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Do you hire for culture fit? I like to think of it like this:
Companies have personalities, much like people do. People are
friends with other people because their personalities just click.
It works that same way with employees and their companies. It
should just click. And candidates who fit right into the
culture of a company are ideal long-term employees. When companies
focus on hiring fo...
The holiday season begins next week as families get together to
celebrate Thanksgiving. It's a time of laughter and reflection. A
time when we pause from the hectic pace of our lives to give thanks
for everything we have. The workplace is a lot like family for many
of us. In fact, some futurists even call it the new neighborhood,
probably because we spend more time there than in our own
I am a manager in a small manufacturing firm. I would like to know
your thoughts on how to address under-performing employees that
have not been dealt with and have been tolerated for years.
An employee whose poor performance has been tolerated for years is
a festering sore in a work group. The infection is likely to spread
to the rest of the area. Stopping the spread of ...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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I work for a small department of a large employer who frequently
receives holiday gifts from vendors with whom we do business, as a
thank you, at the end of the year. However, when we receive the
gifts, we aren't allowed to open them to enjoy. Rather, our boss
tells us not to touch them because we will re-gift them to other
people (sometimes other departments that never work with these
You have worked hard to get that job in management. Now, how do
you keep it? What makes an employee work harder for one boss than
for another? Is it the leader's charisma or because they're so
"nice"? Hardly. Smart managers on the rise in any organization know
that it takes far more than the right vibrations between manager
and subordinates to create a highly productive working
Nearly half of all employees plan to look for a new job in the
next 12 months. If you lost half of your team what would that mean
to you in lost productivity? How much time would you and your team
need to spend recruiting, interviewing, orienting, and training?
How much momentum would your team lose doing the work of those who
have left, until replacements are hired and up to speed? Can you