Posts made in January, 2013

How Proper Talent Management Helps A Business Succeed

Almost every company pays at least some lip service to how their employees are the most important factor in their sustained success. However, failing to recognize how valuable your employees are could be the reason why your company goes out of business. How do you manage your employees in a way that helps the business thrive in the long-term? Make The Right Hiring Decisions Employee management begins during the hiring process. Although having skills and experience are critical for an employee to be a success, there are some other traits that should be looked for as well. For example, a new employee should be willing to learn and take direction from managers, other...

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Guest Post: Seven Social Networking Sites that Will Get You Hired

Over the last few years, the technique for searching for jobs and recruiting candidates has changed dramatically. We have gone from skimming through the classifieds and hoping that the right candidate comes through to utilizing social networking sites. These social tools can be beneficial in a variety of ways but the key is to know how to use them accordingly to optimize your results and ultimately land you that job or find you the perfect candidate. So where do you begin? Well, here is a list of 7 social tools to help get you started and give you an idea of what they are about. Do not feel limited only to what is included here as there are many more where these came...

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The Art of Firing: The Valve Way

The following video was shared with me recently and I thought it was worth passing on to my readers. Firing an employee is never an easy thing to do, even when the person has done something grossly negligent. This video clip highlights how a popular software company makes a group decision about terminations. It’s an interesting approach that isn’t used in many traditionally hierarchical organizations, but it’s worth considering.  

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Guest Post: Resolving to Improve Your Job Performance This Year? Tips to Help Ace Your Next Review

Forget all those negative resolutions that start with “I’ll quit” or “I won’t” and try, this year, to approach your resolutions with a positive attitude. If you’ve felt like you were in a rut at the office, this is a great time to get a fresh start and show your manager what you’ve got. Of course every workplace is unique, as is every company culture, so use your best judgment on what will work at your job. The key is to step back and honestly evaluate what you’re bringing to the table, what people perceive your value to be, and how you can improve both your contribution and awareness of same. Get Authoritative in...

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Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions for 2013

One in five employees plan to look for a new job in the next three months assuming the economy stays the same or improves, according to the Q4 Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey. With more people entering the job market, candidates will have to compete to land coveted jobs. To give job seekers a leg up in the interview process, Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, released today its annual list of Top 25 Oddball Interview Questions, which is compiled from the tens of thousands of interview questions shared by job candidates over the past year. This list is designed to help job seekers prepare for challenging or unexpected questions that may arise during an...

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