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
Going through the recruitment process as an introvert can be challenging. Here are some practical strategies to make the most of opportunities for jobs or promotions as an introvert.
Traditional Recruitment Practice And Introverts
Key aspects of: Traditional recruitment practices seem to work against everything that’s natural for introverts. Click To Tweet Interviews can be particularly demanding. You talk to a person or panel of people you probably don’t know. You’re focusing on yourself, especially your best points, being as confident and outgoing as you can. Add in the constraints of a limited amount of time into the high-pressure environment of being assessed, and it’s enough to start making excuses not to put yourself in that position. Continue reading
….Both Online And Off:
Why do some people seem to connect easily during interviews or at networking events and others struggle to keep a natural conversation going? Whether you are in the midst of a job search or wanting to polish your personal brand, being likeable is that “X-factor” that can set you apart and win you friends, jobs, sales, and more.
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
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: Fixing What’s Broken In Job Search
Have you ever looked for a job using the available online job boards? Have you ever been less than impressed by the results? How about the complete lack of results? We’ve been there. In fact, WorkSearch was created out of the sheer frustration that our CEO had with the way things in job search are conducted. After becoming thoroughly pissed at the system, he vowed to create a new one…and WorkSearch was born. 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.