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It goes without saying that every time a business needs to fill
an open work position, there are a few steps that need to be taken.
The job description needs to be published online, for instance, so
that interested parties can submit applications for consideration.
The employer then needs to sift through these applications, pick
out qualified candidates, and set up interviews. Some employment
A purple squirrel is an elusive job candidate with the exact
skills, experience, education and training required for your
toughest to fill position. Some would argue they also ride
unicorns, save babies from burning buildings and can double your
revenue with a single click. Ok, not really, but it is a common
recruiting industry term used to refer to the perfect
The existence of the purp...
Have you heard the saying that goes something like this: "if you
don’t know who the office jerk is, it’s probably
You might be a well-intentioned manager that feels like a team
player, but there might be something about your approach that
prohibits your employees and colleagues from agreeing.
Columbia Business School suggests those who are rough around the
edges at work don’...
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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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More often that not, it's the latter. Which is why it's
time to change your professional philosophy. Why settle for a
career you dread, when there are so many opportunites for you to
transition into an exciting industry at which you can prosper
and find your passion?
Thanks to online programs easily accessible via your home
computer, on your own time -- such as those offered by >Kaplan
Some executives may argue that cultural change needs to
start at the top, with the leadership of the organization. Then it
can be driven down in the organization so that employees "buy into
However, in my work with organizations, I see the greatest
success in affecting cultural change when employees at all levels
engage in the process early. In these cases, people don't need to
be "sold" on w...
Recognize the unique value of an individual and you offer
works. Focus on and leverage a person's strengths and you
demonstrate how he
or she can make a unique contribution to your
Numerous studies have shown that if a manager focuses on
rather than weaknesses their people will be more productive
and committed to