With the job market strong, unemployment continuing to dip lower, and massive numbers of baby boomers retiring, job candidates should be inspired about their potential futures. During more than 30 years’ experience with selection and interviewing, I believe too many professionals settle for a job because they need a job.
New Year’s resolutions are rarely ‘new,’ whether it’s weight loss, going to the gym, getting more exercise…it is likely areas that we know we should have been doing the entire time, yet did not find the time, other priorities took precedence, or we find ourselves exhausted from other people’s problems and demands.
As a Hiring Manager, you know hiring and retaining self-motivated people brings tremendous value. On the opposite side of the spectrum, you probably have at least one or more employees on your team who put forth just enough effort to fly under the radar or are considered borderline performers.