The competition for experienced, qualified, and well connected people is intense. How do you improve the odds of keeping good people and why do they leave? This series of blog posts explores some of the main issues that prompt people to seek greener pastures, and what companies can do to prevent this exodus of talented … Continue reading Keeping Good People: Part 1 – Recognize An Employee’s Contributions And Success.
Manipulators know that many people are susceptible to flattery. They understand that there's a universal human need for acceptance and approval. They actively offer flattery and acceptance to people whom they perceive as being needy or unsure of themselves. They do the same thing with people who are outwardly strong and capable, but in a … Continue reading Recognize Manipulators In The Workplace.
We have conducted thousands of interviews. Over time, we have learned that highly accomplished professionals, and beginners alike, may share a similar feeling of nervousness, going in to an interview. It isn't something you do every day. There are various skills of active listening, practicing empathy, and using open-ended questions as techniques to conduct a … Continue reading There Is No Substitute For Character.
It’s the little things that can trip you up in your job application. Candidates are derailed in the hiring process due to simple errors that raise concern or suspicion in the employer’s mind. A case in point is where an employer receives a resume with certain employment dates, then, after doing a casual LinkedIn profile … Continue reading Simple Errors In Employment Dates On An Application Affect Your Job Search.
Customer service professionals know that how to project sincerity and interest to the caller creates trust and confidence in the listener. Value judgments are made within the first 15 to 30 seconds of speaking to someone on the telephone based on attitude, style of the speaker and visualizing the person on the other end. People … Continue reading It’s For You…The Quality Of Your Telephone Voice.
The most important time to exercise patience in the hiring process is in the final stages when an offer of employment has been extended to you. It is easy to rush the process in order to close the deal. When you receive the offer and hiring agreement, take your time to go through your offer … Continue reading Don’t Be Rushed Into A Hiring Agreement.
A first interview turned out to be very positive, you are looking forward to the second meeting, then everything stops. Hiring situations have their own individual dynamics. One situation may be resolved in a matter of days, with everything falling into place, effortlessly. People make a connection, meetings are held and a hiring agreement is … Continue reading The Hiring Process Is Often Delayed By Factors Beyond Your (And Our) Control.
It’s tempting to jump to a new opportunity, just make sure you are landing in the right place. What are some issues to explore when deciding on moving from one job to another? Stability: How frequently have they advertised and hired for the position you are considering? What are their thoughts about the person leaving/who … Continue reading Changing Jobs? Look Before You Leap.
In an interview, your focus or lack of it is picked up very quickly by the interviewer. Many a career opportunity is lost through lapses of attention, or assuming that the interviewer understands what you are saying. This is a problem for people who are unaccustomed to interviews. Without practice and mindfulness, which means a … Continue reading The Importance Of Being Focused—Sharpening The Tools.
This is just one optimist's views. We all see life differently. See this site for some humor on the subject: http://www.businessballs.com/glass-half-full-empty.htm What floats your boat? Optimists experience the same disappointments and setbacks that pessimists do, but they view the events themselves with a fundamental difference: they believe that regardless of appearances, circumstances and conditions happen … Continue reading Is The Glass Half-Full, Or Half-Empty?