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
All companies are seeking to target the right customers and gain ROI when it comes to writing for and using social media avenues to grow business. But did you know you’re sitting on a gold mine with your employees and even your competition?
A big trend so far in 2014 is social media swiping. While it may pose (to only a few) some moral issues, it is a generally acceptable thing to do when done correctly. So, what is it? Stealing the social media subscribers of your employees and competition… Read more
I recently saw a press release discussing the issue of paying a decent wage versus employment and homelessness. Being in the employment industry, I see the constant struggle in our community with companies who do not pay a “living wage” adequate for people to live on. We decided long ago that our clients would be only those who have the same core principles as we do, which is to pay a decent wage and hire good employees who are treated well.
I try to make sure we are aligned with… Read more
There is a new trend involved with the hiring process. What is it? Ignoring the obvious. Yes, deciding to ignore the obvious things that make a candidate great or a job description complete can help you find a better hire. Here’s why;
First, job descriptions and titles set limitations on both you as the employer and the employee. Stating someone is the “manager” means that is all they can do… Instead, giving titles like “part of customer team solutions” opens up the ability for your team members to take charge,… Read more
Here is my Friday story for you. I came across a business owner who was afraid to hire a much needed Guy Friday for his construction office. He was afraid he would pay a slacker, not a go-getter. While not everyone has the same work ethic as go-getters, this doesn’t mean employees in general are slackers.
We ended up having a real nice conversation and this business owner was stuck on a story from earlier in the year. He kept sighting the surfer dude in California named Jason used food… Read more
I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day. He said lying on a resume is outdated since we have social media. Basically, he implied this practice is over and done with. While I wish I could agree, there are still those who try to stretch the truth when applying for a job. So, how do you tell when a potential candidate isn’t being 100% honest?
First, ask for transcripts. One of the worst and most common lies on resumes are college GPAs. Not many people are lying… Read more
If you’re in a position to hire then be prepared for follow up phone calls and/or emails. I tell CEOs and other business decision makers to not be annoyed when a candidate is calling seeking an answer. Empathy for the interviewee is crucial. While you’re not going to love all the final candidates, you’re going to have to treat them with the same respect you would want. Don’t get annoyed if you receive a phone call following up on your hiring decision the day you said you’re going to be… 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
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