One of the most prevalent resume blunders is to turn your resume into a dull list of job duties and responsibilities. Many people even use company job descriptions as guides to developing their resumes.
10 steps to hire the right person — the first time
By Drake Editorial Team
Hiring an employee is like making an important investment decision, with the candidate representing the capital: human capital. Like any investment decision, you want to make the right choice — the first time.
When you’re looking for a new job, many resources are available to you, including job boards, newspapers, company websites, and recruitment agencies. These, however, represent only a small fraction of the vacant jobs in the economy at any time:
The sharp downturn in the world economy has changed the nature of the talent business. It’s suddenly gone from frantically trying to recruit bright and able people to focusing on keeping and developing them.
The human resources department is often tagged as an "evil" in the organization by the employees and a "soft area" by the management. Despite these tags, the HR function has evolved and broadened in scope...
Does your hiring process consist of proven practices or just a hodgepodge of activities that get into gear when someone says, “I need more people” or “Sally has left and we need someone to take her place now?”
Don’t spend all that money training new hires just to see them leave for your competition. When you follow these five steps, you can reduce turnover in the first 90 days and retain your valuable employees for years to come...
Great coaches not only consider an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics too. It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest, and smartest players on your side.
Hiring smart is productive, not doing so is unproductive. The most common, and fatal, hiring mistake is to find someone with the right skills but the wrong mind-set (attitude) and hire them on the theory, "We can change them."
As the boss, are you bringing your personal life to work? Are you often grumpy? You may have pet peeves about your staff, but they have pet peeves about you too. Find out the 8 things your staff dislikes about you...
If you want to grow your business by networking it is imperative that you network with: people who are your ideal clients, people who know your ideal clients, and/or people who do business with your ideal clients. It’s that simple.
From chaos to calm: the experts' guide to setting priorities
By Pat Lynch
One set of skills that is critical in any organization is that of setting, aligning, and implementing priorities. Setting priorities requires you to develop a processthat enables you to deploy your time and energy most effectively.
Is your hiring process hurting your employer brand?
By David Lee
Are job applicants saying things like this about your organization to their friends and family? Do you know what job applicants are saying about you? Do you know what your job application and hiring process says about you as an employer?
When faced with major organizational problems, managers often hire consultants to help provide a solution. The consultant will usually interview people, run focus groups, and gather input from a variety of sources.
Steve Jobs the influential and well respected leader of Apple has passed but his passing leaves many lessons for all. Vision – having a purpose is what life is all about. Live your life with purpose and intentions.
Consider for a moment, you had the art of using questions really ‘taped’ when you were a toddler. Your questions taught you everything you needed and wanted to know in a strange and often threatening world.
The largest issue for any organization large or small that stumps growth is worker productivity. With economic volatility currently impacting profits, productivity issues can wreak havoc already on the brink of zero margins.
Most organizations use their training investments about as strategically as they deploy their office supplies spending. And the impact on customer satisfaction, cost containment or quality improvement is just as useless.
Five criteria to identify high potentials in your organization
By Samuel B. Bacharach
Today’s organizations find it challenging to locate and put in place a new generation of leadership that is both proactive and pragmatic. By what criteria, however, do we decide whether somebody is a high potential...
Thoughtful networking provides a focused way to talk to people about your job search. Done right, it can help you obtain leads, referrals, advice, information and support. It is an essential component of...
For the amount of time and concentration in customer service sometimes it’s important to understand that is not the representative’s fault but merely an unruly customer. This is an unfortunate occurrence but...
Are your managers prepared for the seismic shift in the workplace?
By David Lee
What do you have to do to attract and retain Gen Y when your ‘old school’ practices don’t work? Learn all the key take-aways to understanding Gen Y, and find out how you rate on 21st century leadership practices.
Bill Pollock was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and is the youngest of 9 children. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of Manitoba at the age of 16, and received his Bachelor of Commerce at the age of 20.
Why You Need a Resilient Workforce in Today’s Economy
By David Lee
Do you realize how important it is for you to have a resilient workforce? Do you realize your company’s success depends on this? If you’re not sure, see how many of these questions you answer “Yes” to...