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Monthly Archives: September 2013
The Traditional Reference Process Is Broken
Once upon a time a manager, we’ll call her Katie, found the perfect candidate for her job opening, we’ll call her Sarah. After a few weeks of spending time with Sarah, Katie was excited to make an offer and hire … Continue reading
Three Ways To Anger Your Staff
While the list can be a mile long of ways you can anger your staff, here are a few things that you may already be doing or planning on doing that will drive your staff crazy. 1. Hire Incompetent People … Continue reading
My Most Painful Interviews
Nothing wastes a managers time quite like a bad interview. In fact, all interviews are a waste of time in my opinion until the candidate proves they have value and worth. Prior to the interview starting you typically have a … Continue reading
Are You The Office Grouch?
On the lovable TV show Sesame Street, Oscar the Grouch is a character that is portrayed as being cranky, rude and irritated every day of his life. He loves to surround himself with trash and he prefers to stay in … Continue reading
How Much Fun Do You Have In Your Office?
Since it’s Friday I figured it would be a good day to address this topic. Often times the word fun is a forgotten idea in many offices. CEO’s, Supervisors, Managers, etc. all forget how to have fun over the course … Continue reading
How Well Do You Know Your Competitor?
“Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer,” –Sun-Tzu The world continues to become a smaller place and your industry or line of work is no exception to this. Social networking tools such as Facebook and LinkedIn allow us to … Continue reading
It’s Unfair To Stereotype In The Workplace
Recently a department head in my building stereotyped me as a frat boy after less than two weeks on the job. It made me laugh at first thinking that some of the most successful leaders of our time were “frat … Continue reading
Why Your Boss Will Never Promote You
It’s Wednesday morning and you waltz into the office late for a 9am meeting. Over the course of the day you tell your peers, your boss, the receptionist, and anyone else who will listen that you are so stressed you … Continue reading