A recent video on Ted Talks featured human resources executive Regina Hartley who discussed how to dissect a resume to better understand the person you are interviewing for a job. During her talk, she discussed the idea of “the silver spoon vs. the scrapper”:
Silver Spoon – Applicant with advantages (i.e. ivy league education)/destined for success
Job descriptions are more than an overview of a particular position. A well-written job description offers a variety of benefits to both the employee and the employer. However, a poorly executed job description can offer employers a host of problems.
Job Descriptions and Liability Protection
Two recent cases do a good job of highlighting the importance of accurate job […]
There are many benefits to working with people with diverse skills and personality types. However, it is not always easy when another personality clashes with your own. Each person communicates and works in a different way, making it important for coworkers and managers to understand the different styles and how to properly navigate them.
Understanding Communication Styles
There are […]
While providing a challenging work environment and a solid work culture are important for adequately engaging your employees, you may find that you need to go a step above the norm to make sure your employees are engaged. Here are several tips for better engaging your employees:
Ensure Each Employee Has a Plan – When each new […]
Finding and retaining the best talent for your company is not an easy task. During the recent recession, many people were desperately looking for a job, with many willing to take what they could get. However, as the economy has improved and the makeup of the workforce has changed, many businesses are finding it harder and harder […]
Well, wouldn’t that be nice? If we could magically create extra hours to get things done? It sure would, but the truth is that we all have the same amount of hours – and it’s up to you what you do with them. Luckily, some simple rearranging can sometimes shift your focus enough that it seems you’ve […]