Posts Tagged ‘job’
February 25th, 2013
By Viren Naidu
At Beryl Call Centers, in Bedford Texas, the CEO once rode through the office on rollerblades dressed as a matador. Sounds crazy? Michael Kerr, an international Hall of Fame business speaker and president of Humour at Work shares more insights:
Humour, take it seriously
Studies find that people tend to respect people more who laugh at themselves. It also helps leaders come across as more authentic and real, and therefore, helps build trust at work. One simple activity to do is to have a ‘bonehead award’ or ‘blooper award’ as a prize once a month for whoever committed the biggest ‘oops’. Another key is to practice what I’d call ‘relevant humour’ (humour that is linked to your company’s brand and style and tied to your particular profession or trade). Celebrating an offbeat, fun theme day once a month is a simple, fun way to keep humour alive. For example, ‘High-Five Day’ where everyone high-fives each other; ‘Monochromatic Day’ when everyone dresses up in black and/or white, or ‘Third Person Thursdays’ where everyone talks about themselves in the third person are workable plans.
December 14th, 2012
Mêmes têtes, mêmes rituels, mêmes obstacles. Sans perspective d’évolution, au-dedans comme au dehors de l’entreprise, vous tournez en rond comme un lion en cage… Remodelez votre job de l’intérieur ! C’est le conseil de Jean-Michel Rolland, consultant en management et enseignant à l’Isen (1). Décryptage.
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November 20th, 2012
by Herb Greenberg and Patrick Sweeney (ere.net)
Below are some “don’ts” to keep in mind when interviewing, many of which relate to the most common interviewing errors. It’s from our book How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer, 2nd edition: The Qualities That Make Salespeople Great, @2012, McGraw-Hill Professional; reprinted with permission of the publisher. Read more »
November 5th, 2012
By Joshua Bjerke (recruiter.com)
A job interview may be about the employer and what that company wants, but that doesn’t mean you, as an interviewee, can’t do some probing of your own in order to make the best decision when choosing among job offers. No matter how attractive a position may appear on paper, if your values and personality don’t mesh with thecorporate culture, you’ll either go for years working in a job that makes you miserable or lose more time, effort, and money jumping immediately back into the job market after a hasty exit. If you’ve ever quit a job, there were probably very good reasons to justify the act: a clash in values or attitudes, too competitive, or simply too unrelated to your career goals.
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November 3rd, 2012
I like to call in sick to work at places where I’ve never held a job. Then when the manager tells me I don’t work there, I tell them I’d like to. But not today, as I’m sick.
About this author:
I’ve been rejected by the finest creative writing program, and also the not so finest creative writing program.
The first rejection was from the University of Iowa’s MFA program, possibly the best creative writing program in the universe, and the second rejection was by the University of Wyoming’s MFA program–the anti number one writing program in the universe…
October 26th, 2012
by Lou Adler
If you like someone when you first meet, you maximize their positives and minimize their negatives. If you don’t like someone, you maximize their weaknesses, and minimize their positives.
Now consider how many great candidates didn’t get the jobs they deserve because someone on the hiring team made a superficial judgment in the first minute, and then spent the rest of the interview seeking evidence to prove it.
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October 24th, 2012
by Todd Raphael (ere.net)
If you’ve ever shopped for a house, you know that after a certain number of days on the market, you start to wonder, “What’s wrong with this house?”
Something like that goes on with jobs. After a certain point, some folks ask themselves, “why hasn’t this job been filled?”
That point is somewhere around 72 days.
Randstad asked 2,000 people, “How many working days does a vacancy for a permanent job have to be open before it starts to look like a bad job that no one wants?”
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October 22nd, 2012
By Shala Marks (recruiter.com)
During my senior year of college I interned with Avnet Inc., a global electronics distributor. For four consecutive years (2009-12) Avnet was named no.1 of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Admired” Companies and as I worked there, I started to see why. So many of its employees have been with the company for years. One lady I met in the finance department has been working at Avnet for 29 years; this is her first and only job. After meeting person after person who had worked for the company for multiple decades, I began to wonder why did they stay? Most people switch jobs numerous times in their careers, but what keeps those who work for just one company year after year, decade after decade?
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