exercises&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.777j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
I've spent a day or two looking through all the free advice online. While some tips are great, there are a lot of bad ideas out there. Some… Read more
You know you're qualified for a job. In fact, you're qualified and you come with bonuses- like being bilingual or having extra schedule flexibility. You're a "shoe in" for an interview..... NOT!
Many people faced with the above scenario are qualified for the job and expect the courtesy of an interview. Not all qualified candidates are going to be requested for an interview. We know this is frustrating! So, how do you move beyond this?
Think beyond the gatekeeper!
There really is NO rule stating you have to solely rely… Read more
CEOs often have held a manager position at one time or another in their career. I find the difference between being a manager who moves up to executive management and being a manager who stays complacent is the ability to improve and take action (or vice versa). Are you taking action today to improve your managerial skills?
There are two ways you can start becoming a better manager today. These actions should be exercised on a daily basis.
#1. Don't solely focus on external customer service. Your job is… Read more
We here at Building Team Solutions connect people with employers daily. We know what the employer wants from the deal. However, it is what the employees want that really make a match- well, a match! So, what is it that employees want?
Most importantly is a purpose. People want to be appreciated and know what they do does make a difference. Employers tend to forget this when the jobs are not at executive level. Every member of a company is important, otherwise the job wouldn't have been created. So, why… Read more
If you are in charge of employees know that your ability to communicate is crucial. Many people don't exactly know how to communicate with employees, but can communicate with potential customers. Why is this? Well, I've decided to use today's blog to point out the top three ways I feel basic communication between employer and employee can be improved.
#1. Focus your conversations on one issue. Having a long meeting to discuss multiple topics sends a message that not a single topic is important enough to warrant its own meeting. … Read more
People tend to become miserable at their own expense. We are a society built on making money and pleasing people. But, this becomes problematic when we spread ourselves too thin, accept jobs we don't want for the sake of cash, and for a variety of other reasons. Sometime our circumstances can create misery, too. The trick is to know when your spirit is being killed and how to avoid this from happening.
If you run a company or you're an employee of a company - pay attention. Here is what… Read more
Finding a job no longer is about what experience you may or may not have. In fact, employers are looking for drive, passion and price point more than anything in today's market. In fact, experience might actually work against you when seeking a job. Why? Well, a recent report by Forbes magazine said, "Extensive experience presented without achievements and progressive successes may imply you just did the same thing over and over again without growth or improvement."
So, what if you have tons of experience? What if you loved what… Read more
CEOs are prone to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) not because they don't get enough sleep, but because they spend most of their time at their desks. According to The Mayo Clinic, "Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition. " And, CFS doesn't improve with sleep! What causes it? Well, there are still studies being conducted but the preliminary results are linked to mental stress and strain- probably why so many CEOs have this!
The reason why… Read more
Experience can be a great thing when hiring an employee. In fact, I've discussed the chicken or the egg (AKA hiring experience vs. hiring ambition) several times and in many of my blog posts. What I want to discuss today is why hiring an overly qualified candidate can be a bad thing. Now, we here at Building Team Solutions, agree that this subject is concerning. With the economy being tough, more overly qualified candidates are having to take entry level jobs. And, in some cases this works out. But there… Read more
We help employees and employers connect. It doesn't matter if you have a background in administration or are a construction worker. We will help you find work. Our team is consistently seeking information on what careers are hot and what jobs are on the decline. Well, the following five jobs are careers most people think of as "extinct" when they are actually becoming more and more in demand!
#1. Data Entry. With technology becoming so prevalent today, many employers expect you to be able to write and enter your own… Read more