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. Continue reading →
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.
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 →
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 →
‘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 →
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!
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:
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.
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.