Here Are The Top 5 Reasons You Need To Know To Encourage Female Mentors

Do you feel that mentoring is crucial to career success? I do. My career has been enhanced and advanced thanks to the mentoring I received. Developing new knowledge, skills, and attitudes is easier when a mentor shows you the way. However, although my mentors were phenomenal in so many ways, I also felt a disconnect-all of my mentors were men. I was mentored from a male perspective of playing by the rules. And while these men embraced workplace parity and wanted to see their employees thrive, I lacked the opportunity to learn from, and be mentored by women who had achieved success in their careers by changing the rules.
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Here Are 5 Of The Best Tips That Will Make You Love Going Back To Work As A New Mom

Since the birth of your new bundle of joy, you’ve been going through a parent’s version of rigorous, survival training. Click To Tweet In a short period, you are subjected to a mixture of strenuous physical demands, mental-strengthening drills, and unavoidable sleep-deprivation as you work to develop a routine. If that’s not challenging enough, within a matter of weeks, you are expected to have conquered the new-mommy landscape, and morph into a high-performing, working mother without missing a beat.

Although an unreasonable expectation, ask any new mom and they will tell you, absurd or not, it’s still the expectation. It’s the basis for the stigma surrounding new moms in the workplace. When I use the term “stigma”, I mean the perception that working moms are too distracted to do their jobs, as well as they did before the miracle of birth. Click To Tweet Continue reading

This Is How To Be More Aware Of The Superior Value Of Neurodiversity In The Workplace

Expert Insights From Neuroscience:

A diverse workplace is one that honors all that we bring to it as people. Click To Tweet It sees difference as a source of strength and heterogeneity as a value rather than a challenge to be overcome, and is amongst the most progressive recruitment strategies. Continue reading

This Is What Happens When Recruiters Make Inclusion Mistakes (And How To Avoid It)

One of the challenges of being an introvert is that practices of professional recruiters can feel oriented to more extroverted ways. Here are some strategies for being inclusive of both introverts and extroverts during the employee hiring process for the best outcomes for both the organization and applicant.

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This Is The Best Advice On How To Make You A Better CEO: Chief EXECUTION Officer

We are in an exciting time of disruptive change. Now, more than ever before, human resources professionals lead the way with a need for exceptional service within organizations and fulfilling important roles that benefit everyone. As business leaders and recruitment strategies decision makers, we know we don’t have time to do everything; we only have time to do what matters.

What matters most to your organization? What actually matters to your employees?

To continue offering exceptional support to our business, serving our organization and focusing on strategy, we need a constant mindset of execution.  It’s easy to be busy; busy is not productive. We can no longer abide by the rules of “time management”. The old way of managing time doesn’t work. We must begin paying attention to what matters most. Continue reading

This Is What You Need To Know About How To Profit From A Strong Company Culture

One of the biggest buzzes in business today is about “Company Culture”. What is Company Culture?  In its simplest terms, Company Culture is the workplace environment. What is it like day in and day out at the office? However, it really is a little more complex than that. It is like your organization’s DNA, and organizational culture is not easy to change. It becomes ingrained in every fiber of the company, for better or worse. Continue reading

How To Become The Heart Of Successful Leadership: This Is What You Need To Know

Inspired by: Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude, Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin

Leading Yourself 1st – Solitude In Leadership

The value of solitude is a critical, but often overlooked, component of leadership success. Click To Tweet Finding quiet space in leadership roles is challenging, made even more so with the expectations of constant connectivity.

‘Lead Yourself First: Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude’, by Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin, focuses on solitude as an essential practice for effective, high-level leadership. Its central thesis is that, to lead effectively, you must first lead yourself. Continue reading

WorkSearch: A New Concept In Hiring & Job Search Is Born

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Job Search & Hiring Process:

     Like so many things throughout our collective history, necessity (or frustration) spawns invention. The same is true of WorkSearch. Created out of sheer exasperation with the “go-to” Job Boards (you know who they are, you’ve probably been annoyed by them when you’ve had a job opening or while job searching), Kenny Berger, CEO of WorkSearch, decided that if there wasn’t a better way available, he was going to make one!

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Should you hire a candidate who will need to relocate?

There are a couple of situations you can find yourself in when it comes to bringing in a potential employee from a different geographical location, or sending an existing employee to work within your organization, but at enough of a distance requiring relocation. If your company is experienced at such moving around, there are people to talk to about how to handle either. But the responsibility is yours, and you’ll want to consider both the pros and cons:

Cost considerations

You will need to consider the cost of relocation assistance, in addition to possible travel costs, which can make it difficult to conduct interviews. Your company may be willing to provide relocation assistance to the right candidate, but if it’s not within your company’s budget, these expenses may be the candidate’s responsibility.

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3 common mistakes to avoid during hiring process

The hiring process can be stressful and length, and any employer knows that finding that perfect candidate can be problematic at times. To ensure things go smoothly next time you need to hire someone at your company, you’ll want to avoid some of the following common hiring mistakes:

Failing to communicate with strong candidates

Whether an applicant is following up after an application or after a job interview, it’s important to maintain contact with that candidate if they are still in the running. Unless they are no longer a possible contender, complete radio silence can send the wrong message that you’re no longer interested.

Taking too long to make an offer

You have begun reviewing resumes and decide to interview two. They are both available and you call one back for a second and final interview. It may have taken longer than you hoped, but you are feeling pretty good about your hiring process. Your selection has the right mix between skill sets, personality, temperament and work ethic; in short, you have a dream candidate.

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