Ever hear someone state that they “hate” their job. Well, CNBC actually did a survey to see what the most hated jobs in America are. Here are the results;
1. Marketing Manager. People in this position cited “no direction” 98% of the time as far as the reason behind why they hate their jobs. A marketing manager is responsible for overseeing advertising and promotion. This involves developing strategies to meet sales objectives, based on the study of such factors as customer surveys and market behavior.
2. IT (Technical) Support. 87%… Read more
There are certain questions every employer is going to ask you about. Regardless of the type of work, your skill level or the type of position, these questions are essential to help employers get a better understanding of not only who you are but where you came from and why you left.
If you’re seeking employment right now then please continue reading. You should practice your answers to these questions to appear confident in your answers. Plus, if you find yourself stuck answering a question- you can address the issue… Read more
I recently read an article on the 40 reasons Your Kid will Become a Barista. First, I’m not too sure there is anything wrong with being a Barista. I love coffee. My clients love coffee. What could be better than serving delicious coffee all day? This said, I understood the point of the article. The workforce of the future might be lacking a little drive when it comes to separating jobs from actual career ambitions.
The article I read suggested kids don’t have enough match and science training in elementary… Read more
While we here at Building Team Solutions can provide you with amazing candidates and talent, it is your goal to ask the right questions to vet our matches for you. But what are the right questions?
Gone are the days of asking template questions on an interview. If you really want to get to know a candidate, make him or her think on their feet. Ask unexpected questions that can’t be practiced. Watching how the candidate handles the question is more crucial than the actual answer. How someone handles the… Read more
It sounds harsh. Employee stupidity. The truth is that employees can’t navigate every aspect of an employee’s life. And, employees use social media to interact in and outside of the workplace. And these employees often interact with one another using social media outside of the work space. So, what happens when one employee posts something on social media that offends another employee? Is this your responsibility as an employer? It can be.
First, no matter what type of internal and external policy your company lawyer draws up, an employee is… Read more
I recently read a Human Resources blog that suggested unhappy employees arrive at work, on the day of their reviews, with an ultimatum in hand. Yes, the blog suggested an employee should bluff their employer with a fake headhunted story that provides them with more money, better benefits and an even more flexible schedule. The blog, which I will not link, said this tactic works 98% of the time to get employee the money, time off and benefits they deserve. Well, this is far from the truth.
I was really… Read more
We have some amazing clients. Truly, we are so blessed to be able to connect great employers with talented employees. However, there are times we will be called upon to help connected an employer with employees and realize the new business shouldn't be thinking about hiring just yet.
If you’re an entrepreneur who is thinking about expanding your employee network, even temporarily, please read this to ensure you are ready to hire.
The first rule is you will have a real weekly expense to take care of. You can’t skip… Read more
Social media has helped employees connect with employers. And while this is great for employers wanting to gauge character before interviewing an employee, many are missing the mark when it comes to asking the right questions when engaging with a prospect employee on line.
Here are Building Team Solutions’ Top 3 Questions Every Employer Needs to Ask a Potential Employee Online!
1. Give me a random bit about yourself. This is a great question because you can tell a lot about someone’s personality by how they use this opportunity. Do… Read more
I was asked recently about Facebook posts and job seeking. While many of you know by now that whatever you put online has the potential to be viewed by an employer, there are still some questions as to if someone can refuse to hire you because of a photo taken over ten years ago at your 21st birthday (or an alike scenario). Well, yes and no.
While it is illegal to discriminate against someone for race, origin, sexual preference, disability and so on, not liking someone’s moral compass by way… Read more
One question we get asked a lot is how much information is too much information at work. Each company has its own culture and, outside of deviating from federal law, sharing can make or break you at work when it comes to fitting into the culture.
While it is always best to use your best judgement, you want to follow the following guidelines when it comes to creating boundaries within the workplace - either for yourself as an employee or for your employees as a manager / CEO.
1. Communicate… Read more