Can we all agree that hiring is really hard? At least if you are doing it right it is. And it’s not like you don't have other priorities to attend to. Deadlines, projects, planning, etc. all tend to jump ahead of hiring when the pressure starts to mount on deliverables in your job.
After more than 11 years in the staffing business, the thousands of candidate interviews I have performed mostly blend together. The reality is that most people just simply do not interview well. Usually being nervous or ill-prepared are the normal culprits.
I am a Gen X-er, through and through. Both my parents worked so I became self-dependent at an early age. I also got into a boatload of trouble by being unsupervised, but I learned from those mistakes. Thankfully, I lived through them too!
Most of the people I talk to who are ready to leave their job are unhappy about something. Maybe it's a boss that they never seem to connect with or the feeling that they are underpaid. Perhaps it is a feeling of underutilization of skills or a long commute.
According to a Harris Poll survey conducted for CareerBuilder, there are some really interesting hiring trends that are emerging this year.
The older I get, the faster these years seem to click by. Another year is about to come and go and put a fresh 365 days in front of us. We have yet another opportunity to become inspired in a way that can dramatically improve our life.
I recently read a story by a writer who spent nearly a decade researching the Enron collapse and how it happened. You remember the collapse of Enron in 2001, don’t you? The cumulative effect was a company in ruin, thousands of trusting employees without their retirement and life savings, and a business landscape forever changed.
What is talent? Talent is Tiger Woods crushing a 350-yard drive. Talent is Derek Jeter turning a double play. Talent is Warren Buffett making a key acquisition. Talent is John F. Kennedy delivering an inspiring speech. Talent is remarkable people doing impossibly hard things and making them look easy in the process.
Distracted workers will cost employers in the U.S. alone nearly a trillion dollars in 2016. Read that again once you pick yourself up off the ground. This is what one trillion dollars looks like: $1,000,000,000,000. That’s almost 1/20th of the national debt. Smart phones, personal email, March madness, fantasy football, day dreaming - it all
Nothing is better than a great reference call. As a professional recruiter, I do hundreds of reference calls a year and most are…how do I say this…totally boring! Most reference calls are full of worn out phrases such as “team player” and “results-oriented leader.” Sheesh…wake me when it’s over!