If you aren’t doing background checks during your hiring process, you are taking on risk for your company. The safety of your workforce, your clients and the company’s assets all depend on the
Best practices for recruiting and hiring
Whether or not you are typically interested in the news, right now it is hard to ignore the heated topics that are relentlessly thrust in front of us every day. So many negative communications are in our face 24/7, that it’s a little difficult to get going in the morning.
Whether you are in high demand in your field, an average working person or somewhere in between, you need a great resume. In fact, it’s not unusual to have a few different resumes, depending on your circumstances.
Do you consider soft skills as a “nice-to-have” or a necessity? Obviously, employees must have the hard skills required for the job. Often the challenge is not so much finding someone with the technical skills needed. It’s more likely that the difficulty will be in recruiting someone with the soft skills that
If you are managing a workforce that is made up of volunteers, you may think that everyone you work with will be caring, honest people that want to donate their time and talent to help the community and your organization. Although this is going to be true a lot of the time, you cannot assume it is always the case.
In an ideal world, common sense would allow everyone the ability to see reality and reach an accurate conclusion that would be clear to everyone quickly. What a time saver that would be! Do you wish all your employees or co-workers had common sense? Most people think of common sense as sound judgment that is gained from
Most employees spend 10 or more hours per month whining, complaining, or listening to others complain, about their bosses or the upper management in their company. And if you count the whining they do about their peers or direct reports, it’s even more.
Whether you are just starting out or have many years of experience, you may have a common misconception about how your career will progress. Do you expect your managers or supervisor at your company to have your success at the top of their agenda? Although there are some great managers out there who work at…
When forming a team for your project, it’s important to remember that not everyone on the team is a clone of you. Each one is unique and has their own talents, skills and the way they communicate best. You can use that fact to your advantage
You may have a few ideas for personal New Year’s resolutions, but have you started thinking about a business resolution list? A good place to start on your list is to review your company’s goals. Most of those goals depend on your workforce being up to the task.