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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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