Posts in Interviewing & Hiring
If human resources professionals can identify the critical competencies required for successful performance, better employees will follow.Read More »
Unfortunately, HR seems to be one of the overhead functions that is frequently downsized when times get tough, either through a reduction in its budgets or by reducing its staff; after all, aren't line managers supposed to look after all the people issues now?Read More »
One of the key issues organizations face is the ability to attract, motivate and retain their employees. Those that focus on attracting and managing talent are able to maintain and enhance the intellectual capital of their organization. They achieve this through the motivation and development of current employees and the attraction of prospective candidates. Any talent management framework or strategy needs to have a clearly defined selection strategy that aligns with the broader organizational talent demands and encourages best practice processes and procedures that ensure consistency and fair treatment of all those involved.Read More »
For those who have spent time trying to get a flower to bloom, you know that gardening is a lot like retaining good employees.
For those who aren't gardeners, let me explain. Here are 10 ways gardening is like employee retention.Read More »
Being interviewed for a job is stressful. I remember once forgetting how to spell my last name. The woman asked if I spelled Mettler with one “t” or two and I blanked. I actually guessed—wrong! (I didn’t get the job.) It might have been easier for me if I’d known that it was as stressful on the other side of the table. A simple question like, “How old are you?” could potentially land a company in court for discrimination.Read More »
A few hours from now the NFL's first-year player draft is set to begin. This year an openly gay athlete will wait to hear his name called by the NFL commissioner. His name is Michael Sam and these next days will be the longest of his life. Only 32 players will be selected in the first round, and odds are Michael Sam will not be one of them, but by Friday morning speculation will be rampant: What NFL team will be the first in history to roster an openly-gay player?Read More »
"This is a generation that does not believe in an unanswerable question." - Bruce Tulgan
When I first heard Bruce Tulgan say that, it hit me like a ton of bricks. He was referring to the millions of potential new employees who have grown up with the answers in the palm of their hand.